2014 National EC-12 Championship Results:
21 - 23 March 2014 at Lake Victoria, Christchurch
Results of the Overall Champion (Combined scores for 2014 Match & Fleet Racing).
Results of the 2014 Match Racing competition.
Results of the 2014 Fleet Racing competition.
2013 National EC-12 Championship Report & Results:
19 - 21 April 2013 at Pharazyn Reserve, Waikanae
A full schedule of results is available for viewing or download (56KB PDF) - NZEC12OA Nationals 2013
2011 National EC-12 Championship Report & Results:
16 - 18 September 2011 at Mariri Pond, Motueka
After the decision was made to hold the previously cancelled for obvious reasons 2011 Nationals scheduled to be held in Christchurch, Radio Yacht Squadron Nelson took on the challenge of organizing at relatively short notice the now resurrected 2011 National Championships.
A total of 20 skippers entered with a mixture of old and new faces being amongst these.
Friday 16th was the designated Match Racing day and it dawned as a very pleasant day but with very light winds. However as the day went on so did the wind strength increase and by about lunchtime most skippers were scrambling to replace their “A” rigs with “B” rigs. This proved to be the correct decision and through a combination of the Race Officers keeping things moving and a consistent wind all flights were able to be completed by approximately 4.30pm no mean feat as most will appreciate. The Race Officers lead by Allan Braid did a good job in keeping all skippers aware of where they should be in order to keep a long event moving to it’s conclusion.
At the conclusion of racing the Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand EC12 Owners Association Inc was held and good discussion was held by those present resulting in some changes being made to the NZ Class Rule which will be published in due course, after all members have been first notified.
Saturday 17th was the designated first day of Fleet Racing and all skippers arrived to see a virtual copy in conditions from the day before. However racing got underway pretty much on time with the aim to achieve 14 races from the 21 being competed in. Again as the day went on the breeze increased to a point again where most skippers opted for a change to “B” rigs. During the course of the day the Race Officers elected to make several minor changes to the course to ensure as best can a fair and proper course for all. By 3.30pm these 14 races had been sailed and after some discussion it was decided to cease racing for the day.
Sunday 18th was day two of Fleet Racing with the aim being to achieve the remaining 7 races required to complete the event. All competitors arrived to a relatively cold drizzly morning but with a slowly building breeze. Racing was postponed to determine weather conditions after which the drizzle “obeyed” instructions and stopped with racing commencing maybe a half hour later than scheduled. The remaining 7 races were all completed in comfortable “A” rig conditions after which the 2011 NZ EC12 National Championships were complete.
At the conclusion of racing Owners Association Trophies were presented to Bruce Edgar of Christchurch as the very deserved winner of both the Fleet & Match Racing Trophies which made him also the winner of the Overall Champions Trophy.
Results of the Overall Champion (Combined scores for 2011 Match & Fleet Racing).
Results of the 2011 Match Racing competition.
A full schedule of results is available for viewing or download (198KB PDF) - NZEC12OA Match Racing 2011
Results of the 2011 Fleet Racing competition.
A full schedule of results is available for viewing or download (204KB PDF) - NZEC12OA Fleet Racing 2011
The Annual North vs South Trophy (Dave Gaffa Trophy) was won by the South Island for 2011.
2010 National EC-12 Championship Report & Results:
04.03.10 – 07.03.10 Pharazyn Reserve Waikanae
Friday 5th March saw a keen and fired up 13 EC12 skippers take to the water for day one being Match Racing. The day commenced with a skippers briefing at 9.30am to be followed by racing at 10.00am. However the wind had other ideas and after about an hours delay racing was underway in mid “A” rig breezes. Several flights were sailed before a halt for lunch was called and a very tasty bbq was cooked and served to all. Racing got underway again following this and all flights were completed by approximately 3.15pm resulting in a tie for 1st place between Mike Garden (66) and Duncan Murchie (58). This required a sail off to decide a winner from the best of three, this saw some very close and even racing with eventually Mike Garden from Wellington prevailing to very rightly so be the 2010 EC12 National Match Racing Champion.
Saturday 6th March was the start of the Fleet Racing segment with 14 races scheduled to be sailed that day. Again the winds or should that be lack of delayed the start but eventually and following a course change racing commenced. Mike Garden carried on his good form and consistency from the previous day but was being chased by several other competitors. A another bbq lunch was provided which was well received by all. Racing recommenced after lunch in a much more consistent breeze which enabled the setting of a course more in keeping with the pond being sailed on. The 14 races scheduled for this day finished at again around 3.30pm.
Sunday 6th March was day two of the Fleet Racing requiring an additional 7 races to be sailed to complete this. After again a slight holdup and a resetting of the course racing was underway almost on time. This time racing was able to be undertaken with little pause between races due to a steady breeze. At the end of this day points were added, discards discarded and the title of 2010 EC12 National Fleet Racing Champion was awarded to Mike Garden who also picked up the Overall Champion’s title and trophy to go with this.
The weather for the entire event was very warm and when the breezes did eventually kick in were mostly consistent. Thanks must go to the Kapiti Radio Yacht Club for hosting this event, they are an emerging club so it was a case of all hands to the deck to ensure the running of the event.
At the AGM of the New Zealand EC12 Owners Association it was decided that the 2011 EC12 Nationals will be hosted by the Christchurch Model Yacht Club on a date/s to be advised.
strong>Results of the Overall Champion (Combined scores for 2010 Match & Fleet Racing).
Results of the 2010 Match Racing competition.
Results of the 2010 Fleet Racing competition.
A full schedule of results is also available for viewing or download (105KB PDF) - NZEC12OA Fleet Racing 2010
The Annual North vs South Trophy (Dave Gaffa Trophy) was won by the North Island for 2010.
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