1st Rob Woodward (and 1st Masters)
2nd Owen Anderson
3rd Rodney Studd
1st Edmund Tam (and 1st Masters)
2nd Olivia Christie (1st Youth and 1st Female)
3rd Bruce Jones
The Laser Champs were held as part of the Evans Bay Regatta.
The 2015 Auckland Masters Championships, held at Tamaki on Saturday 21st March, attracted almost 40 entries with 25 Standards and a good group of Radials. 5 races were completed for both fleets in tricky E to NE breezes between about 5 and 12 knots. Seas were typically lumpy Tamaki sea breeze conditions with the heavy harbour traffic adding to the wind against an outgoing king tide for 4 of the 5 races.
In the Radial there was a very tight contest with current World GM champion Mike Keeton eventually prevailing by one point with a 1,1,1,2,3 scoreline over Richard Blakey, who made the podium in Hyeres in the Masters division, with a 1,1,2,2,3 scoreline. Third was Whangarei visitor Roger Winton who managed to get between Mike and Richard a couple of times and was unlucky not to pull off a win in one race. Shaaron Mckee was the leading Women’s Masters Radial sailor.
In the Standards reigning National Masters champion AM Kris Decke from Whangarei ended up winning convincingly with 4 bullets after starting slowly, having got caught on the wrong side of the beat in the first race. Second was expat Kiwi GM Gavin Dagley, now resident in Melbourne, who managed to show consistent form in all 5 races to convincingly win the GM division from third placed Nick Page (Pupuke), who was fortunate to be able to discard a meltdown in the 4th race. Leading Master was local Tamaki sailor Nick Brewer, back in the Laser after focussing on sailing the Mistral with his kids in recent times. Leading GGM was Bob Blakey, who showed he is still a force to be reckoned with a 2nd in one race in spite of turning 70 in the next few days. It was great to see 5 GGM’s in the Standard fleet, with Bob, Sandy Grigg, Jack Hansen, Dave Almond and Derek Bond all mixing it up during the day.
A generally light regatta. Both days started with an Easterly before swinging to the North. And a solid breeze for the end of the second day.
Garth did well getting us all 6 races.
The racing was fair and the good guys still won.
This year the Chinese team dominated the Standard fleet finishing in the top 3 places with J. Zhou the champion. They have been training in Auckland and taking part in the NZ Laser Champs, Auckland Laser Champs and Sail Auckland.
The Radial fleet was closely fought. Tim Adair was the eventual winner after only winning 1 of the 6 races, and only 3 points separated the top 3.
In the Open division overnight leader Andy Maloney was victorious overall, recording his first race win of the series in the first race today followed by a 2nd in the final race to win by three points from fellow NZL squad members Tom Saunders in second, Sam Meech in third and Mike Bullot in fourth. Maloney won out overall through consistency, with his worst counter a 3rd even though he only scored a single race win. By contrast all his NZL team mates won more races but were less consistent overall. Leading visitor was China’s Jianan Wu in 5th who was followed by Under 21 winner Andrew McKenzie in 6th.
In the Radials Youth George Gautrey capped off an exceptional series with a 3/1 record today to convincingly take out the Radial division overall by a 14 point margin as well as the Male Youth title. Second overall was female Olympic hopeful Susannah Pyatt, who got the better of last years champion and our 2012 Olympic rep Sara Winther who ended up 4th. Another to have a great day was Youth Alastair Gifford from Queen Charlotte YC who matched Gautrey with a 1/3 record today to secure third overall. Ali Nightingale had another consistent day to overtake Jia Kim of Korea and secure the Female Youth title and George Lane in 5th was the first Radial Open sailor.
In the Masters Radial Scott Leith maintained his perfect record to secure another overall Radial Masters title from two other AM’s, Ed Tam in second after a 2/2 result today and Tony Evans in third. Leading Master was Richard Blakey in 4th and leading GM Kevin Jenkins from Onerahi in 5th who will be exceptionally pleased to have bettered current GM Radial World champion Mike Keeton, who had a challenging day to end up 9th overall. Jim Quinn took the GGM honours from Greg Fry.
In the Masters Standards Kris Decke convincingly secured the title again with victory in the first race of the day. He was followed by leading GM Peter Kempkers in second who had an excellent series to lead first Master Mark Patterson who was third overall. They were followed by Pupuke's AM Rob Bland in 4th and GM Nick Page in 5th. Chris Sadler won the day with a 2/4 record to end up second Master and 8th overall.
