The newly sponsored Tamar Marine PDYC Blockbuster was lining up to be Tassies biggest regatta of the year. Run over the first weekend of February 4-5 2012 boats had only just returned from their National championships in Perth, Western Australia. With 14 boats including 4 brought over from Victoria and another leased meant the fleet, which was going to be one of the smallest, became one of the largest. As always the Victorian contingent have put a  massive effort into making the trip happen.

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Guy Bancroft Sailing with Lachlan Imeneo on One More For The Bone. Photo: Kelly Atkins

 

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Pictured Right, Luke Cripps Skippered the boat "Blow Me" with crew Sam Cannamela. Halfway through the regatta by an unknown source a new name appeared upside down on the hull,  "The Turtle" for obvious reasons  during the National and World Championships in Hobart, Tasmania 2009.

Sadly Luke has passed away after a tragic accident on his bucks night. For the little time we got to know Luke, we will remember the laughs shared and know that his love and dedication to the sport of sailing was extensive.

 

Our thoughts and wishes are with those close to Luke in this sad time.

 

To find out more http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2012/02/27/304345_road-toll.html 

This years crown series was shaping up to be pretty big as always. The famous Green hockey turf was nowhere to be seen this year but the grass was greener than usual.

6 B14’s entered the series and light to moderate North to north westerlies were expected throughout the weekend associated with a large high sucking warm air down from the central deserts of Australia. This was associated with two of the hottest days of summer topping close to 40 degrees both days. 6 races were sailed across the two days of racing.

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B14's hot off the startline on day 1 of the Bellerive Crown Series in Tasmania. Photo: Jane Austin

The 5th and final days racing was forecast to get underway in a 15 to 20 knot sea breeze, to the front runners excitement, it didn’t disappoint.

But before the final days entertainment a big thankyou must be said for all the sponsors that made this years B14 National Championships possible. Firstly a massive thankyou to Bohaul Express the naming rights sponsor for the Championships. Bohaul provided the class association with assistance to get us across the Nullabor to the other side of the home we call Australia. Without a single boat from the local area within Western Australia the whole B14 class has packed up and put on a serious road  show to make it all happen and its great to have the support of Bohaul Express to ensure its successful completion. A big thanks also to our prize sponsors for the regatta including: Irwin Sails, Bethwaite Design, CST Composites, Boyle and Grigg Airconditioning, Ronstan and Hunt Leather for making sure there was plenty of reward for such a big commitment from the sailors.

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