Day One to USA at AUS IOM Australian Championship


Feb 13, 2019

Was that the Star-Spangled Banner we could hear ringing out as we left the venue after day one of the 2019 Australian IOM Championship?

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Pictured: George Pedrick & Gene Harris (USA)

A stella performance by our overseas guest sees George Pedrick, from the USA, overnight leader of the championship after day one after scoring 2, 3, 6, 1 in the four races completed. Pedrick made the most of the tricky conditions which started with a NNW of around 10 knots shift into the NNE and increase slightly in the early afternoon but it was the gusts which regularly saw bow's down on the downwind leg with places frequently changing. 

While the fleet kicked off with A rigs by race two the B rigs started to appear but the questions continued as to what was the right rig to choose with one gust possibly seeing someone go from hero to zero and in the end most opted for B rigs for most of the day although during the lulls these were quite challenging.

Our defending champion, Paul Jones, started well with a win in his seeding race followed by a win in race two before falling victim to the gusty conditions in race 3 after opting to return to the A rig but is in striking distance to Pedrick and will no doubt step it up a gear over the coming days, although he'll now need to sail consistently well at the front of the fleet with already scoring two races which he will be hoping to discard as we reach the pointy end of the championship and certainly wont want to add another high score to the card. Jones finished the day with 1, 1, 13, 7 and is just three points behind Pedrick.

Victorian, Scott Fleming, with his new launched Plan B is currently third placed on nine points with Jones, scoring 1, 9, 3, 5 for the day and if he can maintain this consistency will be looking for a podium finish.

Sean Wallis (WA) and Mike Hickman (TAS) round out the top five with Wallis two points behind Jones and Fleming with Hickman a further point back. 

The forecast for tomorrow will no doubt see B rigs out again with the breeze from the SSE around 12-17 knots before increasing to around 15-20 knots or more later in the day.

 

