Archive for April 2015
The first round of the NB Sailsports Sprint Series was held at Georges River Sailing Club on Anzac Day. There were 43 entries with Standard Rig the strongest having 23 competitors.
Two races of the three scheduled were completed before everyone headed for shore to avoid the ominous looking storm which later caused havoc in Sydney further north.
With no breeze and a fair tide at 1.00 pm the start was delayed. A little later a nice 8 knot sea breeze gave pleasant sailing conditions on the two lap windward/leeward course set by R.O. Andrew McLauchlin.
The tide, which changed as the races progressed, proved to be important and those watching and following the locals heading towards the Towra shore did best in the run in tide in race 1.
Winners on the day were Malcolm Parker from David Early in the Standards, Finn Alexander just nudged out Jordan Makin in the Radials while Joshua Bull won the 4.7′s by a point from Charley Wells.