GLORIOUS sailing weather greeted the South Gippsland Yacht Club fleet on Sunday, December 17, for the final two races of the Commodore’s Cup series. With a steady easterly breeze and plenty of water due to the midday high tide, duty officer Folkert Janssen was able to set regulation triangular courses with plenty of room for tactical sailing.
In the multihull division Jake Lurati retired early with a breakage, leaving Pete Kiely to make the most of the conditions. He was able to take out both races by a fair margin from Shaun Freeman. Good luck to Jake who soon heads to Perth for the Nacra National Titles.
Matt Kiely didn’t quite have the same luck as Pete. In the monohulls Matt battled gainfully all day but was always just off the pace of Toby Leppin who took out both races.
Next Sunday there will be a Christmas Eve race at 11.00 am, followed by a late BBQ lunch to herald the start of the holiday sailing period. A reminder to members that the Serious Surf Stuff Summer Series starts on Wednesday, December 27.
“Tackers” Learn To Sail courses for kids and adults are being offered at Inverloch from Tuesday, January 2, to Thursday, January 4. For further information visit sgycinverloch.com.au.