Aussie's Back on Top of AUS IOM Championship Day 2

Feb 14, 2019

It took until late on day two before an Aussie finally overtook our American guests to top the leader board of the IOM Australian Championship with a new leader, WA's Roger Paul picking up after race eight before Sean Wallis took over after a win in race 9.


After the hot humid northerlies of day one, an overnight change saw the breeze shift to the south for day two with the 71 competitors greated with a cool southerly and overcast conditions for day two of the championship.

The wind strength varied considerably with moments of around 9-14 knots but then minutes later bullets across the course of up to 20 knots and above. Rig selection once again became critical with B rigs the chosen rig for the day as the breeze increased slightly. Race 6 saw some of the A fleet select C rigs but after the first leg the breeze died slightly and those with the C rig generally struggled resulting in relegation to B fleet and a return to B rigs for the latter races.

Queensland's Brad Johnston started the day well with 1, 2, 1 for the first three races of the day and had a quick rush into the top five overall and strengthens his position as a contender for the title in an endeavour to win the championship for the home state although this could not be maintained with a 16th & 29th in the fourth and fifth races of the day and see's him start in C fleet on day three. Johnston remains an outside chance currently sitting in sixth overall but he'll need to regain the dominance reflected in the am races.

West Australian Roger Paul although slow to start in the first race of the day showed good boat speed sailing his V10 to claim two race wins to take the overall championship lead after race 8 but with a 9th in race 9 he  slipped back to third overall at the end of the day. 

Fellow WA sailor, Sean Wallis, maintained his consistency with single digit scores (except for a slight blemish in race 6 with a trip to B fleet) and with a 2nd in race 7 and a win in race 9 has positioned himself at the top of the leader board 3.3 points ahead of American, George Pedrick. Pedrick struggled to find a race win today but still remains in second place overall scoring 8, 4, 5, 19, 6 for the day.

At the mid-way point there is certainly no individual sailor who has stepped up and dominated the championship and with just over 15 points separating first to seventh any one of these guys could find their way to the podium over the next two days.

Similar weather conditions are forecast for day three of the championship and if ever there was a day to make a move for the title tomorrow will be it.



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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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