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A Class South QLD Championships

A fleet of eight A Class yachts competed in the South Queensland Titles at Newport on Saturday 26th May.  With the breeze remaining relatively steady from the south to south-east, the Control Area was established on the western bank of Jabiru Canal.  A windward-leeward course was set with a gate on the bottom and the start line in easy view of the control area.   A line of four buoys at the top of the course allowed PRO Ian Ashe to adjust the windward legs during the day.

Peter Morris appeared pretty dominant early in the day and after 22 races, two of his 'drops' were a 2nd and a 3rd.  John Heard did challenge the leader on several occasions by taking out 4 wins but could not match Peter for consistency in being first to the top mark.

Jason Nasmith was on the rise early on when he took a win in Race 5 but the was simply out paced by the first two place getters to take a well deserved third place on the podium.

The A Class yachts appeared to enjoy the conditions on the day although some light squalls came through ahead of bands of light drizzle in the afternoon to add to the challenge.  In all it was a very successful day.

Thanks go to David Black for the scoring, Ian Ashe for his PRO work.  Thanks also go to Commodore Peter Griffin,  Treasurer John Eite and the other volunteers from MRYS.  It was a great effort from the Moreton club to support a class that does not normally sail at Newport.

Thanks also to the A Class sailors in supporting the event and congratulations to the winners.

 

 

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