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Matt Chew (RQYS) helming Gen XY with Brian Donovan, Bill
Cuneo and Ash Deeks as crew have won the 7-race 2014 Etchells
Queensland Championships hosted by the Royal Queensland
Yacht Squadron over three days from 4-6 October.
One point separated the top two on the final day which was
always going to be about seeing who could do what to win. Gen
XY and Fifteen+ (2nd overall) skippered by David Clark (CYCA)
with crew Sean O’Rourke, Emma O’Rourke and Will Northam
would be going for it, but lurking there to seize an opportunity
would be Mark Johnson (RSYS), Andrew Smith and Nick Burfoot
on Roulette (3rd overall).
Tusk and Land Rat shot away from the pin end of the line for
the start of Race 6 at 1100hrs, Rolls Rocks did well at the boat end
and Yandoo XX was the first to tack over and run out to the right.
Already, it was clear that series leaders Gen XY and Fifteen+ were
going to be very, very much in close proximity to each other.
Bootross was with Roulette making a fist of the left and seeing if
they could upstage the right-handers.
Halfway up it was clear that those in the centre of the right
would win the day. Leading the charge was Jeanne-Claude Strong,
Peter McNeill and Marcus Burke on Yan do o X X , with local boat
Forceful also in there.
Being slightly underweight and in the light conditions had
suited Yan do o X X and they skipped away from Roulette. The Boat
would take third.
For Race 7 at 1240hrs there was still 0.7kn of tide running
north. The course was just the two laps on an axis of 015degrees
over a range of 1.1nm. A real 10 knots made for perfect racing.
An all-clear start saw Tusk, The Boat and Roulette getting out
of the front row early. Top mark for the first time was busy with
The Greater Fool getting the bragging rights. Tusk was next, Gen XY,
Roulette, The Boat and Fifteen+. Most chose the Green Island side
of the course for the last run of the regatta.
Brad Sheridan on Tusk went on to claim first and Fifteen+ would
nab second, Gen XY third with The Boat, fourth. Seventh placed
Jill Connell (RPAYC) on Odyssey had helmed well all regatta and
finished in fifth for the series.
Also representing RPAYC and finishing 7th overall were Brad
Sheriden, Gary Smith and Brett Shoebridge from Tusk. Crowd
favourites, Alex Gough (RQYS), Charlie Wyatt, Paul Wyatt and
Andrew Gough on Bootross were always looming throughout the
regatta and ended up 8th.
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Bill Cuneo, Ash Deeks, Matt Chew (in disguise) and Brian Donovan
with the trophy that will carry their names for another year.
Chew on Gen XY wins QLD
Fifteen+ (2nd overall) skippered by David Clark (CYCA) with crew
Sean O’Rourke, Emma O’Rourke and Will Northam.
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