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The Optimist National Championship

1st Day of the Optimist National Championship
Report by Ben Crafoord

Over 90 Optimists from all over Australia arrived at the Adelaide Sailing Club for the start of the 4 day Opti Nationals this week.  MHYC has 10 representatives that braved the 2 m swell with Optis capsizing, filling up with water and surfing down monster waves in the 15-18kt breeze on day one.  The intermediates completed 1 race and the Open Fleet completed 2 races.











Day 2 & 3 of the Optimist National Championship

There was a huge shift in conditions for the 2nd day of the Optimist Nationals at Adelaide Sailing Club. It looked like a completely different race track with much less breeze and waves.

This favored the lighter sailors and the Green Fleet were able to have some fun.  Day 3 the wind dropped even more to around 5-10 knots with cloud coverage which sucked wind out of pockets of the course.  It was a challenging day.

Thank you to the Race committee and many volunteers who have put on a great event so far and to Rob & Tom Brewer for their Coaching.  Tomorrow (Sunday) will be the last day of the Championships and I wish all the MHYC youth sailors a great hit out.

Ben Crafoord Signing off “UnderDog”

To check out the results click here