In the 4.7 Phillip Governale was again victorious to secure the title from Emiri Koya.
|1st||Laser 4.7||U 18 Male||NZL||201517||Philip Governale||WBBC||1||1||(2)||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||11||9|
|2nd||Laser 4.7||U 18 Female||JPN||173423||Emiri Koya||MBSC||(4)||2||1||2||2||3||3||3||3||3||26||22|
|3rd||Laser 4.7||U 18 Male||NZL||177771||Joe Gauld||FBYC||2||3||3||(4)||3||2||2||2||2||4||27||23|
|4th||Laser 4.7||U 18 Female||NZL||172034||Aleisha Ferguson||Ngaroto||3||4||4||3||(5 DNF)||4||4||4||4||2||37||32|
|1st||Laser Radial||Youth Male||NZL||206419||George Gautrey||MYC||3||2||1||5||(15)||2||3||2||3||1||37||22|
|2nd||Laser Radial||Women||NZL||192281||Susannah Pyatt||MBSC/RNZYS||9||1||2||10||3||4||2||3||(14)||2||50||36|
|3rd||Laser Radial||Youth Male||NZL||207850||Alastair Gifford||QCYC||2||5||3||1||(29)||9||11||6||1||3||70||41|
|4th||Laser Radial||Women||NZL||202447||Sara Winther||TBC/RAYC||(15)||4||9||7||2||5||1||1||12||5||61||46|
|5th||Laser Radial||Youth Male||NZL||195538||Tim Adair||MBSC||4||3||16||4||5||6||6||(17)||4||10||75||58|
|6th||Laser Radial||Open||NZL||192612||George Lane||MBSC||14||9||6||(21)||1||1||4||5||5||14||80||59|
|7th||Laser Radial||Youth Male||NZL||206423||Sam Simpson||KYC||17||15||4||12||14||11||9||11||(21)||6||120||99|
|8th||Laser Radial||Youth Male||NZL||208363||Leonard Takahashi-Fry||MBSC||20||(34)||12||7||17||14||18||4||10||9||145||111|
|9th||Laser Radial||Youth Male||FRA||199044||Mael Le Pen||CCV||13||7||22||23||4||10||7||8||(29)||23||146||117|
|10th||Laser Radial||Women||NZL||198113||Elise Beavis||MBSC||7||20||19||14||8||12||16||(25)||16||7||144||119|
|11th||Laser Radial||Youth Male||NZL||181720||Josh Armit||MBSC||1||17||7||13||16||26||(53 UFD)||19||19||4||175||122|
|12th||Laser Radial||Youth Male||NZL||201519||Scott Inglis||LTYC||6||14||23||19||24||(29)||12||16||6||12||161||132|
|13th||Laser Radial||Youth Female||NZL||206030||Ali Nightingale||CBYC||41||(44)||17||22||12||3||10||7||8||13||177||133|
|14th||Laser Radial||Youth Male||NZL||193052||James Jennings||MBSC||23||12||27||20||23||7||13||12||2||(36)||175||139|
|15th||Laser Radial||Youth Female||KOR||195536||Jia Kim||BSF||11||6||25||2||13||18||28||(36)||25||17||181||145|
|16th||Laser Radial||Youth Male||NZL||196415||Charles Corston||CBYC||(36)||11||13||25||9||8||31||10||9||30||182||146|
|17th||Laser Radial||Youth Male||NZL||191621||Travers Cole||CBYC||24||18||10||3||10||16||5||27||34 DPI1||(53 BFD)||200||147|
|18th||Laser Radial||Youth Male||USA||204101||Parker Hughes||ACRACING||30||21||28||(33)||6||13||8||23||30||18||210||177|
|19th||Laser Radial||Youth Male||FRA||202375||Cyril Fortin||SRC||12||16||(35)||27||26||21||26||13||32||15||223||188|
|20th||Laser Radial||Youth Male||NZL||206025||Henry Gibbs||WBBC||35||10||31||16||18||17||19||(53 DNC)||23||20||242||189|
|21st||Laser Radial||Youth Male||FRA||201630||Nathan Le Pen||CCV||18||8||30||26||11||35||15||32||(41)||19||235||194|
|22nd||Laser Radial||Open||NZL||192287||Zak Merton||TYPBC||16||28||15||11||12 ZFP 10||19||27||20||(53 RET)||53 DNC||254||201|
|23rd||Laser Radial||Youth Male||NZL||181964||Blake Woodfield||LTYC||26||(53 DSQ)||21||9||20||23||38||15||13||39||257||204|
|24th||Laser Radial||Women||NZL||198108||Libby Porter||KYC||31||13||26||8||30||27||24||26||26||(34)||245||211|
|25th||Laser Radial||Youth Male||NZL||198110||Callum Radford||QCYC||5||22||11||24||(53 DNF)||42||35||9||22||53 DNE||276||223|
|26th||Laser Radial||Open||NZL||195542||Sam Barnett||TYPBC||28||26||36||18||(40)||39||21||24||7||28||267||227|
