Category Archives: South Pacific Interdominion

The South Pacific Interdominion Championship Regatta is held alternatively in New Zealand and Australia

24th South Pacifics & 2015-16 Australian Nationals – Notice of Race

⇒Notice of Race

Hosted by: Perth Dinghy Sailing Club

⇒Competition Details

⇒Accommodation Details

2015-16 Season Event Program (NZL)

The dates below are confirmed, except where stated they are not.  There are a few holes at the moment.  If you have any suggestions or requests please let us know by commenting below.

Traveler Series: North Island Sprints
dates: Sat & Sun, 17th & 18th October 2015
host: Rotorua Yacht Club

South Pacifics training: Auckland (venue to be decided)
dates: tbc (early November, maybe even Labour weekend)
host: (to be decided, but somewhere in Auckland for sure)

Just because you can: Napier Summer Regatta
dates: Sat & Sun, 28th & 29th November 2015
host: Napier Sailing Club

Just because you can: Sir Peter Blake Regatta
dates: Sat & Sun, 5th & 6th December 2015
host: Torbay Sailing Club

South Pacifics: 45th Australian Javelin Championships & South Pacific Championships
dates: 28th Dec 2015 to 4th Jan 2016
host: Perth Dinghy Sailing Club

Just because you can: Napier New Year Regatta
dates: 1st to 3rd Jan 2016
host: Napier Sailing Club

Nationals: Might River Power Regatta
dates: Fri, Sat & Sun, 10th, 11th & 12th March 2015
host: Lake Taupo Yacht Club

Sanders Cup: Whangarei
dates: Easter
host: Whangarei Cruising Club
note: All boats welcome, regional representatives only qualify

North Island Champs: Evan’s Bay Regatta
dates: Sat & Sun, 9th & 10th April
host:  Evan’s Bay Yacht & Motor Boat Club

South Pacific Interdominion Winners 1968 – 2013

Year Venue Yacht Crew Nationality
1968 – 69 Sydney, NSW, Ausralia Rangi P Walker, D Hutchinson NZ
1970 – 71 Christchurch, New Zealand John Wesley Harding J Bilger, M Ross NZ
1972 – 73 Suva, Fiji Jumping Jehosa Phat J Wilmont, G Davidson Aus
1974 – 75 Belmont, Ausralia Afakazee J Bilger, M Ross NZ
1976 – 77 Auckland, New Zealand Tina I McGill, R Floyd NZ
1978 – 79 Chelsea, VIC, Ausralia Big Bertha G Coleman, L Kennedy NZ
1980 – 81 Napier
New Zealand
Big Bananas G Coleman, L Kennedy NZ
1982 – 83 Toronto, NSW, Ausralia Mac G Engert, P Campbell Aus
1984 – 85 Auckland, New Zealand Nice One C Greenwood, E Berry NZ
1986 – 87 Perth, WA
Ausralia
Spun Out P Moore, A Dean Aus
1988 – 89 Wellington
New Zealand
Blunderbus B Vernon, P Vernon NZ
1990 – 91 Chelsea, VIC, Ausralia Hot Gossip G Cochrane NZ
1992 – 93 Napier, New Zealand Coup de Tat G Ball, C Dagley NZ
1994 – 95 Perth, WA, Ausralia Just Another Illusion R Hanrahan Aus
1996 – 97 Auckland, New Zealand L.A. Woman P Layton, K Robb Aus
1998 – 99 Melbourne
Ausralia
The Other Woman P Layton, D Russell Aus
2000 – 01 Wellington, New Zealand Freckle Deckle A Vallings, H Hey NZ
2002 – 03 Perth, WA, Ausralia Bungholio R Fordyce, C Gilberd NZ
2004 – 2005 Gisborne, New Zealand Freckle Deckle N Taylor, R Brailey NZ
2006 – 07 Chelsea, VIC, Ausralia Warren A Hirst, P Newman Aus
2008 – 09 Tauranga, New Zealand Philnhel P NcNeill, M Smith NZ
2010 – 11 Melbourne, Ausralia Fat Boys B Henessy, A Hacket Aus
2012 – 13 Bay of Islands, New Zealand Philnhel P NcNeill, N Deverell/ H Hey NZ

Photos – South Pacific Interdominion & 33rd Australian Championship 2002-03 Perth

23rd Javelin Skiff South Pacific Championships – 2013

March 27th – April 1st 2013, Bay of Islands Yacht Club, Ti Point, Waitangi, New Zealand

Close bottom mark roundings - 2013 South Pacific and New Zealand National Championships
Close bottom mark roundings – 2013 South Pacific and New Zealand National Championships

This year, it was New Zealand’s turn to host the Interdominions in the 14-foot Javelin Skiff. The Bay of Islands put on some superb racing conditions for the fleet with sunny weather and anything between 5 and 18 knots of wind.

