Haileybury Win Victoria Harbour School Sailing Series

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Haileybury (RED) v St Leonards (Blue) in the Final Race
Haileybury (RED) v St Leonards (Blue) in the Final Race
St Bedes and Woodleigh competed in the finals of the Victoria Harbour School Sailing Series
St Bedes and Woodleigh competed in the finals of the Victoria Harbour School Sailing Series
Finals of the Victoria Harbour School Sailing Series
Finals of the Victoria Harbour School Sailing Series
Haileybury (RED) v St Leonards (Blue) in the Final Race
Haileybury (RED) v St Leonards (Blue) in the Final Race
Finals of the Victoria Harbour School Sailing Series
Finals of the Victoria Harbour School Sailing Series
Spectators enjoy the Victoria Harbour School Sailing Series
Spectators enjoy the Victoria Harbour School Sailing Series
Haileybury (RED) v St Leonards (Blue) in the Final Race
Haileybury (RED) v St Leonards (Blue) in the Final Race
Finals of the Victoria Harbour School Sailing Series
Finals of the Victoria Harbour School Sailing Series
Spectators enjoy the Victoria Harbour School Sailing Series
Spectators enjoy the Victoria Harbour School Sailing Series
Haileybury College - Winners of the Victoria Harbour School Sailing Series
Haileybury College - Winners of the Victoria Harbour School Sailing Series
Finals of the Victoria Harbour School Sailing Series
Finals of the Victoria Harbour School Sailing Series
St Bedes and Woodleigh competed in the finals of the Victoria Harbour School Sailing Series
St Bedes and Woodleigh competed in the finals of the Victoria Harbour School Sailing Series
Finals of the Victoria Harbour School Sailing Series
Finals of the Victoria Harbour School Sailing Series
Terry O'Donnell, Thursday, 21 May 2009

After 3 weekends of very competitive round-robin racing at Docklands Yacht Club between 24 of Melbourne's secondary colleges, it came down to a final four on the afternoon of Sunday May 17 to decide the Victoria Harbour School Sailing Series. 

 

Each of the top 12 teams endured the complete weather cycle of Melbourne's variable conditions over the final weekend, racing in up to 20 knots during some sessions.

 

The scores were close as St Bedes Mentone, Woodleigh, Haileybury and St Leonards
took to the water for the final knockout round. The lighter breeze in the last half hour of racing drew extreme concentration from the crews. The well coached crews of the Haileybury College Team showed brilliant skills winning the all important last race of the day to take the Winners Shield.

 

Haileybury will now represent Victoria in the National Secondary Schools Teams Racing Championship, to be raced at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in June.
 
Secondary Schools Team Racing is now a well established sport on Victoria Harbour. The fast developing Docklands Yacht Club, under the experienced guidance of Yachting Victoria, is strengthening its direction to become the leading host club for this challenging and colourful sport for young people.

 

It is viewed by thousands from the numerous viewing points within the Docklands Precinct.  Whether Docklanders are enjoying the sailing spectacle from their apartment or office window, the Marinas, Waterfront City or, from course-side at North Wharf Community Boating Hub (home of Docklands Yacht Club), Schools Team Racing will continue to provide increasing interest at Docklands.  
 
Docklands Yacht Club operates its regular sailing program on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.  All are welcome.






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