Results

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PosName/ClubSail No.
/Design
NettTotal
1 WALLIS, Sean
CHAMPION LAKES
AUS 71
V10 LE
61.7100.7
2 JONES, Paul
LAKE MACQUARIE RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 48
K2
65.0141.0
3 MITCHELL, Scott
ADELAIDE RADIO CONTROL YACHT RACING CLUB
AUS 52
BRITPOP
92.0147.0
4 JOHNSTON, Brad
PARADISE RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 87
BRITPOP!
109.0176.0
5 PAUL, Roger
PERTH RADIO SAILING CLUB
AUS 76
V10
109.0186.0
6 PEDRICK, George
NORTH BAY RC SAILING CLUB
USA 150
V10
115.0205.0
7 FLEMING, Scott
PATTERSON LAKES RADIO MODEL YACHT CLUB
AUS 53
PLAN B
117.0186.0
8 BENNETT, Ross
HARRINGTON WATERS RADIO SAILORS
AUS 39
V10 LE
122.0338.0
9 FREEBAIRN, Mike
WYNNUM MANLY RADIO MODEL YACHT CLUB
AUS 16
SEDICI
137.0192.0
10 MEWS, Robert
CHAMPION LAKES
AUS 41
V10
138.0219.0
11 COOPER, Grant
GLADSTONE RADIO CONTROL YACHT CLUB
AUS 20
V10
147.0249.0
12 HICKMAN, Michael
RISDON BROOK RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 45
V10
162.0255.0
13 PRYDE, Philip
NZL NORTHERN MARITIME MODEL SOCIETY
NZL 23
V10S
164.0259.0
14 ALLEN, Doug
CLUB KAWANA RADIO YACHTS
AUS 72
V10
166.0244.5
15 WALKER, Lindsay
KOGARAH BAY RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 02
K2
185.0270.0
16 FARRAR, Aaron
GLADSTONE RADIO CONTROL YACHT CLUB
AUS 34
BRITPOP
185.0260.0
17 BROWN, Tim
TWIN TOWNS RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 07
SEDICI
193.0269.0
18 REID, Andrew
ALBERT PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
AUS 74
BRITPOP
196.0301.0
19 VITTE, Edgar
PERTH RADIO SAILING CLUB
AUS 50
V10
209.0308.0
20 WILSON, Andrew
WYNNUM MANLY RADIO MODEL YACHT CLUB
AUS 187
V10
260.0381.0
21 GOWER, John
PARADISE RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 63
V10
262.0370.0
22 SIBUN, Nigel
NZL NORTHERN MARITIME MODEL SOCIETY
NZL 100
KANTUN 2
269.0379.0
23 JOHNSON, Paul
PEGASUS RADIO SAILING CLUB
NZL 04
V10
272.3360.3
24 BUCHANAN, Peter
HARRINGTON WATERS RADIO SAILORS
AUS 115
BRITPOP!
302.0414.0
25 RUSSELL, Frank
CLUB KAWANA RADIO YACHTS
AUS 75
ELLIPSIS...
310.0410.6
26 KEAVY, Wayne
KOGARAH BAY RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 11
V10
311.0434.0
27 SHERWOOD, Peter
WYNNUM MANLY RADIO MODEL YACHT CLUB
AUS 27
V10
371.0539.0
28 RUSSELL, Garry
CLUB KAWANA RADIO YACHTS
AUS 01
K2
380.0505.0
29 NOWAK, Rob
ALBERT PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
AUS 17
BRITPOP
389.0564.0
30 MORRIS, Geoffrey
CLUB KAWANA RADIO YACHTS
AUS 96
KANTUN 2
405.0544.0
31 IRVINE, Robert
TWIN TOWNS RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 44
FRAKTAL 2
415.0586.0
32 GRAY, Russell
WYNNUM MANLY RADIO MODEL YACHT CLUB
AUS 99
BRITPOP
420.0566.0
33 GENTLES, Mich
PARADISE RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 121
K2
426.0571.0
34 GULIC, Mario
PATTERSON LAKES RADIO MODEL YACHT CLUB
AUS 175
SCHARMING XVA
436.3586.3
35 EDGAR, Bruce
PEGASUS RADIO SAILING CLUB
NZL 93
V10
452.0597.0
36 MITCHELL, Kim
FRASER COAST RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 174
KMR
487.0659.0
37 MITCHELL, Peter
ADELAIDE RADIO CONTROL YACHT RACING CLUB
AUS 194
CHASE
488.0653.0
38 KAMPE, Peter
WYNNUM MANLY RADIO MODEL YACHT CLUB
AUS 90
TIC TOC
500.0686.0
39 CAMERON, Colin
TOWNSVILLE MODEL MARINE CLUB
AUS 92
GOTH EVO 7
521.1680.1
40 NEWMAN, Mark
CANBERRA MODEL YACHT CLUB
AUS 60
BRITPOP
526.0701.0
41 HINCHCLIFF, Laurie
PARADISE RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 152
PLAN B
539.0695.0
42 WARNE, Derick
CLUB KAWANA RADIO YACHTS
AUS 97
BRITPOP
552.0700.0
43 BURFORD, Peter
PARADISE RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 15
PLAN B
564.3730.3
44 PAYN, Graham
LAKE MACQUARIE RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 89
V8
573.0764.0
45 SPENCER, Ross
KOGARAH BAY RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 82
BRITPOP!
577.0761.0
46 WOOD, Warick
PARADISE RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 128
TNT
598.0759.0
47 HARRADINE, Richard
TWIN TOWNS RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 84
FUSION
604.0765.0
48 NEWMAN, Peter
KOGARAH BAY RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 165
V10
621.0792.0
49 WILSON, Ray
WYNNUM MANLY RADIO MODEL YACHT CLUB
AUS 151
K2
623.0809.0
50 ELLIS, Simon
PERTH RADIO SAILING CLUB
AUS 05
V10
645.0838.0
51 WILSON, Mark
LAKE MACQUARIE RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 66
V9
645.0841.0
52 WILSON, Andrew
BRISBANE RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 08
CORBIE
681.0865.0
53 QUIGGIN, Brad
LAKE MACQUARIE RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 117
V10
740.0956.0
54 HARRIS, Eugenia_(Gene)
NORTH BAY RC SAILING CLUB
USA 57
V9
745.0933.0
55 WATSON, Marty
GLADSTONE RADIO CONTROL YACHT CLUB
AUS 120
BLITZ#2
748.0958.0
56 MARTIN, Paul
WORKERS HUBERTUS MODEL BOAT CLUB
AUS 29
V9
752.0968.0
57 NEEDHAM, John
TWIN TOWNS RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 171
FRAKTAL 2
758.0974.0
58 CLANCY, Bill
PARADISE RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 00
NITRO
773.0989.0
59 OBRIEN, Robert
PATTERSON LAKE
AUS 28
TBA
795.01,003.0
60 LINDSLEY, Nick
MORETON RADIO YACHT SQUADRON
AUS 40
BLITZ 4
801.01,017.0
61 PRYOR, Ken
PARADISE RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 73
V9
807.01,023.0
62 MEIKLE, Robert
MORETON RADIO YACHT SQUADRON
AUS 197
BRITPOP!
810.01,008.0
63 SMITH, Peter
PATTERSON LAKE
AUS 10
PLAN B
812.01,017.0
64 SMITH, Rick
BALLINA RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 184
V8
813.01,019.0
65 MEE, Jimmy
WYNNUM MANLY RADIO MODEL YACHT CLUB
AUS 172
V10
837.01,046.0
66 BESSELL, Alan
ADELAIDE RADIO CONTROL YACHT RACING CLUB
AUS 37
PLAN B
842.01,047.0
67 WELLS, Doug
PARADISE RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 160
PIKANTO
851.01,067.0
68 WALLIS, Norman
ADELAIDE RADIO CONTROL YACHT RACING CLUB
AUS 192
TNT
853.01,069.0
69 BROWN, Philip
GLADSTONE RADIO CONTROL YACHT CLUB
AUS 21
BRITPOP!
909.01,125.0
70 CAMPBELL, Stewart
KINGHORN RADIO YACHT CLUB (SCOTLAND)
AUS 14
PIKANTO
957.01,173.0
71 SEDGMEN, Stephen
CANBERRA MODEL YACHT CLUB
AUS 30
V10
1,022.01,238.0

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