|27th||Laser Radial||Youth Male||NZL||206027||Dylan McKinlay||T.Y.P.B.C||8||23||32||34||27||22||23||28||(40)||40||277||237|
|28th||Laser Radial||Open||GBR||196711||Peter Ballantine||SYC||27||32||38||30||19||28||17||18||(53 BFD)||33||295||242|
|29th||Laser Radial||Open||NZL||196405||Hamish Clark||QCYC||22||25||24||29||32||38||14||38||31||(43)||296||253|
|30th||Laser Radial||Youth Male||NZL||192267||Bryn Bennett||WBBC||38||(43)||18||41||39||36||20||34||17||11||297||254|
|31st||Laser Radial||Youth Male||NZL||207493||Lachlan Grimwade||FBYC/PT CHEV||33||24||(34)||17||28||34||33||30||34||21||288||254|
|32nd||Laser Radial||Women||COK||195712||Teau McKenzie||SCI||34||38||5||42||36||25||37||(45)||11||27||300||255|
|33rd||Laser Radial||Youth Male||NZL||196881||Henry Gautrey||MYC||37||40||9||(53 BFD)||25||20||53 UFD||14||53 BFD||8||312||259|
|34th||Laser Radial||Youth Male||NZL||202688||Samuel Rushton||TYPBC||10||37||37||32||41||15||25||37||27||(44)||305||261|
|35th||Laser Radial||Open||NZL||198115||Jono Francis||WBBC/RPNYC||32||19||41||36||(44)||24||32||31||18||32||309||265|
|36th||Laser Radial||Youth Female||FRA||171703||Lauren Hautier||CNC||25||29||20||35||22||46||(47)||42||20||26||312||265|
|37th||Laser Radial||Youth Male||NZL||208339||Sam Beckman||MBSC||19||33||14||31||35||(53 RET)||36||29||53 DNE||24||327||274|
|38th||Laser Radial||Youth Female||NZL||195548||Olivia Christie||WBBC||45||39||45||(53 BFD)||21||32||22||33||28||35||353||300|
|39th||Laser Radial||Youth Male||NZL||190332||Kiriffi Leilua||TSC||(48)||36||39||28||37||30||34||22||39||45||358||310|
|40th||Laser Radial||Open||NZL||184218||Matthew Giles||MBSC||39||(53 DNC)||40||39||43||33||29||43||36||16||371||318|
|41st||Laser Radial||Youth Male||NZL||192630||Dougal Frame||CBYC||43||30||29||(53 BFD)||31||37||30||41||24||53 BFD||371||318|
|42nd||Laser Radial||Youth Male||SUI||204111||Loic Eisenring||PLSC||29||27||43||43||(46)||40||41||21||46||29||365||319|
|43rd||Laser Radial||Open||NZL||193063||Craig Atkinson||NPCL||42||42||33||15||(47)||43||42||44||38||38||384||337|
|44th||Laser Radial||Youth Male||NZL||195541||George Kirkman||KYC||44||35||(46)||37||34||44||46||40||37||22||385||339|
|45th||Laser Radial||Youth Male||NZL||196877||Sam Hassall||MBSC||21||31||48||40||38||41||40||39||(53 BFD)||53 BFD||404||351|
|46th||Laser Radial||Youth Male||NZL||179334||Thomas Morton||KYC||40||41||(47)||38||33||45||44||47||33||31||399||352|
|47th||Laser Radial||Youth Female||NZL||207851||Megan Thomson||FBYC||(47)||46||44||45||42||31||39||35||35||37||401||354|
|48th||Laser Radial||Women||NZL||197253||Rosa Hill||NPCL||46||45||42||44||(48)||48||45||46||42||41||447||399|
|49th||Laser Radial||Women||NZL||208518||Julia Francis||MBSC||49||47||50||46||45||47||43||49||(53 BFD)||25||454||401|
|50th||Laser Radial||Open||GER||192613||Lukas Altenbach||PLSC||(51)||48||49||48||50||51||50||51||44||42||484||433|
|51st||Laser Radial||Youth Male||NZL||196879||Cooper Hopman||KYC||50||49||51||47||(53 DNF)||50||49||50||43||47||489||436|
|52nd||Laser Radial||Youth Female||NZL||196885||Anna Breen||TYPBC||(52)||50||52||49||49||49||48||48||45||46||488||436|
|1st||Laser Standard||Open||NZL||181961||Andrew Maloney||MBSC||2||2||3||(4)||2||3||2||3||1||2||24||20|
|2nd||Laser Standard||Open||NZL||207860||Thomas Saunders||TYPBC||4||1||1||3||(9)||5||3||2||3||1||32||23|
|3rd||Laser Standard||Open||NZL||208517||Sam Meech||TYPBC||1||3||2||1||3||6||(25 UFD)||4||2||3||50||25|
|4th||Laser Standard||Open||NZL||208337||Michael Bullot||MBSC||5||(10)||6||9||1||1||1||1||4||4||42||32|
