It was a perfect day for our season-opening Club Championship races. Sunshine and a challenging 15 to 20-knot Westerly. We had an excellent fleet of 39 boats turn out to race.
Jonathan Stone officiated, ably assisted by Clare Alexander on the Jazzman and Geoff Kirk and Justin Davey on the RIBs.
It was a tricky day, with a forecast Southerly shift never truly eventuating. There were some lulls and a few big bullets that left a couple of us taking a quick dip in the frigid water.
In the 4.7s, Race 1 was won by Brooke Wilson and Race 2 by Daniel Costandi. In the Radials, Otto Henry was victorious in Race 1 and James Tudball in Race 2. In the Standards, it was Craig Shears in Race 1 and in the second race Rod Barnes crossed the finish line first. Full results can be found here.
Thank you for an excellent post-race BBQ to the kitchen crew – Paul Adam, Shirley Roach, Andrea Bergman, and Matthew Knight (our rostered canteen volunteer for the day) – and of course to all the helpers on the BBQ.