report by Vernon Brown
There was wonderful wind, a bit hectic at times, so it definitely kept the rescue on their toes!
I stopped counting capsizes that I saw at about 10 – even Mike Herald capsized (first time in seven years he says). I do admit that I had a very long Chuckle at his misfortune – then again that’s sailing.
The race course was very competitive, with some of the old salt’s dominating.
However, the Hobies had some challenging juniors who were well placed in third overall! Well done Brandon and Todd.
In general, we had many Juniors sailing in both fleets so it was really inspiring that at least our classes are still attractive to the youth!
Next year, we really hope to include the Halcats in this event. Roger Hill came and sussed out the regatta – I’m sure to give the Halcats a “Heads Up”
In a well placed overall first position in the Hobie Class came these words from the mouth of Mark Kopel – “I have had my eye on this Trophy for Thirty Years!”
Well done champions Mark and Laura, it is great to see perseverance paying off.
Congratulations to the Dart Champions Alan and Fiona – it’s always incredible watching you guys tear up the race course!
A special thank you to the sailors and families coming up from KZN and other faraway places!
I really look forward to seeing all you sailors next year, without you, events like this just don’t happen.