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State Championships 2005

 

 

Jessie Atherton keeps a close watch on local veteran George Fish.
Both were winners in the 2005 State championships,with George's Foxy Lady III
taking the series title & Jessie's Kamikaze winning the sub-junior section.
(John Davey photo)

The current master !

George Fish guides Foxy Lady III during Saturday morning's testing race at Deviot.
With crew Alicia Finney he won the 2005 State Mirror championship,
sailed on the Tamar River on Saturday March 19 & Sunday March 20..
(Greg Pullen photo)

 

Tagging along.
Tom & Garry Kennedy sailing Tag, follow Foxy Lady III around the top mark.

 


However, old age & cunning took a back seat to youth & exuberance, with sub-juniors
Jessie Atherton & Seb. Gore winning the first race, and placing 2nd & 3rd in subsequent
heats on Saturday.

 


5kts of current and no wind, made for a difficult start in the opening event .

 

Crikey's David Bakker & Madeleine Davey set off after Ken Barnes & Tom Dobie in
Fast Glass on Saturday morning.

 

Ian Rinkin & Jack Osborne look very determined as they prepare to set Foxy Lady II's kite.

 


Although the conditions certainly didn't produce any Full Tilt action, Paul & Oliver
Van Nynaten persevered with smiles all round.

 


Why Peter Gore is fending off son Sebastian and Jessie Atherton in Kamikaze is
anybody's guess. Perhaps Seb wanted to borrow his father's stylish hat !

 

By midday on Saturday the combination of racing tides & ghosting winds had everyone back at the clubhouse, wondering whether there would be a States series.

 

One way to avoid drifting off the start line ....

 

... cling to the committee boat.

 

IMCAT president Grant Atherton helmed for Katherine Maher in her "new" boat Rear View.

 

Mark roundings were often very frustrating maneouvres.

 

Fast Glass crew Tom Dobie in a serious mood as skipper Ken Barnes
prepares to launch the spinnaker.

 

Garry Kennedy obviously happy that he can still duck & dive in the confines of the bow.

 

Keeping a low profile:Sophie Lee & Erica Davey.

 

Xcel-Erate on autopilot.

The breeze filled in for a while on Saturday afternoon & kites coloured an
otherwise grey sky.

 

Robbie Hunt & Dad Quentin checking out the working end of the pole
with Fizz on a run.

 

Long-time Mirror exponent Duncan McGlashan with crew Alison Mackay
were consistent all weekend , resulting in second place overall for Cicada IV.

 


The Whitmores had a family weekend in Odysseus, with father Mike helming for
daughters Katherine & Sally & son James.

 

With only a few minutes to spare before the 1630 deadline, a third race was started
in fading winds on an incoming tide.

 


Kingston Beach sailors Daniel Pullen & John Harvey get The Edge underway,
happier with some breeze to overcome the strong river flow.

 


Nick McElwee and his crew keeping a watchful eye on the opposition from Dual Force.

 


Veteran skippers don't give away an inch. Jenny Graney gets round on the inside
of an equally determined George Fish.

 

Pukeko gets a clean rounding ahead of the pack.

 


Quentin has his eye on the mark as Daniel negotiates the traffic.

 


Then it's kites up, and away !

Quarterflash, Killiecrankie, Crikey & Excelerate in close competition.

 

No relaxing now for the crew of Excelerate with Crikey right behind.

 


Aaron Ellis gets Killiecrankie above Quarterflash.

 

Is that why Aaron and Brigida Van Nynanten are all smiles ?

 

Thomas Andrews and Matthew Graney in action poling out Sky III's kite.

 

Jenny doubtful; Daniel confident ...

Yes !!
Victory in the last race of the day.

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