Bendigo Bank Youth Cup
The competition despite the reduced numbers was still fierce in both the 4.7 fleet and also the Open Bic class and with mother nature throwing in slight winds early on Saturday it was definitely a challenge to negotiate the course.
After race one we actually shortened the course by dropping the top mark of the triangle back around 70 metres as race one took nearly 1 hr to complete and the winds were also dropping.
In the Lasers it settled down to a race between Dallas and Casey with Dallas narrowly winning the first and Casey blitzing the field in the following race. After lunch the wind gods graced us with an extra 2 knots of breeze so that we managed to complete four races on the day.
With Jonah Daniel and Charlie our only Bic competitors and with light conditions early as with the Lasers it was especially a struggle for Charlie to make it around the course being the heaviest but in race one there was a great surprise with Daniel taking out his first ever race by just pipping Jonah over the line .
With a whole pile of Cup sailors standing on the beach we decided to let them have some fun with the Tera sailors so much capsizing was had by all and still no wind.
Results for the Bendigo Bank Youth Cup :
- 1st Dallas
- 2nd Casey
- 3rd Pat (who managed to find every dead spot on the course)
- 1st Jonah
- 2nd Daniel
- 3rd Charlie
In the Teras, Hallam skippered first place since they were the best paddlers, with Cody 2nd, but in the end everyone got a place and a prize, what a great fun day despite the lack of wind .
A special thanks goes to the volunteers Ted Paul Peter Aidan Andrew Kyle and the parents who helped on the day . A special thanks to Pieter and Justine for do their usual great job in the canteen those hot coffees were definitely needed
CU on the water