FW Heat 3 – Botany Bay

NSW Formula Windsurfing Series – Heat 3

Venue: Ramsgate Beach, Botany Bay, Sydney.

Day 1:
Course was set just off the beach with the finish only 20meters out. 5 races in cross on shore (SE) conditions that started out at 18knots, but increased in every race, finishing up at 25knots. Really challenging but rewarding day for those that had their high wind gear sorted. Not really sure of the results yet because there was so much racing going on and it was hard to keep track of who was doing well.

Brett Morris had a great day in the open fleet with 4 bullets and a 2nd but only after some super close racing with Remi and Stephen Walsh. In the Free Formula David Flanagan picked up a win in the first heat and Andrew Vacopoulos had a clean sweep winning every race after that.

There was a few drama’s on the day with a couple of rigs separating from boards and Nathan Hohnberg giving us all a scare when he was thrown from his gear and couldn’t swim fast enough to retrieve it. Luckily someone in the fleet noticed him and alerted the rescue boat before the situation got too serious

Day 2 (Report to come)

Congratulations to the following sailors:

Open
1st – Brett Morris
2nd – Remi Dunoyer
3rd – Steve Walsh

Free Formula
1st – Andrew Vacopoulos
2nd – Barry Fawkes
3rd – Roger Lucas

Grand Master
1st – Wayne Bowness AUS-98
2nd – Tibor Ferenczy AUS-1
3rd – Rick Murray AUS-4

Photos:
Facebook Photos

Results:
Heat 3 Results (pdf)

Overall Standings:
Overall Standings (xlsx)