sail-world.com -- Skiffs revealing the light conditions at Combined High Schools Regatta
Skiffs revealing the light conditions at Combined High Schools Regatta
Sat, 20 Apr 2013
The 150 strong fleet of the Combined High Schools Championship have seen light conditions so far with 8-13knt breezes. This has allowed the skiffs dominate results after Race 3 of the event.
Overnight leader after Race 2, Jim Colley (Barrenjoey High School) sailing their 13ft Skiff 'Sheads' were OCS in Race 3, after failing to re-round the end of the start line. This has enabled Henry Makin and his crew (Avondale College) sailing their 16ft Skiff ‘Aristocrat’ to now extend a small margin on the chasing fleet. Brooke Smith (Avondale College) sailing a 49er ‘Pure Blonde’ is currently in second position and local sailor Jarrod Turner (Belmont High School) is in third in his 16ft Skiff 'TJS'.
Race Organiser were forced to postpone racing today as the expected change of a low pressure system off the coast whipped up strong winds and gusts of over 30knts were recorded before the start of Race 4. Conditions are expected to remain strong for the final days racing. This could see the leading skiffs struggle to maintain their advantage in the results.
Off the water, last night Race Organisers held a dinner and Q&A time with guest speakers Liesl Tesch (London Paralympics Gold Medallist), Lindsay Stead (AC boat builder), James Burman (Laser Sailor) and Karyn Gojnich (Director - Yachting Australia). The evening was hosted by Nix from the radio show ‘Sailing Chix with Nix.' Competitors got to hear some inspiring and motivating stories from the presenters and even had an opportunity to have a look and photo with Liesl’s Gold Medal.
Onesails.com - Workforce
OneSails is the culmination of over 35 years of experience accumulated by our team in design and technology applied to sail-making. [More info]
Burke Marine, suppliers of international quality marine clothing and equipment, was founded by Martin Burke on the shores of Sydney Harbour in 1971. Visit our website for your nearest stockist. [More info]
Ensign Ship Brokers
Ensign Ship Brokers was established in 1980 and has spent the last 28 years expanding our marine knowledge and developing our reputation! We strive to provide the very best service! [More info]
GME Standard Communications Pty Ltd
Leaders in communications and navigation. Their goal has always been to make products whose innovation, convenience and peace of mind can help improve the lives of their customers. [More info]
Henri Lloyd was established in 1963 in Manchester, England. Mr Henri, as he became universally known, founded the company based upon hard earned principles of honesty, integrity and freedom. [More info]
Navionics is proud of its superb cartographic database comprising more than 25,000 charts and port plans; the largest privately owned database of its kind, the only one using full seamless technology [More info]
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) is an annual four-day event which attracts buyers and marine industry representatives from across Australia and around the globe. [More info]
Ullman Sails Australia
The Ullman Sails Australia team provides service to customers all over Australia with four main locations in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and the Whitsundays. [More info]
Vicsail Sydney Pty Ltd, launched into the Australian sailing fraternity in 1983 and has been sailing strong ever since. At Vicsail, “We Sail the Boats We Sell”. [More info]