A strong fleet of 31 DBSC members made the journey up the harbour to compete in the NB Sailsports Laser Coast Championship last weekend. Our sailors made up over 1/3 of the 83 boats that competed – a great turnout. The two-day regatta was a filled with stiff breezes and even stiffer competition. The three races Saturday were sailed under a building NEer, which peaked in race three with gusts over 20 knots. A cool change overnight brought a strong Southerly for Sunday’s racing.
The large fleet and challenging winds were no match for our sailors who came out on top. Standout performances and victories were celebrated by: Brooke Wilson (Winner, 4.7s), Zac West (Winner, Radials), Finn Alexander (Winner, Standards, 1st Overall, 1st U21), Maddie O’Shea (1st Woman, Radials), James Tudball (1st Open, Radials), Brett Beyer (1st Master, Standards), Ashley Deacon (1st GGM, Standards), Hadrien Bourely (1st Apprentice, Standards).
Supporting our large contingent of DBSC sailors in the Jazzman and RIBs were Clare Alexander, Max Dzhura, Dene Bergman, Gerry Donohue and Josh Kirton. And of course, Paul and Shirley were there to feed the troops before they headed off on Saturday. Thanks to the support crew and well done to all the competitors.