Sail Mordi/Vic Dinghy Champs – a great weekend!

In North to North westerly winds gusting to 25 knots, a fleet of over 80 boats brave the elements to compete in Sail Mordy and the Vic Dinghy Championships over the weekend. Overall, 90 boats registered for the weekend sailing.
On Saturday, seven divisions competed in the gusty conditions with four short races using the trapeziod course. Most sailors handled the conditions well, although there were 2 or 3 capsizes at various stages around the course. The breeze did marginally eased off for the last race to the joy of some sailors as it was probably their first hit out leading up to the Summer season.

On Sunday, (after an MSC Father’s Day Egg & Bacon breakfast) 70 boats still managed to face the starter for an additional four races but this time in a slightly lesser breeze of 15 knots, still from a north north west.

Appropriate gold, silver and bronze medals were presented to each division for the Vic Dinghy Championships whilst glasses and vouchers were presented to winners of classes with more than 5 boats for Sail Mordi.

Included in the regatta numbers were almost 23 Laser Radial & 12 Laser 4.7s who used this weekend as an intense training sessions. Also over 15 open skiffs were in  attendance and who were practicing as a lead up to the Australian Open skiff titles at Mordialloc in January 2020.

All sailors were more than happy with the way the racing was conducted and recognition should be extended to all the volunteers who put aside this special weekend to assist in conducting a great event.

words by Peter White