58th 12′ Skiff Interdominions: Champagne sailing, ripped kites

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58th 12′ Skiff Interdominions: Champagne sailing, ripped kites

It was a near perfect day on the water for the first two races of the 12′ Skiff Interdominions hosted by Royal Akarana Yacht Club.

The fleet was met with a 12-17 knot westerly with clear blue skies and plenty of debris to dodge as a result of the recent pounding storm.

Race 1 was taken out by Alex Vallings and Andrew Clarke (NZL) sailing C-Tech, however they were lucky to take the win after tearing the luff on their number 2 shoot.

“Definitely lucky to come away with that win, but it definitely was champagne sailing,” said Vallings after returning to shore after race one to repair the damaged sail.

Unfortunately for C-Tech they were late to the start for race two. The breeze had increased slightly with an outgoing tide. Uglystick (NZL), Simon Ganley and Oliver Scott-Mackie took the win and after two races now lead the 23 strong fleet.

“It was an awesome day out there and we probably got a little bit lucky with the first beat of the second race but managed to find a little gap and snuck our way into the lead,” said Ganley.

Sydney Sailmakers (AUS) Nick Press and Andrew Hay had a good day finishing 4th in race one and 2nd in race two to put them second overall. C-Tech is currently in third overall.

FULL RESULTS

58th 12' Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12′ Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12' Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12′ Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12' Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12′ Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12' Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12′ Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12' Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12′ Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12' Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12′ Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12' Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12′ Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12' Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12′ Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12' Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12′ Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12' Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12′ Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12' Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12′ Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12' Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12′ Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12' Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12′ Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12' Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12′ Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12' Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12′ Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12' Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12′ Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12' Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12′ Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12' Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12′ Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12' Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12′ Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12' Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12′ Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12' Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12′ Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12' Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12′ Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12' Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

58th 12′ Skiff Interdoms. Day 2. Photo: Suellen Davies

January 12th, 2018|Categories: 12' Skiffs, Interdominions|

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