Sailing News

18 Footer – Spring Series 2019 – Sydney AUS – Race 4 – a dramatic race to remember


Smeg of Micah Lane/Ricky Bridge/Peter Mackie finished an incredible day of survival racing to take out Race 4 of the Australian 18 Footer Leagueu0092s Spring Championship on Sydney Harbour last Sunday. 23 sec behind followed Appliancesonline.com.au of Brett Van Munster. The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines of Aron Everett terminated on 3rd with a 27 sec backlog on the 2nd. —– The fleet started with the big nbr one rigs expecting a moderate North East wind, but were hit even before the start by the first of the dramatic frontal systems passing with gust exceeding 30kn. All 18 teams capsized at least once, and only 8 finished the race. —– The news with results, the overall rankings after 4 of 7 regattas, and the video replay (1hr 50min) of the spectacular race.