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52nd Australian Contender Championship at Gosford Sailing Club Day 1

by Ross Hansen 17 Jan 10:53 GMT 17-21 January 2022
Australian International Contender Championships day 1 © Ross Hansen

Gosford turned on a great day racing today with wind better than forecast and a pleasing 24 entries. The was a nice 8-13 Knots North Easterly breeze, no delays and both races had clean starts.

Conditions suited Matt Mulder who took two bullets today, sailing two perfect races. Sitting second overall is Mark Bulka with a 4th & 2nd. Leading around the last mark, a big wind shift saw Bulka lose the lead to Mulder.

Hot on there heels is ACT Contender veteran Paul Cohen taking a 2nd & 5th. Very consistent was Lindsay Irwin sitting in 4th, ready to pounce on day 2 with a 3rd & 4th.

Tomorrow heats 3 & 4 are scheduled with a forecast of 13-15 knots from the South West.

Results after Day 1: (top ten, 2 heats)

1st Matthew Mulder 1,1, 2pts
2nd Mark Bulka 4,2, 6pts
3rd Paul Cohen 2,5, 7pts
4th Lindsay Irwin 3,4, 7pts
5th Jeff Owen 8,3, 11pts
6th Grant Robinson 7,8, 15pts
7th John Humphries 9,7, 16pts
8th John Lindholm 13,6, 19pts
9th Brian Pike 10,11, 21pts
10th Andrew Sutton 11,13, 24pts

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