Wallagoot Regatta a success
The Wallagoot Lake Boat Club is delighted with the success of its annual regatta, held over the weekend.
Club Secretary Tony Hastings said “The club would like to thank all the volunteers who made the regatta a great success. We had terrific racing, a great dinner together, and made a profit. Sailors travelled from Sydney, Wollongong, Canberra, Jindabyne and all over the region to race in the event. Visitors commented on the club’s easy-going and friendly atmosphere, and everyone had fun.”
The regatta had varied winds, with a fresh sea-breeze providing lively action on Saturday, and light winds on Sunday.
Some sailors entered only one or two races, and others swapped boats during the event. Typically there were 25 boats out racing during at any one time. The boats were split into three divisions, with prizes given for each division.
Winner of division one was Alan Holbrook from Quaama with crew Laine West, on their Mirror Miracle. Second was Wallagoot local Neil Fisher on his Sabre, and third Matt Sochacki from south Pambula on his Impulse.
Division two was not contested.
Winner of the Division three, the faster monohulls sailed 2-up, was Mary Tulip from Canberra, with crew David Chazan from Eden, on an MG14. Second was James and Reif Oliver, on an Eden-based Tasar. Third was Mark Jarvis from Brogo on his 505, with crew Robbie Tikof.
Winner of Division Four, multihulls, was Wallagoot local Tony Hastings, on his Paper Tiger. Second was Neil Waterman from Wollongong, also on a Paper Tiger. Third was Rod Anderson, from Tumut, on a Maricat.
For photo galleries, please see the following pages. Each presents about 50 shots of each race:
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