VIC States 2024

It was March 2022 that we witnessed the battle of the J24 Titans at the Hodges Sandringham State Titles. The epic dual between J24 luminaries Simon Grain/Team Jet and Hugo Ottaway/Team BVI witnessed BVI finally taking the chocolates. Fast forward to last weekend, it all came down to the last race (of 28 races) of the Hodges Sandringham Summer Series to determine a winner.
This time it was Convicts Revenge sailed by Simon Grain and his team turning the tables on Hugo and BVI by a mere 0.8 of a point!   Amazing consistency by both boats and what a rivalry that has extended across decades!
Congratulations also to Two Dogs for finishing the season of strongly to find themselves on the podium for third place!
In PHS it was Two Dogs followed by Convicts and an improving Panarea skippered by Chris Ravesi.
Now for the big one this weekend, the HS State Titles at SYC where teams from Victoria (13), SA (1) & NSW (1) boats will tussle it out for the trophy. Will Convicts and BVI have it all their way or will another Victorian boat or an interstate raider step up to the plate and break Titan’s dominant streak?
Looks like some good breeze for Saturday & Sunday. As always bring your A crew, it’s game on!
Story by Adam Keys-Tilley