Strong winds provide a great finish to 2015 Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta

Strong winds gusting over 22 kts provided Race Officials the opportunity to set two courses to complete the scheduled six races to conclude the 2015 SCOR Regatta yesterday.

It was a great day sailing with some exciting speeds set by all boats in particular Rum Raider, a Granger Raider.  Rum Raider skippered by Novak and Jo Thompson and crewed by their two boys provided a fantastic spectacle as it flew around the course.  SCOR/IRC competitors Quest and Hasta La Vista reported clocking some of their best speeds.

Drinks at The Yacht Club afterwards provided plenty of opportunity for competitors to tell their stories, share jokes and advice and sledge their fellow competitors.  It was a great wrap up to the week of the 2015 IRC Qld State Titles and SCOR.

Winners of SCOR 2015 were presented with trophies and prizes generously donated by major sponsors North Sails and RAILBLAZA.  The winners of each division were:

1st Place: The Liquidator skippered by Trev& Deb Gourlay
2nd Place: Jade Rose skippered by Ian Brownhill
3rd Place: Blue Eagle skippered by Lindsay Waddell

1st Place: Rum Raider skippered by Novak & Jo Thompson
2nd Place: Rapture skippered by Paul Stringer
3rd Place: New Tricks skippered by John Stark

1st Place: Quest skippered by Ian, Bill and Richard Coward
2nd Place: Hasta La Vista skippered by Jake Jacobsen

The Sunshine Coast Yacht Club is already planning next year’s SCOR due to the success of the past two year’s competition.  So watch this space!  

– Caitlin Harvey/SCYC

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