Swain takes Sailing Club Easter Regatta win by just one point
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.