An unusually warm winters morning greeted the fleet for Round 1 of the Dustbuster Series. The final practice race got underway in a 7 knot westerly however the warm conditions saw the morning breeze drag right into the north for the 2 scoring races. Round 1 had a great turnout with 7 Elliott's & 4 Etchells all racing together on the same starting line.
Making a return to competitive sailing was the dynamic duo of Michael Coxon & Aaron Links who competed in an Elliott, reporting that they thoroughly enjoyed dusting the old sailing gloves off and were pleased with their 2nd place to current Club Coach Tom Spithill who had an outstanding crew of Nick Garland, John & Jack Hildebrand.
The Invictus Games sailing team also showed great progress along with the Soldier On team, with these Veterans' showing they mean business by taking the final spot on the podium!
The Crawford Brothers and their team, once again showed they are the Pittwater Etchells sailors to beat, with another impressive showing, placing them in 1st place.
"It was great to have both fleets racing together. It was also great to see the Etchells and the Elliott's swapping blows for first boat across the line!"
"A big thankyou to the volunteers for getting up so early to run the racing", commented a chirpy Spithill.
Results can be found here, to join for Round 2 on Sunday 24th June, contact Thomas Spithill in the sailing office or email Toms@rpayc.com.au
For those Early risers, 0700 for coffee in Halyards and on water by 0730 for some quick windward/leeward racing, back in time for brunch.
Only 1 Elliott 7 left to lease or bring your One Design/Sports Boat (Etchells, Elliotts, M24s, M20s, FarrEasts, VxOne, 5.5ms and more.