Ben Lexan Trophy decided


Twenty-two of the top radio controlled sailing skippers from NSW and the ACT converged on Mount Penang over the weekend of September 27 and 28 to contest the Grand Prix Ben Lexan Trophy and the Interclub Handicap Shield.

On the first day of competition, the skippers were divided into ‘A’ and ‘B’ fleets due to the number of competitors. A series of 11 races were held with the lowest three finishing yachts in the ‘A’ fleet dropping into the ‘B’ fleet and the top three finishing yachts in the ‘B’ fl et moving up into the ‘A’ fleet. Local skippers Scott Condie, Owen Jarvis, Maurice Fletcher and Bob Tonge all recorded heat wins. The Ben Lexcon Trophy was won by the current Australian 10 Rater Champion Scott Condie, second place was taken out by Owen Jarvis and Garry Bromley took third position. On Sunday the Interclub Shield was raced and, being a handicapped start, the whole of the fleet was on the water. Fourteen races were conducted with wins recorded by nine individual skippers, which demonstrated the closeness of the racing. Three local skippers filled the top three places, first was Andrew Sands, second Mark Luland and third Grant Waring.

Media release, 6 Oct 2014
Mark Luland, Northern
Mariners 10R Radio
Controlled Yacht Club