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Australian Championships Archive

2015-2016 Compass Global Markets
Australian Championships

Illawarra Yacht Club January 3-8 2016

 

Results - Final

 

Tempest sailed by Bryce Edwards and Rory Cox from St George Sailing Club are the 2015/2016 MG14 Australian Champions.

 

After racing was abandoned yesterday Tempest with their broken mast didn't need to sail the final two heats held today. Second overall was Einhorn sailed by Greg Junk and Luke Johnson also from St George Sailing Club. Third was Aqua Pest sailed by Drew Van Ryn and Josh Linnegar from Cronulla.

 

Overall Handicap was taken out by Wet Willy sailed by Tim Kremer and Anne Shoebridge from Balmoral Sailing Club.

 

The MG14 Association would like to thank our sponsors, Compass Global Markets, Barracouta Sails, SailingBits.com and Dimension Polyant along with the Illawarra Yacht Club for their hospitality. 

 

Full results can be viewed at ScoreIT

 

 

2015-2016 Compass Global Markets
Australian Championships

Illawarra Yacht Club January 3-8 2016

 

Results - Heats 3 & 4

 

Heat 3 of the 2015/2016 Compass Global Markets MG14 Australian Championships has been won by Tempest (Bryce Edwards and Rory Cox) from St George Sailing Club. 

 

Heat 4 was won by Xanadu (Gary Reeves and Brendan Yiu) also from St George Sailing Club

 

Full results are online at ScoreIT

 

2015-2016 Compass Global Markets
Australian Championships

Illawarra Yacht Club January 3-8 2016

 

Results - Heats 1 & 2

 

Heats 1 and 2 of the 2015/2016 Compass Global Markets MG14 Australian Championships have been won by Tempest (Bryce Edwards and Rory Cox) from St George Sailing Club. 

 

Full results are online at ScoreIT

 

2015-2016 Compass Global Markets
Australian Championships

Illawarra Yacht Club January 3-8 2016

 

Invitation Race Results

 

Invitation Race Results:

1st Carbon Neutral - Peter & Sarah Warner

2nd Tempest - Bryce Edwards & Rory Cox

3rd Einhorn - Greg Junk & Luke Johnson

4th Hullabaloo - Mark & Martina Holt

5th Aqua Pest - Drew Van Ryn & Josh Linnegar

 

Notable other results include OCS for Goat, Three Kings and Blues Brothers.

 

Heats 1 & 2 will be sailed tomorrow from 1pm

 

Australian Championships - Final Results

 

Carbon Neutral sailed by Rohan Nosworthy and Janine Turton won the final two races of the 2014 / 2015 Australian MG Championships to close out the series in convincing style.

 

Rohan and Janine finished the 9 race series dropping a 1st and 4th to finish on 7 points overall. Second was Greg Roche and Nathan Kaul on Chillin on 18 points followed by Neil & Josh Tasker on Tempest a further two points behind.

 

Overall handicap winners were Jack Andrew and Lucas Hassett sailing Into The Mystic followed by David & Rees Wilde sailing Filthy Fase with Tempest in third.

 

The season's focus now turns to the Traveller Trophy with heats at St George Sailing Club on Australia Day, Toronto on March 14 and the State Titles at Port Hunter on April 11 & 12.

 

Full Results here...

Australian Championships - Heat 6 & 7 Results

 

Carbon Neutral sailed by Rohan Nosworthy and Janine Turton are the 2014 / 2015 National MG Champions after a 1st and 4th in today's racing. With only two heats remaining to be sailed they have an unassailable lead however competition is still intense for the minor podium places. Tempest is looking good for second however only need to slip up slightly to open the door for Greg Roche on Chillin.

 

Today's racing was held in a beautiful NE breeze gusting to 25kts. This provided for some thrilling action and some great rides, with top speeds upwards of 18kts reported by some competitors. Carbon Neutral took out the first race from Tempest with Chillin close behind in third.

