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Heats 1 and 2, 17-22 knots (both heats)

That was fun, i nearly forgot i was the organiser and just had a good sail. There were a few complaints about course lengths (but they are as the IC rules prescribe), and back to back racing added the extra spice. But the main issue is spotting the windward mark, the video that is being put together of the Worlds (contact me if you want to order a copy - about 25 dollars) will show IC's reaching to the windward mark and apparently the AC's really got lost.

Alan Powell has written a report for Sailing World (if it doesn't get published I'll post it tomorrow) so hopefully we can all read that. NYE was fantastic, a pirate theme night and a live band to ring in the new year and already people are talking about Germany in 2011 (and Thailand in 2014? - stay tuned on that one).
Bit disappointing to have only 4 AC's (three racing as AC's), you are missing out on a fantastic regatta.

Off to the Pizza night...

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Christian AUS wrote:
That was fun, i nearly forgot i was the organiser and just had a good sail.

Try and keep it that way from an hour before launching until half an hour after getting ashore... Have Fun!


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Day 1 report on Sail World here. There was no comment on the conditions... With so many retirements in a F5 is it fairly lumpy? Interested to hear how different shape DCs handle the ups and downs.

http://www.sail-world.com/UK/index.cfm?rd=n&SEID=&SRSID=&eid=&pid=&nid=&srcid=0&ntid=0&tickeruid=0&tickercid=0


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One thing that has occurred to me is that, if it were possible to organise, and it probably isn't, "at each mark" timings for the top ICs and DCs would be really interesting so that we can get a feel for where the gains are being made.


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3 Jan 2008
Too much wind

30 plus knots ripping through the water off McCrae has put an end to racing today (meaning 4 heats tomorrow - yippee).
Tomorrow will hopefully be a little lighter.

Jim: no they don't record mark timings, but I will be calculating a basic yardstick which can be used for DC's (which might be handy for club racing).

Time for an explore of Victoria.

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Day 3 report posted on Sail-World and The DailySail

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Daily Sail

Hayden Virtue now leading DCs, Chris Maas apparently running away with DCs. A few DNCs amongst what one would expect to be fast DCs.


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Heats 3,4,5

Hooray, we have a World Championship!!!!

Heats 3 and 4 were sailed back to back in a solid 18-20 knots (and an occasional gust) pumping across the waters of McCrae. The strong winds took their toll with a number of boats pulling out of 1 or both races.

With Australians placing well in Heat three, we made ourselves elegible to challenge for the International Challenge Cup.

Heat 5 was sailed in lighter conditions, with Colin Brown mastering the shifts and coming through with a heat win - though I'll claim a win aswell because with 5 heats run we officially have a World Championship.

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Heat 6
Big waves, little wind

A northerly which blew all night had picked up a decent swell, and though the wind had eased the waves had not. Launching was tricky for some but all competitors got off the shore, and heat 6 was underway.

Hayden did well off of the start and led the fleet out to the left side of course and was never passed. Seth Dunbar trailed him but couldn'tget passed. US sailor Bill Beaver came home third. With three heats sceduled for tomorrow Hayden is in the box seat but Bill still has a chance.

In the DC's Chris Maas has a 4 point buffer over Steve Clark who has 3 points over Oliver Moore. Alistair Warren is in fourth, breaking up the all US affair.

AC's have been dominated by John Robson, but 2nd place is still up for grabs with Tobias and Peter seperated by 1 point.

The Australians have officially issued a challenge for the 'International Challenge Cup' (the second oldest trophy is sailing, to the Americas Cup) and the definding nation Great Britain has accepted the challenge. Racing will occur on the 7th January 2008 off the waters of McCrae on Port Phillip Bay. 3 Australian boats will go head to head in a best of three series with three British boats, with only the first nations boat across the finish line counting, to see who will hold the Cup until Germany in 2011.

