SA IOM States Prelude To AUS Championship

Mar 29, 2022

Competition was at is best with the SA States being a fantastic prelude to the coming 2022 IOM Australian Championship commencing 30th March.

The two day event saw a number of players arrive early and get a feel for the conditions at Hart's Mill ahead of the Australian Championship and this saw competition at its best with the leaderboard changing regularly over the two days.

Sean Wallis started his defence of the title well kicking off with a win in both race one & two before local Brett Osborn sailing his V10 took out the next three races and looked to be the boat to beat sailing higher and faster as the breeze steadied into the south west. Queenslander Aaron Farrar and Victorian Scott Fleming sailed consistently to remain in the hunt but even after gear failure in the last race of the day, the local, Osborn had done enough to earn the overnight lead two points clear of Wallis but with a pack of boats all keen to have a crack at the title on day two.

Day two started with a light North-Easter and Wallis didn't take long to regain and extend his lead to eleven points. Fleming and Farrar again bounced back and cut this down to just six points heading into the final race with Fleming on his game and looking for a strong finish to claim the title. 

The breeze had changed through the day and the final race was extremely shifty from the NW. Both Fleming and Wallis got off to a poor start and it seemed that even with both at the rear of the fleet the title was safe for Wallis as long as he was within six places of Fleming. With the pair at the back Scott Mitchell was charging at the front to win the final heat, with both Fleming and Wallis well out of the placings and a big shuffle of the overall results occurred.

At the end of the day Wallis hung on to first place just two points ahead of Mitchell. Osborn moved up to third while Fleming slipped two spots back to forth place with just four points separating first to fourth.

With this depth of competition so strong the AUS Championship is looking to be a hell of a battle with Wallis keen to defend his Australian Championship title. It's gunna be on!



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PosNameSail No.NettTotal
1SEAN, WALLISAUS 7149.078.0
3BRETT, OSBORNAUS 7953.084.0
5AARON, FARRARAUS 3462.091.0
7ROSS, BENNETTAUS 3969.098.0
9GREG, TORPYAUS 12576.0104.0
10LINDSAY, WALKERAUS 0285.0121.0
11ANDREW, REIDAUS 7487.0123.0
12CLIFF, DAVISAUS 68105.0142.0
13DOUG, ALLEN.AUS 72109.0149.0
14GARY, McCARTHYAUS 18114.0147.0
15RUSSELL, GRAYAUS 86145.0186.0
16DERICK, WARNEAUS 97157.0213.0
17LEN, HEARINGAUS 134170.0216.0
18DAVID, CLAYTONAUS 170181.0228.0
19NORM, WALLISAUS 282184.0232.0
20MARIO, GULICAUS 04189.0217.0
21PETER, MITCHELLAUS 194191.0236.0
22ECIO, MARCELAUS 270210.0260.0
23DAVID, LANEAUS 51216.0263.0
24JOHN, AMBER180 31233.0284.0
25ALEX, SCAPENS101 168242.0298.0
26DANNY, JAMESAUS 25294.0378.0
26RANDY, ELKSON110 92294.0350.0

Category: South Australia
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