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January 2007 - Australian IOM Titles - Pine Rivers
Pine Rivers - Location for 2007 Aust National Championships
Camps begin to form
Wind starts to fill in
The fleet jostles - Nerves are high!
And they're away
Grant Cooper takes Short Black down for the first seeding race
Unfortunately Grant is tangled by a port tack yacht and drifted to last while leading his heat. No recourse was given and Grant had to start from E-Fleet.
GRCYC David Laurie gets Red Dragon 76 wound up
Jon Wilson (131) challenges for the lead
Wind starts to really pick up and a few IOMs go for B-Rigs
Denis McLoughlin 36 from Tas leads around a wing mark
Paul Jones NSW 119 has some work to dot to catch the leaders
GRCYC's best placed Grant Cooper surveys the situation
Eventual champion Craig Smith (Vic) sailing Obsession very fast.
Day 2 begins with a stiff breeze but A-Rigs are most popular still
Wing rounding is always eventful!
Grant Coopers Short Black (12) starts midpack
At all times the skippers were quite close to their craft
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