2009/10 Trans Agulhas
Barnett and Oosthuizen win PDF Print E-mail
Written by Paul Bedford   
Friday, 01 January 2010 23:13

Dave Barnett & Tjaart OosthuizenDave Barnett hit the beach at the Strand today at the head of the field after five days of racing to claim his seventh Trans Agulhas victory with co-pilot Tjaart Oosthuizen. The South African based Australian brought his Battery Energy Drink / AAD Nissan boat home over forty minutes ahead of his closest challengers in the modified class Andre Erasmus and Ryk Lombaard in the AE Electrical boat.

Wimpie Ackermann and Whitey Louw (Imperial Cargo) had a comfortable win in the blueprint class finishing over twenty minutes ahead of the Blush / Bon Courage team of Wilhelm Rabie and Nicolaas de Villiers.

Jacques Matthee became the youngest winner of the standard class when he and Carlo Watkins piloted their PH Plant Hire boat to victory ahead of Rianto van Niekerk and ohann Janse van Rensburg (Rocket Trading / Vega Graphics).

Adrian Farrell and Andre Augustinho (Stingray Viking) must have thought they had the novice class victory in the bag as they approched the finish line at the Strand but a momentary lapse of concentration saw them flip and the battle was on to get their boat upright and underway again before Johan-Hugo Reineke and Almaro Barnard (Crystal Cool Logistics) made up the deficit. The SANDF team kept their cool, got their boat going again and went on to victory much to delight of the large crowd.

 

 
Is it going to be seven for Barnett and Oosthuizen PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 31 December 2009 21:08

Stian Cloete & Dirk SteynDespite breaking an engine mounting on today's fourth stage of the 2009/10 Trans Agulhas and losing five minutes to their closest challengers, Dave Barnett and Tjaart Oosthuizen still have a 45 minute lead over Andre Erasmus and Ryk Lombaard going into the final stage. Francois van Wyk and Brandon Thirion are in third in the modified class. All Barnett and Oosthuizen need to do to clinch their seventh title is to get to the finish at the Strand tomorrow.

 

 

 
Barnett and Oosthuizen lead Trans Agulhas PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 28 December 2009 18:11

Dave Barnett & Tjaart OosthuizenDave Barnett and Tjaart Oosthuizen have an eight minute lead over Roy Ball and Theo Rischbieter after today's first stage of the 2009/10 Trans Agulhas which was run from Plettenburg Bay to Mossel Bay. Barnett and Ball are followed in the modified class by Andre Erasmus and Ryk Lombaard with Francois van Wyk and Brandon Thirion in fourth. Francois du Toit and Alex Haleen round out the class.

In the blueprint class things are a lot closer. Wimpie Ackermann  and Whitey Louw will start tomorrow's second stage just a minute and a half ahead of Wilhelm Rabie and Nicolaas de Villiers with Rocco Erasmus and Jacques Geldenhuys a further one minute and 18 seconds back in third.

In the standard class Jaques Matthee and Carlo Watkins were the only pair to complete the tough stage whih mechanical gremlins stopping the other four competitors although most of them are confident of being back on the water for tomorrow's second stage.

The novice class also had a high attition rate with only two of the five competitors making it to the finish line in Mossel Bay under their own steam. The Stingray Viking I team of Farrell and Augustinho finished nearly fourteen minutes ahead of the sister Stingray Viking II boat of Kersop and Jansen.

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