Pi­rate theme for Hil­larys club opener

Joondalup Weekender - - Sport - John Bird

HIL­LARYS Yacht Club Pa­tron and Joon­dalup Mayor Al­bert Ja­cob opened the sea­son for sailors on Sun­day.

Com­modore Neil Har­ri­son wel­comed guests, flag of­fi­cers, vis­i­tors, spon­sors and fam­i­lies be­fore out­lin­ing suc­cess sto­ries of the past year in the angling, div­ing, power and sail­ing sec­tions.

The high­light was the suc­cess of Todd Gi­raudo and David White, who sailed Kraken into se­cond place in the Mel­bourne to Osaka dou­ble-handed race in March.

The dinghy sec­tion con­ducted a suc­cess­ful Easter Re­gatta which in­cluded coach­ing by Olympic Gold medal­list Belinda Stow­ell.

Mar­cus Fisk was ninth in the Laser Na­tion­als and a large num­ber of the ju­nior sailors were in­vited to join de­vel­op­ment squad West­sail.

The tra­di­tional sail-past and salute had a pi­rate theme. Best dressed boat hon­ours were shared by Sheer Magic for sail and Sure Shot for power.

Sev­eral yachts from the Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club joined in with the keel­boats for the af­ter­noon’s rac­ing of the Com­modore’s Cup.

The di­vi­sion 1 fleet of 16 yachts had a chal­leng­ing 15knot sou-wester and Whis­per­ing Jack pre­vailed, with young tal­ented Chelsea Brad­ford at the helm.

There was suc­cess for Alan Peacham skip­per­ing Feelin Free in di­vi­sion 2 and Steve Okeefe on Com­fort­ably Numb in di­vi­sion 3.

Pic­ture: Gor­don Pet­ti­grew - True Spirit Pho­tos

Chris Bos­nakis leads the pack.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.