Wednesday, October 6, 2010

J/24 NSW State Championships

The Inmates Were Running the Asylum

(NSW, Australia)- Saturday was a great day on the water for Day 1 of the NSW State Championship 2010 –  a fleet of 27, with 5 boats from VIC and 2 from SA, a variable day with some rain – a generally light day from 3 – 12 knots – 4 races in testing conditions.Day 2 saw variable conditions  again, with breezes from around 5 -18 knots, a lot of rain and 4 close races! At times Jibs replaced Genoas and kite runs were close and top mark roundings busy.
Starting off strongly with two firsts and a second was Sean Wallis' team on the LUNATIC ASYLUM.  After a few bumps in the road, they managed to hang on to win the 2010 NSW States over Dave Suda's team on PACEMAKER.  Third was John Crawford sailing INNAMINCKA, fourth was Brett Lewis on WILDCARD and fifth Hugo Ottoway on VICE VERSA.  The appropriately named CONVICTS REVENGE sailed by Steve Girdis' crew finished sixth.  Rounding out the top ten were Sean Kirkjian on DEATH STAR 7th, Chris and Rachel Lee on VORTEX 8th, Neville Witty on SAILPAC 9th and Peter Stephens on CODE VIOLATION 10th.For more J/24 NSW State Champs sailing information.