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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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.


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



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.


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