Good news! We have received the final decisions and results of the 2013 J22 Nationals so I can now officially communicate it to you all. The email was received via Wendy from the Chairman of the SAS Sailing Management Committee with the final decision on 19 December 2013. Our Chairman was already on holiday with no internet communication and she was the only committee member included on the email. Due to the complex rule situation that occurred at the Nationals, subsequent appeals on decisions and incomplete documentation being received by the committee we have had to wait until now to notify you all of the official winners.
Sincere congratulations go to Luke Wagner, Siya Vato, David Shilton on Phantom Choose Life, owned by Vernon Goss, on their 1st place. As all agreed at the event an amazing performance by Luke and his team with a winning net score of 19 points.
2nd Place is awarded to the “Witbank Boys” on Laugh a Minute , Skipper John Brockman, crew Dave Martinson, Aysha Genloud just 1 point behind.
3rd Place goes to Alpha Romeo, Skipper David Rae from Cape Town with crew Paul Thompson and Dwayne Assis.
Enough has been said, in numerous media, about this regatta, but the most important thing for me is that many lessons have been learnt, hopefully for the benefit of sailing in general and that the stars on the day have been acknowledged to all. WELL DONE!
I will contact the winners regarding the presentation of their medals.
I hope that 2014 bring good winds and fantastic sailing for you all no matter where you are, that your personal goals are achieved and you have the time to experience the value of family and friends.
Lots of emails to come in the weeks to follow.