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The Jones family enjoyed the blustery winds and won three races on the day. Photo supplied

Bill Fenelon 

A fleet of nine boats competed in the final day of the Winter Series at the Tweed Valley Sailing Club and faced blustery and unpredictable winds making life difficult for the sailors.

Joining the Tweed River fleet for the first time were locals Steve and Tai Grimes, sailing an International 420. These guys had an enjoyable first afternoon and easily beat the Corsair fleet. 

The top boat of the day was a visitor to the Tweed, the single-hander Impulse Sapphire sailed by Oxley Sailing Club commodore Keith Briers.

Keith was fastest in two of the three races and only dropped to second by seven seconds to Laser Siesta sailed by Gary McCrohan from Tyalgum.

Also sailing a Laser, Maurie Meyer was only a few seconds back and took third place. 

Four boats competed in the three-handed, one-design Corsair division.

Fastest on the day was Nimbus (Scott, Debbie, and Sahara Jones), winning all three races, and second was Keenas sailed by Mark Reynolds, Marg Walgers and Garry Bargh.


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