Well done to everyone on the weekend, a great weekend of Sailing on Lake Macquarie hosted by Belmont 16ft Sailing Club.

Race 4 of 2020/21 NSW States on Saturday was delayed by about 30 minutes as we waited for a friendly shark to clear off the race course… but soon got underway in a 12 knot SE with 29 Cherubs on the start line. ‘Schmicky Shmootin’ took 1st place by just under 3 minutes, followed by ‘Hooligan’ in 2nd and ‘GOLD DIGGER’ in 3rd. The Belmont boats locked out the top 6 places with their local knowledge. Within the fleet there was some very close racing, shown simply by the fact places 2nd to 18th all finished with 3 minutes of each other, what an awesome job by the volunteers on the start boat to get all the results in!

Race 5 was soon underway in the SE that was starting to lighten up slightly, race times were stretched across the fleet, but contests within the fleet remained, ‘GOLD DIGGER’ to 1st place by 16 seconds from ‘Schmicky Shmootin’ in 2nd, followed by ‘Pecker Wrecker’ just 8 seconds behind in 3rd.

Sunday started off with a reluctant fleet on shore, as there was little to no wind on the lake all morning, but with a bit of a late scramble and rush, 27 boats made it to the start line in a nice NE for 1 long race. ‘Schmicky Shmootin’ took 1st place, followed by ‘Camelot’ in 2nd and ‘GOLD DIGGER’ in 3rd. ‘Phoenix’ managed to slot into 4th place splitting the Belmont fleet lockout at the top of the board.

A big thank you to Belmont Sailing club and all the volunteers over the weekend for hosting a great weekend, and thank you to Dave O’Sullivan for being RO and Nadine Steenson for all the organisation!

Top 3 scratch results after 6 races:

1 3181 schmicky shmootin Kristopher Fay
Tom Drury
B16SC
NSW
1 1 1 1 2 1 0 7
2 3190 GOLD DIGGER Nicole Barnes
Brett Lancaster
B16SC
NSW
3 4 6 3 1 3 0 20
3 3187 Squealer Jessica Swadling
James Glassock
LC12ftSC
NSW
7 3 3 9 7 10 0 39

Top 3 Handicap results after 6 races:

1 3190 GOLD DIGGER Nicole Barnes
Brett Lancaster
B16SC 1 9 12 6 9 5 0 42
2 3100 Everything Zen Nick von Behr
Jack Moran
LC12ftSC 16 4 1 2 7 14 0 44
3 3094 Lick This Huon Saul
Simon Mercer
A12ftSC 10 14 3 4 4 11 0 46

See the full results here