Skate 60th National Championship - Ceduna, SA - Thurs 29Dec16 thru Fri 06Jan17.

Date: January 2017 Source: Greg Halliday and the West Coast Sentinal

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Father and son team Brett and Cameron Fannon of Western Australia are the winners of the 60th Skate National Championship, on their beautifully prepared and maintained Skate 949 - Tasty Fish. The win is Brett's third, and Cameron's second, and their second championship win together following on from their previous win in the 58th National Championship at Rockingham, WA.
The Skates returned to the waters of Murat Bay, Ceduna after a 19 year break and the series was contested by 11 boats from St George and Toronto, NSW, and East Fremantle WA.
Details of all prizewinners plus more stories and photos from the titles can be found here.

Final Results after 7 Heats
Race 1: Resailed 02 January - 1st: Any Which Way - David Luck and Damien Vlotman, NSW. Full Details
Race 2: 1st: Tasty Fish - Brett and Cam Fannon, WA. Full Details
Race 3: 1st: Tasty Fish - Brett and Cam Fannon, WA. Full Details
Race 4: 1st: Tasty Fish - Brett and Cam Fannon, WA. Full Details
Race 5: 1st: Tasty Fish - Brett and Cam Fannon, WA. Full Details
Race 6: 1st: Tasty Fish - Brett and Cam Fannon, WA. Full Details
Race 7: 1st: Tasty Fish - Brett and Cam Fannon, WA. Full Details
Final Results Full Details

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NSW 2015-16 State Championship Results

Date: December 2016      Source: Greg Halliday

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David Luck and Damien Vlotman from St George Sailing Club on 981 - Any Which Way once again took out the NSW State Championship, this time by a margin of 5 points. Runners up were Mick Winney and Emma Sills of St George on 977 - Take It Easy with Keith and Chris Sinton, also of St George in 3rd on 954 - Grey Ghost. Peter and Tegan Scott of Toronto Amateuar Sailing Club on 936 - The Welshie II won the Pointscore series.

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59th Nationals Results from Toronto, NSW

Date: January 2016      Source: Greg Halliday

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David Luck and Damien Vlotman from St George Sailing Club, NSW took out the 59th Skate National Championship with a clean sweep result across all 7 heats. The win was David's tenth, and Damien's first Championship win and marks another successful entry on Dave's lightweight rocketship - 981 - Any Which Way. The series was sailed in generally light breezes at Toronto Amateur Sailing Club on Lake Macquarie, NSW, with the lake's sharks as spectators on a number of occasions. Runners up were John Grant and Glenn Crichton from St George (957 - Woodland Metal Spinning) with Mick Winney and Emma Sills of St George taking 3rd place (977 - Take It Easy). Winners on handicap were Les Henn and Jeff Brooks from St George on 955 - Eddie's Pharmacy. 11 boats contested the Championship which was run in partnership with the Vee Ess class Nationals.

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