The S.A. State Championships were held at Adelaide Sailing club and sailed in 4 – 8 knts most of the weekend with plenty of windshifts. There was plenty of close racing with several heats only being won by 1 second.
Good Company – Robin townsend and Vertigo – Jamie Goode were in the action all weekend but Fun2 consistantly played the shifts and kept to the middle of the coursre.
By the end of the Regatta Cookie Monster benefitted from being at the event and had wins on handicap on the last day
Congratulations to Fun2, skippered by Alyn Stevenson for the One Design AND Handicap wins!
Next years Nationals are coming to Melbourne, to be hosted by the Sandringham Yacht Club. Melbourne is famous for it’s great racing, great restaurants and will soon be well known for the newest clubhouse in Australia, all the more reason to come to Melbourne in January
Well, doesn’t get any smaller would be more accurate, but we do have a new skipper.
Ron Thomson, who has recently moved back to Melbourne from Sydney is our newest J owner, buying Kicking Bottom from Simon Grain.
Ron answered Simon’s online ad for a small keelboat to race, not knowing much about J24s at all. After a suitable gestation period – and some racing on the boat with Simon and crew, he has made the move to being our newest skipper.
Welcome Ron – hope you have a great time with the J!
The recent J24 Nationals had 2 unique entries this year with 2 all-girl teams lining up to give it to the guys. The Guys in typical fashion were cocky, totally dismissed the girls team in being anywhere in the fleet, and the general consensus was that they would be at the back of the fleet. Continue reading “2009 J24 Brother National Australian Championship”