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Radio Yachts Nationals: IOM class leader living up to sail number

Series leader, NSW's Paul Jones, competing in the IOM National Championship 2014. (Credit David Thomas)

Series leader, NSW's Paul Jones, competing in the IOM National Championship 2014. (Credit David Thomas)

There’s no pressure on IOM National Championship 2014 pointscore leader Paul Jones, other than his boat’s sail number.

When you carry 1 on your mainsail there is possibly an expectation that this is the position you should have in the results.

A picture of concentration, there is fierce competition happening at the IOM National Championship 2014. (Credit David Thomas)

A picture of concentration, there is fierce competition happening at the IOM National Championship 2014. (Credit David Thomas)

The national championships for the A Class, Ten Rater and Marblehead radio controlled yacht classes are completed  while the IOM class championship is still being conducted at Scoresby in Victoria.

The A Class winner after 28 races was Graeme Howie of West Australia.

The Ten Rater class winner after 25 races was Scott Condie of NSW.

The winner of the Marblehead class after 27 races was Lincoln McDowell of Victoria.

IOM National Championship 2014. (Credit David Thomas)

IOM National Championship 2014. (Credit David Thomas)

 

In the IOM class, nine races are completed. Paul Jones (NSW) is holding onto the top spot in the 42-boat fleet, just ahead of Sean Wallis and Ross Bennett, both from West Australia.

For more information on the regatta, go here.

The skippers competing at the IOM National Championship 2014 being held at Scoresby in Victoria. (Credit David Thomas)

The skippers competing at the IOM National Championship 2014 being held at Scoresby in Victoria. (Credit David Thomas)

By David Thomas