2020 Brightwater Regatta

Australia Day Summary 2020

“What an awesome day!!!

It was a first on a number of levels and areas! First time SCRSC has sailed an event at the Brightwater Hotel; first time we have had our two major divisions IOMs and Lasers sailing together; first time all of our members have come together to compete and support each other at the one event; first time a hybrid handicapped formal regatta to determine the final placings and finally a first for Betty winning her first regatta!!!

Damien , “Banger” (the MC) and the Brightwater crew were amazing (as was their discounted lunch which was sensational!) and are keen to have us back in the future! Thanks to them for organizing the sponsors; being Stone And Wood Ale and Janz champagne as well as the first prize of $150 for each division compliments of the Brightwater Hotel! Well done guys!!

I am most proud of the level of interest from the patrons of Australia Day taking an interest in radio sailing, buying raffle tickets to raffle off all the boats for podium finishes and generally raising the profile of radio sailing in the community and with the media! There was  a lot of interest in radio sailing generated which is great for the profile of our sport and our club!!

On the sailing front a fluky NE breeze presented itself most of the day making for very tricky conditions with no one taking anything for granted until you were over the line. Each division managed nine races which made for a relaxed and social time for all participants. There was the usual high standard of sportsmanship we have in our club and very few incidents were observed. Very clean sailing for the most part. Well done to all!!

Congratulations in the Laser Division to Neil Carroll (Not That Hippie Chick) in First; Bob Caldow (Tradewinds) in Second and Roger Smith (Jolly Roger) in Third.

Congratulations in the  IOM Division to Betty Churcher (Betty) in First; Kim Mitchell (Mad Dog) in Second and John McAulay (Banana Boat) in Third.

Attached are the score sheets for both divisions showing placings through the day, handicaps etc. (NB. The final result for the IOMs wasn’t called outside the first three.)

Special thanks are in order to the umpires (The Admiral and DC); Clair for scoring; The Committee for their work behind the scenes and the many volunteers who stepped in where required which was awesome!”

Ross MacKay Commodore