2013 7th SA State Championships


Largs Bay Sailing Club 9th – 10th February

2013 SA Opti States Results

SA Opti States 2013 Largs Bay

Perfect – the only word to describe this regatta. Perfect weather, racing and hospitality.

Largs Bay provided an excellent venue for the SA State Championships which were held in conjunction with the 3rd YSA Tri Series. Wayne Thompson President of YSA, acting as Race Officer for the weekend, ran 12 races ably assisted by the Largs volunteers. The State Optimist Association were very impressed with the professional level of organisation put into running this event by Largs Bay Sailing Club.

The Open Fleet competition was dominated by three of the sailors who have been selected for the Australian Optimist Sailing Team. Alex Higgins sailed a brilliant regatta. All the heavy weather sailing at the Nationals in Hobart have taught him how to handle himself in a strong breeze and he demonstrated this after lunch on Sunday when the breeze built up to a steady 17 knots with gusts up to 22 knots. Matt Meaney was hot on his tail, something Alex acknowledged in his winner’s speech. He thanked Matt for being his friend and training partner and for always pushing him on.

Sam Magarey who performed so well at the Nationals was off form this weekend due to a week spent at school camp. After a good night’s sleep on Saturday night he picked up on Sunday and showed some of the skills that saw him finish 15th Australian at the Nationals. Special mention must be made of Oliver Snoad  who scored a 3rd, Joal Mackenzie a 1st & a 3rd and Josh Tonkin a 2nd.

The Most Improved Award went to Ben Hinks who came 2nd in the Green Fleet last year and finished 10th in Open Fleet this year. The Encouragement Award went to Brooke Gaffney from Largs Bay Sailing Club, who finished 3rd in Green Fleet last year and came 18th in Open Fleet this year. Largs Bay is developing a good fleet of Optimists and we expect to see more of their sailors in the top of the field next year.

Thank you to the two interstate sailors Max Paul from NSW and Chloe Fisher from Tasmania and the 4 sailors (Tayla, Indiah & Alyssa Kelsey & Madeline Harris) from Port Lincoln for travelling a long way to compete on the weekend. Max Paul was awarded the Traveller’s Trophy for his 3rd overall.

A very big thank you to our sponsor ZHIK who once again donated some fantastic sailing gear for prizes.

Written by Emma Short.

Photo Credits – Andrew Meaney (on water) & Emma Short (presentation)

