36th Sabre National Championships Regatta Day 1

PDSC DAY 1 067 - 36th Sabre National Championships
Terry Dodd
The 36th Sabre Australian National Championships commenced today at Perth Dinghy Sailing Club. A total of 66 Sabres took to the Swan River. The first time the National Championships have been sailed in WA.

Two invitation races were sailed Sunday in breezes 15 –18 knots with cloudless skies. Local PDSC sailor Scott Olsen secured first place in both races.

Heats 1 and 2, sponsored by Boating Hardware Prosail, were raced yesterday winds were 10 – 15 knots. Scott Olsen once again secured first place.

The regatta was officially opened by City of Perth Deputy Lord Mayor Mr Rob Butler. The City of Perth are a major sponsor of the regatta, along with MUSTO and Ronstan. Mr Butler was thrilled to see the regatta in Perth and wished all the competitors a successful regatta.

All age groups are competing in the nationals with a strong fleet of juniors and grand veterans (70 years and over)

PDSC DAY 1 063 - 36th Sabre National Championships
Terry Dodd

Results are as follows.
Invitation Race 1 Results
1st Scott Olsen (A Salt Weapon) (WA)
2nd Mark Soulsby (Therapeutic) (SA)
3rd Russell Rooney (Outawood) (VIC)

Invitation Race 2 Results
1st Scott Olsen (A Salt Weapon) (WA)
2nd John Rondo (Blue Rondo) (QLD)
3rd Daen D'Orazio (String Theory) (VIC)

Heat 1 Provisional Results
1st Scott Olsen (A Salt Weapon) (WA)
2nd Mark Soulsby (Therapeutic) (SA)
3rd Daen D'Orazio (String Theory) (VIC)
4th Gary McLennan Artful Dodger (VIC)

Heat 2 Provisional Results
1st Scott Olsen (A Salt Weapon) (WA)
2nd David Arnold (SA)
3rd [insert name here] (Michael Arnold) (SA)

Overall Provisional Results
1st Scott Olsen (A Salt Weapon) (WA)
2nd Mark Soulsby (Therapeutic) (SA)
3rd Gary McLennan (Artful Dodger) (VIC)

Event website
http://www.sail-world.com/118047