Garde defends the title of NSW State Champions!

Brett Hobson from Woollahra Sailing club wrapped up the NSW 12 foot Skiff State Championships with a string of consistent results at Lane Cove 12 foot sailing skiff club.

Tight racing and consistent breezes on the Lane Cove course made for exciting racing, with three separate winners to the heats, including a great win for Lane Cove’s Vantage Real Estate, steered by Ben Austin.

Saturday’s race was sailed in a solid Sou-East breeze and was a close fought affair. Brett Hobson’s skiff, Garde, made the most of a good start and although challenged by Murray Press in Gemmell Sails, took the win.

Sunday held two races in a lighter Easterly breeze. The starts were of an upmost importance as skiffs crowded the start line off Clarke’s Point. The spoils were shared on the day with Jonathan Temple in Lincoln Crowne and Company managing to take the lead at the right time in the race and snare a close win from Garde.

The second race belonged to the local boat, with Vantage Real Estate taking the lead early and managing to hold off the rest of the pack in the tricky conditions.

The final results saw Garde, (Brett Hobson and Brad Phillips), defend the title that they won last year. Second was taken by Gemmell Sails (Murray Press and Scott Lanham) and third, Lincoln Crowne & Co (Jonathan Temple and Richard Jones).

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