John Murphy Midwinter Cup :
This years Regatta had the biggest fleet in years with 34 entries with sabots and optis showing up in good numbers and our largest fleet of lasers but a little down in the Open Bic but all in all a good fleet . Mother nature certainly gave us some challenges with good winds at first then high winds and finally rounding out with light winds and that was only saturday then sunday was absolutely still until 10.30 ( 9am original race start ) when we finally detected some wind so it was a mad rush to get everyone out there for the last two races . The green fleet ended up with a paddling race as the conditions were just too difficult but the open fleet showed real skill sailing in what was originally very light winds . We couldnt single out any class as the best in the conditions as everyone showed not only skill but a heap of determination it the challenging conditions .
So how did our sailors go well in the green fleet our sailors had wins in both laser ( 1st and 3rd ) and Open Bic 1st and in the open fleet we had a second in lasers ( guess who? ) and a hard fought 3rd in open bic all in all a great result for the club . If you have been following facebook you can check out all the winners and some great sailing photos . We have to thank the Queensland Sabot Association for sending down a great fleet and RQ , Lake catharabah and SYC for also supporting this annual regatta and we look forward to next years event with everyone promising to return again.
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Starting on the 5th of July is Youth week at RQ and we have two entries with Casey returning for her second time ( 3rd last year ) and Addy has signed up for green fleet open bic but her coach has told her not to go out if the weather is to rough which it is looking like for the first few days otherwise she will be out there soaking up the atmosphere so good luck girls and happy sailing.
CU on the water