Juniors, families, and classics - plenty of stories in the MG14 fleet!

Father and Son combo - Jeremy and Richard Dodds - MG14 National Titles
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Day four of the Zhik MG14 National Titles, and a great ENE breeze of 12-15knots allowed all boats across the fleet to savour the conditions on beautiful Port Stephens. However, the best stories of the regatta are coming from outside the top few boats!

Young brothers, Cameron (14) and Nathan (12) Kaul, only began sailing four months ago, and first launched a spinnaker three weeks ago! Sailing their custom restored 1996 National Champ boat - 316 Stainless - the boys have shown amazing tenacity and skill to brave the conditions this week. They have been seen in amongst the bulk of the fleet in the early stages of each race, and had the wind gods been a bit kinder, might have been able to shown some clean heels to a lot of the boats.

Cameron and Nathan's brother, Braden (12), is sailing with old-salt Warren Sykes, and has done a fantastic job in the front of the boat. He is displaying skills which shadow his stature and short sailing career, and he will be a force to be reckoned with in the future.

Female crews are also showing that gender is no barrier to success in the class, with awesome performances on the water by last season's champion Sophie Holt, Lara Mansfield crewing for her father Brian, and Sarah Amos guiding husband Peter around the course. Rebekah Dodds is keeping Fergo in line, Emma Gearing is telling Aaron Gore which way to go, and Jan Wooley is ensuring her husband Howard is behaving and always trying his hardest.

378 - Lara and Brian Mansfield, 382 - Aaron Gore and Emma Gearing, 368 - Rebekah Dodds and Fergo - MG14 National Titles
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Father and son combos are also common, and while it is a point of 'negotiation' for who is in-charge, they seem to be a good combo. Richard and Jeremy Dodds, Mark and Paddy Holt, Gavan and Bailey Pereira, and Gary Reeves and Kerry Beatty all seem to be able to make the formula work.

And the newest boat number in the fleet, is actually the oldest boat here. 413 - Stayin Alive - first launched back in the 1970's as an NS14, has just been converted to an MG, and is being piloted admirably around the course by Port Hunter stalwarts Ben and William Rigby. Great to see an old boat getting a new lease of life.

Racing concludes on Friday from 11am, with two races scheduled to wrap up the series. Places are close and up for grabs, and the competition will continue to the fall of the last flag.

Prizes for the regatta are proudly sponsored by Zhik, Harken, Barracouta Sails and Mid Coast Sails.

