Eight boats from Sydney Harbour ventured up to the Gosford Sailing Club for the J24 Regatta over the long weekend.
This included four MHYC boats, Ace, Innamincka, Waterborne Again and Okavango Delta.The breeze was a North Easterly sea breeze with blue skies and sunshine and no sign of the rain that has been endured in the past.
Eleven boats battled it out for the prize on the beautiful Brisbane Waters with 4 races completed on the first day taking advantage of the fresh breeze followed by 2 races on the Sunday.The scratch winner of the regatta was Ace, skippered by David West who was on equal points with Innaminka, skippered by John Crawford. The final result was decided on a count back. Third was Sailpac skippered by Sean Kirkjian with his team from Pacific Sailing School.
4th Kaotic – Garth Riley, 5th Okavango Delta – Janette Syme, 6th Blackjack – Alvaro Mejia, 7th Bandit – Terry Wise,
8th Starpac – John Gardner, 9th Pacatack – Wendy Tuck, 10th Waterbourne Again – Matt Miles, 11th Artesia – Cameron Cooke.
The handicap winner was Blackjack skippered by Alvaro Mejia from Pacific Sailing School, second on handicap was Okavango Delta skippered by Janette Syme in her new boat co-owned by Rhoslyn Humphres. Third was Kaotic skippered by Garth Riley in his first J24 Regatta.
Congratulations to winner Dave West, sailing consistently fast with many top places.
A big thanks was passed on to John Crawford who was at the NSW Association head for over 10 years and welcome given to new president Chris Lee for MHYC.
To the Race Regatta team headed again by Peter Walsh, we thank you for arranging the perfect conditions and perfect race starts.
All the boats and crew are looking forward to the State Titles to be held at RPAYC at the end of the month.
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