NBSailSports Belmont 16′s 20th July
The Belmont leg of the NBSailSports Sprint Series on Sunday saw a SSW wind which was from 11 to 16 knots and nice sailing conditions except for the temperature of 14 degress and wind chill 11 degrees. Everyone was pretty well rugged up but still appreciated the beautiful hot shower at the end. Part of the fabulous Belmont 16′s sailing facilities.
Three half hour, two lap, windward and return races were completed with nearly all boats sticking it out despite the cold.
In the 4.7′s Noah Taylor surprised a few quick Radial and even some Standards beating them across the line. Noah won the 4.7′s on the day with two wins to series leader Jordan Makin’s one. Marlena Berzins was consistent with three third places and finished third.
Vanessa Dudley showed the way in the Radials with a first and two seconds. She holds a clear lead in the Radials in the overall series. Adam French was second after winning the first race and Peter Heywood third.
In the Standard Rigs Sean Feeney had a clean sweep and leads the series overall as well. Marcus Whitley was second just a point in front of series sponsor Rob McMillan. No favours were shown to Rob on the water though he clearly enjoyed the conditions.
Thanks to Belmont 16′s and to Jacqui Bell Sailing Manager and the volunteers who did a great job and who provide arguably the best sailing venue and facilities in the State.
The next Sprint Series will be at Gosford Sailing Club on 31st August with the first of three races at 1.00pm.