Short Course Racing

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Plenty of traffic at the top mark
Plenty of traffic at the top mark
Lore Alessandrini (DYC) recorded her first race win in heat 5 on Sunday
Lore Alessandrini (DYC) recorded her first race win in heat 5 on Sunday
A clean start in heat 4
A clean start in heat 4
Commodore Leigh Dunstan was on duty to run the racing
Commodore Leigh Dunstan was on duty to run the racing
Andrew Cook (SYC) leads the 2.3s at the leeward mark
Andrew Cook (SYC) leads the 2.3s at the leeward mark
Terry, Shadow & Jim on safety patrol
Terry, Shadow & Jim on safety patrol
Cadeyrn Gaskin & Desiree Craig (DYC) enjoying the 303 and a little breeze
Cadeyrn Gaskin & Desiree Craig (DYC) enjoying the 303 and a little breeze
Allan Byrne (LSC) enjoyed his first race at Docklands
Allan Byrne (LSC) enjoyed his first race at Docklands
David Staley, Monday, 12 January 2009

The Docklands Short Course Racing Series finally got underway last weekend.

 

Scheduled over 6 Sundays from October through March, the Docklands Short Course Series is open to Access 2.3, Access 303 and other classes.  Strong winds and event conflicts forced the abandonment of racing on the first three scheduled weekends, but the conditions were just right last Sunday.

 

A sunny day, moderate temperatures and a consistent southerly averaging 10-12 knots made for deal racing conditions.  2 practice heats and 6 races were completed in little over two hours.

 

Andrew Cook from Sandringham Yacht Club won 4 of the 6 races to win the day, 2 points clear of last season's champion, Krista Bailey from Mornington.  Third was Lore Alessandrini from Docklands.

 

Last year's runner-up in the 2.3's, Cadeyrn Gaskin, sailed a 303 two-person boat with Desiree Craig in Sundays racing.  Both are from Docklands Yacht Club.

 

4th placed in the 2.3s was Martin Waller from Sugarloaf Sailing Club, sailing with servo-electric controls.  Allan Byrne from Lysterfield Sailing Club enjoyed his first experience of racing at Docklands, moving himself up to a third place in one race.

 

The next date for the Docklands Short Course Series is Sunday February 8, with racing commencing at 2pm.

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