WYAC would like to thank the Haysons day care centre, and the entire Haysons family for hosting the Annual Christmas regatta. Also a special thanks to the additional sponsors and Manager Geoff, and staff for hosting a well run and memorable event. Sunday afternoon lunch was also much appreciated after two good days sailing.
The Christmas tree with our residents Santa Claus must also get a special thank you. Santa arrived by boat, and just seeing the kids facial expression and excitement was so worth having an early Christmas. Alex I’m not sure has been a good boy this year, but Santa gave him the benefit of the doubt.
First place when to Craig and Rory Hay, second to Barry Ogilvie and John Wegerle, third to Steven and Devon Matthews (close racing with the 3 top spots separated by a single point each) and the most improved sailing incentive prize went to Jacque and Sadie Behr sailing their Sprog
1st Place L-R Craig Hay Brian Price & Rory hay
2nd L-R John Wegerle Brian Price & Barry Ogilvie
3rd Place L-R Brian Price, Devon Matthews & Steve Matthews
Santa & Vanessa
Santa & Aiden
Santa & Alex
Thank you to everyone who participated and played their part in this annual event. Cannot wait for 2021.
The day started of cold and very windy with the traditional sail past and salute to the new Commodore – Barry Ogilvie who looked quite spiffy in his jacket, tie and Commodore cap. The Holiday was spruced up and had all the pennants flying quite stiffly in the breeze. After the sail past the racing was started and we did 2 races in nice steady wind averaging 12 Kn out the North. The racing was tight with Mike and Pikkie swopping results and Pikkie winning on the count back – well done Pikkie & Zenobia.
1st Pikkie & Zenobia Smit on Even Tide
2nd Dave Martinson & Micheal Davidson on Copadaph
3rd Rory Hay & Alex Garoufalias on the Pirate aptly named Aaargh
4th John Wegerle, Barry Ogilvie, Colin Hay and Jacky Garoufalias on Jumanji
WYAC entered 6 Boats in the Hunter National Regatta held at DAC, (Denyesville Aquatic Club)
John Bruckman and Dave Martinson came 4th (close but no cigar), Barry Ogilvie and John Wegerle were 11th, Dean Wegerle and Alex Garoufalias 15th, Pikkie & Zenobia Smit 16th, Rory Hay and Stiaan Du Plessis in 19th position and our last boat in was Michael Fogerty and Corbin Clack in 22nd place but they were also the 1st Juniors – well done boys.
Read the full report by James King – HUNTER NATIONALS 2017
Full Results Hunter 2017 Nationals