32nd Historic 10FT Skiff Australian Championship

Published Sun 26 May 2024

The final race of the series was sailed in a fresh to strong breeze accompanied by rain squalls.

The following report courtesy of - the website of the Australian Historical Skiff Association:

It came down to a countback, previous winners Dale Jacobson in Miss Marlene and Michael Chapman in Wrecker being on equal points after four races with one discard, so Miss Marlene took it out with 3-1-1 to Wrecker's 1-2-2. Commonwealth (Grant Sheldon) was third overall just a point away with 1-2-3. Commonwealth easily took out the handicap overall winning every race on handicap. The first three races on Saturday and Sunday were in light conditions, virtually becalmed at times, but the fourth race on Monday was in fresh conditions with rain squalls which put 3 boats in the drink, Queensland's Avro and NSW's Ramona II before the start, and Queensland's Uncle Fred at the top mark the second time.

Thanks to the officials and volunteers at the Teralba Amateur Sailing Club for their usual excellent handling of the event. And thanks also to AHSSA Vice-President John Lewis who organised the presentations and followed the fleet in his tinny. The event was also attended by John Fairfax from the Australian Classic Dinghy Network who came to Teralba to pick up the Lake Macquarie 10-footer Kismet to take back to Victoria to join Lil Imp III ​which now resides there, with a view to getting the class underway in Victoria.

Thank you to John Fairfax for the words.

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