SA SABRE STATES now up and running!

08 February 2021

The rescheduled first two heats of the 20/2021 SA Sabre State Titles were sailed on the waters of the Port River on Sunday 17 January 2021 and hosted by the Port River Sailing Club after being deferred from November due to Covid.  Fourteen Boats rigged on the beach for the afternoons sailing. With a 15 – 20 knot SW forecast there was a little trepidation as many clubs had been blown out on the Saturday when the breeze had filled in more than forecast, however this was unfounded with forecast being accurate.  The Race Officer set a windward leeward course with three laps for the first race taking just over an hour, the second race was shortened to two laps to the relief of those who were a bit puffed after the first race. The conditions added an extra level of challenge for those used to sailing on the Gulf, with gusts, lulls and shifts creating different tactical environment.  An enjoyable days sailing was had by all.


Race 1

1FliteCraig McPhee
2Cool Change 5 Kelvin Jeanes
3Jack is Back Alex Hayter
4Gert LushChris Pritchard
5TigerDean Frances

Race 2

1FliteCraig McPhee
2TigerDean Frances
3Cool Change 5 Kelvin Jeanes
4Black JackJohn Inns
5Gert LushChris Pritchard

NB:  The next round of the State Titles are next Sunday 14 February at Adelaide Sailing Club.  Racing is scheduled to start at 1PM.  

We are sharing the race track with the Finns and OKs on the day.  If you didn’t sail the first two heats last month, it doesn’t matter, come and join in the fun racing with your fellow sabre sailors.

Chris Pritchard