Knowing what life gives us is something that can only be known through a few different means: One to have it taken away or; two to have the humanity to give it with as many people that you can in a lifetime. Luke Cripps managed to full fill both of these in what many would describe as a full and wholesome life.

The B14 Association of Tasmania has recently been granted the opportunity to carry on the giving of life through new opportunities after a very generous gift passed onto the association after a tragic loss of to us a sailor but many others, a family member, soul mate, friend, bushwalker, kayaker, skier and many more. The gift that has been passed on is that of a boat, B14 103 which has seen many owners through its lifetime, including some of the classes’ greats such as Richie Reynolds a B14 stalwart. To honour Luke’s passing, the Association have set up the Cripps Project.


Day three got underway after an hour of West to North Easterly inconsistent wind.

After floating around for a good hour the B14 fleet, now 5 strong were recovered and ready for action on Day 2. The wind was blowing from South West at 3 to 23 knots.


The Phantom heading upwind sailed by Steve Miller and Claire Cerutty menaced Strait4devils sailed by Adrian Beswick and Clare Cromarty around the course for the first three races of day 2 of the Tasmanian State titles. Photo: Earl Westbury


The B14 state titles were held at Kingston Beach Sailing Club on 10-12 March. In a record first there were only four entrants registered for  the state championship after a couple of last minute withdrawals.

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