Pirate theme for Hillarys club opener
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.
Chris Bosnakis leads the pack.