The final Race for the 2020-2021 Commodore's Cup Club Championship was sailed on Anzac Day with Chris Guy taking out the title in very calm conditions.
A ceremony was held at the sailors briefing to remember the fallen in all wars. Club members Owen and Michael read a poem by Ken Bunker "A Tribute to ANZAC Day" and led the Ode respectively.
The weather again was cool and sunny with a very light S breeze and a glassy lake with cloud banks to the East. By starting time at 1pm the wind was almost non-existent and a slow drift commenced to C mark to the South.
12 minutes into the race more than half the fleet of 19 were still behind the start line. Blue on his Finn, having led the fleet over the line at the start, proceeded to be driven back over the start line by John on his A class cat, completely removing the wind from Blue. When Blue obtained clear he started a second time and set out to get to the front again.
OODs Michael and Richard signaled a postponement and all were directed back to shore to await a breeze before the race was finally abandoned. At 2pm a new breeze filtered down from the SSE and Race 2 was started at 2.25 pm. This race twice around a triangle was completed by 17 sailors, thus completing the final race for the season.
Winds this year have been, on the whole, lighter than a normal season and the results favoured the mono hulls, mainly Lasers and Spirals.
Commodore's Cup Championship Results
Race 31 Abandoned - no wind
1st - Blue Robinson (Finn Olympic dinghy)
2nd - Vicki Cunningham (Laser Radial Olympic dinghy)
3rd - Chris Guy Laser (Standard MK2 Olympic dinghy)
Commodore's Cup Final Championship scores
1st (Winner) - Chris Guy 28.5 pts
2nd (Runner-up) - Patrick Largier 24 pts
3rd - Bill Quinn 19.5
4th - Geoff Sweeney 15.5
5th (Equal) - Ella Ostridge 15
5th (Equal) - Andrew Ostridge 15
7th (Equal) - Dave Morrow 13.5
7th (Equal) - Tim Vandervoort 13.5
9th - Owen Muyt 12.5
10th (Equal) - Richard Hastings 12
10th (Equal) - John Smale 12
39 sailors competed for the Trophy across a season comprising of 16 Rounds.
The first four placings were by Laser sailors with Chris Guy winning his first trophy with the club after commencing sailing nine years ago. Everyone was really happy for him as he has sailed a great season vying for top honours against Patrick, Bill, Geoff and Tim. Patrick was second runner-up again this season.
Father and daughter, Ozzie and Ella Ostridge, sailed neck and neck all season against one another on their big Nacra 5.8 catamarans to tie for fifth placing. Ella had crew Phil Wales while Ozzie had his son Harry. Terrific to see how close they were and how well they progressed this season.
Congratulations to all competitors.
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