Easter saw the last of our State championships run with the Qld titles. Report from John Dowling attached.
This year we have seen the foilers mastered by Brad and Stevie and a few others. The rest are still coming to grips with their new toys. The C boarders have shown that sailed well they are still competitive with the range of conditions we enjoy in Australian waters.
Congratulations to Brad on winning the Qld and Stevie for winning the Vic and NSW titles. Results attached.
The National titles finished with a bit of a cloud over the results with race 7 being abandoned following a protest of the race committee. Initially the first place was presented to Brad, however an appeal of the protest committee decision was put to Yachting Australia by Graeme Parker and Andrew Williams. The result of that appeal is attached. Race 7 results have now been re-instated. Subsequently there has been a shift in positions of the top 6 and Graeme Parker has now been awarded first place.
Obviously this is not the nicest way to finish a Nationals, but from what I can see due process has been taken and that is what is available to all. Thankfully we are not sailing America’s Cups here, but we may in future and perhaps the warning is here for us to really look at the makeup of our protest committees and the need to pay for the right people. Unfortunately the vast majority of our sailing public are volunteers and can only be expected to do their best, which is always appreciated. Without them we don’t go racing.
I have attached the revised results with race 7 re-instated. A link to the original results is here. http://results.lcsc.org.au/aclass/2015/SGrp2.htm
A big thankyou to Grant Pellew who displayed his A class on the Harken Stand at the recent Sydney boatshow. I hear it created quite a bit of interest.
President – Australian International A Division Catamaran Assoc’n
NSW RESULTS State Championships 2015 http://www.a-cat.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/NSW-Results.pdf
Queensland Report State Championships 2015 http://www.a-cat.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/QUEENSLAND-A-CLASS-STATES-REPORT.pdf
Queensland RESULTS State Championships 2015 http://www.a-cat.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/A-Class-State-Championships-2015-Hervey-Bay-Sailing-Club.pdf
NATIONALS RESULTS 2015 http://www.a-cat.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/A-CLASS-NATIONALS-Results-2015.pdff
NATIONALS APPEAL RESULTS 2015 http://www.a-cat.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/A-CLASS-NATIONALS-APPEAL.pdf