It was a busy Saturday on the harbour with 18 footers everywhere. Because of the congested boat ramp the race start was delayed until 2:15 – giving the early birds plenty of time to check out the course. When the 40+ boats did start, they were greeted with an 8 – 15 knot NE breeze. The course area was set farther to the South, bringing Pont Piper into play, and later in the day the wind shifted left, making for some good gains if you chose the correct side of the course.
The winners were: Championship – Standards: Rod Barnes (Championship Heats 11 & 12); Radials: Jack Littlechild (Championship Heat 11) and Campbell Patton (Championship Heat 12). Pointscore (after handicap): Standards: Maxim Dzura (Pointscore Heat 9) and Murray Stone (Pointscore Heat 10); Radials: Justin Davey (Pointscore Heat 9) and Yves Stenning (Pointscore Heat 10). Thanks to this week’s race volunteers — Jonathan Stone (PRO) and Clare Alexander on the Jazzman, Pat Levy and Peter Speed on the RIBs, and Mike Dunne in the canteen.