|5th||Laser Standard||Open||CHN||208525||Jianan Wu||JWA||3||6||(25 DSQ)||2||6||9||8||6||10||5||80||55|
|6th||Laser Standard||U 21||NZL||207496||Andrew McKenzie||RAYC||(13)||5||8||6||7||7||6||5||7||6||70||57|
|7th||Laser Standard||Open||AUS||208360||Mitchell Kennedy||MYC/RQYS||6||4||4||7||(10)||8||5||10||5||9||68||58|
|8th||Laser Standard||Open||KOR||201497||Jeemin Ha||HDO||8||8||7||(11)||4||2||9||8||9||8||74||63|
|9th||Laser Standard||Open||CHN||203460||Jinfu Zhao||JWA||10||11||5||8||5||4||4||11||(23)||11||92||69|
|10th||Laser Standard||Open||CHN||209889||Ning Zhao||JWA||9||9||9||5||8||(14)||10||12||13||7||96||82|
|11th||Laser Standard||Open||DEN||205317||Patrick Dopping||ES||(22)||12||11||12||14||10||7||7||8||14||117||95|
|12th||Laser Standard||Open||ISR||195011||Shahar Jacob||Sdot-Yam||15||7||15||10||13||15||(25 UFD)||9||6||10||125||100|
|13th||Laser Standard||U 21||NZL||208358||Cullen Le Roy||TYPBC||7||13||13||13||15||13||13||18||11||(22)||138||116|
|14th||Laser Standard||Open||CAN||187147||Daniel Barry||CANDB15||12||14||10||15||11||(21)||19||13||14||18||147||126|
|15th||Laser Standard||Open||NZL||181994||Dean Drummond||PBC||21||(23)||12||14||12||12||14||15||12||20||155||132|
|16th||Laser Standard||U 21||NZL||199225||Matthew Kempkers||WBC||17||17||14||(23)||18||11||11||14||19||17||161||138|
|17th||Laser Standard||U 21||IRL||208523||Dan O'Beirne||R.St.G.Y.C.||11||18||17||(19)||19||17||17||17||16||15||166||147|
|18th||Laser Standard||U 21||NZL||197252||Keith Inglis||LTYC||18||(21)||20||18||16||20||16||16||15||12||172||151|
|19th||Laser Standard||Open||COK||195704||Taua Elisa Henry||MSC||19||16||16||17||(20)||18||15||20||17||16||174||154|
|20th||Laser Standard||U 21||NZL||196866||Chris Tulley||RBC||16||15||18||22||21||16||12||21||18||(24)||183||159|
|21st||Laser Standard||U 21||NZL||202850||Sefton Cole||CBYC||14||20||(25 DNF)||16||17||19||18||23||22||19||193||168|
|22nd||Laser Standard||Open||FRA||171713||Vincent Trinquet||CNC||20||19||(25 UFD)||20||24||22||22||19||21||13||205||180|
|23rd||Laser Standard||U 21||NZL||192636||Callum Foley-Logan||Nelson||23||(24)||19||24||22||24||20||24||20||23||223||199|
|24th||Laser Standard||U 21||NZL||196871||Ben Warren||TYPBC||24||22||(25 DNF)||21||23||23||21||22||24||21||226||201|
|1st||Radial Master||Apprentice Master||NZL||208521||Scott Leith||MBSC & PBC||(1)||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||8||7|
|2nd||Radial Master||Apprentice Master||NZL||202441||Edmund Tam||WBBC||7||(32 UFD)||3||2||5||6||2||2||59||27|
|3rd||Radial Master||Apprentice Master||NZL||188802||Tony Evans||MSC||6||4||4||3||(10)||4||3||4||38||28|
|4th||Radial Master||Master||NZL||185806||Richard Blakey||TYC||(16)||2||12||6||2||2||7||8||55||39|
|5th||Radial Master||Grand Master||NZL||186656||Kev Jenkins||Onerahi||11||5||5||5||6||(13)||6||3||54||41|
|6th||Radial Master||Grand Master||NZL||206029||Kevin Welsh||PLSC||8||7||2||4||11||8||(19)||5||64||45|
|7th||Radial Master||Master||NZL||201518||Hamish Atkinson||NPCL/CYC||3||11||(13)||7||3||9||4||11||61||48|
|8th||Radial Master||Master||NZL||148894||Roger Winton||OYC||4||12||7||8||7||3||8||(20)||69||49|
|9th||Radial Master||Grand Master||NZL||193076||Mike Keeton||WBC||2||(32 UFD)||10||12||4||5||9||12||86||54|
|10th||Radial Master||Master||NZL||187892||Werner Hennig||HYC||5||10||6||11||13||(15)||5||10||75||60|
|11th||Radial Master||Master||NZL||202918||Mike Knowsley||TYC||9||3||16||9||8||11||(18)||17||91||73|
|12th||Radial Master||Master||NZL||186661||Greg Corston||CBYC||(21)||6||8||16||14||7||17||6||95||74|
|13th||Radial Master||Master||AUS||181997||Scott McDougall||HYC||15||8||9||15||21||16||(23)||7||114||91|
