VICTORIAN Guy Bancroft and his crew Lachie Imeneo convincingly won the B14 national championships after the final day of racing at the Tamar Yacht Club yesterday.
From the outset, Onemoreforthebone displayed amazing skill and tactical ability, taking out six of the 10 races contested.
The world champion's professionalism and consistency shone through.
He made few tactical errors, and had enviable boat speed throughout the event.
Bancroft will next head to Plerin in France in July to defend his world title, along with several other boats from the Australian fleet that competed in the championships.
The fleet sailed in a variety of conditions across the week, from sea breezes up to 22 knots and down to light nor-nor-westers of 3 to 8 knots.
Bancroft was challenged through the week by Victorian boat Siren, sailed by Nick Darlow (who grew up on the Tamar) and Mike MacDonald, and New South Wales team Richie Reynolds and Lissa McMillan, sailing in The Nude.
Siren took out race 4 in moderate to strong conditions, while lighter wind specialist The Nude romped away in lighter breezes in race 7 and 9.
The Nude, with 15 nationals under their belt, got the better of Bancroft in the final race in variable, shifty winds up to 14 knots in race 10.
On the final day of racing, the Tamar pairing of Chris Wells and Rani Dabner did well in race 9, with a solid performance to finish fourth.