The Starboard Severne WSS Boards NSW Raceboard Series has wrapped up for the season, with the final round being held at Dobroyd Aquatic Club.
DAC has been home to windsurfing races for 40 years, so it was great to have 23 sailors roll up for the final event of the season at one of Australia’s ancestral homes of windsurfing.
Although he didn’t win on the day, Cam Harrison was too strong across the whole series, lifting the stylish NSW Raceboard Series trophy for a second year in a row.
We had a total of 36 competitors in the NSW Series, and 20 attended the State Titles at Marmong.
A big thanks to Starboard, Severne and WSS Boards for sponsoring the series in the form of a regatta tee-shirt, listing all the dates and venues. Maybe next time we’ll print that information upside down, so it can be read easily whilst still wearing the shirt, which has now become a collector’s item.
Christophe models the collectable Raceboard Series tee. Sorry people – none left!
Round 6 was sailed in blustery southerly, with gusts ranging between 3 and 13 knots with dramatic wind shifts. Very DAC! Club member Adam Hampton made the most of his local knowledge, taking out the day with a win and two 2nd places. Fellow local Richie Reynolds had two wins, but notched up a 4th in the 3rd race to leave him in 2nd place. Overall winner Cam Harrison scored two 3rds and a 4th to finish in 3rd place on the day. Adam Chapman showed promise with an impressive 2nd in the last race, however local Veteran Martin Thearle finished down the rankings after retiring in the first race due to a finishing manoeuvre which saw his board mounting David Shannon-Hooper’s in an incident not in keeping with social distancing requirements! Round 6 results are here.
Overall, Cam Harrison was well clear at the top of the table with 4 wins out of 6 rounds. James Grunfelder was second on a count-back from Richie Reynolds, both finishing with 9 points. Full results are here.
The results in other categories are: 1st Youth – Vaughan O’Shea; 1st Master – John Doolan; 1st Grandmaster – Richie Reynolds; 1st Veteran – Keith Single; 1st Woman – Lissa McMillan.
The series achievement award went to Jack Sitters, who competed at each event and showed great improvement across the season, finishing in 20th place.
Some pics of the series can be found here: www.ausraceboard.org/raceboard-photo-gallery
Looking forward to seeing everyone again next season in the post Covid-19 world!