Sunday, November 8, 2015

KAOTIC J/24 New South Wales State Champs!

J/24s sailing off Sydney, Australia (Sydney, Australia)- Royal Prince Edward YC hosted this year’s J/24 New South Wales State Championships.  The fleet had a fantastic turnout and some amazing racing within sight of the famous Sydney Heads.

Chef Paula of the Oz J/24 class said, “Thank you to the 16 crews that attended, and all the staff and committee and volunteers at Royal Prince Edward YC for making the NSW J24 State Championships last weekend such a great regatta.  Two days of good breezy racing kept the fleet happy and I am sure you will all agree that the Saturday night dinner was a great success and hopefully you all had chance to mingle with other sailors you hadn’t previously spoken with!”

We are anticipating a full-on interview and perspective, a typical no holds-barred, complete dressing-up (or down) of the winners from Simon Grain and all competitors in the not too distant future.

Nevertheless, here’s how it truly all went down, Down Under in the NSW’s 2015.  First was the dynamic duo of Arthur Crothers/Sean Kirkjian on KAOTIC.  The balance of the top five was Stephen Girdis in the infamously fast CONVICTS REVENGE in 2nd, John Crawford’s INNAMINCKA in 3rd, the “Tres Amigos” (Marc & Oloff Tromp & Brendan Lee) on WATERBORNE AGAIN in 4th, and another duet (David West & Andy Lim) sailing ACE taking 5th overall.

Top Women’s skipper was Janette Syme on WILDFIRE.  And, the winners of the “Handicap Division” were Ron Thomson on KICKING in 1st, the WATERBORNE AGAIN gang in 2nd and Janet’s WILDFIRE in 3rd. More news surely to come!  Stay tuned.   For more Australian J/24 Class sailing news