|14th||Radial Master||Master||NZL||207863||Arthur Ferguson||Ngaroto||12||20||(21)||10||16||12||11||13||115||94|
|15th||Radial Master||Grand Master||NZL||187891||Pete Thomas||WBC||17||9||(32 UFD)||13||12||14||15||15||127||95|
|16th||Radial Master||Master||NZL||179384||Georgi Yankov||PBC||13||17||14||14||17||(21)||13||14||123||102|
|17th||Radial Master||Grand Master||NZL||206418||Bruce Jones||WBBC||10||15||(32 UFD)||17||18||18||12||16||138||106|
|18th||Radial Master||Great Grand Master||NZL||195546||Jim Quinn||TYC||14||13||(24)||20||15||10||20||21||137||113|
|19th||Radial Master||Master||NZL||157154||Grant Cooze||OYC||(26)||23||11||18||25||23||16||9||151||125|
|20th||Radial Master||Great Grand Master||NZL||208359||Greg Fry||FBC||20||14||15||19||20||22||21||(32 DNF)||163||131|
|21st||Radial Master||Apprentice Master||NZL||199285||Robert Anderson||PCB||22||19||19||25||9||20||22||(32 DNC)||168||136|
|22nd||Radial Master||Master||AUS||188804||Fiona Blincoe||TSC||19||16||17||21||(27)||24||24||19||167||140|
|23rd||Radial Master||Apprentice Master||NZL||148891||Vladimir Minkov||PBC||(28)||26||20||27||26||28||14||18||187||159|
|24th||Radial Master||Master||NZL||161266||Don Christie||WBBC||24||21||23||22||22||25||(27)||22||186||159|
|25th||Radial Master||Grand Master||RSA||160112||Peter Clayton||BSC||18||22||18||23||23||26||(32 DNC)||32 BFD||194||162|
|26th||Radial Master||Great Grand Master||NZL||180209||Garth Cheyne||MYC||25||18||22||(32 UFD)||19||19||32 DNC||32 DNC||199||167|
|27th||Radial Master||Grand Master||NZL||190329||Paul Francis||TSC||(32 DNC)||32 DNC||32 DNC||32 DNC||24||17||10||23||202||170|
|28th||Radial Master||Master Women||NZL||184692||Diana Brown||POYC||23||25||25||24||28||(29)||26||25||205||176|
|29th||Radial Master||Master||NZL||196876||John Berry||PBC||27||24||26||26||(31)||27||25||24||210||179|
|30th||Radial Master||Master Women||NZL||195516||Kirsty MacDonald||PCSC||29||(32 UFD)||27||28||29||30||28||26||229||197|
|31st||Radial Master||Grand Master||NZL||162120||Michael Gibbs||MYC||30||(32 UFD)||28||32 DNC||30||31||32 DNC||32 DNC||247||215|
|1st||Standard Master||Apprentice Master||NZL||199238||Kris Decke||OYC||2||3||1||2||2||1||1||(11)||23||12|
|2nd||Standard Master||Grand Master||NZL||199220||Peter Kempkers||WBC||10||6||2||4||1||2||5||(12)||42||30|
|3rd||Standard Master||Master||NZL||162087||Mark Patterson||HYC||7||1||3||11||9||7||13||(17)||68||51|
|4th||Standard Master||Apprentice Master||NZL||184216||Robert Bland||PBC||(22)||18||4||3||21||10||10||1||89||67|
|5th||Standard Master||Grand Master||NZL||198107||Nick Page||PBC||14||14||(23)||6||11||6||3||15||92||69|
|6th||Standard Master||Grand Master||NZL||198112||Murray Thom||MSC||25||9||(29)||7||4||4||21||2||101||72|
|7th||Standard Master||Grand Master||GBR||162576||Terry Scutcher||SSC||1||5||11||5||10||3||(44 DNC)||44 DNC||123||79|
|8th||Standard Master||Master||NZL||185383||Chris Sadler||TYC||3||(37)||31||10||14||18||2||4||119||82|
|9th||Standard Master||Grand Master||NZL||181993||Graeme Tee||POYC||9||8||9||9||20||8||20||(22)||105||83|
|10th||Standard Master||Grand Master||NZL||193125||David Lowe||PBC||16||13||6||15||(30)||25||4||9||118||88|
|11th||Standard Master||Grand Master||NZL||208520||John Showell||PBC||19||7||14||14||16||11||7||(28)||116||88|
|12th||Standard Master||Master||NZL||199216||Andrew Dellabarca||WBBC||4||4||19||1||3||(44 DNF)||17||44 DNC||136||92|
|13th||Standard Master||Apprentice Master||NZL||192705||Ken Atchison||HYC||(27)||10||16||13||8||26||16||6||122||95|
