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?


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.



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PosNameSail No.DesignClubNettTotal
1WALLIS, SeanAUS 71V10 LECLRSC61.7100.7
2JONES, PaulAUS 48K2LMRYC65.0141.0
3MITCHELL, ScottAUS 52BritpopARCYRC92.0147.0
4JOHNSTON, BradAUS 87Britpop!PRYC109.0176.0
5PAUL, RogerAUS 76V10PRSC109.0186.0
6PEDRICK, GeorgeUSA 150V10NBRCSC115.0205.0
7FLEMING, ScottAUS 53Plan BPLRMYC117.0186.0
8BENNETT, RossAUS 39V10 LEHWRS122.0338.0
9FREEBAIRN, MikeAUS 16SediciWMRMYC137.0192.0
10MEWS, RobertAUS 41V10CLRSC138.0219.0
11COOPER, GrantAUS 20V10GRCYC147.0249.0
12HICKMAN, MichaelAUS 45V10RBRYC162.0255.0
13PRYDE, PhilipNZL 23V10sNMMS164.0259.0
14ALLEN, DougAUS 72V10CKRY166.0244.5
15WALKER, LindsayAUS 02K2KBRYC185.0270.0
16FARRAR, AaronAUS 34BritPoPGRCYC185.0260.0
17BROWN, TimAUS 07SediciTTRYC193.0269.0
18REID, AndrewAUS 74BritpopAPMYC196.0301.0
19VITTE, EdgarAUS 50V10PRSC209.0308.0
20WILSON, AndrewAUS 187V10WMRMYC260.0381.0
21GOWER, JohnAUS 63V10PRYC262.0370.0
22SIBUN, NigelNZL 100Kantun 2NMMS269.0379.0
23JOHNSON, PaulNZL 04V10PRSC272.3360.3
24BUCHANAN, PeterAUS 115Britpop!HWRS302.0414.0
25RUSSELL, FrankAUS 75Ellipsis...CKRY310.0410.6
26KEAVY, WayneAUS 11v10KBRYC311.0434.0
27SHERWOOD, PeterAUS 27V10WMRMYC371.0539.0
28RUSSELL, GarryAUS 01K2CKRY380.0505.0
29NOWAK, RobAUS 17BritpopAPMYC389.0564.0
30MORRIS, GeoffreyAUS 96Kantun 2CKRY405.0544.0
31IRVINE, RobertAUS 44Fraktal 2TTRYC415.0586.0
32GRAY, RussellAUS 99BritPopWMRMYC420.0566.0
33GENTLES, MichAUS 121K2PRYC426.0571.0
34GULIC, MarioAUS 175Scharming XVaPLRMYC436.3586.3
35EDGAR, BruceNZL 93V10PRSC452.0597.0
36MITCHELL, KimAUS 174KMRFCRYC487.0659.0
37MITCHELL, PeterAUS 194ChaseARCYRC488.0653.0
38KAMPE, PeterAUS 90Tic TocWMRMYC500.0686.0
39CAMERON, ColinAUS 92Goth Evo 7TMMC521.1680.1
40NEWMAN, MarkAUS 60BritpopCMYC526.0701.0
41HINCHCLIFF, LaurieAUS 152PLAN BPRYC539.0695.0
42WARNE, DerickAUS 97Britpop CKRY552.0700.0
43BURFORD, PeterAUS 15Plan BPRYC564.3730.3
44PAYN, GrahamAUS 89V8LMRYC573.0764.0
45SPENCER, RossAUS 82BritPop!KBRYC577.0761.0
46WOOD, WarickAUS 128TNTPRYC598.0759.0
47HARRADINE, RichardAUS 84FusionTTRYC604.0765.0
48NEWMAN, PeterAUS 165V10KBRYC621.0792.0
49WILSON, RayAUS 151K2WMRMYC623.0809.0
50ELLIS, SimonAUS 05V10PRSC645.0838.0
51WILSON, MarkAUS 66V9LMRYC645.0841.0
52WILSON, AndrewAUS 08CorbieBRYC681.0865.0
53QUIGGIN, BradAUS 117V10LMRYC740.0956.0
54HARRIS, Eugenia_(Gene)USA 57V9NBRCSC745.0933.0
55WATSON, MartyAUS 120Blitz#2GRCYC748.0958.0
56MARTIN, PaulAUS 29V9WHMBC752.0968.0
57NEEDHAM, JohnAUS 171Fraktal 2TTRYC758.0974.0
58CLANCY, BillAUS 00NITROPRYC773.0989.0
59OBRIEN, RobertAUS 28TbaPLRMYC795.01,003.0
60LINDSLEY, NickAUS 40BLITZ 4MRYS801.01,017.0
61PRYOR, KenAUS 73V9PRYC807.01,023.0
62MEIKLE, RobertAUS 197BritPop!MRYS810.01,008.0
63SMITH, PeterAUS 10Plan BPLRMYC812.01,017.0
64SMITH, RickAUS 184V8BRYC813.01,019.0
65MEE, JimmyAUS 172V10WMRMYC837.01,046.0
66BESSELL, AlanAUS 37Plan BARCYRC842.01,047.0
67WELLS, DougAUS 160PikantoPRYC851.01,067.0
68WALLIS, NormanAUS 192TNTARCYRC853.01,069.0
69BROWN, PhilipAUS 21Britpop!GRCYC909.01,125.0
70CAMPBELL, StewartAUS 14PikantoKRYC957.01,173.0
71SEDGMEN, StephenAUS 30V10CMYC1,022.01,238.0

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