by John Curnow
The wonderful presentation ceremony took place at the Derwent Sailing Squadron for the sailors who excelled during the course of the 2011 Heemskirk Westcoaster and Eastcoaster in which competitors were awarded their silverware. Many thanks to the VIPs for attending and making the presentations such a grand event.
Alien out on the Derwent River in the KoD
His Excellency, the Honourable Peter Underwood, Governor of Tasmania is always a great part of the event and yesterday, he was in even better form. His Excellency presented Paul Buchholz with his trophy (which he keeps for about a second) for eXtasea's win in the 40th Westcoaster.]
The King of the Derwent (2/1/12) was a terrific event, with 41 boats making the effort and competing in the racing division. A further 10 joined in for the cruising category, as well.
Victorian crews were not only well represented, dominated the scoreboard and one was even the eventual wiinner, too. Additionally, there were some very serious souls out there, as the two ORCV Summer series' looked for a result in this particular race to settle the second part of the Christmas season's Silverware.
Alien for their AMS win of the 2011 Westcoaster
Slaying bigger boats wherevere they go - Phil Simpfendorfer and co with Veloce
AMS and PHS in the Salamanca Series - wonderful achievement for Jason Close and the White Noise crew
Peter Underwood, Governor of Tasmania, presenting Paul Buchhlz with his trophy Tassie Races 2011 finish For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 0413 456 408 © John Curnow. Images may be used for editorial purposes. Any other use of these images must have written approval from the photographer
Spirit of Downunder got PHS in the Sovereign Series
eXtasea took out IRC and AMS in the Sovereign Series
Well done all sailors and well done Alex McKinnon for all her © pics during the entire Xmas period, including some of these, below.
For 2011 Westcoaster results, click here and for Eastcoaster results, click here.