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Alex Vallings must be pretty happy with himself. He has teamed up with long time sailing pal Fraser Brown and now the two of them have three bullets under their belt at the 2016 12′ Skiff Interdominions hosted by Auckland Skiff League.

Without any practice, Vallings and Brown hit the water and have not only won the invitation race, but the first three races of the series. So technically it’s four from four, but the invitation race doesn’t count for the overall result.

2016 12' Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

C-Tech – Alex Vallings & Fraser Brown. 2016 12′ Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

Prior to racing today, the fleet had a pretty big dilemma on their hands. Which rig to choose?! Auckland was meant to see some serious breeze, but no one knew if it would show up early or late. Was it going to be the fourth rig or the the second or third? Finally the fleet went with the third.

Race 2 was dominated by C-Tech. Others showed up as well, but Valling’s and Brown nailed it.

Race 2 Top 5

  1. C-Tech
  2. Sydney Sailmakers
  3. Big Foot Custom Trapeze Harnesses
  4. Temple Yacht Paints
  5. Tank Girl
2016 12' Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

2016 12′ Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

Race 3 didn’t get underway until 1619 hours after a big wind shift forced the race management team to change things around. The easterly change was bringing some of the breeze and it was lucky that the fleet was running with number 3 rigs. Unfortunately for Ugly Stick (Simon Ganley & Oliver Scott Mackie) they were forced to their second rig after putting a slight tear in their number 3 kite. C-Tech won.

Race 3 Top 5

  1. C-Tech
  2. Geotherm
  3. Sydney Sailmakers
  4. Uglystick
  5. Tank Girl
2016 12' Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

2016 12′ Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

Racing continues again tomorrow, Tuesday 5th January. Same time, same place. Then the sailors will get a well deserved day off on Wednesday before continuing to tear up Auckland Harbour on Thursday.

Is there anyone who can knock C-Tech off their perch? Come on lads. Sail harder!

Results

NZ Aus
120 180 Race 1
107 169 Race 2
134 165 Race 3
361 514
2016 12' Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

2016 12′ Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

2016 12' Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

2016 12′ Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

2016 12' Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

2016 12′ Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

2016 12' Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

2016 12′ Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

2016 12' Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

2016 12′ Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

2016 12' Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

2016 12′ Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

2016 12' Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

2016 12′ Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

2016 12' Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

2016 12′ Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

2016 12' Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

2016 12′ Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

2016 12' Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

2016 12′ Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

2016 12' Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

2016 12′ Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

2016 12' Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

2016 12′ Skiff Interdoms. © Lissa Reyden | LiveSailDie.com

By |January 4th, 2016|Categories: 12' Skiffs, All News|

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