All systems go

It’s been a busy start to the year with National Championships and other regattas taking place around the country. Check out our Facebook page for news and updates, just like this one:

That’s not sailing! How about 50 knot squalls in a 505 dinghy?!?! Spare a thought for the 5-0 sailors and all the other sailors competing in the Sail Melbourne Regatta today.

Here is an update from ex Commodore, Lindsay Gilbert competing in the 505 National Championships which is forming part of the Sail Melbourne Regatta.

“We started with challenging conditions during the invitation race and first day of the regatta proper, and with 25 + knots and big seas. Today and yesterday were perfect conditions.

Sailing back to the club today most of the fleet was hit by a dramatic rain/hail storm. Fortunately however we did not get the 50 knot squal the BoM had warned about.

Chris and Ian Gregg have completed all races and look like maintaining their postion at the top of the Queensland contingent.

Mike Holt and Rob Woelfel – multiple world champions from the USA, have a grip on first place with only Robin Deussen and David Snoad from SA able to take any races off them.

Three races and plenty of fun to go”.

Good Luck Richard and Lindsay and to all the QLD competitors.