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2018 Optimist State Championships

by / Tuesday, 13 March 2018 / Published in Latest News

Over the long weekend, BYS hosted 114 sailors from around Victoria and Australian for the 2018 Optimist State Championships. It was a fantastic event with racing held over three courses for the Green Fleet, Intermediate Fleet and Open Fleet. Saturday proved to be tricky with light and testing northerly breezes, however on Sunday and Monday the sailors experienced normal Blairgowrie conditions with moderate sea-breezes, flat sea and a flowing tide.

BYS had five competitors competing in the event. Congratulations to Will James (Green Fleet), Jay Cleland (Green), Ellie Cowell (Intermediate), Lucas James (Intermediate) & Charles Gray (Intermediate). Will James finished 1st in the Green Fleet and Lucas James finishing 4th after countback, which is a fantastic result for sailing in the boat for the first time.

Thank-you to all the volunteers who have made this event possible, in particular to Rob Evans, Andrew Little, Phil Beattie & James Bolton.

For full results, please head click here

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