Swain takes Sailing Club Easter Re­gatta win by just one point

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT / ON THE WATER -

THE Whit­sun­day Sailing Club’s sec­ond largest an­nual event, the Sail Air­lie Re­gatta for Off-the-Beach dinghies, has been a great suc­cess.

With en­trants from Ade­laide, the Gold Coast and Cairns, the re­gatta wel­comed more than 300 vis­i­tors to the area over the Easter pe­riod.

Af­ter reg­is­tra­tion and a prac­tice race on Fri­day, Satur­day’s rac­ing was held in light con­di­tions, with the fleet spread over three course ar­eas.

Sun­day provided a rac­ing day with more breeze, with con­di­tions ideal for sailing.

In the Green Fleet, some of whom have only been sailing for two months, Jolan Pur­dell made it five wins from seven races to take out the se­ries from Zac Sleight, Joshua King and Eden Humphries.

In the ju­nior fleet, An­other Men­ace (El­liot Tobin), from Townsville, took the hon­ours with six wins, with Talia Bul­strode (Tin­na­roo) tak­ing sec­ond place and Dolma Pa­rigi (Townsville) fin­ish­ing third.

On the se­nior course, the lasers were com­pet­ing for the North Queens­land Laser Cham­pi­onship, with 15 boats com­pet­ing in this event. While he only won one race, con­sis­tency paid off for Hamish Swain (WSC), tak­ing out the tro­phy by one point from Marcus Bul­strode (Tin­na­roo) and Luke Mairs (WSC).

In the mul­ti­hulls, the ma­jor prize went to Cruise Con­trol (Karl Bra­zier).

HANG­ING OUT: A com­peti­tor in the Whit­sun­day Sailing Club Easter Sailing Re­gatta.

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