The SASNR Grand Slam incorporated the Instruman Dinghy Open held over the 27th and 28th of October 2018 attracted 21 entries of which 5 were Oppies.
Saturday started with steady winds out the south east blowing 10 knots and gusting 18 which tried the novice sailing contestants but the experienced hands were enjoying the winds. The Bridge managed to get 6 races in as the forecast for Sunday was not promising. Thank you to our mark layers and the NSRI who were on standby for rescues. Michael had a trying time on his Laser – Blue, but got better and better as the racing went along.
Sunday saw everyone waken to a beautiful sunrise but alas no wind. Maintenance became the order of the day with lots of tinkering and adjusting going on. Racing was called off at 12h00 followed by prize giving in the hall. Congratulations to Mark Biaggio and his son from PSC on his GP14 for winning first prize, 2nd went to Matthew Inglis from LDYC on a Laser Radial and third to Grant Hagedorn Hansen from BSC on his laser. The racing was close with only 1 point separating the top 3
Thank you to all participants for making the regatta a great success and we look forward to your return next year.