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Young Bears Win on Debut Sunday Sailors Summers Series 2018-19 Race 7

Thursday, 10th January 2019

Not only did YOUNG BEARS (Graeme Mathews) win her first Sunday race but she won with a new all female crew. She won what was the longest race in both distance and time of the series. The 23 yacht fleet tackled the 10.8 nautical mile course 41 in a breeze that varied in both strength and direction accompanied by sloppy seas. Observations at Fawkner Beacon indicated the breeze shifted from the south west to the south south east and averaged about 11 knots for the morning. However, 5 yachts retired from the race whilst another 9 yachts took advantage of the 30 minute extension to the finish time … read more