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