The Lake Keepit Sailing Club held two races on Sunday, drawing 11 entries for both the morning and afternoon races.
Young and talented Armidale sailor, Adam Lucas, cleaned up both races with an outstanding show of sailing skills.
Adam, a senior student at Duval High School, won the morning race from a very good field of local laser dinghy sailors, and then won the afternoon race – posting the fastest time, winning based on Australian sailing yardstick and crossing the start line first.
Keepit’s oscillating breeze during the day perplexed all sailors, as it varied in strength and direction.
But the challenge was managed well by most sailors and it produced some very close racing.
The full results of the morning race (based on yardstick):
1st Adam Lucas (fastest time) – Armidale, sailing a laser dinghy; 2nd Tim Corben – Tamworth, laser dinghy; 3rd Kevin Overton - Tamworth, sailing a laser dinghy; 4th Sally Lucas - Armidale, radial laser; 5th Robert Kelly – Tamworth, laser dinghy; 6th Rodger Ford – Gunnedah, trailer-sailer with crew Brian and Julie Whittaker; 7th Keith Garrett – Quirindi, laser dinghy; 8th Michael Juchau – Quirindi, mariecat.
Heat 2 Club Championship Series results (based on Australian sailing yardstick):
1st Adam Lucas (fastest time) – laser; 2nd Tim Corben – laser; 3rd Rodger Ford – trailer-sailer with crew Moana Shoobert, Raelene McLenaghan; 4th Keith Garrett – laser; 5th John Sumner – radial laser; 6th Kevin Overton – laser; 7th Robert Kelly – laser; 8th Lachlan Overton – O’Pen Bic; 9th Michael Juchau – mariecat.