Monjon Australia 2013 J24 Victorian Championships

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Monjon Australia 2013 J24 Victorian Championships are almost upon us, this will be another hard fought regatta and now is the time to get your entry in and arrangements made for accomodation and travel.

Regatta dates are the 20th and 21st April.  Venue is Sandringham Yacht Club.

Click here to go to the regatta page for more information that will help you

The NOR and other race documents and notices to competitors will be available shortly from the SYC site.

Once again our  friends at MONJON are the Major Sponsors of the regatta being very generous in their help of the class here in Melbourne – Thank you very much Jon at MONJON.

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Also sponsoring the regatta this year is UK Sails. Sam Haines of UK has donated a brand new kite to be won by the skipper that comes exactly in the middle of the fleet. Sam’s aim is to support the class stalwarts who make up the bulk of the class by being there every week and not usually winning any silverware. Here’s one for you guys in the pack – how good is that – thanks Sam !

If you need to ring and find more information out, then contact: Sarah Thompson 0415 931 046  or  Kirby O’Brien 0403 025 250

South Australian State Titles 2013

South Australian State Titles 2013

The CN Management South Australian State titles were held at the Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia over the weekend of the 9th and 10th of March. A predominantly light wind event saw the local fleet joined by a few guest skippers chartered boats and one visitor from Victoria. Andrew Townsend pulled a crew together and entered JJF, while Jamie Goode returned to the fleet in No Eye Deer after upgrading to a Farr 30 at the start of the year and Bill Coutts (the previous owner of JJF) was the guest helm in Stockcar. Special thanks go to Ron Thomson and the crew of Kicking Bottom who made the trip from Sandringham for the weekend.

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With concerns about whether there would be enough wind for any racing, the race officer got proceedings underway in a very light and shifty breeze and had to rotate the course through more than 90 degrees before the two laps were completed. A slightly stronger and much steadier breeze allowed for a fairer 2nd heat however the 3rd race of the day was abandoned as the wind disappeared completely with most of the fleet getting swept north on the tide. With 2 wins El Fideldo were looking like the boat to beat with Kicking Bottom pushing them hard with 2 second places.

Sunday saw one race completed in a light northerly before the wind started swinging to the west bringing the possibility of a sea breeze. Although the direction steadied, the breeze failed to build and the last two races were run in similarly light conditions. El Fideldo managed to maintain their unbeaten record with Kicking Bottom close behind and Dave Nicholson on Such Is Life finishing consistently at the front end of the fleet to secure third place overall.

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Under PHS, it was Bill Coutts that took the honours by only half a point from Andrew Townsend with the other Townsends in Good Company taking third.

It was good to see almost all the boats at the CYCSA on the water for the weekend and great to have some competition from further a field. The next event in SA is the Great Southern Regatta, again held by the CYCSA, on the 6 and 7th of April. To secure our One Design start, it would be great to see as many boats on the water as possible. Details are available on the CYCSA website.

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2013 J24 State Championships

Hosted By Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia

*** PROVISIONAL RESULTS ***

Updated:  10/03/13  3:47:47 PM

Series Results [J24 OD] up to Race 6

Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper From Sers Score Race 6 Race 5 Race 4 Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1   AUS4859 EL FIDELDO DOUG WATSON CYCSA 5.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 ABN 1.0 1.0
2   AUS1324 KICKING BOTTOM RON THOMPSON SYC 11.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 ABN 2.0 2.0
3   AUS2637 SUCH IS LIFE DAVE NICOLSON CYCSA 17.0 4.0 2.0 3.0 ABN 3.0 5.0
4   AUS2663 GOOD COMPANY ROBIN TOWNSEND CYCSA 23.0 3.0 5.0 5.0 ABN 6.0 4.0
5   AUS144 STOCKCAR BILL COUTTS CYCSA 26.0 5.0 4.0 4.0 ABN 7.0 6.0
6   AUS1111 JUMPIN JACK FLASH ANDREW TOWNSEND CYCSA 31.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 ABN 5.0 8.0
7   AUS4857 NO EYE DEER JAMIE GOODE CYCSA 34.0 9.0C 9.0C 9.0C ABN 4.0 3.0
8   AUS4424 COOKIE MONSTER BRIAN WALSH CYCSA 36.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 ABN 8.0 7.0

2013 J24 State Championships

Hosted By Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia

*** PROVISIONAL RESULTS ***

Updated:  10/03/13  3:47:47 PM

Series Results [J24 PHS] for Division 4 up to Race 6

Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper From Sers Score Race 6 Race 5 Race 4 Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1   AUS144 STOCKCAR BILL COUTTS CYCSA 15.5 2.0 1.0 1.0 ABN 6.5 5.0
2   AUS1111 JUMPIN JACK FLASH ANDREW TOWNSEND CYCSA 16.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 ABN 1.0 8.0
3   AUS2663 GOOD COMPANY ROBIN TOWNSEND CYCSA 19.5 1.0 4.0 5.0 ABN 6.5 3.0
4 1.0S AUS4859 EL FIDELDO DOUG WATSON CYCSA 21.0 4.0 7.0 4.0 ABN 5.0 1.0
5   AUS2637 SUCH IS LIFE DAVE NICOLSON CYCSA 21.0 6.0 3.0 3.0 ABN 2.0 7.0
6   AUS1324 KICKING BOTTOM RON THOMPSON SYC 26.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 ABN 4.0 4.0
7   AUS4424 COOKIE MONSTER BRIAN WALSH CYCSA 27.0 7.0 5.0 6.0 ABN 3.0 6.0
8   AUS4857 NO EYE DEER JAMIE GOODE CYCSA 37.0 9.0C 9.0C 9.0C ABN 8.0 2.0

 

 

Sydney Harbour Regatta J24 Division

Sydney Harbour Regatta J24 Division on 9 & 10 March saw 7 boats enter for racing in a 15-20 knots North Eeasterly  under perfect blue skies – a change after a wet February and a lot of  strong winds recently.

With a very busy harbour,  crews had lots of fun racing and congratulations to those who made it out both days.  Whisper, Kaotic and Waterborne Again only managed one day but added to a fun fleet!  Wildfire, J-Spot, Waterhound and Ace completed the 6 races with no protests.. and no dings… David West steering Ace to 4 wins to secure the series for the third year!!

J24 competitors enjoyed a few too many drinks on the beach at MHYC with thanks going to all involved in running a great regatta and giving us our own division again!!!