An OK Day at Docklands

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International OK 2008 Short Course Regatta at Docklands
International OK 2008 Short Course Regatta at Docklands
Close tactical downwind racing in the 2008 OK Short Course Regatta
Close tactical downwind racing in the 2008 OK Short Course Regatta
'Super' Bruce Ashton - Winner of the 2008 OK Short Course Regatta
'Super' Bruce Ashton - Winner of the 2008 OK Short Course Regatta
Pre-start for heat 8 of the 2008 OK Short Course Regatta
Pre-start for heat 8 of the 2008 OK Short Course Regatta
Chris Visick - 3rd Overall in the 2008 OK Short Course Regatta
Chris Visick - 3rd Overall in the 2008 OK Short Course Regatta
Plenty of challenges upwind in the 2008 OK Short Course Regatta
Plenty of challenges upwind in the 2008 OK Short Course Regatta
Tom Pearce - 2nd Overall in the 2008 OK Short Course Regatta
Tom Pearce - 2nd Overall in the 2008 OK Short Course Regatta
DYC Volunteer Morgan Staley was in the hunt early in the 2008 OK Short Course Regatta
DYC Volunteer Morgan Staley was in the hunt early in the 2008 OK Short Course Regatta
David Staley, Sunday, 5 October 2008

Docklands Yacht Club conducted a Short Course Regatta for the International OK Class Association on Victoria Harbour on Sunday October 5.

 

I was a beautiful sunny day with gentle breezes finally building to 10 knots by mid afternoon.  The forecast northerly never eventuated, and during the early session swung twice around the compass, testing sailors and race officials alike.  After two heats were completed in these frustrating conditions, a break was called as a sumptuous BBQ lunch seemed much more appealing.

 

Following the first two races, the experienced Bruce Ashton was in the lead with a 1-2 scoreline, ahead of Tom Pearce and Morgan Staley.

 

The sailors headed back on the water feeling refreshed and relaxed shortly after 2pm and were met with a relatively steady southerly of 7-10 knots.  With ideal conditions for this format of racing, a series of six back-to-back heats were sailed under sunny skies.

 

Tom Pearce strung together three wins in the afternoon to look threatening, but Bruce Ashton's consistency paid off with Ashton taking the regatta with a 3 point buffer from Pearce.  Chris Visick finished 3rd overall, well clear of the rest of the fleet.

 

The OK's enjoyed their day at Docklands and we hope to see them back again soon.

 

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