MarineBusiness-World.com
 
 
News Home FishingBoating Photo Gallery Australian Cruising Sail-World Australia
Sail-World.com : McConaghy Boats dominate CYCA trophy series
McConaghy Boats dominate CYCA trophy series


'McConaghy built Ker 46 Patrice'    Andrea Francolini
McConaghy Boats dominated the CYCA trophy series over the weekend, claiming first and second places in both IRC and ORCi.

Ed Psaltis, Bob Thomas and Michael Bencsik’s McConaghy Ker 40 Midnight Rambler won the Saturday race in a gusty 18-20 kt south easterly, then backed it up by winning again on Sunday in a fickle 3-6 kt breeze, in a hot fleet packed full of Sydney Hobart contenders. Ed commented that their performance had always been strong in the bigger breezes, but with their new sail wardrobe they had now found more pace in the light airs without compromising their heavy air performance. The McConaghy Ker 40 has already proved its IRC superiority by winning the UK IRC National Championship earlier this year. Previous overall Sydney Hobart winners Ed and his team aim to improve on their second in division result from last years Hobart race

Second place on both Saturday and Sunday races went to Tony Kirby’s brand new McConaghy Ker 46 Patrice. 'We wanted to win but you can’t knock second,' Patrice’s owner, Tony Kirby said. Patrice has been performing consistently above expectation straight out of the box, 'We are a Corinthian crew, and we are up against boats stacked full of pros! I think our results so far show that it was the right decision to go with a McConaghy build a Ker design' With so many variables contributing to a good result in the Hobart race, Tony is confident that he has 'ticked the boxes' when it comes to the fundamental aspects a yacht that will give him a good foundation to aim for that elusive Sydney Hobart victory.

Saturday’s testing conditions saw a guest appearance from Bob Oatley’s Reichel Pugh 30m Wild Oats XI, with Mark 'Ricko' Richards at the helm. Ricko said that he didn’t hold back on Saturday and launched the boat as hard as he could, proving that the newly repaired mast can sustain conditions that bought down the rig on Shogun V on the same day. Wild Oats XI ripped around the course taking line honours by over 15 min to Giacomo, the ex Groupama Volvo 70. The big test will be the Hobart race, but the Wild Oats team headed by John Hilderbrand leave no stone unturned in anticipation of the big showdown against Anthony Bell’s Perpetual Loyal. The rig has been removed again today and the boat hauled out of the water for thorough inspection of every detail.

The original Wild Oats, Roger Hickman’s McConaghy Farr 43 Wild Rose also put in a good performance on Saturday securing second on IRC div 2, and second in ORCi behind Midnight Rambler, demonstrating that the 28 year old Farr design still has the potential to perform well in the stronger winds on the way to Hobart.

McConaghy Boats


by McConaghy Boats

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.marinebusiness-world.com/index.cfm?nid=117657

5:56 PM Mon 16 Dec 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

10 Dec 2013  Port Hacking - Bird Island Race a great success for McConaghy Boats
15 Jul 2013  MC38 Harbour Regatta - Emerging from the mist
01 Feb 2013  McConaghy MC²60 to launch next month in Hong Kong
16 May 2012  Ensign Ship Brokers named as ambassador for McConaghy Boats
18 Apr 2012  Catamaran MC²60 assembly underway at McConaghy
03 Apr 2012  Ker 40 takes home the trifecta
27 Mar 2012  McConaghy boats - The fastest and now the deepest
06 Mar 2012  Inaugural MC 38 One Design Australian Championship announced
21 Feb 2012  McConaghy's Ker 46 - Faster!!
09 Jan 2012  McConaghy built Loki's jubilant Tattersall's Cup victory
MORE STORIES ...






Marine Business News











































UK superyacht industry on the rise by British Marine Federation,


















Predictwind helps you pick the best time to depart by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,






Glen Eadie appointed Mercury Territory Manager in Queensland
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 24, 2014 - Rate rise hits trade
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 23, 2014 - AUD creeps up
Sailtime founder to share role of 'Skipper' with team Vicsail
Clipper Motor Yachts expands with Boat Equity
Check out the Fountaine Pajot Saba 50 at Autumn boat shows
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 22, 2014 - Europe watched
Brisbane's biggest outdoors expo to celebrate ten years
Vietnam Marina Development: ONE°15 Vung Ro Bay Marina Resort
Sydney Harbour welcomes premium boat storage
Sunseeker boss Stewart McIntyre abruptly leaves luxury yacht builder
One week to go until the 2014 Sydney International Boat Show
Costa Concordia - the $2.25 billion salvage operation ready to begin
Launching at Sydney Boat Show - the all new Falcon 300HT-360 HT range
Volvo Penta reveals keel cooling option for diesel engines
Carla Demaria named keynote speaker for METS 2014
Learn about life beneath water at Gold Coast International Marine Expo
FIXMYBOAT.com.au – Browse, compare and decide
Boat Shows - the engine powering the boating industry
'Honey, Let's Go Boating!' next best-seller for Finkelstein *Feature
2014 Brisbane Boat Show - Set to add new features   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 19, 2014 - Step into Wonderland   
European Commission to take UK to court over red diesel   
Understanding the Ocean's role in Greenland Glacier melt   
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw   
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 18, 2014 - AUD moves up   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 17, 2014 - KIWI takes hammering   
Revealing report on Search for American yacht Nina released *Feature   
ECOfishers and AMA to establish NSW Fisheries Taskforce   
PredictWind's Weather Routing opens your navigation options - try it!   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 16, 2014 - Oz confirms low rates   
Cameron Appleton joins North Sails   
National 4x4 Outdoors Show - Unprecedented exhibitors expected   
New-to-New Zealand products at the Auckland On Water Boat Show   
Auckland on the Water Boat Show: Two new Bavaria yachts on display   
AYSS PacificNet/Tahiti voted a success!   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 15, 2014 - Rising interest hits   
July 2014 edition of Finnfare has been published   
Taiwan's first marina a Superior effort *Feature   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS MBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT