Tanilba Sailing Club Big Boat Regatta

'Indigo' from Wallerawang in choppy water and division 2 place getters David Cullip and Zac Breaden.
‘Indigo’ from Wallerawang in choppy water and division 2 place getters David Cullip and Zac Breaden.

 

HEAVY weather played havoc with the fleet of catamarans at the annual ‘Big Boat Regatta’ hosted by Tanilba Sailing Club on the weekend of 17th and 18th February.

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Sailing secretary Mike Colecliffe explains, “Sunday was particularly challenging for competitors.”

“Our rescue craft worked overtime as 11 of the 19 craft retired from the first race and 14 failed to finish the second,” he said.

“With a wind shift from the Nor’ East to a full-on Easterly of 20 knots, it really sorted the sailors out. One craft actually cartwheeled.”

Results: Division 2: 1st and 1st overall: Zac Breaden (Tanilba); 2nd and 2nd overall: David Cullip & Ethan Mc Calof (Speers Pt.); 3rd Sam Breaden (Tanilba).

Division 1: 1st and 3rd overall: Chris & Richard Brewin (Kurnell); 2nd Murray Makin and daughter; (Kurnell). 3rd David Morgan & Cameron Kaul (Queen’s Lake).

Mr Colecliffe said, “Without local sponsorship, we could not stage the various championships and regattas that we host each year. In particular, I’d like to thank Coastal Real Estate and Club Lemon Tree who both made $500 donations recently.”

 

By Geoff WALKER

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