Tasmanians dominate Cadet nationals
Young Tasmanian sailors, all members of Sandy Bay Sailing Club, have dominated the final results in the Australian championships for the International Cadet dinghy class.
They have won the top places overall, with six Tasmanian crews finishing in the top 10 in the huge fleet of 84 boats from South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria.
The SBSC crews won six of the nine races sailed out of Adelaide’s Largs Bay Sailing Club. The championship program was reduced due to light winds on Tuesday and Wednesday when only one race could be completed on each day.
Hobart sailors William Cooper and Hugo Allison are the 2017 champions, sailing Impulse, winning the 10th and last race to finishing 22 points ahead of fellow Tasmanians Charlie Goodfellow and Sammy Legg, sailing Meltemi. A close third Archer Ibbott and Sammy Legg, sailing Little Devil.
Cooper and Allison consistent high placings, 1-4-2-2-7-2-9.5-5-3-1 gave them a net 20 points.
A fifth in the final race secured Goodfellow and Legg secured second place overall on 42 points, moving ahead of Ibbott and Legg who placed third after a final race eighth gave them a net 44.5.
Jacob McDOnaghy and Sam Hooper finished fourth on 50.5 points taking the place on a countback from Matilda and Oscar O’Donoghue, sailing Sea-Ya.
Issi Declerck and Isi Wilcox, sailing It’s Pink, finished ninth overall, their record including a win in race two for a net total of 79 points.
Words: Peter Campbell
Photos: Epsom Road Photography