Three days of racing on The Broadwater in mainly light to moderate breezes and, at times, a brisk tidal flow, provided some challenging conditions for the sailors and the SYC Race Management Team. Read more
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.
For the OK Dinghy fleet, next stop is the World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand, which has attracted an entry of more than 110 boats.
The start on the final day was delayed by 30 minutes as the committee boat was taking on water and had to return to shore.
This is the first time the competition will be conducted using the new RS Quest dinghies.
The event, which starts today, has an entry list of 286 competitors, representing 12 countries.
There are five youth entries in the championship and they will be pitting their skills against some of Tasmania’s finest one-design sailors.
Clubs in all Australian states and also in Canberra rallied behind the idea as a fresh way to remind younger sailors of the senior sailing options at their home clubs.
Rob had a huge input into early fibreglass trailer sailer design in Australia. He turns 90 on the 2nd of January and still actively keeps tabs on how his classes are performing via the internet.
More than 70 entries have already been received from international sailors for the 2019 world championships to be sailed at Manly, north of Auckland, in the New Year period.
They helped bring the America's Cup back to New Zealand and remain teammates but for a couple of weeks this month Glenn Ashby, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke will be rivals.