The Port Macquarie Sailing Club's double header on Sunday consisted of race two of the spring series in the morning, a barbecue lunch and then the first club championship race in the afternoon.
Strong gusting south-westerly winds and a strengthening run-in tide brought out the brave and adventurous and made for challenging sailing and great entertainment for the spectators with fast racing and a number of capsizes.
The junior's morning race was won by Bridgette Taylor and Simon Gandy in Dorado closely followed by Caitlyn Hicks in Britannia with a full crew of Cameron Halmi and Jeff Walsh followed by Jett Hodgson in Baby Blue.
Frank O'Rourke on Dino led the catamarans around the course to win the morning race ahead of Dion Carle on Scaramouche a minute ahead of Jack Corthals on Harpic.
The monohulls morning race was won by Roger Shipton on Zazoo ahead of Steve Couch on Lazybuoy, Stuart Symons and Liam Halmi on Elmo all finishing closely, followed by Mick Hodgson on Big Blue and then Steve Bohlsen and Ed Molony in Interceptor.
After lunch some competitors had left due to conditions while others rigged up thinking the wind was easing off.
Britannia now with Jaiden Bourke Jeff Walsh as crew won the first junior club championship ahead of Dorado.
The club championship race for catamarans in the afternoon was won by Frank O'Rourke on Dino a good distance ahead of Scaramouche.
Martina Holt on Spellbound won the mono-hull division followed by Zazoo, Elmo, Interceptor and Big Blue. Jane Cooper on Pineapple retired due to conditions.
Next Sunday is race three of the spring series starting at 1pm. Dave Winter is rostered on duty. Handicap results will start after week three racing.
Junior sailing will be held between 9-12 before racing. All welcome.
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