Another fantastic Winterbash is over and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Humpybash in October and again in 12 months to next year’s Winterbash IV.
Fine weather, not too much wind (we could have had another 5 knots), a fantstic competitor fleet, both Junior and Senior, and a lot of hard working volunters were the receipe for a superb weekend. We almost ran out of rigging area for the 93 entries over the weekend.
We had spectators on the Jetty, we had spectators along the foreshore shore on Day 1 and along the headlands for the Marathon. We even had people watching from the reef beside the Gayundah as the yachts were finishing on Sunday. Of course we could not help but have a few spectators casting a jaundiced eye from the water as well.
Unfortunately we have had a few issues with the scoring processes and the result as anounced the Sunday afternoon have had to be revised. We have completedly rescored the event after checking everything including the entries to ensure that the right yardsticks were applied to competitors The final results have just been published. Congratulations to those that took home the glassware:
- 1st Kegan Dull, 2nd Nick Drapes and Pauline Brockman, 3rd Mark Oakden and James Oakden
- 1st Glenn Foley, 2nd Peter Hackett, 3rd Luke Oakden
- 1st Chris Mann and Luke Johnson, 2nd Peter Mann and Alexa Mann, 3rd Peter Campbell
Marathon: Mark Oakden and James Oakden
3 Can Bash: Chris Mann and Luke Johnson
Highest Finishing Female Skipper: Natarsha Maloney
Once again, we apologise for the scoring hiccup and will make arrangements for thsoe who have not recieved the appropriate trophies to get them in the next week or so.
Finally, I would like to thank all those that volunteered their time to make the regatta such as success; from those in the canteen and on the food production lines to the people in the boats on the water running the racing and looking after the safety of the sailors to the people who have spend time over the past three months getting things organised, preparing boats, getting new equipment and borrowing from far and wide. THANK YOU ALL FOR A FANTASTIC EFFORT.
If you like the photos above, they were all shot by Lock Percy. he has done a great job. If you are interested in seing more of his work, click below: