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RS Aero Intergalactic Regatta 2022 – Day 1

by Bow Caddy Media 4 Apr 00:46 BST

In the run up to the RS Aero Intergalactic two-day regatta run by the Bay Sailing Centre at Soldier’s Point, it seemed that the first day of the event might be blown out for the weekend.

Winds reaching 30+ knots were forecast for Saturday’s racing but with perfect timing they abated to a very manageable 15-20 knots by the time racing started, continuing to lighten over the three races held, with the sun even making an appearance late in the racing.

24 boats, combining 5m, 7m and 9m rigs started the regatta with Cameron Shaw leading the 9m rigs, Gary Ratcliffe the 7m rigs and Robyn Ratcliffe the 5m riggs after three races at the end of Day 1.

Day 2 started in very light SW winds before swinging to the north west and increasing to 14 knots.

Overall podium winners for the various rig sizes ended with a clean sweep for the Georges River Sailing Club, with Cameron Shaw winning the 9ms, Gary Ratcliffe the 7ms and Diane Vukelic the 5ms, sharing points with Robyn Ratcliffe.

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