Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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10 Rater 2018 State Championships


The fleet comprised a total of 8 boats on the day, with a good selection of designs represented.

The latest 10R State Championships was held off the point at Regatta Waters yesterday, in what I can only describe as a real "mixed bag" of weather conditions. Competitors experienced everything from bright sun to thunder and lightning, and winds that went from zero all the way up to 25 knots.

It wasn't only representatives from Queensland who competed - there were 2 NSW skippers, Gary Bromley with his Diamond, and Ben Taylor, sailing his new orange Sanga for only the second time. Trevor Fisher also sailed a Diamond, and these two designs dominated the event.

Graham Cowling was the first winner in a new category, sponsored by Trevor Fisher, for the first home-designed and built boat. This is a good initiative, which was awarded to encourage skippers to design and build their own boats.

The extreme range of wind conditions necessitated several rig changes during the day.

Greg Torpy was the winner, with 10 firsts to finish up with 18 points from 16 races.  Ben Taylor came in second, with 7 firsts, with 22 points. Gary Bromley rounded out the placings, with 7 second placings to finish on 37 points


All in all, it was an enjoyable event for all who competed.


Thanks to Ian Ashe, PRO and David Black, who took care of the scoring, plus the team of volunteers from PRYC behind the scenes who ran the event. Thanks also to the QRYA for securing the venue, the Council permits and managing the Southport Yacht Club relationships.


Mark Perkin  PRYC Sailing Secretary



More Images from the day.

Results here



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