Past champions clashed for the honours to be named the J24 Sandringham Yacht Club Centenary Regatta winner. Adam Evans who has represented Australia in the 2005 International Cadet and 2009 J24 World Championships, won the title after battling against the 2010 J24 World Championship representatives Hugo Ottaway and Kirsty Harris. Evans and his crew of past Cadet sailors have only been sailing J’s for 6 months yet mastered the testing 5 to 10 knot breezes to score a 1,3,2,2.
Adams boat was the quickest under spinnaker and this was the key to his win. Second was Hugo Ottaway and 2011 Laser Victorian Champion Sean Bly doing tactics with a 2,1,1,6. Kirsty Harris and her mainly female crew scored a 3,4,3,1. The J 24’s have enjoyed a huge growth this year with 15 boats actively sailing at Sandringham Yacht Club. The J’s flew Red and White Class flags in honour of the Clubs 2011 Centenary on the hardstand area creating colour and impact behind the main stage where the competitors gathered for the presentation of trophies.
Story by Hugo Ottaway
|Place||Ties||Sail No||Boat Name||Skipper||From||Sers Score||Race 4||Race 3||Race 2||Race 1|
|2||5400||BRUSCHETTA VI||Hugo Ottaway||SYC||10.0||6.0||1.0||1.0||2.0|
|5||4787||MAKE MY JAY||Simon Grain||SYC||19.0||4.0||4.0||6.0||5.0|
|6||1636||EXCITE YOUR SENSES||Michael Lewenhagen||SYC||22.0||5.0||6.0||5.0||6.0|
|7||5218||VICE VERSA||John Neville||SYC||32.0||7.0||7.0||9.0F||9.0C|
|8||4795||BY THE LEE||Brendan Lee||SYC||36.0||9.0C||9.0C||9.0C||9.0C|