J24 Victorian Championships quick wrap from Adam Keyes-Tilley our very active promotional guy. A bit of dressing from Simon.
We had two days of competitive and close racing where 8 bullets were shared amongst 4 boats (Checkmate and Jet had multiples). 15 pretty well behaved boats competed with some incredibly close finishes.
Wind ranged between 4 – 18 Knots, north westerlies shifting SW on both days. Choppy seas made power rigs important and there were some amazing breeze lanes that had boats climding out and falling in on the fleet, catch one and you had a conveyor to the top mark.
Lots of recalls, restarts, U flags and some U flag DSQs
Shifty wind and difficult sea states made for tricky conditions
Lots to talk about at the J24 sponsored food and drink celebrations afterwards, with free beers and magnificent food prepared by the SYC chefs the Ken King Centre afterparty certainly kept the Vic States party tradition alive.
Congratulations to those in the chocolates in particular Brendan Lee and crew in ‘Checkmate’, the One Design winner.
Well done to the PHS winner Darren Cutts in ‘Joyride’
A big thank you to SYC Race Management and Preso Warren Campbell and the Committee for putting on a fabulous event.
Final placings are:
The full results: here
Roll on next season with the Nationals at SYC in January
Thanks to our contributors, Carina Tomietto, Craig Wiley, Adam Keyes-Tilley. More posts, video and info on the Vic J24 FB page.