GEORGE SAILING NEWS - Ideal sailing conditions prevailed on Sunday for George Lakes Yacht Club's racing on Island Lake and all three scheduled races could be sailed.
In the first race the Fireball of David Laing and Anthony Alant took full advantage of the conditions to extend a big lead ahead of the rest of the fleet, finishing five minutes ahead. Behind, Georgou Divaris on a Laser was well ahead of Malcom Osborne (Laser Radial), Jordyn Soldin (Dabchick) and Kyle Koeries (Laser 4.7).
In the junior fleet, Tristan Boshoff on a Tera Pro finished well ahead of the Optimists, that had Luchen America leading from Jean Paul Buys.
The second race had the Laing Fireball finishing first again, but with a reduced margin from the Finn sailed by Brett Gething. The Finn was only just ahead of the Laser of Divaris.
In the junior fleet Tristan Boshoff (Tera Pro) could only finish just ahead of the Optimist sailed by Ayden Gething. Luchen America was a further minute behind.
The third race of the day had fewer starters, but all of them could finish the race. The finish was very close with the Laing Fireball crossing just one second ahead of the Gething Finn. The Divaris Laser was third to finish, a minute behind.
Kyle Koeries was the only other in the senior fleet to compete. Jean Paul Buys had the lead in the junior fleet, ahead of the Boshoff Tera and the Gething Optimist.
Race scoring on boat class handicap gives the first race win to the Fireball of Laing/Alant, but the Laser of Divaris won races two and three.
In the junior fleet, scoring was close. Luchen won race one, Ayden won race two and Jean Paul won race three. Overall, Jean Paul leads by one point ahead of Luchen and Ayden (tied for second).
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