Under a bright blue moon and still with wind on their side, Philip Turner’s 66-footer Alive claimed an unopposed line honours victory and may have also cleaned out the Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race trophy cabinet.
Women skippers winners Colleen Darcy and Alice Grubb each notched up a win in the SB20 class in today’s Derwent Sailing Squadron/Cascade Winter Series on the River Derwent, outsailing their male opposition in the light breeze.
Australian champion Glenn Bourke and the crew of Red, Victorian owner Rob Jeffreys and Jake Lilley, have finished third overall in the SB20 world championship on Italy’s spectacular sailing venue, Lake Garda.
Three ‘epic’ races with 30-knot gusts made for spectacular competition on day 4 of the SB20 World Championships on Italy’s Lake Garda, with Australian champion Glenn Bourke moving up from 10th to fourth overall in the Gold Fleet.
The Hobart crew of Michael Cooper, Matthew Johnston and David Chapman have became the first Australians to win a race at the SB20 World Championships on Italy’s Lake Garda, overnight lifting Export Roo from 12th to seventh place overall in the Gold Fleet.
Three of the five Australian boats contesting the SB20 world championship on Italy’s Lake Garda are in the top 14 of the 92 boat fleet after the first day of racing, with Tasmanian Michael Cooper and his crew in 12th place overall.
Tasmanian Michael Cooper and his crew of David Chapman and Gerry Mitchell have finished fifth overall in the SB20 Italian nationals in an impressive lead-up to the World championships on Lake Garda in Italy.