2008-2009 NSW F11 State Championships - Race 2
Racing for the 75 strong Flying Eleven fleet competing at the 1824(TM) Premium Beef 2008-2009 NSW Flying Eleven State Championships at Gosford got off to a slow start on its' second day, with a variable northerly breeze of 5-8kts slowly clocking left throughout the morning.....
Sunday 7th December 2008 - Gosford Sailing Club
Racing for the 75 strong Flying Eleven fleet competing at the 1824(TM) Premium Beef 2008-2009 NSW Flying Eleven State Championships at Gosford got off to a slow start on its' second day, with a variable northerly breeze of 5-8kts slowly clocking left throughout the morning.
Race 2 yesterday had to be abandoned due to a late arrival of an expected southerly mid first leg, so the PRO Peter Moor was keen to make the catch-up by starting as soon as possible and shortening the legs to suit the attempt. The weather reports from "mobile phone watch" at various locations up and down the coast indicated a southerly change midday, but when.........?
With a NW 10kts breeze seemingly stable, racing commenced at 11am with the I flag immediately unfurled to temper the fleet's eagerness in the attempt to make up for last time. However, the ever keen young sailors forced another general recall upon the committee, and a restart was produced at 11:15am with a clean bill of health. Wouldn't you have guessed, the breeze shifted markedly left to the south and once again the race was abandoned. A new starting line later, they were off in a healthy 14kts with the chop on Brisbane Waters now a big presence.
The right hand side of the course was strongly favoured and usual front runners were caught left footed after a big right shift enabled new blood to claim rights to the first rounding at the top mark.
1370 Checkmate Anna Kendall and Monica Hyde ASC led the fleet in great pressure to the wing mark ahead of 1340 Xlr8 James Vandervoort and Mitchell Webb B16'SC, 1351 Personal Responsibilities Tim Dey and Brad May B16'SC, 1348 SS Squil Wil Coxon and Oliver Bell ASC and 1364 A Little Psycho Angela Bates and Simon Boardman CSC all buzzing with excitement at the chance of a PB in the race.
At the bottom mark, 1364 A Little Psycho has grabbed the lead ahead of 1340 Xlr8, with 1351 Personal Responsibilities close by. 1348 SS Squil was playing out a battle to retain 4th spot from current national champ 1362 Boris Alex McFadyen and Bradley Leicester M16'SSC who were hungrily clawing back at the leaders.
By the last rounding of the top mark, 1364 A little Psycho had expertly kept the dogs at bay but 1362 Boris was only a few boat lengths away with their eyes set on taking over to job of leading the race, which did happen at the last moment they both rounded the bottom mark on their way to the finish line.
Never say die! 1364 A Little Psycho Angela Bates and Simon Boardman CSC sailed a clever last work to take line honours 40secs ahead of 1340 Xlr8 James Vandervoort and Mitchell Webb B16'SC in second place who managed to out punch 1362 Boris Alex McFadyen and Bradley Leicester M16'SSC over in third spot.
Results Race 2
1364 A Little Psycho - Angela Bates and Simon Boardman CSC
1340 Xlr8 - James Vandervoort and Mitchell Webb B16'SC
1362 Boris - Alex McFadyen and Bradley Leicester M16'SSC
1368 Cotton On - Scott Cotton and Max Vos ASC
1351 Personal Responsibilities - Tim Dey and Brad May B16'SC
1369 Tom Tom - Tom Koerner and Joshua Ponton ASC
1355 [no name] - Tim Forbes-Smith and Wil Dargaville ASC
1363 Crunchie - Olivia Price and Maddie Clancy M16'SSC
1370 Checkmate - Anna Kendall and Monica Hyde ASC
1353 Flying Hellfish - Josh McKnight and Ira Dubrey M16'SSC
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