Sailability SA State Championship event report
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.
|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