Tasmanian skipper Andrew Hunn helmed his Voodoo Chile crew to victory in the MC38 Australian Championship last weekend geared up with a full inventory of North Sails 3Di CSD designs, winning the title on a count back after finishing the Championship on equal points with Leslie Green’s Ginger.
Stepping on board the MC38 for the first time on Saturday morning, Voodoo Chile set the scene with a fantastic start in the first race, showing incredible pace around the track to take their first win. In Race two the 2012 Australian Champion John Bacon’s Dark Star applied great pressure on Voodoo Chile but it wasn’t quite enough missing out on first place by seconds.
The Passage Race saw the wind get up to 22 knots, with tactician Malcolm Page guiding Ginger to her first win. “I had so much fun” said Leslie ”I couldn’t be happier”.
Ross Hennessy’s Ghost Rider had a good start to Sunday’s racing but didn't have the boat speed to hold off Dark Star, Ginger and Chris Hancock's Vino who took the win in race 5. All powered by their new inventory of North 3Di MC38 class designs.
With two races to go, the Championship Title was still in reach for the top four boats. Ginger won the second last race bumping Voodoo Chile off the top of the leader board. Ginger and Voodoo Chile engaged in some very exciting match racing in the last race, however it was Vino that beat them to the finish, with Voodoo Chile winning the Championship.
The weekend yet again highlighted the fantastic racing that is had in the MC38 Class, everyone had a brilliant time and North Sails powered the top 4 boats with the latest 3Di class designs and V series spinnakers.
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