2012 Port Phillip Championship

  Date : 10/11/2012 - 11/11/2012

Venue : Sandringham Yacht Club

 

This was the first time Sandringham has hosted the Port Phillips in some time, and they really nailed it. One of the biggest fears of outsiders is the parking/trailer situation, but we were given space in the boatyard for trailers, and boat wrangling was a breeze. in As is their wont, the race committee offered a format focussed on short (and many) races. Given the fleet sizes of about a dozen each in Radials and Full Rigs, and a handful of 4.7s, short courses were definitely in order. Racing took place on a trapezoid course with the two "big sail" classes having separate starts for the majority of races, and then sharing starts for the last session. The winds were up-and-down on Saturday, but definitely "UP" on Sunday, so the 11 races really took its toll on the fleet. Through it all, the committee kept the course true, and the starts well organized and clean. There was some attrition over the course of the event due to the usual time contraints faced by Masters sailors, but also due to the physical challenge of so many windy races! Everyone who stuck it out was well rewarded with some great sailing and racing, though, regardless of fleet position. The diverse crowd was lead by the young stars, Jeremy O'Connell, Thomas Vincent in Full and Radial rigs, respectively. Natasha Van Rennes, sailing well this season, lead the ladies, and was often mixing it up with the gents in the Radial fleet. The 4.7 fleet, characterized by really keen and competitive, even younger sailors saw a close battle between Brody Riley and Sam Hannah, with Brody completing the series to take the event. But, in all divisions, there was a great depth of field, with plenty of travelling Masters sailors filling the ranks in the "less petit" divisions.

 

Event Updates

date news item
17 Oct 2012 The VLA is excited to be running the Port Phillips at Sandringham Yacht Club over the weekend Nov 10/11. Notice of Race will be available and online by Sunday the 28th of October.
18 Oct 2012 The VLA is working with SYC OTB team to ensure easy access, trailer parking and great courses for the weekend.
01 Nov 2012 Notice of Race is now available and included is a link to the Kingston Series Microsite. Online Entries and Sailing Instructions will be online soon.
02 Nov 2012 Online Entries now available.
08 Nov 2012 Sailing Instructions is now available. Also Close off for Online Entries have been extended, so it is still not too late. Online entries close Friday night.
11 Nov 2012 Results link has been added.

Other Links
 Sandringham Yacht Club
 Notice of Race
 Sailing Instructions
 Online Entries (Now Open)
 Kingston Sprint Series 2012 microsite
 Results


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