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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 10 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 10 March, 2021

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 10 March, 2021

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The fleet gets under way for the TVSC last race of the summer season.

Bill Fenelon

Fourteen boats competed in a good breeze for the last race day of the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s summer season at the end of March.

Fastest boat on the water went to visitor Jason Purcell (Big River Sailing Club) sailing a high-tech carbon-fibre single-handed RS Aero. 

One minute behind was NS14 Zazen 2 (Adam Hurt and Tom Busbridge). Third over the line was Laser Siesta (Gary McCrohan) who got in only five seconds ahead of Laser Bluey (Kate Yeomans). 

Five single-handers competed in their yardstick-based championship series. Behind Siesta and Bluey came Woodcraft (Matt Andrews) and Flying Dragon (Monique Smith).

The big event on the day was the final heat of the four-race NS14 class championship series.

In a field of only three boats the Fingal team on Zazen 2 got home six minutes ahead of second placed Impulsive Max (Robert Preston and Rachael O’Hara).


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