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Monday, February 14, 2011

Chappell Puts on a Clinic

Picture by Peter Kovesi

With the Championship in the balance PC put on a clinic for all to watch. A quick review of the Bible had The Lizard tuned to perfection and she was in a class of her own today. With blistering boat speed and tactical brilliance in the extremely shifty conditions PC and the boys were unstoppable.

A big nasty port and starboard incident that left SS with a shredded main sail hurt Kym early on the first leg and a big switch in breeze caught Kym Nisbett out half way up the first work and he did well to battle back into Fifth.

Tim Reger was finding his straps after struggling to come to grips with The Legends intrinsic characteristics.
Second brought him into podium contention. Heading into race seven it would be a race between The Lizard and Bullet for the silver wear. With the breeze start to fade and the shifts getting bigger anything could happen.

Almost on script PC nailed the start and the first shift and was away to a blistering lead. Bullet was in second however the damage had been done. The breeze soften as the race neared it's finish and many tales of woe where to be told at the Bar.


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More Photos By Peter Kovesi

Results:

State Championships Results Drops = 1

Sail # Name Skipper Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Drop Total
788 The Lizard Peter Chappell 1 3 2 7 3 1 1 7 11
880 Bullit Kim Nisbet 2 2 1 3 4 5 2 5 14
918 Legends Tim Reger 6 4 8 5 10 2 3 10 28
891 Vicious Gary Swan 3 5 5 11 5 11 6 11 35
821 Impact Craig Mann 5 1 9 2 17 12 7 17 36
923 Mona Nick Heggart 15 10 6 6 6 3 9 15 40
910 Vita Brevis David Meehan 7 16 13 4 1 7 21 21 48
901 Blatantly Obvious Vern Tidy 4 13 12 20 2 4 19 20 54
873 Blacksun Graham Keys 9 14 21 10 8 8 8 21 57
800 CowRock  Greg Creeper 11 6 16 8 7 10 28 28 58
894 Suicide Blonde Craig Francis 12 8 14 9 16 6 10 16 59
908 Wise Magic Peter King 8 7 15 17 18 13 4 18 64
922 Blind Date Trevor Date 13 12 3 14 13 19 12 19 67
904 Who let the dogs out Byron Renfry 17 9 20 1 9 15 20 20 71
803 Road Kill Paul Green 22 11 17 12 11 9 16 22 76
879 Loaded Dice Gordon Mckercher 14 28 7 13 15 16 15 28 80
807 Just Suburban Boys L. "Snow" Francis 16 20 11 22 12 18 5 22 82
805 SS Peter Ivannac 10 17 4 15 21 28 28 28 95
862 Mainiacts Paul Main 20 18 28 16 14 20 18 28 106
872 Three Liddle Pigs Mike Liddle 21 19 18 23 22 22 14 23 116
604 Red A Cliff Burton 19 15 19 19 20 28 28 28 120
839 Sweet 16 Keith Swinton 28 28 28 18 19 14 13 28 120
820 Los Trios Bastardos John Hilton 18 28 28 21 28 21 17 28 133
916 Ruthless Tom Batt 23 21 10 28 28 28 28 28 138
787 Rash Decision G Hilton 28 28 28 28 28 17 11 28 140
907 Oragami Underwear Alex Boston 24 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 164
734 Run to Paradise Tony Aisbet 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 168

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