2010 Farr MRX National Championships

The 2010 Nationals were held in light Easterlies over the weekend of the 10th & 11th April. Some of us were caught off guard when they came so soon after Easter, unfortunately the Etchells nationals clashed for others and Phil Douglas was not able to defend his title because of his crew's other heavy commitments.

All the same most of the crews all had their fair share of talent on board. Having Mike Drummond, (Racing Design Director  for BMW Oracle), helming Ovlov Marine added spice to the occasion. It was great too to have Tony Heron and his crew out of Corporate Yachting - not an easy task after such a short time in the class!

Just 2 races were sailed on the first day - Mike Drummond mastered the difficult conditions to end the day with a 1st and a 3rd.

Fortunately Sunday brought a better breeze and Day 2 was all MGE Marine! In tricky conditions, where getting a good start and picking the shifts on the first beat was critical - and the rest of the fleet struggled to achieve consistent results - Dave Wood and his young crew excelled to end the day with an extremely consistent 1, 2, 1, 1, 3 and the title.

Thanks to the RNZYS race management team who did a good job in getting the races away in the light conditions and all crews enjoyed the close racing this type of sailing in the MRX's provides.

The final results were:

2010 Farr MRX National Championships Results

MRX Yacht Skipper R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Points Place
2000 MGE Engineering Dave Wood 4 (5) 1 2 1 1 3 12 1
2001 Ovlov Marine Volvo Penta Mike Drumond 3 1 (6) 1 5 4 1 15 2
1991 Harken Laurie Jury 2 4 2 3 4 3 (5) 18 3
1998 Hall  Spars Cameron Dunn 1 (dnf) 5 5 3 2 6 22 4
1994 Yachting Developments Pete Waters 5 2 3 (6) 2 6 4 22 5
1995 Club Marine Russel Wood (6) 3 4 4 6 5 2 24 6
1993 Corporate Yachting Tony Heron 7 (dnf) 7 7 7 7 7 42 7
 

Results of Farr MRX Owners Championships 2009

OC Results 2010