Sunday 24th saw a windy return to 49er sailing at MBSC for round 3 of the Super Sunday Sprint. It was tough going for some rusty crews and the scorecard reads pretty ugly from a number of DNF’s!
Dave Gilmour, fresh from his win in the NSW State Championships but not so fresh from his Rotto swim teamed up with Tom Johnson to put on a clinic in the fresh seabreeze.
The day started innocently enough but despite the seabreeze arriving after midday it built quickly in the early afternoon.
In Race 1 Steve and Jordan took the bullet from Dave and Tom to show they meant serious business for the afternoon. It unfortunately proved to be their only shot of the day after not managing to finish the next 2 races. As the breeze built Dave and Tom began to show their class and they lead all the way in both race 2 and 3. Adam Glaskin, sailing with Luke Smith, sailed consistently to be on the podium for all races.
The highlight of the day went to John and Brett who finished 2nd in race 2. A great example of how much you can improve if you are willing to turn up consistently and get time on the water. A great result from these two and we are sure we will see more good races from them before the season is out.
The last 3 races will be held at MBSC on Sunday 10th of March. This is your last chance for a good hit out before the state championships the following week. Points are wide open even for those that have missed a round. In this 12 heat series all boats are allowed 3 drops so if you have missed a round it isn’t too late to push for a good place. Top 6 after 1 drop are as follows;
D. Gilmour & TJ, NB – 31
A. Glaskin & J. Loughridge – 32
M. Jahn & L. Showell – 33
S. Thomas & Crew – 37
L. Parkinson & J. Warren – 44
D. Head & O. Flottman – 44
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