 

In the day's second race Carbon Neutral's unbeaten run was brought to an end with Tempest taking the victory from Chillin and Aqua Pest with Carbon Neutral following in forth. 

 

Racing continues tomorrow with the final two heats scheduled to be sailed tomorrow from 12pm

 

Full Results here...

 

 

Australian Championships - Heat 4 & 5 Results

 

Better breeze and starboard hand courses resulted in some great sailing today for Heats 4 & 5 of the 2014/2015 MG National Championships. 

 

Huey the wind god didn't quite come to the party but he popped in for a while with an ENE breeze of around 12-14 knots. After some diplomatic suggestions the decision was made to lay a starboard course to avoid the bermuda triangle under Point Frederick. What resulted was some great sailing with at times challenging, yet not totally unpredictable, wind shifts.

 

Carbon Neutral took out both races once again to firm with the bookies as favourites to take out the title. Other consistent performers today included Chillin', Tempest and Blues Brothers with Aqua Pest, Xanadu and Hullabaloo having their moments in the sun.

 

Racing continues tomorrow with heats 6 & 7 scheduled to be sailed tomorrow from 1pm

 

Full Results here...

 

 

Australian Championships - Heat 2 & 3 Results

 

​Heats 2 & 3 of the 2014/2015 MG14 Nationals have been run and won by Carbon Neutral sailed by Rohan Nosworthy and Janine Turton. In extremely trying conditions on Brisbane Water, both races had boats streaking away to massive early leads, Xanadu in the first and Aqua Pest in the second. Unfortunately for both boats, Carbon Neutral sailed patiently and waited for luck to go there way to take out the wins.  

 

Heats 4 & 5 are scheduled to be sailed tomorrow from 1pm

 

Full Results here...

 

 

Australian Championships - Heat 1 Results

 

​Heat 1 of the 2014/2015 MG14 Nationals has been won by Carbon Neutral sailed by Rohan Nosworthy and Janine Turton by over 3mins in a light South Easterly breeze. Second was Blues Brothers sailed by Warren Sykes and Braden Kaul with Tempest 3rd sailed by Neil and Josh Tasker

 

Heats 2 & 3 are scheduled to be sailed tomorrow from 1pm

 

Full Results here...

 

 

Australian Championships - Gosford Jan 4-9 2015

The Australian Championships starts in under three weeks so make sure you get your entry in now. 

 

Avoid the hassle of entering on the day by entering online here....

 

There will be overall prizes as well as prizes each heat kindly donated by

 

Don't miss out!!!

 

 

 

WANGI 2013/14 Nationals results!

 

 

Results page...

 

Port Stephens does it again!

Another fantastic week of sailing for the 22nd MG National Titles at Port Stephens Sailing and Aquatic Club.

 

 

Photos now on the Gallery page...


Full Results are published at: sailingresults.com.au

A HUGE thanks to our fantastic regatta sponsors - Zhik, Harken, Salamander Shores, McGuigan Wines, Barracouta Sails, Mid-Coast Sails.

 


Congratulations to the 2012/13 MG National Champions - Chris Eddes and Nigel Blatchford

Chris and Nigel mastered the conditions, and sailed 'Einhorn' to a convincing victory.

 

The Story of Water Rat's 2006-7 Nationals Success

(By Lindsay Mason and Rohan Nosworthy)

“WATER RAT” BOAT SETUP
Hull – Tiger Design, built by Mark Thorpe
Foils – Carbon from Mark Thorpe
Mast – Flightspar Mk 2
Boom and Retractable Bowsprit – Carbon from CST
Kite – Sailflite Sails (Kerry Gibson)
Mainsail – Brand new Sailflite Sails
Jibs – 1 standard and one light-weather Barracouta Sails (Neil Tasker)
LEAD UP TO NATIONALS
Last season “Water Rat” (Lindsay and Emma) came 3rd and “Sirocco” (Rohan and Neil) 4th at the Gosford Nationals, with crew weights either side of the optimal range. Both boats showed bursts of speed during this series however it was felt that the boats could go even quicker if the weights were closer to the average. Thus it was decided that Water Rat would be sailed at the Sunshine Nationals with Rohan skippering and Lindsay crewing.
“Water Rat” also won a very close St George Club Championship, from the National Champion “Xanadu”. The boats downwind speed was good, so the current Sailflite kite was retained since it was in good condition and had only been used for previous championship events. It was felt the upwind speed could be improved so a new mainsail and a light-weather jib were ordered. The standard weight jib was new for the Gosford Nationals and hadn’t been used since.

