Australian OK Championships - Results

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Mark Roberts, Wangi Wangi, Lake Macquarie, Thursday, 3 January 2013

Is there something in the water at Black Rock?

 

10 years ago Mark Jackson captured his first Australian OK Championship. After sailing quite brilliantly all year, including at the World Championships in Vallensbaek Copenhagen, Mark claimed his second Australian Championship from last year’s winner Michael Williams and local, Mark Skelton, in third.
 
After an “unseasonally” light week of fickle breezes, the final race of the Championship took place in a nice 12-15 knot south easterly. With a slightly biased line, those up the boat end enjoyed an advantage from the gun. Unfortunately the youthful Bruce Ashton (70+ years) was a little too eager and broke the start, only to learn his fate at the end of the race.
Up the first work Mark Roberts, Michael Williams and Andre Blasse appeared to have the best speed and opened up on the fleet. At the top Roberts had a small lead from Williams with Blasse in third and Drummoyne sailor “Cracker” Horne in fourth. Those four opened up a bigger lead on the trailing pack down the reaches with Mark Jackson, and local sailors Mark Skelton and Eddie O’Donnell also coming into contention by the bottom mark.
 
During the second upwind those who played the left side gained on those who had chosen to go right with Williams, Blasse, Skelton and O’Donnell etching out a nice break on Jackson, Horne and Roberts. Also coming into contention with a well sailed work was Folkert Janssen, Tim Davies and Gareth Wells.
 
Down the run Williams and Blasse extended on their lead with Jackson and Horne in third and fourth around the bottom mark respectively followed by Skelton, O’Donnell and Roberts. An infringement by Davies on Roberts resulted in a penalty turn and took him out of contention.
 
On the beat to the finish the leaders headed left, but unlike the previous work, the right paid allowing the gap to close. With bodies starting to fatigue, Williams was just able to hang on for the win, which was good enough to allow him to take second place overall and relegate Skelton to third. Blasse finishing second was also enough to capture fourth in the Championship on a count back from Horne who finished fifth.
 
Accepting the coveted Championship trophy, a humble Jackson thanked Mike Williams, who over the past three years has all but dominated the Championships, for driving him to find that little bit extra.
 
The Patrick Whittington handicap trophy was won by Folkert Janssen who sailed consistently well over the week. At a lazy 6ft 4 and 90 something kilos Janssen is likely to be a force in the future. The trophy for first veteran went to Mark Jackson. First master was Bruce Ashton, who finished 8th overall in the Championship and continues to amaze all in his ability to sail fast in most conditions - despite the fact that he won his first championship well before Michael Williams was even born! First female was Elizabeth Williams. A true inspiration “Lizzy” sails better than many of the blokes, is a downwind flyer and like her brother, pretty damn clever on the water to boot. First junior was Jake O'Donnell - the latest in a long line of OK-sailing O'Donnells.
 
So another OK Championships has come to an end. Next year we find ourselves at Black Rock Yacht Club – the home club to the Blasse brothers, Michael Williams and Mark Jackson. Out of interest these 4 have held the championship trophy between them for nearly two decades. Is there something in the water down there??
 

Series Results [One Design ET] up to Race 7 (Drops = 1)

Place

Ties

Sail No

Boat Name

Skipper

From

Sers Score

1

 

AUS735

Invictus

M Jackson

Black Rock YC

15.0

2

 

AUS730

Time Machine

M Williams

Black Rock YC

21.0

3

 

AUS736

Agent Provocateur

M Skelton

WASC

22.0

4

2.0S

AUS729

Ironhide

A Blasse

Black Rock YC

27.0

5

 

AUS733

Cracker

P Horne

Drummoyne SC

27.0

6

 

AUS750

Broken Arrow

P Robinson

Drummoyne SC

30.0

7

 

AUS739

Don't Poke the Bear

T Davies

WASC

33.0

8

 

AUS728

Bowfinger

B Ashton

Black Rock YC

47.0

9

 

AUS734

Cracked Pecker

E O'Donnell

WASC

56.0

10

 

AUS747

Dingo

M Roberts

ASC

66.0

11

 

AUS693

Pale Rider

D O'Donnell

WASC

70.0

12

 

AUS726

Bundy

P Lynch

WASC

75.0

13

 

AUS725

Joan's Respite

D Ketteridge

ASC

78.0

14

 

AUS610

Obscena Misdemeanour

F Janssen

South Gippsland YC

85.0

15

 

AUS742

Mako

G Wells

WASC

91.0

16

11.0S

AUS746

Smash Skippy

D Hunt

PMSC

94.0

17

13.0S

AUS761

Aussie Bob

A Baker

Black Rock YC

94.0

18

 

AUS704

Occasional Kudos

R Chapman

Drummoyne SC

94.0

19

 

AUS748

ICE

P Yates

Corio Bay

99.0

20

 

AUS684

Bilbo

G Yates

WASC

107.0

21

 

