50th Interdominion 12′ Skiff Championships

9th – 17th January 2010

17th January 2010 - Heat 10
Dimension Polyant (Aust) won the 50th Interdominions today. They placed 3rd in heat 10, three places ahead of rival Frankinskiff, which was just enough to capture the title. The New Zealand Team convincingly won the John Brooke Teams trophy.

The Little Bus won the days heat, again taking advantage of the light conditions. Nuplex placed 2nd, with Dimension Polyant 3rd and Garde 4th.

The racing was delayed for several hours to allow the breeze to settle into the North East. The first lap was very light before the breeze built a little from the North. Dimension took advantage of the building breeze to make there way thru the fleet after an ordinary first down wind leg. Frankinskiff struggled in the lighter air and were unable to fully recover from mid fleet.

The win breaks a 20 year aussie drought on New Zealand waters.

16th January 2010 - Heat 8 & 9 14th January 2010 - Heat 7
Tim Bartlett sailing Frankinskiff hit the top of the leader board today, after they won heat 7 from Nuplex, with Garde 3rd.

Nuplex got out to an early lead from Frankinskiff, the two boats continued to tussle for the lead and jumped away from the rest of the fleet. Up the final work the breeze dropped out and looked to shift from the North to the West. This closed the fleet up before the Northerly filtered back in. Frankinskiff proved to fast and held out Nuplex to record another victory.

1st – Frankinskiff
2nd – Nuplex
3rd – Garde
4th – Dimension Polyant (Aust)

13th January 2010 - Heat 5 & 6
New Zealand skiff Frankinskiff became the first boat to win multiple heats of the series, taking out both heats today.

Heat 5 this morning was sailed in a 20knot South Westerly. Frankinskiff hit the lead from Dimension Polyant (Aust) up the 2nd work and defended her position till the finish.

The Southerly increased to 25knots for the afternoon race, which saw Davie Norris Boats lead for the majority of the race, before Frankinskiff robbed them close to the finish.

The points table is still very close between the top few boats. Dimension Polyant holds a slender lead from Frankinskiff and Gemmell Sails.

12th January 2010 - Heat 4
Gemmell Sails won a tight fought race from Nuplex and Davie Norris Boats in a fresh Big Rig breeze.

Dimension Polyant (Aust) picked up a 4th place to hold a slender overall lead from Gemmell Sails.

10th January 2010 - Heat 2 and 3
New Zealand boat Nuplex won a light and shifty heat 2, from Garde and Gemmell Sails

Heat 3 was taken out by The Little Bus, with Design Source 2nd and Gemmell Sails third, in a Big Rig Northerly.

9th January 2010 - Heat 1
Dimension Polyant (Nick Press) took out heat 1, leading almost from start to finish, in a 18knots SouthWesterly.

Nice Action Too (Hamish Hey) got out to an early lead at the first mark rounding, before capsizing down the spinnaker run. Dimension Polyant took over the lead and held off another late charge from Nice Action Too, who finished 2nd, Frankinskiff (Tim Bartlett) finished 3rd.
The New Zealand team won the day, 110pts to 180pts.

1st – Dimension Polyant (Aust)
2nd – Nice Action Too
3rd – Frankinskiff
4th – As Good As It Gets
5th – Demension Polyant (NZ)
6th – Garde
7th – Design Source
8th – Nuplex
9th – Gemmell Sails
10th – Little Bus
11th – Exonet
12th – Thistle Hill
13th – Andrew Short Marine

The 2010 interdominion marks the 50th Anniversary of the event.