LAST Sunday turned on a fantastic day of hard multihull sailing on Coila Lake.
Sailors came from all over the Eurobodalla. Surfbeach was represented by Batemans Bay off the beach captain Rob Currall who showed blistering pace early until he hit an unidentified object, what he described as possibly "a bloody big groper". Needless to say, the tenacious digger fought on to place a respectable fourth in a competitive fleet of high performance Taipan 4.9's and Hobie's in Division A. Father and son team Neil and Oscar Starmer sailed well in the two race program, taking out performance handicap honours in both races on the day.
Congo's Rob Way took line honours in race 1 in Division A, with Peter Schwarz winning race two, just edging out Narooma's downwind flyer Tom Michelsen. The sailor to watch this year is Micheal O’Brien in his new race boat. He showed explosive pace at times, despite last weekend being his only second outing on his new boat. "I am hooked on fear," he said. Julie Phelps was as usual consistent edging out Leroy Forster in the Maricat division, revelling in the 15 knot north east sea breeze.
The Eurobodalla now has the biggest fleet of super-fast, extreme Taipan 4.9 cats in Australia at one club. If you have an interest in high performance sport, we invite you to come and join us. More information can be found at the Batemans Bay Sailing Clubs website.