Paul Jones wins 2020 NSW IOM GP Rd 1


Mar 11, 2020

Paul Jones recently back from his very good performance at the IOM World Championship in Brazil convincingly won the Susan McAnna Memorial Trophy regatta hosted by Kogarah Bay Radio Yacht Club over the weekend of 7th & 8th of March 2020.

The event honors Susan McAnna who played a terrific role in the administration of Radio Sailing in NSW and the Kogarah Bay Radio Yacht Club and was highly respected within the NSW radio sailing community. Her husband Matthew, a longtime member of KBRYC gives up his sailing time to PRO the event each year.

It was a quality 18 boat fleet which included Joe Roos & Mark Newman from Canberra and Andrew Wilson, who travelled down from Queensland. Boats at the pointy end were varied with a K2, Britpop’s, V10’s and a V11 all having success.

The conditions were ideal with a moderate to fresh Southerly blowing most of the weekend which enabled 27 races to be run across the 2 days. Rig choice was a key consideration and there was a lot of indecision on chosing A, B or C rigs… there was a fair bit of looking in the Jones direction for guidance!

Paul dominated the racing on Saturday, but Sunday was much closer with Owen Jarvis and Ben Taylor having multiple heat wins. Paul finally won fairly easily, however the podium spots were very close with only 10 points separating 2nd place Owen Jarvis from Ben Taylor and Mark Newman. The event was held in great spirit and was a fitting tribute to the memory of Susan McAnna. See the full results below.

The Susan McAnna Memorial Trophy is presented to the highest placed NSW skipper who doesn’t already have his/her name on the trophy. This year the worthy winner was Phil Page from the Northern Mariners club. Well done Phil.

Thanks should go to all the helpers primarily Matt who did a great job as PRO with great help from Maurie Fletcher, Ian Taylor, Ron Moon, Neil Webb and Ted Gay.

The next IOM GP will be round 2 hosted by Wollongong Model Yacht Club on the 4th and 5th of April. The NoR and online entry is available on the NSWRYA website.

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Pictured L-R:  Owen Jarvis, Paul Jones, Ben Taylor, Phil Page, Matthew McAnna

Wayne Keavy
KBRYC Secretary

Results

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PosName/ClubSail No.
/Design
NettTotal
1JONES, Paul
LMRYC/NSW
AUS 148
K2
34.068.0
2JARVIS, Owen
KBRYC/NSW
AUS 82
BRITPOP
88.0142.0
3TAYLOR, Ben
LMRYC/NSW
AUS 70
V11
94.0140.0
4NEWMAN, Mark
CMYC/ACT
AUS 60
BRITPOP
98.0137.0
5ROOS, Joe
CMYC/ACT
AUS 10
V10
111.0173.0
6KEAVY, Wayne
KBRYC/NSW
AUS 11
V10
139.0203.0
7PAGE, Phil
NM/NSW
AUS 50
153.0229.0
8WILSON, Andrew
BRYC/QLD
AUS 08
CORBIE
158.0215.0
9MCLEOD, Terry
KBRYC/NSW
AUS 03
BRITPOP
186.0259.0
10PAYN, Graham
LMRYC/NSW
AUS 89
V8
194.0263.0
11BENOIT, Bruce
WMYC/NSW
AUS 79
GOTH EVO2
217.0273.0
12HOLLY, Andrew
NM/NSW
AUS 00
MADMAX
242.0318.0
13O'DONNELL, Patrick
NM/NSW
AUS 93
BRITPOP
265.0331.0
14HARDING, Russell
KBRYC/NSW
AUS 51
BTL
283.0351.0
15ZECCHIN, Peter
KBRYC/NSW
AUS 20
DISCO
329.0405.0
16SPENCER, Ross
KBRYC/NSW
AUS 13
V10
343.0419.0
17CLEARY, Peter
KBRYC/NSW
AUS 81
BRITPOP
354.0430.0
18GAY, Ted
KBRYC/NSW
AUS 119
BRITPOP
383.0459.0

Category: New South Wales
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