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2015 Victorian Championship NOR now available.
2016 FFIA Australian Championship will be hosted by Canberra Y C
A New Committee was elected at the AGM go to the FFIA Officers page for details.
Michael Clark was made a life member of FFIA at the 2015 Nationals Presentation Night
2015 Australian Championship Race 7
“FF Sake” sailed by Ashley Smith & Crew win the 2015 Australian Championship
The Silvers were won by Karen & Russell Dawes in Eagle Eye, Secret Fifteen received the Classic Trophy.
2015 Australian Championship Race 5 & 6
Day 3 of the Championship proved fickle, everyone was refreshed after the lay day, but several wind shifts across the course caused much place changing.
2015 Australian Championship Race 3 & 4
Ashley Smith had to change crews as Mathew Williams had crushed ribs so Adam Kingston stepped into the breach. Flashpoint managed to acquire a mast and was back on the water, although not quite as well tuned as they may have wished, they still managed a second in race 3.
2015 Australian Championship Race 1 & 2
Honours split for Day 1 with Aussie Falcon winning the first race and Sake the second.
The wind was blowing early today and racing started on time, the first race being a windward - leeward course, the work was quite uneventful, with the wind in the east blowing about 18 - 20 knots, however, when we turned the corner and started the run a squall came through blowing 30 - 35 knots, never been so fast in my life in a fifteen, several of us came to grief as the waves tried to control the direction of the boat. Fflashpoint broke her mast but will rig a spare one from one of the competitors. The wind then eased back to what it was at the start, with some strong gusts passing through from time to time.
The second race was a windward-leeward, triangle, windward leeward the wind settled around 18 - 20 knots but the Moreton Bay chop made it tricky, the first run had its moments, but the second reach of the triangle was glorious!
UFFA FOX TROPHY Goes to AUSSIE FALCON sailed by Dale Collings and Glen Scheen.
A very tough day at the office for the 18 boats competing in the Australian Championship at Sandgate Y C Queensland.
The start was scheduled for 1030am and so the fleet drifted out of Cabbage Tree Creek to wait an hour for the wind to fill in, meanwhile we were surrounded by rain clouds and some heavy showers. The wind filled in and the RO got the race underway in about 20 knots and teeming rain which made the course a white-out. The fleet could not see the marks and many thought the windward mark was the leeward mark, so several boats tacked away to search for the weather mark to see some boats round what many thought was the leeward mark! In fact it would have been possible to lay the weather mark on a single tack from the committee boat. Some exciting downwind sailing took place until the wind faded again, everyone kept moving but it was slow going, another rain storm brought back the 20 knots and we were off again, once the rain passed the wind died, changed direction causing the last work to be a run and the run a fetch. Due to the dying wind 5 boats failed to finish within 30 minutes of the winner.
Silver boat Eagle Eye sailed by Karen & Russell Dawes came second with Bubbles - Ken & Lee Bubb third.
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