Friday, December 06, 2019
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Central Queensland Marblehead Championships 2019

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On the 30th and 31st of March the Central Queensland Marblehead championships were held at Hervey Bay. Firstly congratulations to the host Club The Fraser Coast Radio yacht club for running a 2 day event and running the event in a professional way that promoted Radio Sailing here in Queensland . Gentlemen hold your head high you put on a great event.

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With Competitors form Brisbane a few locals and some from up North Marblehead racing here in Queensland is still strong.  

A short briefing on the Saturday at 10 and the wind then set in most starting on B rig soon to change to C rig.  It was pretty obvious from the start that there was going to be some close racing .

But it didn’t take long for Greg Torpy to show his true colours and pull away from the rest of us .

We all tried hard to catch him but at the end of day 1 he had a good lead that would be to much in the end to catch.  Several boats pulled out due to breakages and or electrical  faults but most boats kept going demonstrating how resilient even in high winds how competitive this class is.

It decided to rain to make matters worse as we packed up from day 1

Day 2   A 9.30 start and straight into the B rigs with the promise of maybe an opportunity to have a go on a rig as the winds lightened around lunch time. Great sailing again with several different boats having an opportunity to lead some time during the races.

Onto A rig around lunch time with Jason Nesbith winning a few races and consolidating his Second position but by this time we were never going to catch the eventual winner.

It must be said that all sailing was done in a gentlemanly manor with very little arguments or chat and in fact at one stage during the day I heard a comment that it was so nice to sail in such peace and quiet     well done all.

Trev Fisher

QLD Marblehead Class Coordinator

Results Here

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