|14th||Standard Master||Master||RSA||181163||Ken Tarboton||POYC||8||19||13||16||(26)||12||9||19||122||96|
|15th||Standard Master||Grand Master||NZL||172219||Barry Cutfield||POYC||(24)||24||7||12||23||19||12||5||126||102|
|16th||Standard Master||Master||NZL||195549||Tony Nicholson||PBC/MBSC||(31)||31||17||19||22||16||8||3||147||116|
|17th||Standard Master||Master||NZL||174323||Greg Wilshire||MYC||(44 DNC)||16||5||44 BFD||17||5||6||24||161||117|
|18th||Standard Master||Master||NZL||192280||Don Harland||Tyc||21||20||8||17||25||13||(26)||13||143||117|
|19th||Standard Master||Master||NZL||196875||Neil Wooldridge||PBC||11||11||25||18||24||(31)||11||18||149||118|
|20th||Standard Master||Apprentice Master||NZL||171098||Chris Shannon||NPC||30||27||(36)||22||6||17||15||8||161||125|
|21st||Standard Master||Grand Master||NZL||196909||Garry Lock||RNZYS||18||17||24||27||15||14||(29)||10||154||125|
|22nd||Standard Master||Grand Master||NZL||163947||Mark Hursthouse||PBC||15||15||10||8||28||29||(41)||25||171||130|
|23rd||Standard Master||Master||NZL||172224||Luuk van Basten Batenburg||PCB||13||28||20||20||5||20||32||(34)||172||138|
|24th||Standard Master||Grand Master||NZL||192308||Ian Wallace||PLSC||5||25||18||21||29||(39)||25||16||178||139|
|25th||Standard Master||Master||AUS||174320||Grant Abicht||S.P.C.C.||29||12||21||(44 BFD)||35||21||14||14||190||146|
|26th||Standard Master||Apprentice Master||NZL||193124||James Lett||PBC||20||21||15||25||(40)||24||22||20||187||147|
|27th||Standard Master||Great Grand Master||NZL||196411||Bob Blakey||TYC||(32)||2||28||24||19||32||18||29||184||152|
|28th||Standard Master||Master||NZL||196410||Rob Woodward||WBBC||34||29||(35)||23||7||15||28||23||194||159|
|29th||Standard Master||Apprentice Master||NZL||202872||Karl Nicholson||WBC||(39)||26||22||26||12||22||19||35||201||162|
|30th||Standard Master||Master||NZL||197255||John Hayman||Pupuke||17||(44 UFD)||34||29||13||30||36||7||210||166|
|31st||Standard Master||Master||NZL||192701||Robin Simpson||TSC||6||22||27||32||32||27||23||(38)||207||169|
|32nd||Standard Master||Grand Master||NZL||180213||John Dowsett||PBC||12||23||26||31||(37)||35||31||37||232||195|
|33rd||Standard Master||Grand Master||NZL||198105||Paul Thomas||WBBC||33||33||12||28||31||(40)||34||32||243||203|
|34th||Standard Master||Apprentice Master||NZL||158881||Ben Molloy||PBC||35||34||(39)||35||27||28||24||21||243||204|
|35th||Standard Master||Apprentice Master||ITA||203774||Marco Canegallo||PLSC||26||32||33||33||33||23||(39)||26||245||206|
|36th||Standard Master||Grand Master||NZL||196418||Peter van Ryn||MYC||23||35||(44 UFD)||44 BFD||18||9||44 DNC||44 DNC||261||217|
|37th||Standard Master||Grand Master||NZL||162124||Chris Trudgen||MYC||37||30||32||36||(38)||34||27||27||261||223|
|38th||Standard Master||Master||NZL||197253||Lachlan Hill||NPCL||38||39||(40)||30||34||33||30||30||274||234|
|39th||Standard Master||Great Grand Master||NZL||181719||Sefton Powrie||WBC||28||38||30||34||(41)||36||38||40||285||244|
|40th||Standard Master||Grand Master||NZL||181878||Wayne Ferguson||PBC||36||36||38||(44 BFD)||36||38||37||33||298||254|
|41st||Standard Master||Master Women||NZL||203773||Chantal Grass||PLSC||42||42||37||38||(43)||42||35||31||310||267|
|42nd||Standard Master||Master||NZL||196883||Phil Jones||TSC/PCB||40||40||41||37||(42)||37||33||39||309||267|
|43rd||Standard Master||Grand Master||NZL||161275||Jay McJorrow||MYC||41||41||(44 DNC)||44 DNC||39||41||40||36||326||282|
Beach and boat park shots taken by our secretary Karen Grimwade are at Nationals NZlaser on Flikr.
