News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery : Sorrento Mid-Winters
Sorrento Mid-Winters

'Gill Sorrento Mid-Winters'    Phil Hall

Chilly conditions met 53 sailors for the Gill Sorrento Mid-Winters held at SSCBC over two days. Great racing with a very social on shore program proved very successful and will become an annual event.

Classes of Laser Radial, 4.7, Minnows and Optimists all were well supported with many using this event as a great warm up for major competitions both in Australia and abroad.

SSCBC race management finished 3 races on the first day with very tight finishes over a very busy course. It was terrific to see the skills of young sailors being tested in challenging conditions.

Competitors were welcomed ashore with soups, burgers and warm fires creating a great atmosphere well into the night.

Light conditions met the fleet on the second day causing a delay in racing but an increase in social activities with all enjoying a beautiful Winters day.

Finally competitors were sent on water and raced in a 10-14knot breeze and strong flood tide testing everyone and some chilly capsizes. Again, all appreciated the warm food provided on shore and a great deal of fun was had.

Final results showed some fantastic racing with two of the four classes needing a count back to split first and second places.

Laser Radials was won by Anna Phillip who shared the points with Ben Hartnett only to come down to the last race result. Both sailors are off to the World Youth Laser Radial Champs in QLD.

In the Laser 4.7, again the results went to a tie-break with Will Fox just getting over Jasper Pluim and Sam Hannah finishing third.

The minnows had great competition with brother and sister duo Hayden Harding just beating Laura and Josh Copeland in third place.

Optimists also provided their usual close racing with Steven Case coming out on top from Lachlan Evenden tying with Hamish Fleetwood.

Full results-here

by Phil Hall


Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

7:47 AM Mon 11 Jun 2012GMT

Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

News - USA and the World

470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification by 470 International Association Class,

A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,

ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video by Luissa Smith, International 470 Class Association,

2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories
Extreme Sailing Series - Kiwis clinch Act win in Istanbul + Video
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two long races today for the J70 fleet
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate
Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul delivers four days of great racing
Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ bounces back for series win
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - Light winds and current test six classes
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Solid Day 3 for US Sailing Team
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 3 images by Jesus Renedo
Marseille One Design 2014 - GC32 Armin Strom blitzes final day
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Una Etapa 0 complicada para todos
Santander 49ers: Olympic Gold Medallist says two into 90 does not go!! *Feature
GBR aiming for first ever Nacra 17 Games berth at Santander Worlds
Volvo Ocean Race: Man and sail overboard as Leg 0 serves up drama
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 – Images by Dan Ibsen
Santander Worlds – already a spectator success
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Day 3 morning report
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Tales from the extreme
Volvo Ocean Race: Latest starter wins opening race
2014 J/70 World Championship - Healy, Abdullah, Becker and Borges win   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Full-blown, once again   
ISAF Worlds - Americans jump up Laser and Laser Radial leaderboard   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 3   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video   
Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up   
Rolex Swan Cup - All set for final showdown   
Upper Midwest sailors need help to take it to the next level   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - RS:X action begins in Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans rise in Laser and Radial   
Extreme Sailing Series - A remarkable penultimate day’s racing + Video   
Marseille One Design - GC32 GDF Suez unstoppable in the light   
Rolex Swan Cup - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Images of the leaders in Santander   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Good day for Double Trouble   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2 images by Erik Simonson   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - TP52 fleet ready for tricky race tracks   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Plenty maintains lead   
2014 Asia Pacific Student Cup - Count down begins   

For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News  

Switch Default Region to:

Social Media





New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World






Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text


Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery


Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery





Privacy Policy



Cookie Policy



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT