Saturday, 6 February 2016

2016 Explorer 16 State Championship RESULTS

Explorer 16's at the Williamstown Sailing Club Jetty preparing to race.
 Our 2016 State Championships were held on the waters of Hobsons Bay, Port Phillip hosted by the Williamstown Sailing Club and sailed over 2-days SAT23 & SUN24 January.
Both days gave us good air to sail, SAT arrived with southerly winds between 10-15 knts for our first 2 heats in the afternoon. SUN had lighter southerly air in the morning at 8-10 knts for heat 3 and the southerly increased to 10-15 knts for heats 4 & 5 in the afternoon to finish off the series.

1st Place: "DELTA"  Michael & Ron Short.
2nd Place: "SWALLOW" Sue Burke & Russell Bates.
3rd Place: "SALLY" Jonathon Wilson & Peter Mart.

1st Place: "KALANG"  George Giuliani & Charles Lee (SAT) / Peter Doris (SUN).
2nd Place: "OLD SALT" Ray Clinch & Max Hopkins.

Of special note was the results for one of our newest members, Jonathan Wilson, who together with Peter Mart, showed that his new boat "SALLY" could match it with the best of them! 

Jonathan & Peter setting up "SALLY"
Matt & Crew setting up "PIED PIPER"
WSC Explorer 16 Day Sailer joined us for the first race.
The jetty was full of Explorer 16's.
Clouds started to build on the horizon prior to racing.
Sailing out to the Start Line.
Clouds rolling over the City Skyline