All fleets again completed their scheduled races on the penultimate day of of the Barfoot & Thompson NZ Laser Championships at Takapuna. The sea breeze filled in earlier than on the previous two days, with a good 10 to 15 knot NE by the midday start time and pretty choppy conditions. This breeze held for the first race for all divisions but it started to ease for the second race and just held for the third before a SW change came in just as the last division finished. The course was set directly off Takapuna Beach, unlike the previous two days when we sailed further to the North. This meant that the there was a strong tidal flow across the whole course, resulting in long challenging beats against the tide.
In the Open division it was Mike Bullot’s day with three wins out of three. However both Andy Maloney (3/2/3) and Tom Saunders (5/3/2) had consistent days to hold first and second overall while overnight leader Sam Meech had, in his own words, “a shocker” with a 6/UFD/4 to drop him to third overall with Bullot rising to 4th. All members of the NZ Olympic squad these four are well ahead of the rest of the fleet overall and are separated by only 7 points going into tomorrow’s final two races, leaving them all with a chance at the title and the opportunity to strengthen their claim to the NZ Olympic slot. Other notable performances in the Open fleet today were Andrew McKenzie, who has all but assured himself of the under 21 title with a strong 7/6/5 today and Jinfu Zhao from China who’s 5/4/4 today gives him the potential for a top 5 overall finish and overhauling countryman Jianan Wu who is currently 5th.
In the Radial the honours for the day were shared between leading youth George Gauntry (2/3/2) and our 2012 female Olympic rep and defending champion Sara Winther (5/1/1). This leave George with a handy 6 point lead going into the final day with Sara 3rd overall and trailing our other female Olympic aspirant, Susannah Pyatt, by 5 points. Also making strong moves up the rankings today were Radial Open leader George Lane (1/4/5) who is up to 5th overall and Christchurch Youth Female sailor Ali Nightingale who’s 3/10/7 today has seen her close to within a few points of current YF leader Jia Kim from Korea who had a difficult day.
In the Masters AM Scott Leith continued his dominance in the Radial, and with a first as a discard seems unlikely to be challenged for the title. Leading Master Richard Blakey, a cube winner at this years Masters Worlds in Hyeres, enjoyed todays conditions and his 6/2/2 record moves him up to 4th overall just behind consistent AM’s Tony Evans and Ed Tam. Leading GM Kevin Welsh is 5th overall and while he found the going a bit tougher today he still holds a handy 4 point lead over reigning GM Radial World Champion Mike Keeton. Leading GGM is Jim Quinn from French Bay. In the full rig reigning champion AM Kris Decke has a good lead overall and was again consistent with a 1/2 day, matched by second placed overall GM Peter Kempkers. Unfortunate sailor of the day was Andrew Dellabarca, who was required to retire from the second race when leading as he collected a second yellow flag for the regatta. Leading Master is Mark Patterson in 4th overall.
Philip Governale again dominated the small 4.7 fleet with 3 wins to hold an unassailable lead while Joe Gauld also had a great day with three 2nd placings.
Tomorrows forecast has a light SW in the morning with a sea breeze in the afternoon. With the same first race start of noon for the last day there may be some challenges for PRO Ian Clouston to get the final two races for all fleets completed before the 3.30 deadline depending on how early the sea breeze arrives.
Correction: An earlier version of this report stated an earlier start time for the final day. That was not correct, the start time on Sunday is noon as per the original schedule.
Day 2 of the Barfoot and Thompson NZ Laser Nationals provided beautiful sailing, with the sea breeze slowly building throughout the racing. The first race started in about 5 knots with the breeze building to 8-10 knots for the second race and peaked at around 12-15 knots for the third with typical choppy sea breeze waves. All divisions completed their scheduled races with 2 for the Masters and 3 for the Open fleets.
