Alexander and McDonald's day
Sailmaker Dave Alexander and crew Cam McDonald today won race four of the International 14 Australian Championship sailed in the waters of Gulf St Vincent, South Australia.
Alexander and McDonald in their boat Touring Wombat won the race sailed in 8-12 knots of southwest seabreeze by leading all the way from the start.
Alexander was clearly delighted with the win against first-class competition provided by a hot fleet that includes current World Champion George 1st (Archie Massey/ Dan Wilsdon), fellow red-hot South Australians el diablo (David Hayter/ Trent Neighbour), former Australian champion Ronstan/Irwin Sails (Lindsay Irwin/ Andrew Perry) and former Australian champion Brad Devine and Ian Furlong sailing Del Boca Vista.
Alexander said: “We just got a good start, kept it clean and made few mistakes today. We have had good speed all regatta but have made mistakes in other races. Today was good. “
By race end Touring Wombat held a handy lead of more than 40 seconds on George 1st with el diablo a further 40 seconds back in third place.
Racing today was tight throughout the 32 boat fleet with crews enjoying Adelaide sunshine, crystal clear waters and the excellent facilities of Adelaide Sailing Club.
Overall George 1st remains in the lead after four races with 6 points from Ronstan/Irwin Sails I (11) and el diablo (13), closely followed by Touring Wombat (15).
1. Touring Wombat, 01:21:07
2. George 1st 01:21:53
3. el diablo 01:22:13
4. CST Composites/DP C 01:23:08
5. Ronstan/Irwin Sails 01:23:34
1. George 1st 6 pts (1,2,1,2)
2. Ronstan/Irwin Sails 11 (3,1,2,5)
3. el diablo 13 (2,4,4,3)
4. Touring Wombat 14 (5,3,6,1)
5. To Late to Stop Now 19 (4,5,3,7)
6. Flaunt it 35 (10,7,7,11)
7. Ray & the Crazy 88s 37 (7,10,10,10)
8. Do you get it yet? 42 (8,11,9,14)
9. CST Composites/DPC 43 (6,6,27,4)