Opti Interisland Challenge, Picton Feb 24-26
- Created on Saturday, 03 March 2012 09:14
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Last weekend the sailors who went to Picton for the Interislander Ranking Regatta enjoyed some great sailing conditions Ã¢â‚¬â€œ a range of breezes with warm and sunny weather. Mike Dol towed the club trailer loaded with 9 OptiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and a small rib on it, whilst Peter Grey towed the centre console with rigs and beach trolleys. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a long tow out to the sailing area each day and sailors had some fairly long days on the water, so it was great to have the club boats in support. Queen Charlotte Yacht Club put on a wonderful event. A highlight being the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Taste of MarlboroughÃ¢â‚¬Â event, set in the sunshine outside the club after racing, giving visitors a chance to catch up whilst trying the local scallops, mussels, wine and other treats! All of the accommodation is close by and we enjoyed a WBC club dinner out on the Saturday night.
Our sailors did really well in the competitive fleet of 91, with most gradually moving up the fleet. It was great to see that we had top placingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s in the Opti age 12 level,Ã‚Â with Jono Weston 1st and Jono Nicholas 3rd, and Robbie McCutcheon placed 3rd in the 11 yr old level. Aidan Nicholas was the top WBC sailor finishing 13th. Full results at http://www.qcyc.org.nz/index.php/sailing/regatta-nor-etc/interislander-optimist-challenge/345-interislander-open-fleet-provisional-results-after-1-race
Some other highlights were Robbie McCutcheon, Harry Milne and Jono Nicholas all getting top 10 in a race!
Thanks to Queen Charlotte Yacht Club for the wonderful hospitality.