14 boats with 34 Crew contested the 2nd race of the Summer Pointscore Series including 8 Corsairs contesting Race 1 of their Class Championship Series and 4 Multihull’s competing in Race 1 of their yardstick based series.
First to finish the course was Hobie 16 “Sledder” (Dave Chester & Isaac Poulsen) and first Monohull was Odin (Daniel Seider, Adrian Dokter & Tamara Sheppard). 8 three-handed Corsairs competed in Race 1 of the Tweed River Corsair Championship. This was the largest turnout of Corsairs the club has had, but still not the full fleet!
The 5 race summer series is held once a month and expected to be closely fought.
Sunday’s race was an endurance event, with the fleet tacking against a strong shifting breeze combined with a fast flowing flood tide, sailors hard to work hard to beat the elements. Racing was very close in the Corsairs, with the first three boats only 30 seconds apart after one lap, but in the end, winner of heat 1 was Corsair “Odin”. Second went to Corsair “Epic” (Peter Skinner, Taj Krasna and Mark Storrier) and third to Minnow (Bill Fenelon Max Hennessey and Jessie Normans) 4th went to Keenas and 5th to Swell Lady .
Race 1 of the Multihull Yardstick Championship got off to a fast start with Dave Chester and Isaac Poulsen on Hobie 16 “Sledder” nailing the start and leading the fleet around the course. John and Saffron Cook were always close on Weta Tri “Scored a Tri” with another Weta Tri (Lex and Martin Branch) not far behind.
First Multihull to finish was Sledder (Dave Chester & Isaac Poulsen, getting the win by 5 minutes from Weta “Scored a Tri” (John & Saffron Cook )
Some boats found the conditions difficult and withdrew after one lap, Swell lady had a capsize, and we all got to see the boats big blue bottom.
A good result today for club loaner boat Tasar “Hippocampus” (Mike Mansted and Imogene Mansted) finishing 4th out of the monohulls.
The Sailing club is in need of Licensed Boat drivers to drive our rescue boat during Sunday races. Please phone Bill 0411 123 405.
Next Sunday the club will host Junior Sailing and social sailing from 9am email email@example.com