Well, who`s a clever boy then? :jump4:
Over the last three weeks the Australians and New Zealanders have been running their “State Championship Regatta”
This has consisted of four races each Monday night, each using a different class of yacht. ACC, Farr40, TP52 & Swan 45.
We had nine or sometimes ten entries for the NZL state champs each week and guess who came second overall…TA TAA. :king:[SIZE=2]
Seriously though, I was chuffed with the result. I am still smiling. :captain:
The format is an interesting one in that you get to sail the four different classes each with it
s own characteristics and challenges. The first week I got off to a great start with two wins, one second and a fourth. The second week I sailed like a "dickhead" so we wont talk about that.
And on the final evening I did OK, well, at least enough to take second place to “KIWI BARDY” who won the event back in 2007 as well.
Thanks for letting me have my little brag…not usually my style but I thought to hell with it, my fifteen minutes of fame, why not.
I want to tell you about the next regatta coming up…
[SIZE=2][SIZE=3]The Admiral`s Cup…November 9, 16, 23.
This consists of teams of four representing the various states of Australia and the country of New Zealand.
Each team member will sail one type of yacht in the series with two or three races each night except for the final night when there is one long distance race which counts for double points and cannot be used as a discard.
The four classes are again the ACC, Farr 40, TP52 and Swan 45.
There has been an invitation issued to the USA to enter a team and that is what I would like to encourage you fellows in the USA [/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]to consider.
The time difference could be the big stumbling block here as the regatta is on at 2100 Sydney time on each of those Monday nights.
That converts to 3am California, 6am New York, so only those with true dedication may be interested.
There is a proposed “International” team if any of the viewers here from other countries has the urge and stamina to join us. :scared:
I have attached the Notice of Race below for your information.
See you on the virtual water. Cheers, Ian.