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Club Sail No Boat Name Skipper Name Skipper Surname 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Tot D1 D2 Scr Plc
OPTIMIST OPEN   Races started: 12    
BSYC 1048 No One Knows Alexander J Higgins 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 17 2 2 13 1
BSYC 747 Mean Machine Matt Meaney 2 1 2 1 1 9 6 6 5 4 3 2 42 9 6 27 2
MHYC* 1000* Maxi Taxi* Max Paul* 4 5 3 3 6 3 4 11 2 1 4 4 50 11 6 33 3
BSYC 1214 A Real Boy Joshua Tonkin 8 7 10 7 7 2 13 13 4 6 6 6 89 13 13 63 4
BSYC 1212 Angry Angus Angus Higgins 3 3 4 6 3 5 18 22 10 12 8 9 103 22 18 63 5
BSYC 1210 Impossible Princess Chelsea Higgins 13 4 5 13 5 4 5 8 11 8 10 7 93 13 13 67 6
BSYC 839 Optical Illusion Joal Mackenzie 9 11 12 5 4 8 3 1 8 24 12 10 107 24 12 71 7
TamYC* 1090* The Fubbster* Chloe Fisher* 7 10 7 12 9 6 12 12 6 7 2 5 95 12 12 71 8
BSYC 809 O.P.Won Sam Magarey 26 31 31 4 8 7 2 18 3 3 5 3 141 31 31 79 9
BSYC 925 Destination Unknown Josh Hinks 6 9 14 9 11 12 16 5 9 10 7 8 116 16 14 86 10
BSYC 1155 Dodger Alexander Magarey 5 6 17 10 13 20 14 10 7 5 13 11 131 20 17 94 11
BSYC 1056 Zig Zag Ben Hinks 19 8 11 8 10 11 7 21 18 16 16 14 159 21 19 119 12
BSYC 722 Top Gun Finn Sanderson 10 18 8 14 18 10 19 20 17 15 11 13 173 20 19 134 13
ASC 755 Tiger Bite Alexander Newman 12 19 6 20 16 13 23 7 19 11 14 18 178 23 20 135 14
BSYC 605 Bathtub Bandit Moltas Engström 23 22 15 15 17 16 9 26 12 9 9 15 188 26 23 139 15
BSYC 360 Skulduggery Jared Payne 11 14 9 11 19 17 21 30 13 19 17 19 200 30 21 149 16
PLYC 1245 John Buckland Alyssa Kelsey 16 15 19 22 15 21 10 4 21 23 20 12 198 23 22 153 17
BSYC 805 The Frog Lachlan Nairn 15 13 18 17 12 15 20 23 16 14 15 20 198 23 20 155 18
BSYC 1055 Bluefire Oliver Snoad 21 12 24 18 21 14 8 3 22 21 24 17 205 24 24 157 19
LBSC 702 Swift Brooke Gaffney 14 25 13 16 14 19 24 27 15 17 21 24 229 27 25 177 20
BSYC 888 Sharky Jonas Barrett 22 24 21 30 22 18 11 19 20 18 18 16 239 30 24 185 21
BSYC 1209 Hurricane Harry Harry Higgins 20 16 16 23 26 24 26 16 25 22 22 22 258 26 26 206 22
PLYC 1270 Lil Tiger Indiah Kelsey 27 27 31 19 24 26 25 9 24 20 23 25 280 31 27 222 23
ASC 1198 Little Ship Harrison Mitton 24 23 29 27 29 30 15 29 27 13 19 21 286 30 29 227 24
LBSC 425 Cant Think Elise Franson 17 20 22 26 27 23 27 28 14 29 25 31 289 31 29 229 25
CSC 1260 World on Water Thomas Keough 29 17 20 25 20 28 22 15 30 26 30 31 293 31 30 232 26
PLYC 1244 Glenn Bourke Madeline Harris 18 28 23 21 25 25 29 17 23 25 28 31 293 31 29 233 27
BSYC 397 Lightning Flash Zac Wijesinha 25 26 27 28 28 27 17 14 28 30 29 23 302 30 29 243 28
BSYC 356 Pirate Quinn Auricht 28 21 25 24 23 22 30 31 26 27 26 31 314 31 31 252 29
LBSC 359 Hotshots Mitchell Baker 30 29 26 29 30 29 28 24 29 28 27 31 340 31 30 279 30
Count 30 DNC, DNF, DNS =31  
* Not eligible for State Championship  
 
Club Sail No Boat Name Skipper Name Skipper Surname 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Tot D1 D2 Scr Plc
OPTIMIST GREEN   Races started: 12    
BSYC 1014 Tassie Devil Taran Sanderson 10 1 4 5 1 4 2 7 1 1 5 4 45 10 7 28 1
LBSC^ L1 Pier Pressure^ Hannah Anspach^ 8 7 2 2 7 1 7 10 3 2 1 1 51 10 8 33  
ASC 1125 Blue Dragon Benjamin Newman 2 4 6 8 2 3 3 1 4 6 7 8 54 8 8 38 2
LBSC L3 Secret Biz Matthew Sampson 5 9 1 1 3 5 1 9 6 4 8 10 62 10 9 43 3
LBSC 820 The Ark Darcy Fewings 11 2 8 4 4 2 9 12 2 3 4 6 67 12 11 44 4
LBSC^ L2 Miss B Haven^ Starr Thompson^ 1 5 3 10 10 6 4 6 7 8 3 5 68 10 10 48  
ASC 1509 B Princess Lily Holly Schnaars 7 6 9 3 6 10 8 4 8 7 9 3 80 10 9 61 5
LBSC 509 R Pocket Rocket Alicia Gaffney 4 3 10 6 8 8 6 3 12 14 14 14 102 14 14 74 6
ASC^ No num Phoenix^ Stella Weymouth^ 14 14 14 14 14 14 5 2 5 5 2 2 105 14 14 77  
PLYC 1243 Peter Teakle Tayla Kelsey 6 10 5 7 5 7 10 5 14 14 14 14 111 14 14 83 7
BSYC 771 Jack Power Jack Higgins 9 8 7 9 9 11 11 8 9 10 10 9 110 11 11 88 8
ASC 1105 Sparky Sam Ede 3 11 11 11 11 9 12 11 11 9 6 7 112 12 11 89 9
CSC^ 1 Girl with no Appendix^ Ella Dean^ 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 168 14 14 140  
Count 13 DNC, DNF, DNS =14  
^ Entered in Tri Series, not entered in SA States