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Farr 40 to an Opti, the Women’s Challenge, a challenge for all sizes

by Ivana Gattegno on 24 Mar 2014
Women’s Challenge 2014 Crosbie Lorimer http://www.crosbielorimer.com
The Women's Challenge was sailed over two days and attracted a record 55 entries. On Saturday, racing took place for the Access 303, Lasers and Optimist. Sunday racing was for the yachts.

Saturday saw Vanessa Dudley take out first in the Laser class followed by Diane Siddingh second and Veronique-Morgan Smith third.


Jackie Morgan in an Access 303 and Evie Saunders in an Optimist were joint winners of the one design trophy. Helene Francois second and Jacinta Gale third in the Access 303 with Emily Priddle second and Tilly Martyn third in the Optimist.

Sunday promised to be light but competitors were pleasantly surprised by a constant 10 to 15 knot north easterly. Thirty seven yachts from seven NSW clubs, comprised of three classes and five divisions lined up for the gun in Manly Cove.

All female Div one winner was Transfusion, Michelle Belgiorno Nett.M.H.Y.C
All female Div 2 winner Alcamy, Ruth Lawrence D.S.C
Female helm Div one Zen, Helen Ketelby.M.H.Y.C
Female Helm Div 2 Melody, Victoria Silk M.Y.C
Yngling winner Holly, Emma May.R.S.Y.C


Full results are available here

Manly Yacht club would like to congratulate all competitors and invite you back to race in 2015 and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Women’s Challenge.








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