Monday, 20 March 2017

2017 Explorer 16 State Championship - Waranga Basin VIC.

The Explorer 16 Association State Championships were held at Waranga Basin on the Australia Day Weekend January 28-29th. This year the Explorer fleet were joined by the Hartley TS16's who also held their State Championship at Waranga.

Our thanks go out to the Waranga Boat Club and its members who hosted this years championship.

1st Place: "DELTA"          Skipper: Michael Short     Crew: Ron Short
2nd Place: "SWALLOW"  Skipper: Sue Burke           Crew: Jude 
3rd Place: "EMILY"         Skipper: Frank Strickland  Crew: Alison Strickland & Phil Carr

1st Place: "EDNA MAY"  Skipper: Michael Lambiris  Crew: Jonathan Gwinner
2nd Place: "OMEGA"      Skipper: John Parkes           Crew: Ingrid Rooke

Skippers awaiting Race Briefing

Edna May (127)  , Emily (111) and  Delta (21)
Goose winged in the very light air
"Edna May" being closely followed by "Emily"

TS16's and Explorers racing together made for an enjoyable Championship
John Parkes (Illawarra Yacht Club NSW) and his boat "Omega" took out 2nd Place on Handicap 

Ralph & Jack, once very competitive Explorer sailors, were happy to sit this one out!
1st & 2nd Place Championship winners - "Delta" and "Swallow"
The last race was abandoned due to lack of wind and extreme heat, the only way home for these TS16's was under tow from a versatile Explorer 16!