Wild Oats takes line honours in race four at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

The pendulum has swung – again. The two RP66s, Wild Oats X and Black Jack, now have two line honours wins each after Bob Oatley's Wild Oats swept to victory by over five minutes on the shortened island race course today. Black Jack was second, just 16 seconds ahead of Michael Hiatt's Farr 55 Living Doll which was sailed superbly to get so close to the bigger boats..

The race started in a steady 8-10 knots of breeze, and the helmsmen were so keen to get racing that a general recall was sounded when multiple boats broke the start. On the next gun, Shogun again broke the line, causing her to have to go around for a third time.

Words were also exchanged between the crews of Carbon Credits and Lahana at the committee boat end of the line as Division 2 got a congested start.

At the first mark Wild Oats X had edged ahead of Black Jack. As they continued a tight reach to the south-west, Oats went left and lifted into the wind, separating by about 400 metres from Black Jack. They were followed round the mark by Limit and Living Doll, with Wot Now, Scarlet Runner II and Wild Joe on their heels.

According to Wild Oats tactician, Iain Murray, the crew work on Wild Oats really clicked today and the big gray boat sailed away with the race, to finish opposite the new Whitsunday Sailing Club after three hours and 26 seconds on the course.

However, on handicap it was Living Doll who took the honours, with a clear victory over Evolution Racing (whom she beat on a count back at Airlie Beach last week) and Shogun, who recovered well from their starting mishap.

The big news of the day was the performance of series leader Scarlet Runner II, which finished last on handicap and fell to third overall behind Evolution Racing and Living Doll. However, just one point separates the top three boats and with more wind expected after the lay day tomorrow, keen racing can be expected on Wednesday. Your mysailing.com.au team will be right there on the course to report all the action for you.

Complete results for Divisions 1 and 2 are:

 

IRC Div1 results Start : 11:05:00 Around the Islands Race

Place

Boat Name

Sail No

Elapsd

AHC

Cor'd T

Fin Tim

Skipper

Score

1

LIVING DOLL

R55

03:31:40

1.396

04:55:29

14:36:40

Michael Hiatt

1.0

2

EVOLUTION RACING

8899

03:47:04

1.320

04:59:44

14:52:04

Ray Roberts

2.0

3

SHOGUN

R50

04:05:53

1.313

05:22:51

15:10:53

Robert Hanna

3.0

4

WILD OATS X

AUS7001

03:26:15

1.587

05:27:19

14:31:15

Bob Oatley

4.0

5

WILD JOE

AUS7002

03:38:18

1.501

05:27:40

14:43:18

Steven David

5.0

6

LOKI

AUS6000

03:45:07

1.496

05:36:46

14:50:07

Stephen Ainsworth

6.0

7

BLACK JACK

52566

03:31:24

1.596

05:37:24

14:36:24

Peter Harburg

7.0

8

WOT NOW

6952

04:08:56

1.358

05:38:03

15:13:56

Graeme Wood

8.0

9

LIMIT

98888

03:47:10

1.500

05:40:45

14:52:10

Alan Brierty

9.0

10

SCARLET RUNNER

SM11

04:18:14

1.356

05:50:10

15:23:14

Robert Date

10.0

 

Series Results [IRC Div1] up to Race 4 (Drops = 0)

Place

Ties

Sail No

Boat Name

Skipper

Sers Score

Race 4

Race 3

Race 2

Race 1

1

 

8899

EVOLUTION RACING

Ray Roberts

16.0

2.0

3.0

4.0

7.0

2

1.0S

R55

LIVING DOLL

Michael Hiatt

17.0

1.0

7.0

8.0

1.0

3

 

SM11

SCARLET RUNNER

Robert Date

17.0

10.0

4.0

1.0

2.0

4

 

AUS7002

WILD JOE

Steven David

21.0

5.0

6.0

5.0

5.0

5

 

98888

LIMIT

Alan Brierty

22.0

9.0

1.0

3.0

9.0

6

2.0S

52566

BLACK JACK

Peter Harburg

23.0

7.0

2.0

10.0

4.0

7

 

6952

WOT NOW

Graeme Wood

23.0

8.0

5.0

7.0A

3.0

8

 

AUS7001

WILD OATS X

Bob Oatley

24.0

4.0

10.0

2.0

8.0

9

 

AUS6000

LOKI

Stephen Ainsworth

26.0

6.0

8.0

6.0

6.0

10

 

R50

SHOGUN

Robert Hanna

31.0

3.0

9.0

9.0

10.0

 

IRC Div2 results Start : 11:05:00 Around the Islands Race

Place

Boat Name

Sail No

Elapsd

AHC

Cor'd T

Fin Tim

Skipper

Score

1

DEKADENCE

SM46

04:02:07

1.196

04:49:34

15:07:07

Philip Coombs

1.0

2

ALEGRIA

Q345

04:29:22

1.094

04:54:41

15:34:22

Rod Jones

2.0

3

GEORGIA ONE

NZL11111

04:14:07

1.178

04:59:21

15:19:07

Jim Farmer

3.0

4

TWO TRUE EVOLUTION

YC400

04:38:22

1.088

05:02:52

15:43:22

Andrew Saies

4.0

5

RATIONALE AKATEA

G8710

04:26:05

1.141

05:03:36

15:31:05

Ian Holten

5.0

6

CHUTZPAH

R33

04:24:19

1.203

05:17:58

15:29:19

Bruce Taylor

6.0

7

CRACKLIN ROSIE

6530

04:28:21

1.187

05:18:32

15:33:21

Robbo Robertson

7.0

8

TERRA FIRMA

SM47

04:32:01

1.187

05:22:53

15:37:01

Nicholas Bartels

8.0

9

SHAMROCK

M330

04:31:59

1.281

05:48:25

15:36:59

Tony Donnellan

9.0

 

Series Results [IRC Div2] up to Race 4 (Drops = 0)

Place

Ties

Sail No

Boat Name

Skipper

Sers Score

Race 4

Race 3

Race 2

Race 1

1

2.0S

Q345

ALEGRIA

Rod Jones

14.0

2.0

2.0

9.0

1.0

2

 

SM46

DEKADENCE

Philip Coombs

14.0

1.0

5.0

2.0

6.0

3

 

YC400

TWO TRUE EVOLUTION

Andrew Saies

15.0

4.0

1.0

8.0

2.0

4

 

NZL11111

GEORGIA ONE

Jim Farmer

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