Short Course Racing concludes in April

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Docklands sailors competed in the 2013 Australian & Asia-Pacific Championships in Canberra
Docklands sailors competed in the 2013 Australian & Asia-Pacific Championships in Canberra
Docklands sailors competed in the 2013 Australian & Asia-Pacific Championships in Canberra
Docklands sailors competed in the 2013 Australian & Asia-Pacific Championships in Canberra
Docklands sailors competed in the 2013 Australian & Asia-Pacific Championships in Canberra
Docklands sailors competed in the 2013 Australian & Asia-Pacific Championships in Canberra
Docklands sailors competed in the 2013 Australian & Asia-Pacific Championships in Canberra
Docklands sailors competed in the 2013 Australian & Asia-Pacific Championships in Canberra
Docklands sailors competed in the 2013 Australian & Asia-Pacific Championships in Canberra
Docklands sailors competed in the 2013 Australian & Asia-Pacific Championships in Canberra
Docklands sailors competed in the 2013 Australian & Asia-Pacific Championships in Canberra
Docklands sailors competed in the 2013 Australian & Asia-Pacific Championships in Canberra
Docklands sailors competed in the 2013 Australian & Asia-Pacific Championships in Canberra
Docklands sailors competed in the 2013 Australian & Asia-Pacific Championships in Canberra
Docklands sailors competed in the 2013 Australian & Asia-Pacific Championships in Canberra
Docklands sailors competed in the 2013 Australian & Asia-Pacific Championships in Canberra
David Staley, Tuesday, 9 April 2013

 

Docklands Yacht Club Short Course Racing Series winds up on Sunday April 21. 

 

A fresh southerly breeze made for some lively competition on March 17 when 4 races were conducted.

 

A number of regular competitors were away, enabling some sailors to move up the list.  Sarah Millsom maintained her place at the top of the table, again sailing with Christine Elliot, but Beck West has moved up to 2nd place, overtaking Neil Patterson who is now in third overall.

 

In the Liberty class, Russell Phillips claimed four straight wins to take the series lead from Cadeyrn Gaskin who is now two points behind with one day yet to sail. 

 

Ten DYC members competed in the Australian & Asia-Pacific Access Class Championships held on CanberraaEUR(TM)s Lake Burley Griffin over Easter.

 

Mark Thorpe sailed in the 2.3 division, finishing 4th overall and 2nd in the Special Olympics group.

 

Roy Jewell and Beck West competed in the 303 single person division, finishing 12th and 15th respectively. 

 

Sarah & Craig Millsom were 11th overall in the 303 two person competition, with Millsom placed 4th in the Special Olympics group.  Roy Jewell sailed with Anthony Fraser from Goolwa, SA to finish 16th in the 303 two person open.

 

In the Liberty fleet, Cadeyrn Gaskin had progressively moved up the fleet to 2nd position going into the last day but was overtaken in the final two races to be pushed back to 3rd by one point.

 

Neil Patterson, Russell Phillips and Sally Wilkinson all competed in the SKUD 18 division that was used as a coaching event by Yachting Australia who are working on developing a Paralympic sailing squad ahead of the 2016 Rio Games.

 

Well done to all these sailors who have used the Short Course Series as part of their preparation.

 

Scheduled one Sunday per month through the summer months, the Docklands Short Course Series is a great fun way to get a start or progress in racing and provides plenty of practice with starts and mark roundings, and helps to develop skills, technique and rules knowledge while enjoying some friendly competition.  A limited number of club boats are available for members and visiting sailors.

 

If you have any questions, contact David Staley via email david@accessclass.org or phone 9012 2612 during business hours.

 

Other Links
 Short Course Series Latest Results
 Australian & Asia-Pacific Championships Report



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