Since Lindsay has only every skippered before, he spent the first half of the season sailing club races at St George as a crew with various guest skippers, as Rohan was tied up with other commitments. We ensured that we sailed together at the Gosford TT event (which was the only association event prior to the Nationals) and we did one final sail together at a St George sprint series day, the weekend before Xmas.

Following the Gosford TT event, we realised that our upwind speed was good and that if we sailed conservatively, avoiding mistakes and gear breakdowns then we had a good chance at winning the title. Thus in the month proceeding the Titles, the whole boat was checked over for wear and tear and the majority of ropes were replaced. A maintenance routine was also followed everyday at the Nationals with a quick visual check of the boat at the end of each race and first thing each morning.

NATIONALS STRATEGY
By the start of the first heat of the Nationals, we had identified that our biggest strength was our boat speed (in particular, upwind) and that our biggest weakness was Lindsay’s lack of experience as a crew (an obvious weakness when you put two skippers on a boat together). Thus our strategy was to get clean starts, avoid any unnecessary and risky manoeuvres (like tacking duels, late kite drops, etc) and not to be too impatient. With the courses being set with a long upwind leg to the finish, we had an advantage that the final leg always favoured us. On a number of occasions we rounded the final mark, in second spot and were able to go on and win those heats. This ability to be able to sail relatively conservatively also enabled us to be consistent throughout the series, leading to our discard heat being a second. On any particular day there were 3 or 4 boats who had boat speed as quick (and sometimes quicker) than us, however by sailing more conservatively, we avoided mistakes at critical times.

The 2006 MG14 National Titles - hosted by the South Lake Macquarie Amateur Sailing Club.

(Greg Roche)

The whole event was blessed day after day with typical summer nor easters, something we haven’t seen for many years. The championship top ten was dominated by NSW boats but in particular Rohan Nosworthy, from the central coast NSW skippering Lindsay Mason’s boat “Water Rat”. In an almost faultless performance, Rohan won six races and finished second in the last. This was Rohan’s third attempt at the titles. Such was their dominance they also pushed the fleet handicap out and then some by handicapper.
  
Second place went to Keegan Codd & Sam Prior sailing “Prawn Star” from Lake Cootharaba Qld. These young 16 and 15 year olds, under the mentorship of Geoff Henry, made a lot of sacrifices to get down to the titles, Sam is a first year apprentice sail maker for Ultimate Sails Qld, and made his own sails. They were very consistent throughout the series and won the last heat in the strongest breeze. They were part of a new group of Qld MG14 sailors that made the trip down. They now say that the cup will be making a one way trip to the Lake next year !

Third place went to “Final Phase” skippered by veteran sailor Greg Roche with 13 year old Daniel Yaxley crewing from Toronto.

Fourth went to “Beat Route” skippered by Jeremy Watson with Sarah Richards, fifth “Gecko” skippered by Ashley Banks, making a cameo appearance after joining the Belmont 16’s, with Tim Frew/ Gerry May Banks crewing. Gecko took out 5th on a count back tie with “Filthy Fase” Bob Taig & Dylan Moore all from NSW.

The handicap went to “Synergy” a 21 year old boat skippered by Ross Hansen and crewed by Hayley Jackson. Second place went to “Toogara” Chris and Sam Monkhouse and third to Final Phase.    

Full Results.

 

The next nationals will be hosted by the Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club Qld. To be sponsored by BARTERCARD, this will probably be the biggest sponsored event in the history of the MG 14 Association.