Mairs takes two wins in Div 2

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

SUN­DAY morn­ing pro­vided light winds for those in the learn to sail and the learn to race pro­gram, in­volv­ing not only those want­ing to start sail­ing, but also those who are look­ing to ex­pand their skills.

The morn­ing pro­gram was taken up with start­ing tac­tics as well as in­tro­duc­tory rules of rac­ing, both im­por­tant is­sues when mov­ing into a com­pet­i­tive en­vi­ron­ment.

By the time the rac­ing started at 1.30pm the breeze had picked up to a con­stant eight knots, from the north east, pro­vid­ing ex­cel­lent sail­ing con­di­tions.

In Divi­sion 1, the ju­nior divi­sion, it was Wil­liam Preat who led the way, mak­ing it three wins from three races.

Three sec­ond places re­sulted from Zac Sleight’s ef­forts, while Hamish Swain, sail­ing his sail­board around the longer course, fin­ished third in each race.

In Divi­sion 2, the bat­tle at the front was be­tween Luke Mairs and Scott Cant, with Luke fin­ish­ing with two wins, and a tied re­sult in the first race. Swain fin­ished with two thirds and a fourth, while the club cor­sair, sailed by Greg and Eden Humphrey, fin­ished with a third and two fourths.

With only one week to go to fin­ish the spring se­ries, all will de­pend on next week’s re­sults.

There are dif­fer­ent pro­grams sched­uled over the next few weeks, with the Queens­land Youth Cham­pi­onship and three-day coach­ing camp, fol­lowed by Townsville Sail­ing Club’s Sprint Se­ries over the long week­end.

PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

SOLO SAIL: Scott Cant in his laser on Sun­day off-beach rac­ing.

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