Here are more of Crosbie Lorimer's images from Day 1 of racing (Saturday) in the John Cootes Furniture Warehouse 2013 Formula 18 National Championships being held at Mannering Park Amateur Sailing Club on Lake Macquarie.
Going deep - F18 Nationals
Monday is officially the last day of racing, weather permitting (the Seabreeze site forecasts ENE winds at more than 30 knots and increasing in the afternoon for the Newcastle area).
More images are available at Crosbie's website www.crosbielorimer.com
Re race preps for a big day on the water - F18 Nationals
Pre-race briefing - F18 Nationals
The fleet moves up the western shore of Lake Macquarie. - F18 Nationals
Josh McKnight and Nina Curtis, Brett Sellers and Vicky Francis - F18 Nationals
Warren Guinea and Aaron Linton - F18 Nationals
Taking a dunking - F18 Nationals
Adam Beashel and Grant Pellew head for the bottom gate - F18 Nationals
Rounding the top mark - F18 Nationals
Heading for the finish - F18 Nationals
Italians Matteo Ferraglia and Lorenzo Bianchini hoist the kite on the bear away - F18 Nationals