Racing

Conditions were perfect for radio controlled yacht racers and spectators alike - and many came down to watch the regatta.

The day offered up a vintage boat race, an aqua spectacular, including demonstrations by Sailability – and sandcastle building for the kids.

Navigating a tricky course around housing, not to mention extremely gusty and shifty conditions, were part and parcel of an interesting day.

The regatta offers more than sailing, with controlled yacht racing, sandcastle building and a BBQ cook-off.

A revamped Lake Macquarie Yacht Club will host the Melges 24 NSW and Australian Championships in March.

Why not take a break and enjoy some excellent racing and partying?

On the second lap of the course, Asko Appliances was back in contention and won the race and the series.

Come the Championship, GLYC’s team of 75 volunteers per day will contribute their time and expertise to the smooth running of the event.

Daniel Links (NSW) won the title after a regatta long duel with Eddie Reid (TAS) – both are products of good coaching programs.

Two races remain in the Championship, with six teams in contention, led by the Michael Coxon skippered Smeg.

The Rio gold medallist outsailed defending Australian Laser Standard Rig champion Matthew Wearn (WA) in a hard-fought Oceania and Australian championship.

Andy Beadsworth, Ali Tezdiker and Simon Fry crossed the finish line in first place to win the final race of the 2019 Dragon World Championship and seal their second consecutive world title in style.

Kiwis Seb Menzies and Blake McGlashan won the vital clash with NSW sailors Ryan Littlechild and Jack Ferguson

Their nearest opponents both had wins today, but consistency through the regatta paid off of defending Nacra 15 champion Will Cooley.

Cropley and Paul came from seven points down at the end of Sunday’s penultimate day to finish three points clear of Tasmanians William Wallis and Fynn Sprott.