Light easterly winds for the final day of the Oceanic Championships meant only one race before the final presentation. Competition was close in the Techno 293 fleet with Sam Trehane (AUS 1177) taking the top prize beating Eamon Robertshaw by two points.
Perfect conditions around 15 knots for competitors on Day Three of the Oceanic Championships. After 7 races Sam Trehane (AUS 1177) is top of the Techno 293 fleet.
What a contrast on day two as the wind gods delivered 14-20 knots for the mid-morning start and there was certainly plenty of action on the race course. By midday, there were issues with anchors holding the start boat in the ever increasing winds so there was a slight delay while a bigger one was found! 25 knots plus caused "carnage" on the race course, only a few boards in each class braved the winds and the rescue teams were kept very busy!
We await the results of day two. Meanwhile competitors can relax and enjoy the epic dinner party at the Illawarra Yacht Club and perhaps wonder what day three will bring.
Day Two Photos
Light shifting winds mainly from the South East and grey skies greeted the competitors on Day One of the 2011 Windsurfing Oceanic Championships. Techno competitors remained on the beach as the Raceboard fleet waited for their start in wind described as "fresher than nothing" by the Race Director. However, racing was able to begin on Lake Illawarra by mid afternoon and the day finished with 2 good races completed for all classes. Sam Trehane won both of the Techno 293 races.
Day One photos here: