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Devine and Furlong in charge at I-14 Aussie Nationals

Andrew Gough sent this report and excellent images from day two of the International 14 racing in Queensland, Australia A light to moderate Sea breeze greeted the 26 strong International 14 fleet. A near perfect day of sailing on Moreton Bay saw a tight battle for most of race three. Mark Kristic and Andrew Wilson led the fleet till the third windward leg in a shifty 12 – 15 knot Northerly that tested defending champs Brad Devine and Ian Furlong.

AUS 661 Del Boca Vista, Brad Devine and Ian FurlongClick image for a larger image

“The boats going ok, we struggled at the start, there was a big shift up the first work and we weren’t where we needed to be” said Devine after the race, allowing Kristic and Wilson a handy lead. Devine, still working out a new stiffer rig piled on the pressure until Kristic finally cracked losing precious boat lengths in a slow tack, giving Devine the lead.

Luke Devine and Ben Austin - International 14 fleet - Australian Nationals 2013Click image for a larger image

International 14 fleet - Australian Nationals 2013Click image for a larger image

I-14 - Australian National Championship after 3 races (26 entries)
1 661 Brad Devine / Ian Furlong PDSC 1 1 1 3 pts
2 656 Mark Krstic / Andrew Wilson BRYC 2 4 2 8 pts
3 666 David Hayter / Trent Neighbour ASC 6 5 3 14 pts
4 659 Stuart Sloss / Ben Lawrie PDSC 5 2 11 18 pts
5 652 Ron Scherwinski / James Lanati BRYC 3 10 5 18 pts
6 670 David Lugg / David Bramley PDSC 4 8 7 19 pts
7 663 Lindsay Irwin / Rhys Bancroft BRYC 7 6 9 22 pts
8 653 David Alexander / Cameron Mcdonald ASC 8 7 8 23 pts
9 657 Roger Blasse / Andrew Gilligan BRYC 9 12 4 25 pts
10 80 Tony Carr / Scott Cole PDSC 17 3 6 26 pts
11 649 Greg Coutts / Brodie Coutts BRYC 12 9 10 31 pts
12 671 Anthony Anderson / Matt Balmer BRYC 11 11 17 39 pts
13 631 Steve Vance / Blake Vance PDSC 14 13 13 40 pts
14 638 Ben Strong / James Patterson SYC 13 15 15 43 pts
15 662 Luke Devine / Ben Austin PDSC 16 14 14 44 pts
16 644 Chris Vaughan / Paul Newman SYC 15 22.0F 12 49 pts
17 665 Stewart Vickery / Jordi Oakley SYC 19 16 19.5 54.5 pts
18 624 Tim Vance / Greg Vance PDSC 18 17 21 56 pts
19 603 Peter Gillbank / David Hansa TCBYC/ LCSC 23 18 16 57 pts
20 633 Cameron Dale / Jessica Watson SYC 22 19 18 59 pts
21 668 Scott Davis / Daniel Vaughan BRYC 21 20 19.5 60.5 pts
22 647 Cameron Elliott / Sam Batt PDSC 10 27.0C 27.0S 64 pts
23 648 Samuel Duncan / John Warren SYC 20 27.0C 27.0S 74 pts
24 605 Brian Long / Frederic Papon BRYC 24 27.0C 27.0F 78 pts
25 322 Robert Davies / Tim Haynes SYC 26.0F 27.0C 27.0F 80 pts
26 41 Neil Patchett / Simon Patchett PKSC 27.0C 27.0C 27.0S 81 pts

Andrew Gough
2 January 2013 11:57 GMT


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