Skate 63rd National Championship
Ceduna Sailing Club, Ceduna, South Australia

Sunday 29 December 2019 thru Monday 06 January 2020

Date: 08 January 2020 Source: E Edwards


Steve Hudson and grandson Bodhi De Freitas of WA on 973 - On the Road Again - took out the 63rd Skate National Championship making it back-to-back Championship wins for them and the third year in a row that a Western Australian skate has won the Championship.
There was close racing amongst past Skate National Champions for the top three positions with David Luck and Glenn Crichton of NSW on 981 - Any Which Way finishing second and Greg Patterson and Yianni Foufas of NSW on 972 - What Now taking third place.
Handicap champions were Ray Simpson and Trevor Green of NSW on 980 - Double Decker Dog and the Veterans Trophy was won by Silvio Fico and Mick Minutillo of WA on 937 - Gobstopper.

Full series results and Alan (Spanner) Spencer's race reports can be found on the Competition Page of this website by clicking on the "Full Details" button below.
You'll also find championship results and photos taken by Marnie Davies on the Skate Sailing Facebook page - click on the Facebook link on the left of this page.

The 64th Skate National Championship will be hosted by East Fremantle Yacht Club in WA

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2019-20 Season Club and State Results

Date: April 2020 Source: G Halliday


NSW State Championship
State Champion: 981 Any Which Way (StGSC) - D Luck, G crichton
Season Pointscore: 954 Grey Ghost (StGSC) - K Sinton, C Sinton

WA State Championship
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St George, NSW, Club Championship
Club Champion: 957 - Never Give n Inch - J Grant, G Crichton
Season Pointscore: 954 - Grey Ghost - K Sinton, C Sinton

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Skate Class Special Rules Updated

Date: April 2020 Source: G Halliday


Approval to issue an updated version of the Skate Class Special Rules was given at the Skate Class AGM held during the 63rd National Championship at Ceduna, SA.
A new section has been created on the Competition Page of this website to provide a single point of access to the rules governing Skate competition, including the Skate Class Special Rules.
The new section also includes a template and guidance for creation of the Notice of Race for a Skate National Championship.

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2019-20 Season Competition

Date: September 2019 Source: G Halliday


Club and State Championship programs now available.

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Last Updated 08 April, 2020, 12:25pm (GMT +10)