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Raceboard Oceanic Championships - Botany Bay Australia
Posted On:  31/01/2014 12:02:14

After what turned out to be a fantastic and varied 13 races over four days of racing 24th to 27th January at the Georges River Sailing Club, competitors were well and truly fatigued.

The complete range of conditions that were experienced meant that the winners were a true indication of the best all round sailors at the event.

The competition was tight, with many categories and battles for overall position coming down the results in the final day of racing and the dynamics of the second drop.

The overall standings were  (click on Final Results to get the full sheet)

1st - Leo Sharpe
2nd - James Grunfelder
3rd - Benjamin Morrell
4th - Simon Fyfe
5th - Richie Reynolds

1st Lady - Lisa McMillan

Awards presented in age categories:

1st Senior (under 35) - James Grunfelder
1st Master - Leo Sharpe
1st Grand Master - Simon Fyfe
1st Veteran - Martin Thearle

Congratulations to all prize winners and to all competitors for completing a challenging, but thoroughly enjoyable event. Other than great racing, there was great company, and a fun social atmosphere.

Thanks goes to the Georges River Sailing Club for hosting the event and to all the volunteers who helped out crewing the start and course boats. A big thank you also goes to Shore Manager Trish Nelson and Principle Race Officer Nick Nelson.

Hopefully the momentum from the event this year can build into next year.

Check out the great photos of the event, that really show how exciting, enjoyable, versatile and competitive Raceboard sailing is!

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