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Teams Racing

Victorian Sabres had their annual teams race on Saturday 18 March at Mordialloc Sailing Club. The successful team members were Phil Balcome, Susannah Gillam, Fiona McCulloch and Megan Delange, who had to leave before the team photo. As well as good looks, Phil provided additional strength and direction to the team, and the ladies were prepared to grant him the title of "defacto lady".

Prior to the racing, Russell Rooney, our Vic Sabre President, gave an interesting and informative interactive talk on areas for Sabre sailing improvement.

In the afternoon, two races took place in a light and variable sea breeze and overall results were decided on placing of the top three of each four member team. Teams were selected to include skippers in each team from various clubs, each with a wide range of experience and abilities so that we aim for even racing across the spectrum.

The ladies team won comfortably on points, or as Fiona said, "we smashed em'.

It was a very enjoyable event and thanks to Peter White and the Mordialloc Sailing Club for their organisation and hospitality..

This is the event for everyone where anyone can be a winner.  Its all about having fun and meeting other Sabre sailors.  Whatever your ability come along and join in.  You will probably get a bit of help on the way. 

Put it in your diary.  Entry details later

Congratulations to Black Rock’s Tim Van der Veen on winning the Victorian Sabre Championship at Somers Yacht Club on Westernport in a 60 boat fleet. Tim dropped a second placing to finish with an unbeatable four firsts. BRYC’s Gary McLennan was second on countback from Murray O'Brien of McCrae Yacht Club who was third overall.

It was a windy weekend of sailing with all five heats held in the 15 to 22 knot range. Taking after her father, Kiera Bates performed well in the heavy conditions to win the Ladies division. Ethan O’Brien won the well contested youth division.

Thank you to all the officials and crew at Somers Yacht Club for putting on a fantastic regatta!

Click here for full results

Sabre States

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Off we go

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Susannah Gillam gets wise counsel from Steve Douglas

Dates are currently being finalised, however initial dates for two races each day at Black Rock YC are: Saturdays 6,13,20,27 May and 3 June 2017. The first race each day commences at 1330.

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