GEORGE SAILING NEWS - Twelve boats, all in the senior fleet, turned up for the sailing at the George Lakes Yacht Club on Sunday.
In the nearly ideal sailing conditions, all three scheduled races could be completed.
Up ahead in the first two races were the catamarans, with the Hobie 16 of Gary Cundill and the Dart 18 of Hans Delport establishing a big lead ahead of the monohulls. The Hobie was able to finish just ahead of the Dart.
Behind, Henry Paine was leading in the Lasers, ahead of Maurits Lammers and Brian Musto.
In the second race Delport led the fleet home, two minutes ahead of the dinghies.
Malcolm Osborne and Clive Layland were leading for the first two laps with David Laing and Julie Cottrell catching up and passing at the leeward mark.
Laing led around the triangle, but a similar mistake at the next leeward mark by Laing let Osborne take the lead to the finish.
However, Henry Paine was close by and he took the opportunity to finish next, ahead of Laing.
The third race had the Dart 18 up front as usual. The Laing Fireball took the monohull lead from the start and maintained it throughout the race, keeping ahead of the similar boat of Osborne. The Paine Laser was next to finish, a minute behind.
In the Dabchicks, Conrad Holm had new competition from Kyle Koeries in this race. Holm finished just ahead.
The races sailed were for the President's Trophy. With scoring according to class ratings, Paine was the winner of all three races with Maurits Lammers second in all three and Conrad Holm third in all three.
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