A warm breeze, high tide and overcast conditions were experienced today for the Southern Tasmanian Championship.
Twelve sailors attended today. A little bit tricky early, with B rigs on for most to start with, and then just as we were about to start, the katabatic left us and most changed back to A rigs.
Some excellent racing today, with 9 of the 12 achieving a podium finish during the day.
Fantastic seeing Chris Wood back sailing on a Sunday. Through other commitments, he has not been quite as regular on the water, but it was fantastic seeing you waterside, smiling and enjoying some great success from your sailing today.
It was also really appreciated with Ted Stevens making his regular trip down from Launceston to compete in the event. We really enjoy your efforts in coming down and the fantastic comradare.
I believe it is Martin Svensen's first ranking event today. Well done and thank you for making the effort to compete. The club hopes you really enjoyed the day and are keen on cometing in the next one in a few months as well.
Our Wednesday co-ordinator, John Short also made it to the event, and we hope you enjoyed it equally as well.
It is great to see the new faces competing in these events, and hope the experience has been a positive one.
Third place today, went to Chris Wood - thoroughly deserving his third place, on 40 points.
Ever reliable Michael Hickman came in second - with a worst counted score of 5th - on 32 points.
Winner of the championship this year is Mathew Gray, dominating with 7 wins from the 14 races - finishing on 26 points.
As always, big thanks to Les Hanson, for PRO'ing the day with his usual amplomb. We, as a club, would be lost without such volunteers as Les.
Wednesday is a return to DF95 Handicap sailing at the Dam, button press at 11.
Next Sunday is RM Scratch, from 10am - but will be relocated to the dam due to unsuitable tide levels at MBYC on the day
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