True to its purpose, the practice race was held in a steady moderate breeze, and even Flying Circus made it around the course upright although stand-in skipper David Rohwetter had never helmed a Javelin before. Both Australian boats left the competition far behind.

On the following day, a South-East gradient wind combined with a sea breeze made for more trying conditions. CST Composites convincingly won the first race, showing what their boat was designed for. With slightly heavier wind and a steep chop forming, Phlipnhel had a major speed advantage in the second race winning ahead of Bax Contractors. Bungholio broke their mast on Brampton Reef, Thirty Something’s tack line block disintegrated, No Name Required snapped the track of their self-tacking jib, and Blunderbus collected Hermione Rock with their centreboard on their way back to shore. Tools, glue and carbon were needed to get all but Bungholio ready to race for the next day. The biggest challenge was posed to Phil McNeil whose crew had to leave due to a family emergency. Luckily, local icon Neil Deverell was available for the remainder of the contest.

Neil Deverell and Phil McNeil with their trophies
Neil Deverell and Phil McNeil with their trophies

Fat Boys showed their mettle scoring two wins and a second place on the next day, but Philpnhel remained ahead. Orgasm Addict missed the first race because of a broken masthead eyeot but managed to fix it for the remaining two. Though Clamp Products broke their forestay attachment in the second race, they managed to tie the stay back on to finish the race. Unfortunately they damaged the mainsail when putting the rigg tension back on, which meant they had a certain ‘Black Pearl look’ about them for the remainder of the day. Full Frontal found their form in the second race and scored a third place.

After engaging in diverse sports during the morning, the fleet visited historic Russell on the lay day and got together for dinner in Opua. Sadly, all four visitors from Western Australia started suffering from sickness.

Trailblazer found back to their usual form on the following race day but still did not manage to stay ahead of Phlipnhel in the changing conditions. In the third race that day Riders on the Storm lead the fleet around the track by a clear margin from start to finish with Bax Contractor finishing second. After the evening dinner, the Head Brother placed some heavy fines on offending BEWs, and even the volunteers did not escape unscathed.

Class President Colin Shanks presenting the DFL Trophy to Sarah Dunckley
Class President Colin Shanks presenting the DFL Trophy to Sarah Dunckley

The final day of the South Pacifics started with clouds and without wind. After midday the sun had come through and a light sea breeze set in, though not enough for another race. Instead, some keen brothers took the helm of their respective skippers and had a fantastic race in light airs, with the boats finishing in very similar order as throughout the weekend.

Congratulations to all trophy winners

Breakage Trophy: Grant McDuff and Greg Watkins for breaking the mast of Bungholio

MFU Dog Trophy: Damien Dixon and Wade McGee for losing the crew over the side and breaking the tack line block.

DFL Trophy: Sarah Dunckley for the skipper with highest score who finished all races

John Long Memorial Trophy: David Brown and David Feek for second in the NZ Nationals

Ray Eady Cup: Phil McNeil and Neil Deverell for NZ Nationals winner

Air New Zealand Interdominion Trophy: Phil McNeil and Neil Deverell for winner of the South Pacifics

Crews Race Trophy: Neil Deverell for winning the crews race.

At the prize giving, Ben Bax was recognized for his immense contribution to the class. As Gold Card holder he is retiring after a very successful career in the Javelins. His boat is on the market, but we all hope to see him at Javelin contests still.

Bax Contractors had the oldest and youngest competitor on board. Serving lunches was the designer of half the boats in the fleet David Lee
Bax Contractors had the oldest and youngest competitor on board. Serving lunches was the designer of half the boats in the fleet David Lee

Many thanks to all competitors, supporters and organisers!
Antje Muller.

The beautiful sailing water of the Bay of Islands were the venue of the 2013 Javelin Skiff South Pacifics
The beautiful sailing water of the Bay of Islands were the venue of the 2013 Javelin Skiff South Pacifics

 

Phlipnhel leading Trailblazer around the bottom mark
Phlipnhel leading Trailblazer around the bottom mark

 

Riders on the Storm with Waitangi in the background
Riders on the Storm with Waitangi in the background

 

No Name Required with their changed jib setup
No Name Required with their changed jib setup

 

 

