The NSW boys Daniel and Jack took out the Australian Title followed closely behind in 2nd place by Mornington sailors James Jackson & Lachlan Caldwell. Chloe Harper (MYC) and her skipper Anna Crispy took out the female Australian Title. MYC sailors Will McKenzie & Harrison Chapman had a great regatta coming in at 11th, Sophie McKenzie & Claudia McMahon -21st, Kate James & Brooke Hutchison - 24th, Sassy Taylor & Arabella Henderson- 27th and Jay James & Digby Taylor -29th. With two heats to go the third placed boat could not catch second so it was a race for first and second.
The feedback about the regatta was very positive, with national & international competitors commenting on how welcome they felt at MYC, how well the Regatta was run and what a beautiful location we have. A special thank you to Jacqui Crawford for coming from the fires in Gippsland to be our chief race officer and to our jurors from TAS, Geelong & New Caledonia. Thank you very much to Ashley Dugan and Peter & Kim Karay for making the jurors so welcome in their homes at this busy time. Our fantastic partner and tenant The Rocks did a fantastic job of both opening and closing dinners.
Our race management crew worked tirelessly on water day after day. A huge thanks to Steve Bolton, Jo & Cam McKenzie, Tania Lawson, Gary Woods, Tony Hutchison, Greg Martin, Bill Bennett, Trevor Neate Tim Donaldson, Brett & Kelly James, John Taylor, Anna Kliss, Chris Harper & Peter Danks (DBYC) and Suki & Andrew Scade.
As always, the Mornington volunteers did a brilliant job working together and raised funds for MYC in the process. Pam Lane worked tirelessly day after day cooking on the BBQ & purchasing supplies. Thankyou to all the volunteers who worked on the BBQ and to those making lunches ,manning sign on/off & registration : Kelly James , Barbara Nash , Belinda Hutchison , Jo McKenzie , Maureen Sharman ,Carmel Farr ,Barbara Nott, Peter Martin, Annie & Maddie Bennett ,Tarryn James ,Doug Bell , Fiona Long ,Gayle Brandhoff, Michelle Whitbourne , Kerry Larder ,Kate Harper , Sue Heron ,Caroline Leslie, Kate Johnson , Cath Richardson & Michelle Jackson.
A big thanks to the tower team, Steve Bardsley, Dave Beeson, John Dusting, Maurie Edgington ,Richard Trembath and other members of their team. We also note the considerable effort over a number of weeks that Mel Hitchen Haw contributed.
Stuart Richardson , thanks for your hard work on measurement and Cathy Richardson for arranging trophies.
Sonia thanks for the great photos.
Andy’s ‘hydration station’ was a great success, thanks Andy & Michelle Whitbourne. Thanks to Greg Martin for the fabulous 420 towels. Jo McKenzie contributed over many months and Cam McKenzie did all the results as well as being on the water each day .Steve Bolton’s contribution was as always considerable across a large range of areas.
Last but not least thank you to Graeme Taylor our assistant PRO & safety officer and to Chris Jackson PRO for taking on the Regatta and also the endless hours of preparation with sailing instructions, race management equipment, jury arrangements etc etc.
Please forgive us if we have missed you, so many did so much.
Great job team MYC !