Tassie State Championships completed

The 2017 Tasmanian Hansa Class Championships have been held in Hobart.

Hosted by Derwent Sailing Squadron, the regatta attracted local sailors and a team from Wynard. There were 11 competitors sailing in Hansa 303 singles and four teams backed up in the two person division. Derwent Sailing Squadron was the host of the very successful 2015 Australian Hansa Class Championships.

Three races were held on the Saturday in the singles division, with Chris Symonds from Wynard winning the first two.  Hobart local William Brown stopped Chris from making it a clean sweep by taking out the third race by less than 20 seconds.

Two races were held in the doubles in the afternoon, with the honours being shared between the Wynard teams of Michael Darby/Ela Klinger and Chris Symonds and Jeannine Peacock.

On the Sunday, there were further races held for both divisions. The first race of the day saw light winds for the 303 singles, which saw only four of the boats in the fleet making it around the course in the time limit. Chris Symonds picked up both wins to take out the 303 singles title in a Wynyard trifecta from Ethan Price and Mike Darby.

In the doubles, it was another win to Wynyard, with Mike Darby and Ela Klinger in front of Chris Symonds/ Jeannine Peacock and Hobart pair Rod Viney and Bert Somssich. Mike Darby won the Golden Egg prize.

The team from Tassie will be bringing boats and sailors to take part in the Hansa Class Asia Pacific Championships in April.

The final State Championship of the 2016/17 season will take place in Queensland at Gold Coast Sailing Club on April 1st & 2nd. Find out more about that event here.

Photos by Theodore Somssich. All photos can be viewed at https://1drv.ms/f/s!AktBaFRvbHmRlZhfk13DU25Ro8S7gw



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