Multiple podium finishes for Gosford Sailing Club yachts

Some of the sailors aboard Eggsilante
Some of the sailors aboard Eggsilante

Some of the sailors aboard Eggsilante

Gosford Sailing Club (GSC) was well represented at this year’s Sail Port Stephens regatta held from April 13 to 19.

The club had three yachts competing in the lead-in race on April 12 from Newcastle to Port Stephens and fi ve competing in the two series regatta held over six days.

The three race Commodore Cup series was held fi rst with a competitive fl eet of 41 yachts in two divisions.

Racing with the GSC pennant in division two was Eggsilante (John Egger), Even Finer (Geoff Dilworth), Inception (John Sprague), Jia (Chris Bebb), Kelsea Blue (Adrian Williams) and Koko (Roy and Liz Leslie).

Weather conditions varied over the three races from near perfect for the iconic Three Islands race to very light winds for race two, however, all the Gosford yachts acquitted themselves well in this series.

Kelsea Blue produced some good results, fi nishing second and third on handicap in individual races and a third in the overall Commodore Cup series.

The second race series, the Port Stephens trophy, had GSC yachts in both Performance Racing and Cruising divisions.

Roy and Liz Leslie with Koko competed in the performance racing division against some highly competitive racing yachts and produced good results with a second and a fourth on handicap in the fi ve race series to fi nish with a creditable sixth overall.

In the three race Performance Cruising division two series, GSC again had some outstanding results, Eggsilante with John Egger won the light weather race two on handicap, John Sprague’s Inception went into the last race leading a tight series following two fourths, fi nished fourth in the series on handicap.

Kelsea Blue (Adrian Williams) fi nished second over the line and on handicap in the last race and a creditable sixth in the series.

Media release,
20 Apr 2015
Adrian Williams, Gosford
Sailing Club