Skiff Report | 16 December 2017
Pelicans In Skiffs is always highly anticipated for our junior sailors and on Saturday morning the youngsters had a ball.
The skiff sailors all did a great job helping the kids get out on the trapeze, and some had a go at steering the skiffs, which are far bigger and faster than what they’re used to.
Ella Morgan was on board Andrews Meats with her Dad Checkers and Kurt Sullivan and they got out in front and took the win.
Darby Jones is one of our young sailors that loves his sailing and is improving all the time, he did a great job steering Fire Stopping into 2nd spot.
Jacinta Anderson steered Redicrete, with Amelia Pilgrim as crew, into the remaining podium position.
The Belmont 16ft Skiffs finished up racing for 2017 on Saturday in a nice up-range big rig.
The Bay was busy by Lake Macquarie standards with the skiffs joining Belmont’s Flying 11, Laser and Cherub fleets along with the Yachts from LMYC.
Fire Stopping continued their recent good form racing in the lead pack. Empty Jets was also off to a good start and were up the front.
The Young Guns have been quietly improving and look to be peaking at the right time to give themselves every chance of defending their Australian Championship and on Saturday they performed strongly again. They hit the lead and were sailing well. Redicrete put together a fast lap to get in front with a lap to go but the Young Champions on TJS were too good and regained the lead to take first place.
The East Coast Low have their boat going extremely fast and scorched into 2nd spot, they along with Minder are also in good form leading into the Nationals.
Piper Planning sailed well to take handicap honours from Insight who are also on the improve.
1st – TJS – Henry, Grant & Izzy
2nd – East Coast Marine & Sail – Matt, Scott & Corey
3rd – Redicrete – Ando, Bretto & Nigel
1st – Piper Planning – Piper, Muzza & Newelly
2nd – Insight – Adam, Scott & Pete
3rd – Fire Stopping – Will, Richard & Tim