Australian Women's Keelboat
Regatta results

By Jennifer Moran

Strong winds added excitement to the 25th Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta, contested in Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne, 6-8 June 2015 by 26 crews from Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Northern Territory, Western Australia and New Zealand.

After the first three races, held on the Saturday, only one point separated the top four placers – More Noise, Salamander III, Phantom and Tigris – in the Division One Event Handicap (EHC) results. In Division 2 Mandy McEvoy, skippering Steve Barker’s S80 Rock and Roll, was in the lead.

The second day races were cancelled when the Bureau of Meteorology issued a gale warning for Port Phillip Bay.

The fleet of 25 lined up for the third day’s races, scheduled to beat a strong wind warning, and by the end only four had retired. According to race organisers, incidents were minimal – one person went overboard and was quickly retrieved, a couple sustained minor injuries and there was some gear failure.

Jungle Juice, owned by Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron Commodore Janet Dean and helmed for the first time at a regatta by Dee Mason, was the EHC and IRC division 1 winner.

Final S80 and IRC division 2 honours went to Melinda Henshaw’s Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron team on Recycled Reputation.

©Bruno Cocozza

©Bruno Cocozza


Series Result (IRC) for Division 1

  1. Jungle Juice
  2. Salamander III
  3. More Noise
  4. Mrs Overnewton
  5. Ellipse

Series Result (IRC) for Division 2

  1. Recycled Reputation
  2. Imaginer
  3. Mood Indigo
  4. Up ’n Go

Series Result (EHC) for Division 1

  1. Jungle Juice
  2. Mrs Overnewton
  3. Salamander III
  4. More Noise
  5. Dry White
  6. Duckmobile
  7. Phantom
  8. How Bizarre
  9. Le Cascadeur
  10. Navaho Squaws
  11. Tigris
  12. Sunshine
  13. Back of the Bus Boys
  14. Ellipse

Series Result (EHC) for Division 2

  1. Rock ’n Roll
  2. Recycled Reputation
  3. Imaginer
  4. Hyperactive
  5. Outlaw
  6. Mood Indigo
  7. Xit Strategy
  8. Up ’n Go
  9. Jensminc
  10. Jethro
  11. Assailant
  12. Blue Volvo

Series Result (AMS) for Division 1

  1. More Noise
  2. Jungle Juice
  3. Le Cascadeur
  4. Duckmobile
  5. Salamander III
  6. How Bizarre
  7. Mrs Overnewton
  8. Navaho Squaws
  9. Dry White
  10. Phantom
  11. Tigris
  12. Sunshine
  13. Ellipse

Series Result (AMS) for Division 2

  1. Hyperactive
  2. Recycled Reputation
  3. Imaginer
  4. Outlaw
  5. Xit Strategy
  6. Up ’n Go
  7. Assailant

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