Sails : Sails 26 June July 2014
T asmanian yachtsmen Phillip Turner and Duncan Hine’s long- range plan to provide a strong contender from their state in this year’s 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has got away to a winning start with Alive winning all three handicap divisions of the Brisbane to Gladstone Race over Easter. Derwent Sailing Squadron member Turner bought Alive, a canting keel Reichel/Pugh 66 previously Queensland-owned and named Black Jack, early this year and appointed Hine, another DSS member, as his skipper. His prime objective is to win the 70th Sydney Hobart with Hine setting out a comprehensive lead-up program, including the Brisbane to Gladstone and Melbourne to Vanuatu races and the Queensland winter regattas. For his first Brisbane to Gladstone Race, Alive’s skipper Duncan Hines put together a mostly non-professional crew of Queensland Race & Regatta Round-up 031 rolex/CarloBorlenghi FLYIng 18s Racing in Sydney’s 18-footer fleet is still amongst the most exciting sailing aboard any craft in the world. Alive and kicking Tasmanian yachtAlive wins Brisbane to Gladstone Race. ByPeter Campbell. BRISBANETOGLADSTONEYACHTRACE and Tasmanian sailors, and has planned for owner Turner an extensive campaign leading up to the 70th Sydney Hobart. “Not only have we got a very busy calendar with eight racing events packed into eight months, we will first need to master the powerful and technically advanced performance yacht,” Hines said before the start of the Brisbane to Gladstone. Official results of the Brisbane to Gladstone Race were delayed for 24 hours because of the extremely slow progress of boats in the 308 nautical mile race up the Queensland coast which started on Good Friday. The new Black Jack, a Volvo 70 skippered by Mark Bradford, took line honours by just over an hour from Alive, but there was a 24 hour gap before the next boat crossed the finish line. More than half the fleet did not finish the race, retiring because of their very slow progress. On corrected times, Alive has won the IRC, ORCi and PHSF handicap divisions after finishing second across the line to the new Black Jack which finished fourth over the line in last year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart. Alive also won the prestigious Courier Mail Cup. In IRC Division 1, Alive won from Black Jack and Rod Jones’ Audi Sunshine Coast, with IRC Division 2 going to Italian Job (Lewis Perrin) from the veteran Wistari (Scott Patrick) and Arenda (Tim McCall). Only five boats finished in Division 1, just three in Division 2. Under ORCi scoring, Alive placed first overall and first in Division 1 from Audi Sunshine Coast and Kerumba (Tom Faragher). Italian Job won ORCi Division 2 from Wistari. Alive completed her domination of handicap results by also winning PHSF Division 1 from Black Jack and Audi Sunshine Coast. Only two boats completed the course in PHRF Division 2, Bad Habits (Barry Thompson) winning from Wistari which, as the only finisher, collected first place in the Veterans Division. naMe SaKe Now owned by Phillip Turner and renamed Alive. The Reichel Pugh 66, formerly known as Black Jack buries the bow as she blasts south on day two of the 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
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