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Lincoln Regatta Week gets underway

'’Shining Sea' in front of the Port Lincoln silos'    Harry Fisher    Click Here to view large photo

The 2014 Club Marine/Lexus Lincoln Regatta Week got underway yesterday with two short course races in Boston Bay.

Part of the Lincoln Week event this year is a large fleet of 24 multihulls, which have arrived at Lincoln Week for their national championships.

Races 1 and 2 were sailed in moderate conditions yesterday, and there were many good performers throughout the day.

The overall IRC honours were always going to be a tough battle, with many contenders hoping to kick their regatta off with a couple good races.

Adelaide boat Aikin had veteran yachtsman David Royle on the helm in the absence of Cailin Howard and he was stoked to just be a part of the event.

'I’m blessed to be able to come aboard with a crew who know what they’re doing and I just get on the boat and steer.

'We had a good start and were very happy to sail around the course in moderate conditions really well' Mr Royle said.

Aikin finished the day with a first and a third on IRC, however were not quite quick enough to finish the day on top, with interstate Sydney 38 Zen finishing the days sailing with a second and a first.

Beneteau First 40 Wicked also had a good day with a third and a second on IRC to put them firmly in third place.

In Division 2, Paul Bull’s Peer Gynt dominated in all divisions ahead of Enchantress skippered by John Muirhead and local boat Sextant skippered by Jonathan Newbury in second and third on IRC respectively.

Trevor Butcher’s Alternative Therapy performed well on PHS and AMS with a second in each division as well as Paul McGeever’s Splitter and Brenton Pegler’s Another Planet who also performed well.

In the monohull cruising division, Happy Hookers skippered by John Hookings won the race ahead of David Smallacombe’s Steeplejack in second and Paul Richards’ Tanqueray in third.

For more information and full regatta results visit the Lincoln Week Regatta Website.

by Harry Fisher


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