New National Champs Crowned for 2008
After heat 7 of the 2008 Flying Eleven National Championships was cancelled due to lack of wind, from 6 races,..........
After heat 7 of the 2008 Flying Eleven National Championships was cancelled due to lack of wind, from 6 races, 1352 Boris M16'SSC
Team mates 1353 Flying Hellfish M16'SSC Josh McKnight and James Lawira-Fernandez took second place and 1350 Its Crunch Time ASC
The Junior Skipper prize was won by Manly's Jonathan Roel and Ira Dubery in 1355
The last day's forecast was for 25kts from the NE in the afternoon, befitting a tough weather sailing regatta with such a close finish between the top placings.
The committee boat left to investigate the "non-action" out in the sound, with the AP flag being hoisted at Nervous nellies and jitters everywhere as discussion raged on wether a race could be held in such light conditions. When all seemed done and dusted, the shotgun blasted a call to proceed to the starting line at around .
With the start boat bobbing up and down in the middle of the sound, the gun was blasted for the final time in this years F11 National Championships, with the flags AP/N instructing the fleet that racing was finished for the day.
So ended the competition side of an extraordinary regatta, the fleet experiencing something they probably will never have opportunity to do again, sailing a small dinghy in swell of 3m+, winds up to 33kts and a vista only
Overall placings : 1st 1352 BorisM16'SSC, 2nd 1353 Flying Hellfish M16'SSC, 3rd 1350 Its Crunch Time ASC, 4th 1345 Bambino LC12'SSC, 5th Heroes and Villains RPAYC, 6th 1336 Crunchie M16'SSC, 7th 1341 Flying The Coop B16'SC, 8th 1355 Eugene M16'SSC, 9th 1351 Personal Responsibilities M16'SSC, 10th 1305 Lethal B16'SC.