2018 Gill Flying 11 National Championships
Manly 16' Skiff Club
Dates: 13th - 19th January 2018
The combined fleet of fifteen Flying 11s including the four local Queensland crews just revelled in the ideal conditions on Morton Bay for race day #1....
The combined fleet of fifteen Flying 11s including the four local Queensland crews just revelled in the ideal conditions on Morton Bay for race day #1 of the Austalian Mid-Winter Youth Championship during Qld Youth Week here at RQYS.
1263 Oscar Kurt Hansen and Lindsay Pike Lead After Day #1
With a stable breeze of 12kts from the soueast and beautifl Qld sunshine, it was 1263 Oscar Kurt Hansen and Lindsay Pike from NSW who led the fleet over the line in both races on day 1, with 1358 Decoy Greta Quealy and Thomas Smith second overall with two third places and 1371 Playbuoy Nathan Judges and Jack Cuthbert in third position with a seventh and second places for the day.
Despite all four local crews virtually brand news to the F11s, our leading Queensland crew 1207 Oliver Burgess and Thomas Colledge are well placed in 9th place at this early stage of the championship with 1170 X-Stream Lilly Geck and Xanthe Walker snapping at their heals in 11th place.
The fleet rack up for day 2 with three races planned in a slowly weakening weather system with light winds forecast of 4-7kts today.
QLD Crew - 1231 Sugar & Spice Steph Markey and Carlton Smith