YMCA of Canberra Sharpies Club Championship Round 1
With the breeze pumping in from the NW (top gust recorded 24.9 Knots). RO James Clarke ably assisted by Tyco with young Josh Forster on Flags set a ripper of a sharpie course for the first round of the Club Championship.

10 time NSW State Champions “Smoke” looking to tack

The natural amphitheatre of Lake Burley Griffin provided spectators with a birds eye view of proceedings. The reaching legs along the shore had the crowd on Experts point applauding the action and provided a tremendous ride for the Sharpie Sailors.

“The Chilli Factor” riding one out

Results were on a knife edge until the finish with “Smoke” Michael Forster, Andrew Forster and Darrell Molyneau getting home by 4 seconds from “Irish Frog” Chris Ablett, Eric Hine and Craig Murphy with “Deep Sea Racing Prawns” Kevin Rosenbaum and father and son crew Bruce and Andrew Comber third.

Tight Racing was a feature between the 5 sharpies racing

Great to see Steve Hart, Jack Layton and Chris Buchanan in “Rocket Fuels” joining the fleet from Canberra Yacht Club and Grant Warner in Chilli Factor” sailing out of the ANU Club with a new ANU crew on board.
Chris Ablett
Sharpie Sailing Rep YMCASC.