NB SailSports Sprint Series Gosford 31st August
On an uncharacteristic sunny day but with light winds 40 Lasers and a solitary Finn completed three races of the NBSailSports Series at Gosford on the last day of winter Sunday 31st August.
The start was delayed 30 minutes in the hope that the predicted 7 knot SE’er would kick in. It was a very slow first work but after that the light southerly (circa 6 knots) did grace us allowing, but just, the three scheduled races to be run. The last start at 3.00pm was achieved with the help of the black flag after two general recalls.
The Standard rigs were won on the day by Nicholas Skulander who had two wins from the three starts. Runner up on the day was Italian visitor Lorenzo Cerretelli with a 1,2 and 4 he was just in front of local Jack Sprague with three thirds. Sean Atherton retains his series lead going into the final three heats which will be held at Double Bay SC on 20th September.
In the Radials John Smidmore won narrowly from Zac Skulander with series leader Vanessa Dudley a few points back in third. Jordan Makin won the 4.7′s.
Thanks to Gosford Sailing Club and especially Brian Baker (organiser and course layer) and Bill Bollard (start boat).