WINNER: David Mann leads Andrew Turnbull and Josh Young - a prelude to the Regatta results.
WINNER: David Mann leads Andrew Turnbull and Josh Young - a prelude to the Regatta results. Marina Hobbs GLA021017SAILING

David is the man of impulse

SAILING: David Mann did what he does best.

And that is to lead the Impulse fleet to the finish line at the Impulse State Championships.


Last weekend Mann lead his Gold Digger senior category boat to the finish line as the sailor with the least amount of errors and, therefore, points and he celebrated the night in style.

He finished ahead of Andrew Turnbull-Miller (Boaty McBoatface) and Joshua Young on Slipknot.

Event co-organiser and competitor Peter Mann, David's brother, said despite conditions windier than forecast, racing was keen.

"The fleet was spread, but there were some close races," Peter said.

"They predicted 10-15 knot winds but the reality was that the wind was 15-20 knots from the north on Saturday and the east on Sunday."

David Harrison won the Master division on Cosmosoarus. Keith Biers took out the Grand Master class on Sapphire.

It was a Mann family affair when David and Peter's dad Charlie Mann was too good in the aptly-named The Clinic in the Great Grand Master category.

Meanwhile, the Port Curtis Sailing Club will have a Discover Sailing Day on Sunday, October 22 from 9am.

2017 Downer QLD Impulse Series

(owner, type, boat, points)

David Mann, Gold Digger, senior, 6

Andrew Turnbull-Miller, Boaty McBoatface, senior, 9

Joshua Young, Slipknot, senior, 16

David Harrison, Cosmosaurus, master, 16

Peter Mann, Pigs In Space, senior, 25

Wayne Laverty, Master, Rocket, 29

Phillip Gray, Master, Goneski, 30

David Cue, Senior, iBoat, 31

Brett Buckley, Master, Bedrock Fundamentals, 43

Stephen Lewis, Master, Going Grey, 51

Keith Briers, Grand Master, Sapphire, 53

Scott Patrick, Grand Master, Magic, 53

Michael Robinson, Grand Master, Plymouth, 58

Sheldon Haines, Master, Out of the Blue, 66.5

Luke Randell, Senior, Shamrock, 67

William Villet, Master, Glass Act, 67

Peter Fell, Grand Master, Aqualong, 74

Mitch Brown, Master, Pandora, 86.5

Ray Hobbs, Grand Master, Another Problem, 94

Tiernan Williams, Senior, Thumbs Up, 101.5

Adam Hurt, Master, Rosie, 102

Tim Williams, Senior, Triple T, 105

Tim Brown, Grand Master, Impulsive, 108

Damian West, Senior, On The Run, 111

Matthew Eiser, Junior, My Problem, 115.5

Maria Mohrholz, Grand Master (Female), Windspiel, 123

Carl Brown, Master, Seoladh, 130

Dave Taylor, Master, Without A Paddle, 131

Carli Homann, Senior (Female), Problem, 137

Charlie Mann, Great Grand Master, The Clinic, 149

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