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2021 Queensland 18ft Skiff Championship
The 2021 Queensland 18ft Skiff Championship is set for this weekend with 5 races over Saturday and Sunday, with racing conducted by Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.
Six teams are ready to hit the water, including defending champion Dave Hayter and for’ard hand Elliott Maher, with sheethand Ben Roxburgh in the recently purchased C-Tech skiff from New Zealand. It’s great to see two new teams on the water as well, based on RQYS Youth sailors, following the recent Come and Try Day.
The teams are:
|C-Tech||Dave Hayter||Ben Roxburgh||Elliott Maher|
|Queenslander||Josh Sloman||George Moreton||Angus Barker|
|Lumix||Will Bridge||Lachlan "Bruiser" Prentice||Will Schasser|
|QMC||Steve Wilson||Lachlan Pennington||Andy Noski|
|Smit Lamnalco||Paul O'Malley-Jones||Steve Tapsall||Bailey|
|Queenslander 2 (BOB)||Nathaniel Dutton||Tom||Joel|
Unfortunately with the COVID border restrictions, the 7th boat now based in Ballina (Winning Appliances – Clare Southwell with Matt and Liam) is set to miss the action.
Racing is underway at 13:00 each day, with 5 races to be sailed in total for the series. The course area is between the end of the Manly Harbour leads and Green Island.
A BBQ presenttion will be held on Sunday evening at 18:00.
Please feel free to drop in, check in through the RQYS main entrance. Please observe COVID restrictions and get tested and stay home if you are feeling unwell.