“Uome” Sailed By Doug Carswell and Rowan Gillies Wins Australian Timpenny Title for the Fifth Time
After a hard fought regatta “Uome” beat “Aussie Action” Rob Milner & Garry Duckworth by 1 point. “Aussie Action” won the first two races before “Uome’s” crew got their act together. Race four saw a tied finish which could have changed the result. The title hinged on the last race where “Uome“ convincingly won the encounter.
For the first time ever a Timpenny 770 “Sparkling Burgundy” Trevor Turnbull participated in the winner’s circle finishing 3rd Overall.
“Sedikat” Ian & Hiliary Rice won the travelers trophy and “Beejay” David Marshall with his daughter in their first titles together won the no Spinnaker Division.
The Australian Timpenny Titles 2011 were successfully held at the Yarrawonga Yacht Club over the Easter break. And it wasn't just all about the racing. Competitors were allowed to camp on the foreshore and park the boat literally at the front door in idyllic conditions.
Ah the serenity.....yep it doesn't get much better than this!
Final results are as follows based on Yachting Austrailia low score system;
Timpenny Trailable Yacht 32nd Australian Championship 2010
at Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club
Third Time Lucky
On their third attempt ”Fly Navy Too” skippered by Greg Brown and crewed by Craig Davidson from Tomerong NSW won the Australia Timpenny Trailable Yacht Titles on the Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club at Paynesville over the week end 27th & 28th February 2010 by out sailing other competitor in all conditions.
The series of races had light morning winds with afternoon strong breezes with cold fronts moving over the lakes. Greg and Craig won from Aron Gavin & Loughie Pearman in “Navanna Again” and four time winner Doug Carswell & Rowan Gillies in “Uome”.
The strong winds took their toll as numerous accidents occurred with quite serious collisions and broken gear. The accident between 2nd place getter “Navanna Again” and “Sparkling Burgundy” Trevor Turnbull required a protest committee to sit that awarded average points in final race to Navanna Again” due to the seriousness of the damage and subsequent retirement of both boats. “Nevanna Again” could not compete in the annual Marlay Point night Trailable race held over the Labour Day weekend on the Gippsland Lakes due to the damaged received. Fortunately the series was won prior to the final race.
The final race was completed in 30 knot winds with only four boats completing the course including the winner and third place getter.
The titles were competitively raced with 13 boats from three different states.
Timpenny Trailable Yacht 31st Australian
'Uome' sailed by Doug Carswell and Rowan Gillies from Bendigo Yacht Club won their sixth Australian Timpenny title over nine years in a closely fought regatta at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron over Easter long weekend.
In an all Timpenny 670 fleet of 12 competitors Uome won following the survival of a protest from second place getter 'Fly Navy Too' Greg Brown from NSW in a close encounter.
The racing was very close through the whole weekend with the lead changing many times, but the ultimate winner was in the lead at the important time. Third place was well known former sailmaker Graham Douglas 'Helios' from Blairgowrie.
It was good to see a number of new faces in the fleet.
Results of the Australian Timpenny Titles at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Easter 2009
670 Australian Timpenny Champions Over the Years
770 AUSTRAILIAN CHAMPIONS