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Strong winds at final races push the event into another successful edition of SIRs

Sydney International Regatta (SIRs) - Strong winds at final races push the event into another successful edition of SIRs
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA-(20-12-2004) Another successful year at the Sydney International Regatta finished today with the 196 boat fleet sailing in a Sou’ East breeze which reached 20 knots on Sydney Harbour.       

Sailors from Great Britain, USA, Singapore, Sweden, New Zealand, Canada, Chile, Finland, Malaysia, Czech Republic and Australia have taken part in this annual regatta with many of the competitors using SIRs as training prior to State and National Championships.

Queenslander Brendan Casey (AUS) has taken out the ISAF Grade One Laser.  New Zealander Michael Bullot dropped back to second place and Finnish sailor Roope Suomalainen completed the podium positions in third just one point behind Bullot.

The Laser Radial fleet has been won by Zac Skulander (AUS) with World champion Krystal Weir (AUS) taking the second on a count back and Steven Todd (AUS) has taken third spot. 

Anthony ‘Nocka’ Nossiter (AUS ) has again won the Finn class title at Sydney International Regatta with Western Australian sailor Josh Beaver (AUS) in second and UK sailor Jim Turner finishing third. 

Tornado champion Darren Bundock and Aaron Worrall (AUS) took the title in the Tornado fleet with Robbie Lovig and Glen Douglas (AUS) in second and Greg Wyers and David Hart (AUS) slotting into third. 

Queenslander Mathew Belcher and crew Nick Behrens (AUS) have taken out the 470 class with Victorian team Tom Chisholm and Jon Newman (AUS) in second place and Western Australian sailors Elise Rechichi and Tessa Parkinson (AUS) moved into third place with a one point separation from the Victorians. 

Emmett Lazich and crew Jukka Piirainen (AUS) continue to dominate the 49er class with New Zealanders Scott Kennedy and Chris Kitchen moving into second.  Nathan Outteridge and Malcolm Page (AUS) have moved up to take the third place for the regatta.



Final Results (first three places):



1. Brendan Casey (AUS) 16pts
2. Michael Bultot (NZL) 20pts
3. Roope Suomalainen (FIN) 21pts


Laser Radial

1.  Zac Skulander (AUS) 10pts
2. Krystal Weir (AUS) 10pts
3. Steven Todd (AUS) 22pts


Laser 4.7

1. Mark Lincoln (AUS) 6pts
2. Hamish Hurley (AUS) 10pts
3. Marc Jarvin (AUS) 16pts



1. Mathew Belcher, Nick Behrens (AUS) 7pts
2. Tom Chisholm, Jon Newman (AUS) 24pts
3. Elise Rechichi, Tessa Parkinson (AUS) 25pts



1. Craig Souter, Jeremy Roberts (AUS) 8pts
2. Will Phillips, Max Taylor (AUS) 10pts
3. Sam Kivell, Chris Maxted (AUS) 21pts



1. Emmett Lazich, Jukka Piirainen (AUS) 10pts
2. Julain Bethwaite, Tai Elliott (AUS) 21pts
3. Scott Kennedy, Chris Kitchen (NZL) 23pts



1. Jamie Woods, Ian Jensen (AUS) 19pts
2. Silja Lehtinen, Scott Babbage (FIN) 23pts
3. Jalen Andreatta, Jamie Jochheim (AUS) 27pts



1.  Anthony Nossiter (AUS) 7pts
2. Josh Beaver (AUS) 14pts
3. Jim Turner (GBR) 19pts



1. Jonathan Bonnitcha (AUS) 11pts
2. Michael Lancey (AUS) 11pts
3. Corey Plant (AUS) 20pts



1. Michael Quirk, Geoff Lange (GBR) 15pts
2. Nathan Wilmot, Justine Kelleher (AUS) 18pts
3. Andrew Hewson, Kane Sinclair (AUS) 20pts



1. Darren Bundock, Aaron Worrall (AUS) 6pts
2. Robbie Lovig, Glen Douglas (AUS) 11pts
3. Greg Wyers, David Hart (AUS) 17pts


Source: Sam Crichton

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