Royal Freshwater team wins Women’s State Keelboat Championship

On Sunday, off the coast of Fremantle in South Beach, WA’s female keelboat sailors battled it out on the fleet of Foundation-36s for the 30th edition of the Women’s State Keelboat Championship. 

Fleet splitting after start, sailing upwind.
Stunning conditions at South Beach. Pic – Swan River Sailing

2019’s winner, Lucy Alderson, took it up a notch as the racing proceeded – finishing up with four out of five race wins. Rounding out her crew of female Freshy sailors were Ishbel Laing, Rosie Rowell, Sophie Townes, Kate Holling, Lee Evelegh, and none other than seven time Womens State Keelboat Champion – Adele Jackson, resulting in an unbeatable combo sailing out on Freo Waters.

The winning team holding their trophy.
The winning team. Pic – Swan River Sailing

The Fremantle Sailing Club Ratbags, helmed by another seven time Womens State Keelboat Champion, Nickie Jones, came second overall. Jen Richardson and the Royal Perth Yacht Club crew were just able to defeat the other Freo team, the Rascals, for third place.

Thank you to all involved in past editions, as well as today’s edition of the event. Bring on another thirty years of superb female competition.

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