Vx One NSW Titles 2024

RPAYC welcomed the fleet of 14 VxOne Class boats and their teams to Pittwater for the 2024 NSW Titles. These family-friendly off-the-beach boats can be sailed 2-3-handed and are fantastic for youth and adults or both to sail competitively.

The NSW Title consists of 7 races. Day 1 saw a fickitty northeasterly on Pittwater, the Race Committed ‘AP’ race 1 whilst suitable winds came in before setting the fleet off, who soon all returned to the startline with the announcement of a “General Recall”, the fleet just edging to get going. The Race Committee led by Stephen Merrignton soon announced the “Black Flag” was in use and race 1 was off with a clear start. 

The light winds on Pittwater saw the fleet slowly spread by lap 2 on the windward/leeward course. 

A re-set of the course was required after race 1 with an e-n-e and increased breeze that saw the fleet planning whilst they zig-zagged across Pittwater. 

After 4 races, Ben Franklin takes the honour of 4 bullets dominating Day 1. Second and third places are within 3 points of each other with RPAYCs Youth Development Coach Rob Brewer in second place, followed by Peter Conde.

Special mention to the only boat sailing 2-handed, Competitive Dads from RPAYC with Alex Robbins and Cameron Miles onboard and sitting in 6th place (possibly the ex ‘Optimist’ parent flare shining through). 

VX One Class – Day 1 results

  1. Mack One (AUS 332) Ben Franklin RQYS 1 1 1 1 (4)
  2. Deadly (AUS 349) Rob Brewer RQYS 3 2 2 5 (12)
  3. Lateshift (AUS 243) Peter Conde RQYS 2 7 4 2 (15)
  4. Crouching Tiger Hidden Pillow (AUS 320) Andrew Reed CYC 4 6 5 6 (21)
  5. Double Black (AUS 301) John Somerville RQYS 11 3 6 4 (24)
  6. Competitive Dads (AUS 302) Alex Robbins RPAYC 8 4 3 11 (26)
Sponsors of the NSW Titles

Tonight competitors have a special tasting of rum from Flor de Cana, a top shelf product together with a Fleet BBQ.

Racing continues tomorrow, Sunday at 1200hrs, with 3 races to complete to crown the 2024 NSW Titles Champion Team.