Alderton/McAullay Flying 15 Australian Champions

Australian Flying 15 Nationals 2008 - photo Glenda Leslie
Flying 15
After the final day of the Flying 15 Australian Nationals, at the Geraldton Yacht Club in Western Australia, Grant Alderton and Dean McAullay are the new Champions.

Alderton and McAullay won by 12 points from Keith Swinton with Graeme Lillingston in third place.

Fourth place went to the first of the two Brits competing, Ian Cleaver from Loch Earn SC, with James Flower finishing seventh overall.

For the final race the wind was blowing about 10 knots, but the direction was a bit fickle, causing a postponemnt while a change went through. on the start another change meant sailing the second reach became too close for a kite.

The windward mark was re-located and there was a bit of a beat but the right side of the course was the only way to go. Grant and Dean took the gun again, thus taking out the series. Adam Semple won the Silver division and Tom Thuijs won the Classics.

Flying 15 - Place - Boat - Skipper - Total - Nett - races

1 No Bull Grant Alderson 10 7pts - 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1
2 Hype Keith Swinton 60 19 - 3 3 2 2 4 4 1 1 6 6 3 3 41 OCS
3 Escalator Graeme Lillingston 37 23 - 2 2 14 14 2 2 2 2 1 1 4 4 12 12
4 Elise Ian Cleaver GBR 68 27 - 4 4 3 3 41 OCS 4 4 7 7 6 6 3 3
5 Fflashpoint Peter Rooke 49 38 - 11 11 6 6 3 3 5 5 8 8 9 9 7 7
6 Spot the Difference Greg Tonnison 56 43 - 13 13 8 8 5 5 9 9 13 13 2 2 6 6
7 One More James Flower GBR 93 52 - 7 7 12 12 6 6 8 8 5 5 41 RAF 14 14
8 Aussie Way Kim Peaker 104 63 - 12 12 9 9 41 OCS 10 10 18 18 12 12 2 2
9 Freo Doctor Doug Cooksey 105 64 - 9 9 41 (OCS) 9 9 15 15 11 11 11 11 9 9
10 Yes! Brad Sheridan 106 65 - 5 5 4 4 7 7 41 RAF 3 3 5 5 41 OCS
11 Saltheart Rupert Leslie 111 70 - 6 6 5 5 41 OCS 6 6 4 4 8 8 41 OCS
12 Ffast Lane John Wilson 116 75 - 10 10 17 17 41 DNF 13 13 14 14 10 10 11 11
13 Relience 17 Bruce McGeorge 123 82 - 18 18 7 7 41 DNF 7 7 19 19 14 14 17 17
14 Fiddle de Dee Adam Semple 103 86 - 16 16 15 15 8 8 16 16 17 17 15 15 16 16
15 Bubbles Ken Bubb 136 95 - 14 14 10 10 41 DNF 19 19 9 9 17 17 26 26
16 Tsotsi Glenn Zamudio 137 96 - 8 8 13 13 41 DNF 11 11 16 16 7 7 41 OCS
17 Firefox Darryl Dedman 138.6 97.6 - 15 15 16 16 41 DNF 12 12 15 15 19.8 RDG 19.8 RDG
18 Her Outdoors John Hassen 155 114 - 20 20 24 24 41 DNF 20 20 21 21 25 25 4 4
19 Ghost Magic Ronald Walker 158 117 - 25 25 23 23 41 DNF 14 14 23 23 13 13 19 19
19 Wild ffing Andrew Grist 158 117 - 41 41 19 19 41 DNF 22 22 12 12 18 18 5 5
21 Ffoenix John Crosby 171 130 - 17 17 18 18 41 DNF 18 18 20 20 16 16 41 OCS
22 Frequent Flyer Tim Bussemaker 174 133 - 19 19 26 26 41 DNF 21 21 22 22 20 20 25 25
23 Alibi Ron Joseph 178 137 - 34 34 11 11 41 DNF 24 24 29 29 24 24 15 15
24 Vengence Wayne Hudson 181 140 - 22 22 21 21 41 DNF 28 28 26 26 21 21 22 22
25 Gannin Tappy Lappy Michael Clark 182 141 - 30 30 35 35 41 DNF 17 17 10 10 41 DNS 8 8
26 Stress Free Zone Kevin Griffiths 198 157 - 28 28 25 25 41 DNF 25 25 32 32 23 23 24 24
26 Frivolous Nicole Magyar 199 158 - 29 29 20 20 41 DNF 30 30 36 36 22 22 21 21
28 The Fiddler Harry Miller 199 158 - 27 27 22 22 41 DNF 32 32 37 37 27 27 13 13
29 Just Another Victim Colin Spence 204 163 - 23 23 28 28 41 DNF 29 28 34 34 19 19 30 30
30 Sunday Session Jenny Richardson 214 173 - 26 26 29 29 41 DNF 26 26 30 30 33 33 29 29
31 Ffang Kate Lammonby 218 177 - 24 24 30 30 41 DNF 23 23 27 27 32 32 41 OCS
31 Diffino Murray Latham 218 177 - 33 33 36 36 41 DNF 41 DNF 31 31 26 26 10 10
33 Happy Days Jennifer Sims 220 179 - 35 35 27 27 41 DNF 36 36 25 25 28 28 28 28
34 2 Ffat Laddies Edrick Delfos 222 181 - 31 31 31 31 41 DNF 35 35 35 35 29 29 20 20
35 Downunder IV Don West 227 186 - 21 21 32 32 41 DNF 27 27 24 24 41 DNF 41 DNC
36 Sweet Caroline Tom Thuijs 240 199 - 36 36 37 37 41 DNF 31 31 33 33 31 31 31 31
37 Streaker Keryn Reynolds 242 201 - 38 38 33 33 41 DNF 37 37 40 40 30 30 23 23
38 Savoir ffaire Dave Reynolds 251 210 - 41 (DNC) 41 (DNC) 41 DNF 41 DNF 28 28 41 DNS 18 18
39 Topaz ll Michael Robinson 252 211 - 37 37 34 34 41 DNF 34 34 38 38 41 DNF 27 27
40 Y Knot Nick Norris 256 215 - 32 32 38 38 41 DNF 33 33 39 39 41 DNS 32 32