The Victorian state titles over at Mornington last weekend saw a reversal of the conditions seen at the NSW states. Saturday saw light winds, initially clean and consistent meaning close racing ensued in the first race with the tourist Barely Legal taking the first bullet. Although the wind picked up for the second two races, the increase in pressure came with wild swings from 30 degrees up to 90 degree shifts. The lottery was on but Barely Legal kept it consistent and came away with another two wins.
Sunday saw survival conditions for the fleet with a 28 knot northerly in effect and a challenging harbour channel for the fleet to get off the beach the race committee wisely decided to cancel the days racing, meaning the results from the first day stand.
Well done to Peter Ray and his Barely Legal team for wrapping up the double. NSW and Victorian SMS champions, as well as taking out PHS in Mornington. David Eickmeyer and his team proved to be “up to” Scratch taking 2nd on SMS, 3rd PHS, with our President Chris Bland taking 3rd SMS with Pornstar. Paul Heyes and the Foam Fast crew took out 2nd on PHS completing our podiums.