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2013 Nacra Infusion Worlds Decided by Not quite a Count-back

After a mixed bag of conditions, the Fastaway Couriers 2013 Nacra Infusion World Championships were decided by just 0.2 points. Adam Beattie and Jamie Leitner had to beat Mick Guinea and Viv Haydon in the final race and finish better than fifth because of the average points awarded to them for races 1 and 2 of the titles. In the end, a clean start meant Beattie/Leitner were first to the top mark and they didn’t look back from there. Guinea/Haydon were buried at the start and h Read more

Optimal Conditions for Day 4 ...

 

Day 4 of the Fastaway Couriers 2013 Nacra Infusion World Championships, proved to be post card sailing. Principal Race officer Phil Collier was able to get away 4 races to make up for those lost due to windy conditions on days 2 and 3. Conditions of between 12 to 18 knots gave the competitors great rides and close sailing.

The first race of the day was taken by Adam Beattie/Jamie Leitner with Warren Guinea/Aaron Linton second and Mick Guinea/Viv Haydon third. The second race Read more

Thrills and Spills of Day 3 ...

 

After relaxing ashore yesterday, with conditions deemed too windy to sail, crews in the Fastway Couriers 2013 Nacra Infusion Worlds got on the water today, but only for 1 race before conditions were again above the 22 knot class wind range.

Shortly after the start, a squall made its way down the course clocking the wind left. Mal Richardson/Dan Haydon and Warren Guinea/Aaron Linton were quick to notice and tacked early back to the top mark. Guinea/Linton were first around th Read more

 

Blown out Conditions for Day ...

 

After the perfect sailing conditions of day 1, a building ridge of pressure pushed winds above 25 knots. Principal Race Officer Phil Collier held the sailors ashore as the conditions offshore were well above the maximum wind range for the class.

Yesterday afternoon, the jury granted Adam Beattie/Jamie Leitner redress following a collision prior to race 1 causing them to miss two races. They will now receive average points for their results of races 1 and 2.

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Perfect Conditions to Open ...

 

Sailors were greeted with near perfect conditions for the opening day of the Nacra Infusion World Titles at Southport Yacht Club’s Hollywell Sailing Squadron. With south-easterlies between 12 to 17 knots, Principal Race Officer Phil Collier was able to get three races completed.

Unfortunately for reigning Australian Champion Adam Beattie, the day got off to a horrendous start. A collision prior to the start of race 1 split open the port bow. Beattie and his crew Jami Read more

 

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