NSW 2015-16 State Championship Status after 4 heats.

Date: March 2016   •   Source: Greg Halliday

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David Luck and Damien Vlotman from St George Sailing Club on 981 - Any Which Way are once again leading the NSW State Championship after 4 heats with 2 heats left to sail. Peter and Tegan Scott of Toronto Amateuar Sailing Club on 936 - The Welshie II are leading 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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58th Nationals Results from Rockingham, WA

Date: January 2016   •   Source: Greg Halliday

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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.

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57th Nationals Results from Port Dalrymple Tasmania

Date: April 2014   •   Source: Greg Halliday

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David Luck and Anthony Sinton have teamed up to win another Skate National Championship. The win is the ninth for Dave - setting a record for the most Skate National Championships won by an individual, and the second for Anthony - his previous win was also with Dave in 1996-97 at the 40th Nationals at Teralba. The series was hosted by Port Dalrymple Sailing Club on the Tamar Rive in Northern Tasmania and sailed in challenging conditions with strong winds which caused racing to be cancelled on two days. Runners up were John Grant and Glenn Crichton of NSW (957 - Woodland Metal Spinning) with Ken Davies and Lachlan Schroder of Newcastle NSW taking out third (969 - Natural Juices II).

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