Offshore Yachting : Offshore Yachting Feb-Mar 2015
Race & Regatta Round-up 055 rolex/dAnielForSter The Farr 40 Owners’ Group would like to thank Aberdeen Asset Management for their sponsorship support over the past three years. Together, we have delivered ten successful State Titles and three National Championships held in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart. Many thanks to the Aberdeen team for their professionalism, integrity, good humour and friendship throughout this successful partnership. W: www.farr40.asn.au E: email@example.com T: 0407 387 302 AUSTRALIAN SERIES FARR 40 ABErdEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT 2014/15 FArr 40 AuSTrAliAN SEriES SCHEdulE dATE rEGATTA VENuE 30Jan–1Feb2015 Victorian State Title Sandringham Yacht Club, Melbourne 27 Feb – 1 March 2015 One design Trophy Middle Harbour Yacht Club, Sydney 21-23 March 2015 NSW State Title royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Sydney 25-28 March 2015 John Calvert-Jones Trophy: royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Sydney National Championships Sails#30_Farr40.indd 1 29/01/15 4:00 PM Grand slam ADA Celestial’s final placing in the Rolex Sydney Hobart hassealedthe triple-crown deal.ByDi Pearson. Sam Haynes and his ADA Celestial have been knocking on the door of major success for the past three years and the Sydney vet’s patience was rewarded when 11th overall in the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race sealed the triple-crown in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s six-race Blue Water Point Score (BWPS). Haynes and his Rogers 46 came from behind to take the crowns under IRC, ORCi and PHS for 2014. In one of the closest series on record, Haynes was third overall going into the Sydney Hobart, two points behind the leader Shogun V, a TP52. Paul Clitheroe’s Balance, also a TP52, was a point ahead of ADA Celestial going into the Hobart, while Matt Allen’s Ichi Ban was also waiting in the wings five points away. But the non-droppable race meant their chances went out the back door. Balance finished 36th overall and Ichi Ban even further back with the bigger boats, their crews helpless as the race went the way of the smaller yachts. “It was always my dream to win the Gold Coast race, and to do that with my 16 year-old son on board made it all the better,” Haynes said. “Among all those little islands, they were hard races with so much competition,” commented the yachtsman who was not happy with their Bird Island Race result in December. “We could have done well in that race, but we didn’t make the best of what we were given on the way up to the Island,” said Haynes, who felt the same way about the Rolex Sydney Hobart, but for different reasons. The ADA Celestial crew is now looking forward to going to the official prize giving. “I think you’ll hear a bit of noise and a few cheers that night,” said Haynes who said they would definitely return for the next series. The annual BWPS comprised the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast, Flinders Islet, Newcastle Bass Island, Cabbage Tree Island, Bird Island and Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht races. www.cyca.com.au CYCABLuEwATERPOINTSCORE In HIS eLeMent Sam Haynes and his ADA Celestial took out IRC, ORCi and PHS for 2014, he is pictured second from left on the rail, on his way to Hobart.
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