Estimations are predicting a potential fleet of 80 boats with roughly 45 boats representing South Australia and a further 35 to come from interstate. Read more
The goal for the inaugural regatta is to attract more than 75 dinghy sailors from Perth and the regions.
The regatta attracted 49 competitors from New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and Queensland taking on a strong Victorian contingent on home waters.
Irish skipper Cudmore has been a regular and welcome competitor at this event over the past two decades, finishing runner-up on numerous occasions.
Damian Carey and Lauren Armstrong (SA) took the title on countback from Douglas Raftesath and Spencer McKay (NSW).
Backchat claimed the Australian Championship with a score of 14 points ahead of Let Loose on 16pts and Kick ‘n Chase with 17pts.
Gordon Ingate has won the Dragon class Australian championship for the fourth time, at the age of 91.
Manly Surf n Slide winners of the championship with the final result split by a mere 3 seconds from Byrdens.
Matt Owen has now held the famous Coweslip Trophy for a fifth time as skipper and once as crew.
With a near perfect score, the veteran has led the fleet for the entire series.
When the first boat crew arrived on scene, they found two people in the water wearing life jackets and three still aboard the capsized vessel.
The new rules will become effective on June 1, 2017, to coincide with the end of the 2017 OK Dinghy World Championship in Barbados.
Tony Bull explains what the benefits are of the different reaching sails.