NZ Nationals 2015 Takapuna Boating Club - 6th to 8th February

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The New Zealand 2015 Javelin Nationals were hosted by Takapuna Boating Club in conjunction with the 420 North Island Champs over Waitangi Weekend.


Northland duo dominate NZ Javelin Nationals

'Phlipnhel reaching for the finish'    Takapuna Boating Club

In a range of conditions the Javelin Skiffs fought hard for the title of National Champion in Takapuna this weekend. Current Sanders Cup holders Phil McNeil and Craig Gilberd won all eight races in an undisputable display of skill.


It did not look promising on Friday when racing was abandoned due to heavy winds, but the race committee team from the Takapuna Boating Club managed to hold eight races in a range of heavy to light conditions.

The fleet was very close together and every place was hard fought for.

Congratulations to our new National Champions Phil McNeil and Craig Gilberd from Northland. In second place were father and son team Ross and Colin Shanks who are now holding the record of winning the John Long Memorial Trophy the most times. Tied on same points in third place came David Brown and David Feek from Horowhenua Sailing Club. Best first-time skipper of the contest was Sara Watters who was putting Blundetbus on the right side of many of the shifts with Hamish Norton on the trapeze. The prestigious DFL Trophy went to brother and sister Antje and Kai Müller from Germany.

The fleet thanks the volunteers of the hosting club for putting on a great event.

by Antje Muller

Close racing in the Javelin Class -  Takapuna Boating Club


Sailed: 8, Discards: 1, To count: 7, Entries: 10, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Fleet Division Nat Sail No HelmName CrewName Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Total Nett
1st Javelin Male NZL 378 Phil McNeil Craig Gilberd BOI (1) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 7
2nd Javelin Male NZL 380 Ross Shanks Colin Shanks Gisborne 2 5 4 2 (7) 7 2 3 32 25
3rd Javelin Male NZL 524 David Brown David Feek HSC 6 6 (7) 4 2 2 3 2 32 25
4th Javelin Male NZL 361 Wade McGee Demian Dixon EBYMBC 3 2 5 3 (6) 5 6 6 36 30
5th Javelin Male NZL 521 Peter Precey Bas Gundry ASC (11 DNS) 7 3 5 5 3 4 4 42 31
6th Javelin Mixed USA 336 Sara Watters Hamish Norton PPN 4 3 6 6 3 4 7 (9) 42 33
7th Javelin Male NZL 305 Tim Adair Simon Kortze MBSC 5 (8) 2 8 8 8 5 5 49 41
8th Javelin Mixed NZL 5241 Antje Muller Kai Muller HSC 8 4 (9) 7 4 9 8 7 56 47
9th Javelin Male NZL 374 Andrew Howden J Markgraft Torbay 7 9 8 9 (11 DNF) 6 9 8 67 56
10th Javelin Male NZL 522 Ben Bax Phil Smith Tauranga (11 DNS) 11 DNS 11 DNS 11 DNS 11 DNS 11 DNS 11 DNS 11 DNS 88 77

Hanging out after racing -  Takapuna Boating Club


Craig Gilberd and Phil McNeil, winners of the Ray Eade Trophy and National Champions -  Takapuna Boating Club


Ross and Colin Shanks, record winners of the John Long Memorial Trophy -  Takapuna Boating Club