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THE LATE & FINAL REPORT - IT'S ALL OVER! | 13NOV
PRO Bill Clancy obviously didn't muck around. With a plan to complete 16 races he out did himself with the championship finishing after 17 races.
All that was needed was a couple of race finishes and the championship was Scott Fleming’s but the battle for the remaining spots on the podium ended up being a good one. By the middle of the day Malcolm Kampe had moved from 4th overnight to 2nd overall but Scott Mitchell finished the day in top form with a 2nd & 4th in the last two races to take 2nd overall ahead of Kampe in 3rd.
Taco Faber (NED) started the day well with a 1st and 2nd in races 13 & 14 but has left his run just a little too late. Norrie Taylor (RSA) had a disappointing day and slipped out of the top ten while Ulf Neumann (SWE) & Graham Watson (NZL) both had mixed results finishing 5th & 6th respectively.
After a week of some absolutely fantastic sailing it’s all over and everyone is heading home.
The new Champion of Nations has been crowned and congratulations to Scott Fleming (AUS) who dominated the event from day two onward to start the last day in an almost insurmountable position.
1. Scott Fleming (AUS), 35pts
2. Scott Mitchell (AUS), 55pts
3. Malcolm Kampe (AUS), 62pts
4. Peter Burford (AUS), 72pts
5. Ulf Neumann (SWE), 84pts
Master: Graham Watson (NZL)
Grand Master: Graham Brown (AUS)
Great Grand Master: Peter Burford (AUS)
First International: Ulf Neumann (SWE)
State Team: South Australia
IT'S LAY DAY | 10NOV
It would seem that crackin' the top of a coldie has taken on a whole new meaning with the Bavarian Bier bar having had the pleasure of hosting a gathering of Mexican's (what we call Victorian's) to a plentiful amount of steins of beer.
With this, the reporter had to endure a phone call from this bunch of which the entire proceedings of three days of racing was communicated in some swahili type lingo. Discussions of individuals struggling to rig their boats with top sections of one mast on the bottom of the other, the need to hide sharp objects, the dropping of boats from tall buildings, massages and nuffies!
What does it all mean?
Let's hope they all stayed out of jail and use todays lay day to recover ready for the next awesome day of sailing.
PRO Bill Clancy is also resting, getting ready to dish out a day of quality racing to determine the Champion of Nations. Racing commences at 0900 sharp tomorrow and with winds expected to be much of the same as the previous days it will be a magnificent finale!
Early start on Saturday 11nov17 | 09nov
By unanimous vote, the program has been brought forward for Saturday, the final day. The skippers' briefing will be at 8.30 am and racing will commence at 9.00 am so as to reach a total of 16 completed races.
championship of nations in the media | 09nov
See the video below released by 7 News Gold Coast
TIME TO CRACK THE TOP OFF A FEW COLDIES! | 09nov
Three days of solid racing have now been completed but surely there’ll be no orange juices in the bar tonight. Lay day tomorrow and it’s time to crack the top off a few coldies, relax and take a load off.
Flemo surely can’t stumble from here on, but there again will the day off upset his mojo and see him take the slippery slide on the last day of racing on Saturday.
At the end of day 3 and twelve races we now see three international skippers occupying positions in the top ten. Sweden’s Ulf Neumann has retained his fifth position overall while Graham Watson (NZL) had a good start to the day, a bump in the middle and a bullet to finish to hang in sixth overall. Norrie Taylor (RSA) has found his way into tenth with a couple of fourths and is certainly capable of moving a couple of spots further up the rankings.
Other international competitors include Gunnar Moller (SWE) 13th, John Armstrong (GBR) 19th, Taco Faber (NED) 21st, Mark Shakeshaft (NZL) 25th, Dirk Tesmer (GER) 27th and Adam Zmunda (CZE) 36th all of whom make this a truly international event and we thank them for their participation.
With tomorrow time to rest the body, recover from the hangover of tonight we look to the final day of racing on Saturday. No doubt it’ll be more of the same 24C and 15 or so knots from the SE.
After a flop in race 12, can the Grand Master Peter Burford hang on to 2nd place or will Scott Mitchell finally get his form back and make a late charge for the trophy after a pretty average day today – it’d be great to see a close finish (but doubtful), or can Queensland’s quiet achiever Malcolm Kampe come up from fourth and jump on the podium – 2nd is well within reach!
While Flemo has a handy lead which one would consider is championship winning, there’s certainly a battle ahead for the minor placings. Two more sleeps and we’ll all find out!
Don’t forget, all the results up to race 12 are now available online or on our APP and of course more video on our Youtube channel.
