Friday, October 22, 2021
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Morris wins North Queensland Marblehead Championship 2021

MKY2021LaunchingQuick check and tune before the next one.The start of a good regatta as the wind played the shifting about game.  Eight competitors toughed it out through the day using B and C rigs with all skippers making it a great day of sailing.  Weed was a small problem most races with the pick-up boat checking the keels before each race which the skippers took in there stride .   Geoff Morris and Doug Allen battled it out all day and both finished in first place so the winner was decided on how many second places they had!  That's winning the hard way Geoff, a very well deserved Championship win. 

MKY2021VISITORSpectator all the way from Cairns and the excellent setup by the club in the background
Local Dean Andersen took it to the top skippers with some tough competition, winning Race 6 an 9 before a DNF in Race 10 saw him fixingMKY2021DouggyDougy looking for that bit extra stuff till race 15 with the day almost over.  Still he finished a very credible 4th.  Looking at the results before his holiday on the bank, he would have had a serious go at the podium and a threat to Arron Farrar.   Arron managed his third place with a borrowed boat in a class he does not sail in, a great result.

I would like to thank all the volunteers who gave their time to make the day possible.  They were Trevor Howland, Ross Black, from Mackay club and Chris Head and Shayne from the Whitsunday club.


Ross Andersen

Full Results are HERE







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