Sailability SA State Championship event report

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Vicki Hughes, Tuesday, 26 February 2013

A report on the 2013 Sailability SA State Championship held at PASC 16 & 17 February

 

2013 SAILABILITY SA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Port Adelaide SC  -  16 & 17 February  

The 2013 Sailability SA State Championship was held at the Port Adelaide SC on the weekend of 16th & 17th February.

The weather was 30 to 38 degrees and the wind zero to 10 knots.  So this posed a dilemma for the Race Officer as the heat policy of the Club was "no start over 34 degrees", and there was very little  wind expected over the weekend.

The Championship attracted 22 starters in 3 classes  (1 Access 2.3, 19 Access 303's and 2 Liberty class boats).  The competitors were from 3 SA clubs and 2 Victorian clubs -  the breakup being 9 from Port Adelaide, 4 from Adelaide SC, 7 from Goolwa Regatta YC, 1 from Lake Hawthorn SC (Vic) and 1 from Sugarloaf SC (Vic).

The Championship was to be 6 races (1each morning and 2 each afternoon).  Saturday morning was postponed 1 hour waiting for the wind and carefully monitoring the temperature.  Luck was eventually on our side and all 3 races were completed albeit on very shortened courses.

With temparatures not going below 28 degrees overnight it was decided that only 2 races would be run on Sunday both in the morning and the 3rd race would be abandoned.  This proved to be a wise decision for after 2 short races the temperature was 36 degrees and the wind dropped out completely.

All competitors and officials were delighted with the Championship but were glad to be out of the sun.

Results

Liberty Class 1st C Riordon Lake Hawthorn SC (Vic)
  2nd M Fisher Adelaide SC
Access 303 1st J Neumuller Goolwa Regatta YC
  2nd B Walter Port Adelaide SC
  3rd P Aspinall Port Adelaide SC
Access 2.3 1st M Waller Sugarloaf SC (Vic)

For Full Results from the event please click Here

Port Adelaide SC expresses its thanks to all the competitors and volunteers for there efforts in making the 2013 Sailability SA State Championship a very successful Regatta.

 

John Johnston, Sailability SA