15 Results for month: 01/2017

Moth Nationals, day 1: McKnight heads the leader board

Hobart’s River Derwent turned on perfect conditions, a freshening summer sea breeze of 15-20 knots,   for the start of competition in the International Moth Australian championship. The sailors responded with some extraordinary speed dashes on their foiler Moths, incredibly close mark roundings and tight finishes in each of the three races. Inte... More

Foiler Moths start their ‘Derwent Dash’

Australia’s fastest single-handed dinghy sailors, aboard their foiler Moths, today began their ‘Derwent Dash’, turning on spectacular speeds in practice races for their Australian championship. In just 15-16 knots easterly breeze, the top boats were reaching 20 knots plus across the river, completing the course, with 1.2 nautical mile windward ... More

Sabot Nationals, Finals: Victory to Drummoyne sailor

Two straight wins today clinched the 53rd Sabot Australian championship for 14-year-old Brin Liddell, sailing Speed Demon from Drummoyne Sailing Club on Sydney Upper Harbour. While New South Wales and Queensland sailors dominated overall results in these eight foot long dinghies, Tasmania’s team had three sailors in the top 11 after 10 races for the 51 ... More

Sabot Nationals, day 4: Tassie sailor now third overall

Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania sailor Daniel Maree, sailing Loose Cannon, has moved sharply up the leader board to be third overall in the 53rd Sabot Australian championship on the River Derwent. Maree has lifted from eighth overall at end of day three to be third overall with a fourth and a third yesterday in the 51 boat fleet.  Maree has a scorecard of ... More

Sabot Nationals, Day 3: Five winners in six races

Six races sailed, and five different winners! That underlines the high level of competition in the 53rd Sabot Australian Championships being sailed on Hobart’s River Derwent. Overall leader Brin Liddell (Speed Demon) representing the Southern NSW Zone won his first race in race six yesterday,  extending his lead to five points. Liddell has been the ... More