By SGYC Commodore Allan Driver
PEOPLE often say that a week is a long time in politics which can produce interesting outcomes.
We could say the same about the sailing and weather conditions on Anderson’s Inlet at Inverloch from the start of the sailing series sponsored by Serious Surf Stuff Inverloch commencing on December 27 and concluding on New Year’s Eve.
Each of the four sailing days revealed many and varied sailors competing for the well-earned prizes from Serious Surf Stuff on almost perfect sailing days with great beach weather.
Naturally members were interested in sailing to the best of their ability.
What could be more perfect? Water temperatures 19 to 20 degrees, reasonable winds from the southwest to west, although on the last day, northwest winds prevailed and tried to spoil the party.
Overall, this series attracted around 20 yachts over the four days, including visitors from Black Rock Yacht Club.
It was also pleasing to see many junior sailors either sailing or in training.
In the A Division, the winner was Shaun Freeman sailing a Windrush catamaran with Rob McNair second also sailing a Windrush catamaran.
In B Division, the winner was Ivan Abbott sailing an Impulse, second was John Fowler sailing a Laser, third was John Honeybone sailing a Sabre and fourth was Paula Horton sailing a Laser.
Over the next few weeks, SGYC will be continuing with the Commodore’ Cup Series, having twilight sails on Tuesday nights at 6pm and the Tarwin River Marathon sail on Sunday, January 17.