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A dedicated fleet of 13 boats took to the water for the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s (TVSC) Winter series on Mother’s Day earlier this month.

The racing on the Tweed River, returning to its former glory post flooding, involved a beach start and two laps of the course in a steady 12 knot SSW breeze. Once out on the water the fleet was well spread out and the chase began.

John Haywood sailing a Pacer with Deb Beard had the early lead before Dave Robinson took the win in his Impulse, Matchbox. Adam and Zack Andrewartha came in third on their NS14 No sweat.

The second race was a joint start for a one-lap sprint. As it got down to the final seconds the fleet resembled a scaled down version of the famous Sydney to Hobart, very congested and boats sailing in just about every conceivable direction.

The lap went by with the fleet all finishing quite closely together. Craig Foley did not disappoint, crossing the line first in Gidget. Dave proved the first race was no fluke with a second place finish and Kate Yeomans sailed into third spot on Bluey. Even with a less than desirable start she is always one to watch.


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