THE WEEK IN RACING – 9th Sept 21
This week the Sailing Office welcomed new Sailing Officer Jess Hansen to the team at Hollywell. Many of you will remember Jess as one of our past Junior Commodores. Over the years Jess has held positions in National Coaching roles with various Class Associations. This coupled with her management experience will see her comfortably settled into her new role.Welcome aboard Jess.
With the winter season behind us, our Inshore Division took a well-earned break to prepare their boats for the 2021 Summer Series. OTBD & OTBC also had a weekend off meaning the focus was on a between-season race for Thursday Twilghter’s and Ted Elke’s Memorial Race Weekend.
THURSDAY TWILIGHT POT HUNTERS RACE 1 OF 2 – Thursday, 2nd September
This week skippers placed $10 into the pot ($20 if they forgot) and raced for the divvy of cash prizes.
The winners this week were:
3rd SASKIA II
TED ELKES MEMORIAL RACE DAY 2021 – Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th September
Day 1 – Ted Elkes Memorial Race
A fleet of 15 headed out the Gold Coast Seaway on a grey and drizzly morning. A little rain is never a deterrent for our SYC skippers and crew with good spirits all around.
In the first race of the day the boats enjoyed an 8-10 knot westerly which gradually dropped out as the day progressed. Due to the light conditions, Race Control was forced to shorten the course for Race 2.
Day 2 – Ted Elkes Memorial Race
Race Control reported a clean and clear start saying skippers were true gentlemen on the water for the second day of the Ted Elkes Memorial.
Boats enjoyed better sailing conditions with a 10-15knot NW helping them down to Currumbin. A great day for offshore racing!
SYC member Lisa Stewart took some great photos from Burleigh Headland. This is the great thing about Offshore Racing at Southport Yacht Club – when the conditions allow, you can watch these AMAZING vessels from shore all the way down the coast!
ORC – Division 1
3rd BLACK DIAMOND
ORC – Division 2
KNOT ANOTHER PAINKILLER
2nd BLACK DIAMOND
PHS – Division 1
PHS – Division 2
1st KNOT ANOTHER PAINKILLER
3rd BLUE EAGLE
Congratulations to all placegetters this week and thank you to our sponsors, volunteers and sailing team for bringing these events together.
See you on the water!