AUS759

Sense and Cents

E Williams

Black Rock YC

117.0

22

13.0S

AUS692

Dining with the Devi

B Tyler

Drummoyne SC

134.0

23

 

AUS752

Mercury

D Parker

BRYC

134.0

24

 

AUS727

Tight Squeeze

D Williams

Black Rock YC

137.0

25

 

AUS741

Turkish Delight

G Lokum

Black Rock YC

138.0

26

 

AUS694

Diogenes

R Furneaux

Black Rock YC

139.0

27

 

AUS655

The Phantom

M Walker

WASC

142.0

28

 

AUS756

Akkadian

M Horvath

BRYC

144.0

29

 

AUS755

Grey Matter

S Moore

BRYC

153.0

30

 

AUS716

Joker

D Swales

Drummoyne SC

154.0

31

 

AUS629

OK Motion

A Parkinson

BRYC

165.0

32

 

AUS745

Metisse

S Schmidt

WASC

168.0

33

 

AUS724

A Fine Line

F Prater

WASC

173.0

34

 

AUS703

Space Monkey

G Wakefield

Drummoyne SC

175.0

35

 

AUS695

The Wife

J O'Donnell

WASC

189.0

36

 

AUS605

Azzizz Werrizz

M Fry

Indented Head YC

198.0

37

 

AUS709

Schaak

B Kerstley

Corio Bay

202.0

38

 

AUS732

A Trifle Unbalanced

D Wade

WASC

204.0

39

 

AUS706

Smoke on the Water

E Thompson

BRYC

215.0

40

 

AUS751

True Blue

M Wilson

WASC

223.0

 

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RAF S=DNS T=TLE U=DUT V=AVG X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)

Results by : TopYacht Software

Series Results [Mixed Class HC] up to Race 7 (Drops = 1)
Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper From Sers Score
1   AUS610 Obscena Misdemeanour Folkert Janssen South Gippsland YC 21.5
2   AUS759 Sense and Cents Elizabeth Williams Black Rock YC 47.0
3   AUS629 OK Motion Ashley Parkinson BRYC 76.0
4 2.0S AUS745 Metisse Steve Schmidt WASC 76.5
5   AUS726 Bundy Peter Lynch WASC 76.5
6   AUS692 Dining with the Devi Bill Tyler Drummoyne SC 79.5
7   AUS735 Invictus Mark Jackson Black Rock YC 81.0
8   AUS716 Joker David Swales Drummoyne SC 81.5
9   AUS684 Bilbo Glenn Yates WASC 85.0
10   AUS724 A Fine Line Frank Prater WASC 91.5
11 5.0S AUS736 Agent Provocateur Mark Skelton WASC 93.5
12   AUS655 The Phantom Mike Walker WASC 93.5
13   AUS752 Mercury Douglas Parker BRYC 96.0
14   AUS746 Smash Skippy Darren Hunt PMSC 96.5
15   AUS695 The Wife Jake O'Donnell WASC 99.0
16 5.0S AUS750 Broken Arrow Peter Robinson Drummoyne SC 100.5
17   AUS732 A Trifle Unbalanced Douglas Wade WASC 100.5
18   AUS694 Diogenes Richard Furneaux Black Rock YC 101.0
19   AUS605 Azzizz Werrizz Max Fry Indented Head YC 102.0
20   AUS704 Occasional Kudos Robert Chapman Drummoyne SC 105.0
21   AUS693 Pale Rider David O'Donnell WASC 106.0
22   AUS756 Akkadian Michael Horvath BRYC 108.0
23   AUS730 Time Machine Michael Williams Black Rock YC 109.5
24   AUS742 Mako Gareth Wells WASC 110.0
25   AUS728 Bowfinger Bruce Ashton Black Rock YC 111.0
26   AUS755 Grey Matter Stephen Moore BRYC 116.0
27   AUS748 ICE Peter Yates Corio Bay 118.0
28   AUS725 Joan's Respite David Ketteridge ASC 119.0
29   AUS761 Aussie Bob Andy Baker Black Rock YC 126.5
30   AUS729 Ironhide Andre Blasse Black Rock YC 134.0
31 8.5S AUS733 Cracker Peter Horne Drummoyne SC 137.0
32   AUS706 Smoke on the Water Erik Thompson BRYC 137.0
33   AUS747 Dingo Mark Roberts ASC 138.0
34   AUS739 Don't Poke the Bear Tim Davies WASC 139.0
35   AUS741 Turkish Delight Gary Lokum Black Rock YC 140.5
36   AUS703 Space Monkey Grant Wakefield Drummoyne SC 141.0
37   AUS727 Tight Squeeze Don Williams Black Rock YC 145.0
38   AUS734 Cracked Pecker Eddie O'Donnell WASC 159.0
39   AUS751 True Blue Mitchell Wilson WASC 162.0
40   AUS709 Schaak Ben Kerstley Corio Bay 188.5

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RAF S=DNS T=TLE U=DUT V=AVG X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)

Results by : TopYacht Software

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