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Day 6 update from the race course

March 4th, 2017|Event, World Championship|

The day began with beautiful blue sky and warmer than any day at the scheduled 1000 hr start time. Unfortunately the sailors were grouped in quiet gatherings in the club house with just a whisper of breeze. The AP faced the ground. The Australians broke out their croquet set, played without the normal hilarity. There was an air of intesity the day, was to be meaningful with positive results and the crew of Fflying Cloud needed […]

Goacher and Harper clinch fourth world title in dramatic last race

March 3rd, 2017|Event, World Championship|

21st Lexus Flying Fifteen World Championship at Napier, New Zealand

The last day of the 21st Lexus Flying Fifteen World Championship turned out to be a real cliff hanger. To finish on a high, Napier delivered on the weather with a warm sunny day and  9 – 11 knots of breeze.

The final race was delayed for about an hour as the NE/E breeze kept shifting  from side to side causing two general recalls. On the third attempt […]

Penultimate day of Flying Fifteen Worlds in Napier

March 2nd, 2017|Event, World Championship|

Goacher sneaks ahead with one race to go 

21st Lexus Flying Fifteen World Championship at Napier, New Zealand

The penultimate race of the 21st Luxus Flying Fifteen World Championship in Napier has set up to be a mouth watering finale with the title hanging in the balance.

Another warm sunny day on Hawke’s Bay with a hint of a stronger breeze earlier on, which toyed with the PRO and ended up proving a real challenge. Twice race management were in start sequence […]

Day 5 update from the race course

March 2nd, 2017|Event, World Championship|

Another beautiful day in Napier with clear blue skies and 7 to 12 knots of wind and short chop.

Race 6 of the 2017 Lexus Flying 15 Worlds got underway on the third attempt. The first one was abandoned by the race committee when the wind flicked left shortly prior to the start. The second failed attempt was because almost everybody preferred to be on the course side when the gun went. This fleet is very good […]

Day 4 update from the race course

March 1st, 2017|Event, World Championship|

Yesterday we finally had the good old Napier blue skies and sunshine with a stronger sea breeze for the day. Safe to say, the big crews were happy to stretch their legs, while the skinny Femme Fatale boys (us) hiked for their lives.

The race kicked off all clear at the first try. It was pretty tight racing upwind with a good 10 knots of wind. At the top mark we had some fresh faces at the front […]

Jerwood’s sail into world title contention

March 1st, 2017|Event, World Championship|

21st Lexus Flying Fifteen World Championship at Napier, New Zealand

What a difference a day makes, the sun came out for day four of the 21st Lexus Flying Fifteen World Championship in Napier. Race 5 was sailed in a light NE breeze shifting from 40 – 50 degrees, but with a short chop rather than the rolling swell of the last few days. As they say in these parts, the lambs were just about to leap out […]

Day 3 update from the race course

February 28th, 2017|Event, World Championship|

It was another day of light winds and tricky conditions here at Napier for Day Three of the Worlds. The race committee kept the fleet ashore during the morning, waiting for the feeble south easterly to be replaced by the expected sea breeze in the afternoon. This duly arrived shortly after noon, and AP came down to send the fleet out to the race area shortly after the scheduled 1pm start […]

Another bullet for Steve Goacher and Tim Harper in Napier

February 28th, 2017|Event, World Championship|

Flying Fifteen World Championship at Napier, New Zealand

Day 3 of the 21st Lexus Flying Fifteen World Championship in Napier and another semi – overcast day with light winds on Hawke’s Bay. For a while it looked like an on schedule start for the fleet of 57 boats but after two general recalls the PRO was frustrated by the persistent shifts in direction from 60 – 100 degrees and had to signal a wait for the breeze […]

Former world champion Goacher steady in the light winds

February 27th, 2017|Club News, Event, Napier Sailing Club, World Championship|

21st Lexus Flying Fifteen World Championship at Napier, New Zealand

Another semi-overcast afternoon in Napier for the second day of the Lexus Flying Fifteen World Championship. Just one race held in light Easterly breezes between 5 – 8 knots.

After one general recall the PRO Gerry Martin, started race 3 of the championship under the U flag with all 57 competitors spread across the length of the start line. The first upwind leg was well spread but sailors […]

Day 2 update from the race course

February 27th, 2017|Event, World Championship|

The split high around New Zealand continues to mean light breezes for the Worlds. After a wait ashore, the breeze started to fill in and the launch ramp jumped into action. Easteries of 6 to 10 knots, and plenty of holes were the order of the day.

With the course set, and after the over eager general recall, the second start was clear and it was game on. Challenging conditions eventually saw Great Britain’s Steve Goacher and […]