Sabre Sailing WA State Championship2016/2016
The series was held over multiple days and clubs including Safety Bay Yacht Club, Royal Perth Yacht Club – Fremantle Annex and East Fremantle Yacht Club. Concluding with two heats at Perth Dinghy Sailing Club. This provided a wide variety of wind & water conditions to cater for all sailors.
Sabre Champion Scott Olsen (FSC) won all heats and took out the championship, with 2nd and 3rd places being determined in the last heats. Scott’s brother inlaw David Meehan (SBYC) came 2nd and Pete Coop (EFYC) followed by 1 point in 3rd and Ed Bannerman (EFYC) was 4th narrowly missing out on 3rd due to countback. David Meehan also won the 1st wooden boat trophy (see wooden boats are just as good as GRP) and Robert Howes from Walpole Yacht Club won the President’s Award.
The championships was kindly sponsored by Boating Hardware who have supported this event and Sabre Sailing in Western Australia for many years.
The four Yacht Clubs involved provided fantastic support and race management, so thank you to these clubs and all volunteers involved. Congratulations to all winners and a big thank you to all the sailors that competed in the event.
A change of pace is scheduled for next years State championships, with the regatta to be held over 1 weekend in November in readiness for the Sabre National Championships to be held in 29th December – 4th January at Perth Dinghy Sailing Club. Over 60 entries are expected to attend. This will be the 2nd time Perth and the Perth Dinghy Sailing Club will host the Nationals. 2013/2014 Nationals achieved 65 entries.