Cooldown in weather, but no cooling of competition at MG14 Nationals

Gavan and Bailey Pereira blasting through the chop - MG14 National Titles
Rohan Nosworthy
The Zhik MG14 National Titles continued today at Port Stephens, in conditions dramatically contrasting to the past few days.

A gusty 10-22kt Southerly dropped the temperatures and provided challenging and shifty conditions - but failed to stop Chris Eddes and Nigel Blatchford sailing 'Einhorn', from successfully completing their fourth win of the regatta.


Challenged strongly, and trailing, Rohan Nosworthy and Sophie Holt sailing 'Into The Mystic', for the majority of the race, Eddes/Blatchford backed their judgment up the last work and hit the left corner to find a 'shift from god' that enabled them to snatch the lead and take them to a narrow victory.

The rest of the fleet was enjoying extremely close competition, with positions swapping regularly and places being fought to the final leg.

With four races remaining for the series, the regatta is far from over, with three boats still vying for the podium.

The 'daily antic' prize provided by Harken was today awarded to a couple of sailors who rigged their kite through their vang, another whose centre case carpet was last seen extending across their hull, and a crew who decided the boom was a good place for their foot... until the boom broke!

Blustery and choppy mark roundings after a fast spinnaker run - Warren Skyes and Braden Kaul, and Dave Hardaker and Jay Smith - MG14 National Titles
Rohan Nosworthy

Hamming it up for the camera - Josh Tasker and Ryan Narborough - MG14 National Titles
Rohan Nosworthy

Contrasting overcast conditions on Day 3 for Rohan Nosworthy and Sophie Holt - MG14 National Titles
Rohan Nosworthy

Close mark roundings for some of the MG National fleet - MG14 National Titles
Rohan Nosworthy

Champagne sailing at the MG Nationals at Port Stephens - MG14 National Titles
Rohan Nosworthy


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PlcSailNoBoat Name(Boat Type)Skipper/CrewFromRace 17-JanRace 27-JanRace 38-JanRace 48-JanRace 59-JanDropTotal
1407EinhornTigerChris EddesNigel BlatchfordConnells Point1121124
2397Aqua PestTigerDrew Van RynBryce EdwardsCronulla SC2212337
3411Into The MysticMystic MoondanceRohan NosworthySophie HoltQueens Lake SC34352512
4405Vitamin SeaAero 11aJosh TaskerRyan NarboroughCronulla SC73935918
5409HullabalooMystic MoondanceMark HoltPaddy HoltQueens Lake SC47464718
6398Thats GoldAero 10Richard DoddsJeremy DoddsTaree Aquatic5610461021
7408RetroAero 10Greg RocheBen PetrisicTaree Aquatic85888829
8401Blues BrothersTigerWarren SykesBraden KaulQueens Lake SC101357111333
9371FoxeeFeverJohn HickeyPhillip MooreToronto Amateur SC69615DNF(22.00)2236
10394WineotAero 12David HardakerJay SmithTaree Aquatic98141271436
11338XanaduTequila 99Gary ReevesKerry BeattySt George SC11111210DNS(22.00)2244
12346Blew TrueTequila 99Peter AmosSarah AmosIllawarra YC17DNF(22.00)713102247
13368Phase XAero 11bStuart FergusonRebekah DoddsTaree Aquatic12151111DNF(22.00)2249
14378Flame BoyAero 11bBrian MansfieldLara MansfieldToronto Amateur SC1314159141550
15328Filthy FaseForce 5David WildePaul ConnellyToronto Amateur SC14101314131450
16311Mid-Coast MowersAero 9Gavan PereiraBailey PereiraTaree Aquatic15DNS(22.00)191692259
17382CrikeyTequila 99Aaron GoreEmma GearingPort HunterDNF(22.00)121619122259
18389Final PhaseTigerHoward WooleyJan WooleySt George SC16161818DNS(22.00)2268
19316StainlessTequila 96Cameron KaulNathan KaulQueens Lake SC18DNS(22.00)1717DNS(22.00)2274
20353Beat RouteAero 11bPeter RothwellIsaac PacePort Hunter1917DNS(22.00)DNF(22.00)DNS(22.00)2280
21413Stayin AliveMcConaghyBen RigbyWilliam RigbyPort Hunter20DNF(22.00)20DNF(22.00)DNS(22.00)2284
Number of races completed: 5 | Number of drops allowed: 1 Overall Handicap:
PlcSailNoBoat Name(Boat Type)Skipper/CrewFromRace 17-JanRace 27-JanRace 38-JanRace 48-JanRace 59-JanDropTotal
1398Thats GoldAero 10Richard DoddsJeremy DoddsTaree Aquatic5617481723
2311Mid-Coast MowersAero 9Gavan PereiraBailey PereiraTaree Aquatic1DNS(22.00)19312224
3394WineotAero 12David HardakerJay SmithTaree Aquatic24201462026
4378Flame BoyAero 11bBrian MansfieldLara MansfieldToronto Amateur SC49142111426
5405Vitamin SeaAero 11aJosh TaskerRyan NarboroughCronulla SC13118671827
6346Blew TrueTequila 99Peter AmosSarah AmosIllawarra YC20DNF(22.00)1532229
7407EinhornTigerChris EddesNigel BlatchfordConnells Point1888791832
8401Blues BrothersTigerWarren SykesBraden KaulQueens Lake SC617213121733
9382CrikeyTequila 99Aaron GoreEmma GearingPort HunterDNF(22.00)3111922235
10409HullabalooMystic MoondanceMark HoltPaddy HoltQueens Lake SC713101551535
11411Into The MysticMystic MoondanceRohan NosworthySophie HoltQueens Lake SC141261741736
12389Final PhaseTigerHoward WooleyJan WooleySt George SC310169DNS(22.00)2238
13368Phase XAero 11bStuart FergusonRebekah DoddsTaree Aquatic101648DNF(22.00)2238
14328Filthy FaseForce 5David WildePaul ConnellyToronto Amateur SC1521512101539
15397Aqua PestTigerDrew Van RynBryce EdwardsCronulla SC1711511131740
16338XanaduTequila 99Gary ReevesKerry BeattySt George SC1171210DNS(22.00)2240
17408RetroAero 10Greg RocheBen PetrisicTaree Aquatic1251316141644
18316StainlessTequila 96Cameron KaulNathan KaulQueens Lake SC19DNS(22.00)31DNS(22.00)2245
19371FoxeeFeverJohn HickeyPhillip MooreToronto Amateur SC815718DNF(22.00)2248
20353Beat RouteAero 11bPeter RothwellIsaac PacePort Hunter914DNS(22.00)DNF(22.00)DNS(22.00)2267
21413Stayin AliveMcConaghyBen RigbyWilliam RigbyPort Hunter16DNF(22.00)9DNF(22.00)DNS(22.00)2269
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