Day one of the New South Wales State Titles done and dusted! The winds were fair, sun shining and traffic a plenty on Sydney Harbour.

There was a great turn out with 9 boats in attendance making for some good competitive racing. Spectre, fresh from Garda, lead the field with Hunt Leather, The Nude and Bandit in close pursuit all day. Extremely close racing between Usain Boat, Toxic and Yellowbone with only 1 point separating them, The Beast showing grit and determination improving placings throughout the series. Early in the first race Orca Blush had gear failure which took them out of the days racing. And rumour has it that for the 2nd time only in B14 history Richie (not Lissa) raised his voice at another competitor!

A big thank you to Woollahra Yacht Club for hosting a great series. Stay tuned for Day 2 coming to Illawarra Yacht Club, March 12th. Home to Bandit, Usain Boat and Toxic. See you there!

Day 1 Results

  Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4  Total
Spectre 782 1 2 2 1 6
Hunt Leather 778 3 3 1 2 9
The Nude 780 2 1 5 4 12
Bandit 351 6 4 4 3 17
Usain Boat 376 5 6 3 10 24
Toxic 374 4 5 6 10 25
Yellowbone 357 7 7 7 5 26
The Beast 350 8 10 8 6 32
Orca Blush 368 10 10 10 10 40
           
      9 = DNF, DNC

The 2016-2017 edition of the B14 NSW state championship is now locked in!

 

This year the state championship will be held over two Sunday across two locations:

- the first day will be 26th February at Woollahra Sailing Club in Sydney, with racing starting at 1100

- the second day will be Sunday 12th March at Illawarra, racing kicks off at 1200,

 

We’ll have a presentation and pizza function at the end of the regatta. Apart from celebrating the results of the states, we’ll also find out who will be awarded the Travellers’ Trophy from last season!

 

Notice of Race is attached below.

The 2017 PDYC Blockbuster got underway today in a superb 15 to 22 knot breeze North Westerly breeze. A spread of classes have attended the regatta with Sabot, Laser, NS14 and B14 classes attending.

A fleet of 8 B14’s racked up for the racing today, an improvement on last year’s 4 boats. The fleet was put to the test with strong gusts as they made their way out to the start line. With the tide down low, the race committee was forced to lay the course close to inspection head wharf.

Some years ago, B14er James Ellis began a tradition of writing a story using all the boat names in the fleet to entertain the masses on Presentation night. This year, we decided to reintroduce the tradition. So, with apologies to James Ellis (former B14 National Champion crew!), here’s Dylan’s Big Day out.

Attachments:
Download this file (Boatname story.pdf)Dylan’s Big Day out[Dylan’s Big Day out, by Lissa McMillan]38 kB