346 - Peter and Sarah Amos, 401 - Warren Sykes and Braden Kaul - MG14 National Titles
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Classic 'new' boat - Stayin Alive - Ben and William Rigby - MG14 National Titles
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Waz and Braden in a spot of bother - lucky the boat decided to sail itself for a bit! - MG14 National Titles
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Wife and Husband - Jan and Howard Wooley - MG14 National Titles
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Father/Daughter - Brian and Lara Mansfield - MG14 National Titles
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Warren Sykes with young Braden braving the conditions - MG14 National Titles
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Cameron and Nathan Kaul sailing 316 Stainless - MG14 National Titles
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PlcSailNoBoat Name(Boat Type)Skipper/CrewFromRace 17-JanRace 27-JanRace 38-JanRace 48-JanRace 59-JanRace 610-JanRace 710-JanDropTotal
1407EinhornTigerChris EddesNigel BlatchfordConnells Point112111126
2397Aqua PestTigerDrew Van RynBryce EdwardsCronulla SC221235DNC(22.00)2215
3411Into The MysticMystic MoondanceRohan NosworthySophie HoltQueens Lake SC3435222516
4409HullabalooMystic MoondanceMark HoltPaddy HoltQueens Lake SC4746434725
5405Vitamin SeaAero 11aJosh TaskerRyan NarboroughCronulla SC7393563927
6398Thats GoldAero 10Richard DoddsJeremy DoddsTaree Aquatic561046451030
7408RetroAero 10Greg RocheBen PetrisicTaree Aquatic8588877843
8394WineotAero 12David HardakerJay SmithTaree Aquatic9814127861450
9401Blues BrothersTigerWarren SykesBraden KaulQueens Lake SC1013571110101353
10371FoxeeFeverJohn HickeyPhillip MooreToronto Amateur SC69615DNF(22.00)1182255
11338XanaduTequila 99Gary ReevesKerry BeattySt George SC11111210DNS(22.00)12122268
12346Blew TrueTequila 99Peter AmosSarah AmosIllawarra YC17DNF(22.00)713109152271
13328Filthy FaseForce 5David WildePaul ConnellyToronto Amateur SC14101314131591573
14368Phase XAero 11bStuart FergusonRebekah DoddsTaree Aquatic12151111DNF(22.00)16112276
15378Flame BoyAero 11bBrian MansfieldLara MansfieldToronto Amateur SC13141591414141578
16311Mid-Coast MowersAero 9Gavan PereiraBailey PereiraTaree Aquatic15DNS(22.00)1916913162288
17382CrikeyTequila 99Aaron GoreEmma GearingPort HunterDNF(22.00)1216191217132289
18389Final PhaseTigerHoward WooleyJan WooleySt George SC16161818DNS(22.00)181722103
19316StainlessTequila 96Cameron KaulNathan KaulQueens Lake SC18DNS(22.00)1717DNS(22.00)191822111
20353Beat RouteAero 11bPeter RothwellIsaac PacePort Hunter1917DNS(22.00)DNF(22.00)DNS(22.00)DNF(22.00)1922121
21413Stayin AliveMcConaghyBen RigbyWilliam RigbyPort Hunter20DNF(22.00)20DNF(22.00)DNS(22.00)20DNF(21.00)22125
Number of races completed: 7 | Number of drops allowed: 1 Overall Handicap:
PlcSailNoBoat Name(Boat Type)Skipper/CrewFromRace 17-JanRace 27-JanRace 38-JanRace 48-JanRace 59-JanRace 610-JanRace 710-JanDropTotal
1394WineotAero 12David HardakerJay SmithTaree Aquatic2420146312030
2398Thats GoldAero 10Richard DoddsJeremy DoddsTaree Aquatic561748861737
3405Vitamin SeaAero 11aJosh TaskerRyan NarboroughCronulla SC13118671221841
4311Mid-Coast MowersAero 9Gavan PereiraBailey PereiraTaree Aquatic1DNS(22.00)19314142242
5382CrikeyTequila 99Aaron GoreEmma GearingPort HunterDNF(22.00)311192652246
6409HullabalooMystic MoondanceMark HoltPaddy HoltQueens Lake SC71310155741546
7346Blew TrueTequila 99Peter AmosSarah AmosIllawarra YC20DNF(22.00)1531182248
8378Flame BoyAero 11bBrian MansfieldLara MansfieldToronto Amateur SC49142119131448
9407EinhornTigerChris EddesNigel BlatchfordConnells Point1888791081850
10411Into The MysticMystic MoondanceRohan NosworthySophie HoltQueens Lake SC141261741171754
11389Final PhaseTigerHoward WooleyJan WooleySt George SC310169DNS(22.00)2172257
12328Filthy FaseForce 5David WildePaul ConnellyToronto Amateur SC1521512101531557
13408RetroAero 10Greg RocheBen PetrisicTaree Aquatic125131614591658
14401Blues BrothersTigerWarren SykesBraden KaulQueens Lake SC6172131214151762
15368Phase XAero 11bStuart FergusonRebekah DoddsTaree Aquatic101648DNF(22.00)16102264
16338XanaduTequila 99Gary ReevesKerry BeattySt George SC1171210DNS(22.00)13122265
17397Aqua PestTigerDrew Van RynBryce EdwardsCronulla SC17115111320DNC(22.00)2277
18371FoxeeFeverJohn HickeyPhillip MooreToronto Amateur SC815718DNF(22.00)19112278
19316StainlessTequila 96Cameron KaulNathan KaulQueens Lake SC19DNS(22.00)31DNS(22.00)18192282
20353Beat RouteAero 11bPeter RothwellIsaac PacePort Hunter914DNS(22.00)DNF(22.00)DNS(22.00)DNF(22.00)1622105
21413Stayin AliveMcConaghyBen RigbyWilliam RigbyPort Hunter16DNF(22.00)9DNF(22.00)DNS(22.00)17DNF(21.00)22107
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Racing was fast and furious at the front, and the full results can be seen here