In the Open the top 5 places remained the same with Sam Meech holding his overall lead with a 1/2/3 day to lead by 3 points from Andy Maloney (2/3/4) and Tom Saunders (1/3/9). Leading overseas sailor Jianan Wu from Korea again had a consistent day as did Mitchell Kennedy from Australia to hold their 4th and 5th places respectively. We are now halfway through the series and with the discard kicking in tomorrow it remains an extremely tight race for the top spot between the 3 NZ Olympic squad members.
In the Radials Olympic aspirant Susannah Pyatt has leapfrogged the Youths to lead overall by a point from leading youth George Gautrey. Tim Adair (Y), Sara Winther and Alastair Gifford (Y) round out the top 5 but again the order is likely to change tomorrow as several sailors will be looking forward to the discard coming into play. Leading youth female continues to be Jia Kim form Korea who had an excellent 2nd in todays second race to hold 8th overall. The extra breeze in the last race allowed Open sailor George Lane to score a bullet to be the leading Open sailor in 6th place overall.
In the Masters the top placings remained true to form with Scott Leith taking out both Radial races to maintain his perfect score and AM Kris Decke scoring a 1/2 in the Standards to hold a commanding lead. In the Radials Apprentice Tony Evans held on to second overall to be followed by two GM’s, Kevin Welsh and Kev Jenkins who both had greta days with two top 5 placings. In the Standards Mark Patterson (M), UK visitor Terry Scutcher (GM) and Peter Kempkers (GM) from Wakatere are all dead heated on points to hold second third and fourth overall. Andrew Dellabarca in 5th is also poised once he is able to discard a 19th from the first light wind race this morning and Pupuke’s Robert Bland had a great day with a 3/4 to show potential to upset the leaders in the remaining races.
In the 4.7 the honours were shared today between first day leader Philip Governale and Japanese visitor Emiri Koya, both scoring a 1/2 today to leave Philip still leading overall.
The forecast for tomorrow is 15 knot Northerlies which should again provide great racing conditions. Many of the masters will be hoping the breeze kicks in earlier than today so they get to enjoy the fresher breeze that the Open fleets had for their 3rd race today.
Racing got underway today in the Barfoot & Thompson NZ Laser Nationals off Takapuna Beach, Auckland. The morning was fine and calm but by scheduled race start time at 1pm the 5 divisions making up the fleet of 153 were on the water and waiting for the sea breeze to settle for racing to get underway.
This never really happened, with the breeze clocking to an unusual due North direction but building sufficiently for racing to get underway by about 2pm. The breeze showed promise of building to a true sea breeze but in the end stayed as an unstable 5 - 8 knots with large shifts and pressure variations. This provided challenging tactical conditions, particularly as the course was set near the main shipping channel which resulted in strong tidal flows across the course to add to the challenges of the unusual breeze. However the conditions allowed all divisions to complete the schedules 2 races and as usual the cream rose to the top in spite of the unusual breeze, although there was a lot of up and down results for sailors further back in the fleets.
In a quality Open fleet of 24, with almost half of these sailors visiting from overseas, the NZ Olympic squad members Sam Meech, Andy Maloney and Tom Saunders fought out close contests in both races with only a single point separating the 3 of them at the end of the day. These 3 have a useful points lead on the next two sailors Jianan Wu from China and Mitchell Kennedy from Australia. Andrew McKenzie had a strong 5th in the second race to be the leading U21 sailor.
In the largest fleet, the Radials with over 50 sailors, the youth sailors have shown the way with George Gautrey, Alastair Gifford and Tim Adair all having two top 4 results to be separated by only 2 points. Susannah Pyatt is the leading female sailor in 4th place with leading female youth sailor the visiting Jia Kim from Korea and George Lane the leading Open Radial sailor in 9th overall.
In the Masters fleets defending champions lead both the full rig and the Radials, with AM Kris Decke holding a single point lead over visiting UK GM Terry Scutcher in the Standards while in the Radials AM Scott Leith dominated the fleet with two decisive victories to lead from AM Tony Evans and M Mike Knowsley. Unluckiest master of the day was probably Mark Patterson, who would have led overall if not for a masters moment, missing the finishing line while in 3rd place in the first race but making amends by winning the second. GGM Bob Blakey proved age was no barrier by leading for much of the second race, only to bemoan the arrogance of youth when he surrendered his lead to Mark!
In the small 4.7 fleet Worser Bays Philip Gouvernale was victorious in both races to stamp his authority on the fleet with Japanese sailor Emiri Koya getting a 2nd in the race 2 to lead the girls.
The forecast for tomorrow is again for a sea breeze so hopefully the fantastic run of weather in Auckland will continue and provide quality conditions for the 3 races scheduled for the Open fleets and 2 for the Masters.