GEORGE SAILING NEWS - With only a desultory breeze prevailing, just one race could be held last Sunday. Ten boats sailed, with six in the senior fleet and four in the junior fleet.
This race had to be shortened, but still it took over an hour for all the boats to finish.
In the senior fleet the Finn of Brett Gething established a good lead ahead of the rest and took line honours. The Fireball of David Laing took advantage of a puff of wind to close the gap to the Finn, but was still only able to finish two minutes behind.
The Dart 18 of Hans Delport also struggled for boat speed and was behind the fleet for much of the race, but then utilised that puff of wind to pull ahead of the Lasers.
Of the three Lasers sailing, Malcolm Osborne finished just ahead of Mandy Lombard with veteran Bill Turner close behind on a Laser Radial.
Handicap ratings gave the race win to Brett Gething's Finn, with Bill Turner in second place.
In the junior fleet Tristan Boshoff, on a Tera Pro, extended a big lead ahead of the Optimists to finish well in front and win the race on handicap. Behind, Jean-Paul Buys had a good lead ahead of Ayden Gething.
These two are off to Saldanha Bay to compete in the Western Cape Optimist class championship regatta next weekend.
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