Father and son team Brett and Cameron Fannon from East Fremantle Yacht Club, WA were popular and worthy winners of the 58th Skate National Championship hosted by
The Cruising Yacht Club of WA on Mangles Bay, Rockingham. This was Brett's second championship win and Cameron's first, on their immaculately prepared Skate - 946 - Tasty Fish.
The series was contested by 19 boats and sailed in mixed breezes with a number of heats being run in strong winds on flat water delivering the exhilarating spinnaker
runs for which the Skate class is famous. Gavin Caporn and Dave Stewart, another WA team, were runners up on 986 - Drive it in Dry, with John Grant and Glenn Crichton of NSW
rounding out the top 3 on 957 - Woodland Metal Spinning. The winner on Handicap was Pete Fannon (Brett's brother) on 945 - Blow by Blow.