Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Transfusion Leads After A Mixed Bag Of Results At Farr 40 Nationals in Hobart - Day 1

It was a mixed day on the Derwent River in Hobart for the first day of competition in the Aberdeen Asset Management Farr 40 National Championships John Calvert-Jones Trophy with four different teams scoring bullets.
Photo: Lulu Roseman
Tasmanian boat Wired leveraged their local knowledge to assist Nathan Wilmot in picking the shifts better than anyone else. The 470 Olympic Gold Medalist was right on his game and the crew work was slick. Voodoo Chile, with a newly repaired David Chapman back on the boat to call the puffs after an incident that saw him undergo minor surgery to his leg thanks to Co-owner Andrew Hunn, scored the second while Transfusion had to settle for third place.
Photo: Lulu Roseman
But Transfusion were back on their game after a scratchy start to take the win in the second race followed by MHYC stable mate Estate Master with Tasmania’s Voodoo Chile taking third.
Photo: Lulu Roseman
The weather looked threatening but the rain managed to stay away for the day’s third race where another Sydney team, Edake skippered by Jeff Carter got the bullet followed by Wired and Transfusion.
Edake Photo: Lulu Roseman
The Race Committee did a stellar job of getting the final race of the day underway in a dying breeze. The big mover was by the Corinthian boat, Local Mocean who scored a third.
Photo: Lulu Roseman
Previously known as Easy Tiger II, the newly formed crew hail from Geelong in Victoria and is stacked with the family and friends of owner Trevor Richardson and helmed by son Steven, together with Trevor’s grandkids, Chloe and Stuart.
Photo: Lulu Roseman
Hamish Pepper, the champion tactician onboard Estate Master took no risks and scored the win followed by Transfusion with Olympian and America’s Cup strategist Tom Slingsby calling the shifts.

For overall standings see >>>

Overall Results after four races

1. Transfusion 3-1-3-2; 9
2. Estate Master 5-2-4-1; 12
3. Wired 1-5-2-6; 14
4. Voodoo Chile 2-3-5-4; 14
5. Edake 4-4-1-7; 16
6. Local Mocean 7-8-7-3; 25
7. War Games 6-7-8-5; 26
8. POW 8-6-6-8; 28

Lulu Roseman

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