A NEW series of NS14 Training Videos featuring Peter V sharing some racing tips and practical "how-to" demonstrations to help the average NS14 sailor improve on the race track. Filmed just after the Nationals in Teralba, January 2015.

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National Council Meeting

held at Teralba SC on January 3rd 2015
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Teralba Amateur
Sailing Club
28 Dec - 4 Jan 2015






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with National Champions, Peter Vaiciurgis, Hugh Tait
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44th Nationals

44th NS14 National Championship

44th National Championship
Port Dalrymple Yacht Club, Beauty Point, Tasmania
27th December 2012 to 3rd January 2013


Congratulations to Bryce Edwards and Amanda Stern, NS14 National Champions.

Bruce Edwards and Amanda Stern

Over the Christmas New Year period Bryce Edwards and his crew Amanda Stern ventured down to Tasmania to compete in the 44th NS14 National Titles, hosted by the Port Dalrymple Yacht Club.  PDYC is situated on the Tamar River (north of Launceston) and provided 7 days of almost perfect sailing weather with the breeze rarely falling below 12 knots and reaching 25 knots at times.   

Sailing "Tempest" in 10 races over 7 days they had their backs against the wall after day three recording five second places with the first place NS14 "Arctic" achieving 5 straight bullets. The equation was simple, to win the Nationals they had to win the last 5 races and rely on a count back to win.

Race 6 with nothing to lose saw Bryce and Amanda achieve their first win after the lead had changed a number of times.

Day four (News Years Eve) PDYC Race Committee scheduled just one long race. The course was longer than the previous days and the breeze was gusting to 20 plus knots.  Bryce and Amanda came into their own with this breeze and they were hitting their straps at the crucial part of the series.  Another win and the confidence was growing - just maybe they could achieve the impossible.

Well rested after the Lay Day and back on the water for two more races with the forecast 15 to 20 knots from the North.  "Tempest" achieved  Bullet Bullet and with two drops coming into play the result would be determined on the last day of sailing.  Simple scenario evolved - the winner would be whoever crossed the line in front of the other.

Last day dawned and the forecast was for lighter breezes however once the competitors hit the course the breeze was well over 15 knots.  Bryce and Amanda had a cracking start and approached the top mark in second place 5 boats ahead of Arctic.  After the two reaching legs Tempest was a clear leader with Arctic sailing into 3rd position.  Bryce and Amanda applied a loose cover up the second windward work and was nearly 40 seconds ahead for the down wind run.  Pressure was mounting as Arctic stole a few seconds and drew closer with one full triangle and a final work to the finish.  Top mark and Tempest had extended the lead to nearly a minute and only needed steady sailing to win.  Very controlled tight reaches had Tempest approximately 50 seconds ahead of Arctic with only the work to the finish to go.   With the local press on the finish line and very controlled sailing Tempest extended her lead and the Title was Bryce and Amanda's.  The scream was unbelievable and they had achieved a remarkable comeback.

Congratulations to Bryce and Amanda for an outstanding achievement "National Champions".

Three years of hard work and preparations and following their 3rd placing in the Nationals last year they had achieved their dream.

Peter Edwards

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