FLEMING OUT TO A COMMANDING POSITION | 09nov
Scott Fleming is showing that being consistent is the name of the game. With top four placings in nine out of the ten races completed, there is no doubt this is why he currently holds an 11 point lead in the championship.
Grand Master, Peter Burford has moved into 2nd place overall ahead of Scott Mitchell who has slipped back to 3rd with a couple of poor results.
Full results to race 10 are now available online or on our app.
WAKE UP - IT'S DAY 3 OF RACING! | 09NOV
As we slip into day 3 of sailing the forecast today a lovely 24C and winds SE around 15-20kts for most of the day.
At the half way mark the championship is still wide open with the “Scott’s” both Fleming & Mitchell holding top spots on the leaderboard.
We chatted to the current top placed Grand Master, Peter Burford, who is currently placed 3rd about his plans for today. “A little more forward at the start’s, I’d been careful but taking advice from my coach Brad, to play the averages” he said.
When asked about his chances of catching the Scott’s he commented “I have the pace, but not the moves. I’m certainly improving as the series progresses”.
It will be a wait and see if Peter can maintain pressure on the leaders but as he said his results at the moment “are not too shabby for a Grand Master”.
After over eighteen months of planning the series is running well and is a credit to the organising committee and the many volunteers who have given up their valuable time to provide support.
Follow the results online or on our app and dont forget to check out the video coverage on our Youtube channel.
RACING DAY 2 CONCLUDES | 08nov
At the conclusion of racing on day two, Victoria’s Scott Fleming maintains his 4 point lead ahead of Scott Mitchell from SA.
With eight races now completed and the second drop applied the overall scoreboard has seen some movement with Peter Burford moving into 3rd position a further 5 points behind Mitchell.
Results are now available online or on our APP.
FLEMING TAKES THE LEAD | 08NOV
Scott Fleming has taken the lead after seven races with a string of race wins and is currently sitting on 10 points holding a 4 point lead over Scott Mitchell on 14 points.
Ten points further back are the local Queenslanders Malcolm Kampe on 24 points and Peter Burford on 27 points with Sweden’s Ulf Neumann moving into 5th place overall on 31points.
It’s going to be a real ding dong at the top over the remaining race days as the Scott’s will no doubt battle it out, but there’s still plenty of racing and anything can happen with any number of sailors capable of causing an upset.
Race results up to race 7 are available online or through our APP and there’s plenty of video footage available on our Youtube channel.
IT'S GETTING HOT AT THE TOP! | 08NOV
Day two of racing has commenced in absolutely delightful conditions with temperatures a comfortable 25C and wind SE at around 10kts.
Victoria’s Scott Fleming has kicked off proceedings with a win in race 5 and closes in on current championship leader Scott Mitchell.
This is going to be a good battle as the regatta continues however, the top six positions remain close with Malcolm Kampe, Ulf Neumann, Kirwan Robb and Peter Burford keen to hang close and potentially charge to the podium.
Our first international competitor Ulf Neumann remains in the hunt and is enjoying the lighter conditions of this morning however with winds expected to increase later today the European’s could find it challenging.
Bill Clancy (PRO) is keeping the fleet moving and it is expected that a further four races will be completed today.
Full results online or available in the APP.
interview with gunnar moller (swe) | 07nov
RACING IS ON! | 07NOV
After a fantastic day of racing, at the conclusion of day one South Australia’s Scott Mitchell holds a slim lead ahead of Scott Fleming from Victoria and Malcolm Kampe from Queensland.
Ulf Neumann from Sweden is our first international currently placed 6th overall.
Don’t forget to view the video highlights on Youtube, click the link on our Media and Results page.
All the results are available on our website or on our APP and are updated regularly throughout the event.
LIMITED BILLETING AVAILABLe
Some members of the Paradise Radio Yacht Club have offered to host competitors for the forthcoming 2017 RC Laser Championship of Nations Regatta. There is a limited amount of accommodation available, so if you have a need for such an arrangement could you please forward your details. On receiving your request, we will forward you a questionnaire to complete and from this we will try to match you with the host most suited to your requirements.
This offer is limited in number and PRYC cannot guarantee your billeting request will be fulfilled.
Please direct all enquires to Malcolm Kampe using the following form.
Championship of Nations First, Second and Third trophies open to all competitors
Champion of Nations Perpetual Trophy open to all competitors
Master Trophy open to competitors aged 50 to 59 years on 06/11/17
Grand Master Trophy open to competitors aged 60 to 69 years on 06/11/17
Great Grand Master Trophy open to competitors aged 70 years onward at 06/11/17
First, Second and Third placings trophies of Australian competitors
Australian States Team Trophy open to all Australian competitors
Go to the RESULTS page and click the button to download your free teamapp for the Championship of Nations.