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Waiting for results? Well it's blowing 22-27 knots here (which is over the 10m/s class rule) so we are all on the shore under the AP. Sailing instructions say we can wait until 1700 for the last signal.

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The Worlds are done and and won, just the International Challenge Cup today.
Congratulations to our new World Champion Hayden Virtue

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1st Hayden Virtue Australia 2nd Bill Beaver USA 3rd Seth Dunbar Australia
Photograph:Nicole Harris

And congratulations to our new Junior World Champion Alex Kalin

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1st Alex Kalin Australia 2nd Christopher Moore USA 3rd Mikey Radziejowski Poland
Photograph:Nicole Harris

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They've just headed out for the start of heat one of the International Challenge Cup, it's a light 4-5 knots:

Defender: UK - Colin Brown, John Robson, Simon Alan

Challenger: AUS - Hayden Virtue, Seth Dunbar, Tim Wilson

This is the race for the oldest dinghy teams racing trophy in the World

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NEW YORK CANOE CLUB INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE CUP
History
International competition began in 1884 with a challenge, led by Baden-Powell, for the New York Canoe Club International Cup, the oldest international trophy for small sailing craft. The rules required that the races be held in the home waters of the Holder and subject to a challenge on behalf of a club representing a foreign country.
Roll of Honour
NEW YORK CANOE CLUB INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE CUP
1933 Uffa Fox, Roger de Quincey (UK)
1936 Roger de Quincey (UK)
1948 P V McKinnon, C D Harris-St John (UK)
1952 Lou Whitman (USA)
1955 Lou Whitman, Joe Farrugia, Frank Jordan, Adolph Morse (USA)
1959 Bill Kempner, Alan Emus (UK)
1961 Alan Emus, Graham Smith (UK)
1974 Lief Johannson, Mats Lind (Sweden)
1984 Steve Clark, Hannah Clark, Chris Converse (USA)
1988 Steve Clark, Chris Maas (USA)
1993 Robin Wood, Mark Goodchild, Mike Fenwick (UK)
1996 Robin Wood, Mark Goodchild, Simon Allen (UK)
1998 Lester Noble, Mark Goodchild, Chris Haworth (UK)
1999 Lester Noble, Mark Goodchild, John Ellis (UK)
2002 John Ellis, Phil Robin, Mark Goodchild
2005 Simon Allen, Mark Goodchild, Phil Robin (UK)
Challengers
I. In 2008 the NEW YORK CANOE CLUB INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE CUP will be held on the 7th January 2008 following the Regatta Manager XVII International Canoe World Championships, Port Phillip Bay- Australia.
II. The challenging country will be determined at the end of completion of three heats by the addition of results (no discards) of the first three boats from each respective country.
III. The Nation with the lowest cumulative result then has until midday of the following day to issue a challenge to the Cup Holders
IV. The Challenging Nation can select any of its competing members to sail International Canoes in the NEW YORK CANOE CLUB INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE CUP.
V. Should the Nation with the lowest cumulative result at the end of three heats choose not to issue a challenge, the next lowest scoring nation may challenge.


I will keep you posted as things happen on the water

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Heat 1, Tim has a small lead over Colin with Hayden in third after the first beat

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Simon Alan has caught Hayden and Colin, and it looks as though they are double covering Hayden, Tim has extended his lead half way down the second reach

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Tim has rounded the bottom mark first after sailing into a private hole, Hayden did turns (suspect some dirty UK tactics involved somehow) and is now in fourth.

It is really light and shifty out there!

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John Robson picked the shifts up the left and is now leading Tim by about 10 boatlengths as they round the windward mark for the run. It's UK AUS AUS AUS UK UK but it's only the winner that counts in this race!

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Hayden has sailed a flyer downwind and has led John Robson around the bottom mark but as they head to windward it is anyones race with the light and shifty conditions continueing. I'm up in the tower now as the Race crews valiantly try to anticipate the swinging breeze.

My input of ending the race when Australians are in front is being taken onboard :D

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