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2018 ACT Hansa Regatta on Lake Burley Griffin

by Matthew Owen 28 Feb 2018 22:31 PST 24-25 February 2018
2018 ACT Hansa Regatta on Lake Burley Griffin © Matthew Owen

For the first time Canberra Yacht Club Sailability held the ACT Hansa Regatta on Lake Burley Griffin on the weekend of 24-25 Feb 2018.

Sailors started to arrive with their boats at the CYC on Friday and set about rigging them ready for the weekend's racing.

Saturday's events started with a briefing from Terry Peek before the racing began with doubles in the morning followed by singles in the afternoon after lunch. Three races in each division were held back to back.

The conditions on Saturday were VERY hot and VERY windy. Some would find the wind too much, others would be challenged by it and others would be exhilarated by it.

On Saturday evening Rotary helped put on a BBQ dinner for all under our new Sailability CYC shelter, with some delicious salads made by Gerda.

Sunday dawned a very different day with pouring rain and much colder with a lake covered in fog and low cloud. At times it was difficult to see the buoys at the other end of the course. Sunday saw the singles held in the morning with the doubles after a BBQ lunch. Racing on Sunday felt like sitting in a cold bath with a cold shower pouring over your head, but there was good steady wind which made for great racing.

Overall the weekend was a great success with the Canberra Yacht Club making everyone feel very welcome and a good time was had by all. Prizes were presented by Sue Hart, Commodore of the Canberra Yacht Club, and Rob Regent, Sport Development Manager, ACT & NSW, Special Olympics Australia, presented the medals for the Special Olympics category. Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped make the weekend a success.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoBoat NameSkipperClubR1R2R3R4R5Pts
Division 1
188TBAAllister PeekCYC121116
2113TBAJames AllenCYC3S13S2C2C11
Division 2
16599TBAMark DurhamCYC112116
218500Marie NewellGerda LembeckCYC3312211
327730TBABronwyn PonderCYC4544522
46TBAStewart CathieVic2683423
513544Capital ChemistDebbie PatonCYC5775327
623388DeyelloboteMartin van der HoekCYC10F2567C30
727700TBAJohn PriceCOO10F438C7C32
827711TBAWill PeersCOO10F868C7C39
916077Blue VikingPaul DumetzCYC10C9C9C7641
1017977TBAJohn ElliottCYC10F9C9C8C7C43
Division 3
11594Olympic SpiritSarah PlunkettDOB2121C1C7
2478TBAColin AldertonPS1231C1C8
3789ChipSarah MilsonVic4341C1C13
4688TBADylan SaundersPS7611C1C16
52140Harmony IINathaniel QuanDOB5471C1C18
61617PaulaMelissa NelsonPS6551C1C18
71850Marie NewllGerda LembeckCYC311F61C1C22
82770TBAJohn PriceCOO8781C1C25
91607Lord TavenersJaimie BrownCYC911F91C1C31
102771TBAWill PeersCOO11F11F11S1C1C35

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