23rd Javelin Skiff South Pacific Championships – 2013 Results

From the Bay of Island Yacht Club

Results are final as of 17:12 on 1st April, 2013

Overall

Sailed: 8, Discards: 1, To count: 7, Entries: 14

Rank Tally Boat Nat SailNo HelmName CrewName Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Total Nett Notes
1st 9 Phipnel NZ 378 Phil McNeill Hamish Hey/ Neil Deverell BOIYC/ASC 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 (15.0 DNF) 25 10
2nd 11 Fat Boys AUS 676 Brien Hennessey Andrew Hacket PDSE 3 3 1 2 1 -4 3 4 21 17
3rd 10 CST Composites AUS 685 Ben Lawrie Dan Moore PDSC 1 4 5 5 3 (15.0 DNS) 5 3 41 26
4th 12 Trail Blazer NZ 524 David Brown David Feek HSC -7 7 3 4 5 2 2 5 35 28
5th 6 Bay Contractors NZ 522 Ben Bax Phil Smith TY&PBC 5 2 -7 7 4 3 7 2 37 30
6th 3 Riders on the storm NZ 380 Kagan Weeks Colin Shanks NSC 4 5 8 6 7 7 -9 1 47 38
7th 5 Orgasim Addict NZ 521 Peter Precey Andrew Johnson ASC/DYC 11 6 (15.0 DNS) 8 6 5 6 6 63 48
8th 1 Thirty Something NZ 361 Wade McGee Demian Dixon EBY&MBC 10 (15.0 DNF) 4 9 9 6 4 7 64 49
9th 8 Full Frontal NZ 523 Craig Gilberd Sean Wright PBC/BOIYC 6 9 6 3 10 8 8 -11 61 50
10th 2 Clamp Product NZ 366 Antje Muller Nic Charrington HSC 8 8 9 -12 8 9 10 8 72 60
11th 7 Blunder Bus NZ 336 Sarah Dunckley Hamish Norton EBY&MBC 9 10 -12 10 11 12 11 10 85 73
12th 14 No Name Required NZ 359 Susie Weeks Marty Weeks NSC 13 (15.0 DNF) 10 11 13 11 12 9 94 79
13th 13 Flying Circus NZ 374 Kerry Roger Simon Kortze BOIYC/TY$PBC (15.0 DNF) 15.0 DNS 11 15.0 DNF 12 10 13 12 103 88
14th 4 Bung Hollio NZ 516 Greg Watkins Grant Macduff RNZYS/PCC 12 (15.0 DNF) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 117 102

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South Pacific Interdominion & 33rd Australian Championships 2002/03

December 28th 2002 – January 4th 2003, Perth Dinghy Sailing Club, Perth, Western Australia.

33rd Australian Championships NoR (PDF)

New Zealand was represented by the “P&O NedLoyyd New Zealand Javelin Team”, and sent very strong crews including the current National Champion, Ex National and Sanders Cup Champion to attempt to retain the South Pacific Title. The team had 2 brand new boats, and two boats less than 2 seasons old.

Final Race Report

A warm and weak westerly sea breeze of around 6 – 10 knots greeted the fleet on Melville Water for the final heat of the South Pacific series. Racing yesterday had been extremely tight over 3 races on a shorter course close to the club, with Australia’s National Champions Fat Boys holding a 4 point lead over New Zealands Bungholio going into the final race. The Kiwi crew needed to win the final race, with Fat Boys placing 5th or worse to win the title.

After a number of delays while the breeze sorted itself out, the race got underway with the 4 top Kiwi boats all leading out strongly on the left side of the course. The Fat Boys went right into the early pressure but failed to reap much reward , turning 6th at the top mark behind Bungholio, Phlipnhel, www.javelins.org and Flying Circus. The downwind saw the Kiwis extend their lead but good work by Victoria’s Unzipped saw them up to 3rd.

The second lap saw more of the same with frequent tacks and crossings as crews sought to maximise their gains in the flukey conditions. Phlipnhel had worked into the lead while Just Do It had also climbed onto the rear of the leading group. Fat Boys was struggling to make inroads and would eventually settle for 7th, their worst performance of the Series. The outcome overall came down to the battle at the front; if Phlipnhel held out Bungholio then Fat Boys would win on countback. With a 40m lead at the final turn it was looking as if this would be the case. However some terrific work by Rob Fordyce and Craig Gilberd saw Bungholio win the gybing duel down the run to cross a few seconds in front of fellow countrymen McNeill and Smith on Phlipnhel and secure the South Pacific Championship.

In the final race the P&O NedLoyyd New Zealand Javelin Team secured 1st, 2nd 4th and 5th places over the line, and ended the series with 4 boats in the top 7.

Random Comments

Excellent results by Manawatu/Horowhenua sailing club member David Brown to win the 1st heat of the championship, and finish 7th in a highly competitive fleet.

JAVELIN SAILING ASSOCIATION (WA)
Progressive Results for JAVELIN South Pacific Championships
Races = 10. To Count = 8

Pos Sail # Boat Name Skipper Total Nett Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Heat 4 Heat 5 Heat 6 Heat 7 Heat 8 Heat 9 Heat 10
1 376 BUNGHOLIO Rob Fordyce 43 19 [ 9]( 9) 1( 1) 4( 4) [ 15]( 15) 4( 4) 1( 1) 1( 1) 5( 5) 2( 2) 1( 1)
2 667 FAT BOYS SWIM Brien Hennessy 33 20 6( 6) 2( 2) 1( 1) 1( 1) 1( 1) 4( 4) [ 6]( 6) 4( 4) 1( 1) [ 7]( 7)
3 378 PHLIPNHEL Phil McNeill 54 23 [ 23](DSQ) 3( 3) [ 8]( 8) 2( 2) 7( 7) 2( 2) 3( 3) 1( 1) 3( 3) 2( 2)
4 362 www.javelins.org Pete Precey 59 43 7( 7) 5( 5) 3( 3) 6( 6) [ 9]( 9) 7( 7) [ 7]( 7) 6( 6) 4( 4) 5( 5)
5 390 UNZIPPED Warren Smith 70 44 3( 3) 7( 7) 11( 11) 4( 4) [ 12]( 12) 5( 5) [ 14]( 14) 2( 2) 9( 9) 3( 3)
6 606 MAC Garry Kerman 72 45 5( 5) 4( 4) 2( 2) 11( 11) [ 14]( 14) 6( 6) 4( 4) 8( 8) 5( 5) [ 13]( 13)
7 374 FLYING CIRCUS David Brown 89 53 1( 1) 9( 9) [ 20](DNF) [ 16]( 16) 11( 11) 3( 3) 15( 15) 3( 3) 7( 7) 4( 4)
8 660 JUST DO IT Tom Burt 88 53 4( 4) 8( 8) 7( 7) 3( 3) [ 13]( 13) 10( 10) 5( 5) 10( 10) [ 22](OCS) 6( 6)
9 655 THE OS Rhiannon Fryer 93 57 2( 2) 6( 6) 9( 9) 8( 8) 2( 2) [ 19]( 19) 8( 8) 12( 12) 10( 10) [ 17]( 17)
10 668 FUZZY LOGIC Paul Kunzli 93 59 [ 14]( 14) 12( 12) [ 20](DNF) 5( 5) 3( 3) 13( 13) 2( 2) 7( 7) 6( 6) 11( 11)
11 663 THE BOSS Brian Kerman 99 68 8( 8) [ 15]( 15) 6( 6) 10( 10) 6( 6) 8( 8) [ 16]( 16) 9( 9) 11( 11) 10( 10)
12 662 GROUND ZERO David Jones 105 74 [ 15]( 15) 11( 11) 5( 5) 12( 12) 5( 5) 11( 11) 9( 9) [ 16]( 16) 12( 12) 9( 9)
13 664 IMPACT Colin Williams 144 98 17( 17) 23(DNF) [ 23](DNC) 9( 9) 8( 8) 12( 12) [ 23](DNC) 13( 13) 8( 8) 8( 8)
14 666 EASE UP Rod McGregor 134 100 16( 16) [ 18]( 18) 10( 10) 7( 7) 16( 16) 16( 16) 11( 11) 11( 11) 13( 13) [ 16]( 16)
15 659 MAVRICK Ben Mawson 142 103 [ 20]( 20) 14( 14) 14( 14) 17( 17) 10( 10) 9( 9) 13( 13) [ 19]( 19) 14( 14) 12( 12)
16 665 FREQUENT FLYER John Gammon 154 116 18( 18) 10( 10) 15( 15) 14( 14) [ 20]( 20) 17( 17) 10( 10) 14( 14) 18( 18) [ 18]( 18)
17 656 POGUE MA HONE Daniel Moore 159 117 [ 23](DSQ) 16( 16) 12( 12) 13( 13) 19( 19) 15( 15) 12( 12) 15( 15) 15( 15) [ 19]( 19)
18 653 BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED Charles Spargo 168 126 13( 13) 13( 13) 13( 13) 18( 18) 17( 17) 18( 18) [ 22](DNF) 17( 17) 17( 17) [ 20]( 20)
19 646 KING TIDE Nick Martindale 174 128 11( 11) 17( 17) 16( 16) [ 23](DNC) 18( 18) [ 23](OCS) 17( 17) 18( 18) 16( 16) 15( 15)
20 379 PLANE SAILING Mark Kenah 177 133 12( 12) 19( 19) 20(DNF) [ 22](DNF) 15( 15) 14( 14) [ 22](DNF) 20( 20) 19( 19) 14( 14)
21 621 THE MINE HUNTER Scott Bultitude 200 154 10( 10) [ 23](DNF) [ 23](DNC) 22(DNF) 21( 21) 21( 21) 18( 18) 21( 21) 20( 20) 21( 21)
22 657 WELL DRESSED Neville Sloss 221 175 19( 19) 23(DNF) 23(DNC) 22(DNF) 23(DNF) 20( 20) 22(DNF) 23(DNC) [ 23](DNC) [ 23](DNC