2018 Minnow State Championships
Showing the results of a strong program of junior sail training and club racing, Blairgowrie filled the top three positions for all three divisions of Open, Junior and Novice as well as top Female sailors in Open fleet.
In Open division, Sally Danks (BYS) in her final Minnow regatta sailed magnificently to get three bullets on the last day and so wrap up the Open fleet title (and first placed female). Sam Backwell (BYS), Hamish Cowell (BYS), Taj Duff (GLYC) and Tom Warner (BYS) rounded out the top 5. In the Junior Open fleet Lucas James (BYS) won the crown with a strong performance on the last day, with Angus McIntyre (BYS) and Archie O’Brien (BYS) 2nd and 3rd. The top three females in Open fleet were Sally Danks (BYS), Cassie McCarthy (BYS) and Ruby Backwell (BYS).
With no racing on Sunday, the Novice fleet results stood as they were on Saturday; 1st Daniel Mizzi (BYS), 2nd Maja Fordyce (BYS), 3rd Raj Fordyce (BYS), 4th Cadel McColl (SBSC) and 5th Will Hailes (McCYC). Full results, please click here .
Further awards went to Archie O’Brien (Most Improved), Taj Duff (Sportsmanship/ President’s Award) and Will Hailes (Novice Encouragement award).
Congratulations to all the kids who took part, and a huge thanks to Parkdale Yacht club and all the volunteers for making the event so enjoyable and successful!