Bladerider News - March 2009
US News: Hawaii's Pacific Rim Championships
Bora Gulari has come back on top to win the Pacific Rim Championships in the strong winded regatta. Whilst the fleet tried to dodge the coral, they handled the sparkling green waters of Hawaii comfortably. With some spectacular start line spectacles, there was only one incident that required some hospitalization. Bates McKee tells us more...
Watch video of The 2009 Pacific Rim Championships.
US News: Charlie McKee the PCC King
Bladerider sailor and Ambassador Charlie McKee flew across the finish line in first position at the PCC's at Coronado YC in sunny California earlier this month. Racing was quick and exciting with competitors fighting it out in races less than 20 minutes. Results were: 1st Charlie McKee, 2nd Bora Gulari, 3rd Dalton Bergen, 4th Jonathan McKee, 5th Hans Henken. Read more on Jonathan McKee's race report here.
Enlarge pic. Check out the report on Sailing Anarchy here.
Dubai Grand Prix Holds Around World Race No.2
The Dubai fleet is growing fast and getting faster and faster and now includes another female Bladerider sailor Kerstin from Dubai. This year's event saw new guy Jonny Marshall win the event in winds blowing hard off the desert on saturday. The annual 'Around the World' race was held again in gusting 29-30 knots off the desert, with visibility down to about 200 meters. Read the race report here.
Chris Graham our 'Guy in Dubai'. More photos.
Rohan Veal: Victory back on his Bladerider
The long awaited return of Rohan Veal to Moth sailing has seen him pick up two titles in the last month. The Adeliade International Regatta (see full results) and the Victorian State Championships (see full results). He did have some tight competition from the fastest foiler on water, Rob Gough from Tasmania, who unfortunately had to leave half way during the regatta.
Rohan Veal on the VRX. Photo: Shane Baker
Bora and Bladerider Have it Covered
What a model sailor Bora Gulari from USA is! This pic was chosen for it's good looks - and the boats not bad either! This issue of the March Australian Sailing magazine is out now.
Bora Gulari foiling his Bladerider during the Australian Moth Championships. Enlarge.
Bladerider goes North
Benjamin Rankine from Cairns took delivery of his Bladerider RX this month and launched it with Rohan Veal at Tinaroo SC, alongside his closest Moth neighbour Justin Stillman who drove 14 hours from Mount Isa to join in on the action.
Benjamin Rankine launches his new RX with Rohan Veal.
Rohan Veal talking to the Tinaroo youth sailors.