GEORGE SAILING NEWS - The series of races for the Commodores (senior fleet) and the Jenvey Nisssen Trophies (junior fleet) commenced at the George Lakes Yacht Club on Sunday.
All three scheduled races could be completed.
There were just two Optimists competing in the junior fleet with Jean Paul Buys winning all three races ahead of Luchen America.
In the senior fleet Hans Delport, on his Dart 18, was able to get well ahead of the rest of the senior fleet in races one and two, but suffered in the light wind of race three. Malcolm Osborne and Anthony Alant, on a Fireball, were next to finish in race one, just ahead of Henry Paine on a Laser.
In race two the Fireball of Luke de Villiers and Roger Legg was the first dinghy to finish ahead of Paine and the Sonnet of Conrad and Ferdinand Holm. The Osborne Fireball did not finish this race due to a spinnaker problem.
In race three Henry Paine was first over the line with a sizeable lead ahead of Hans Delport. Trailing was the Osborne Fireball and the Holm Sonnet.
Scoring the results according to class ratings, all three race wins went to Henry Paine, with Robyn Hellstrom second in race one, the only race she sailed.
Henry Paine thus leads in the series for the Commodores Trophy, ahead of Conrad Holm and Ashley Layland. This series concludes next Sunday.
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