Saturday was a great day on the water for Day 1 of the NSW State Championship 2010 – a fleet of 27, with 5 boats from VIC and 2 from SA, a variable day with some rain – a generally light day from 3 – 12 knots – 4 races in testing conditions.
Day 2 saw variable conditions again, with breezes from around 5 -18 knots, a lot of rain and 4 close races! At times Jibs replaced Genoas and kite runs were close and top mark roundings busy.
After a wonderful Legends Dinner, very well hosted by Rob Mundle, where some lucky bidders got some great deals on new sails and a tiller, thanks to our fantastic sponsors, and many wonderful raffle prizes were won, we were faced with some breeze and even some blue skies on Monday!
Race 1 – 21 starters, and after a general recall we saw some fairly consistent breezes and a fantastic victory by Victorian boat, Make My Jay, skippered by our Association President, Simon Grain – well done to him and his crew for winning the Andrew Short Memorial Trophy.
Race 2 started with 2 more general recalls as the Legends were keen to cross the line first, but a black flag on attempt 3 saw a more conservative start with the race led almost all the way by Neville Wittey on Sailpac, resulting in their crew taking out the Ian Bashford Memorial Trophy.
Many thanks to all those who travelled to Gosford this weekend making for a wonderfully competitive fleets, and to all the Legends who returned to the class for a fantastic day on the water!