Mairs takes two wins in Div 2
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.
SOLO SAIL: Scott Cant in his laser on Sunday off-beach racing.