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  • Writer's pictureGrant Cooper

Gladstone's Commodore on the podium again.

GRCYC Commodore Aaron Farrar has continued his recent form, finishing a close third in the South Queensland Championships hosted by the Sunshine Coast Radio Sailing Club, where the top three boats were only separated by 8 points.

Image by Nick Lindsayv Short writeup provided by Mark Lewis 2023 SOUTH QUEENSLAND IOM CHAMPIONSHIPS AUSTRALIA

Day 1.

A 3-6 knot SW wind gave 22 competitors a great day of racing - on Lake Kawana, Sunshine Coast. This is a ranking event , especially important to our Aussie helmsmen as the IOM Worlds are in Gladstone, Queensland, Australia next year. Fierce competition with some of the country's best IOM sailors present.

1st Paul Jones #77

2nd Aaron Farrar #34

3rd Greg Torpy #125

4th Brad Quiggin #49

5th Gary McCarthy #18

Day 2

After a gentle but highly competitive days racing yesterday Day 2 gave us fantastic 6 to 15 knot Southerly wind - despite the forecast the sun came out giving us a warmer day than day one. Exciting racing with competitors starting on A rig but many soon changing to B rig for the rest of the day... the regular but sporadic 15+ knot gusts giving spectators thrilling viewing.

1st Greg Torpy #125 43 points

2nd Paul Jones #77 44 points

3rd Aaron Farrar #34 48 points

4th Brad Quiggin #49 56 points

5th Gary McCarthy #18 67 points

Many thanks to RO Geoff Morris, Asst RO Trevor Fisher, Scorer Gwen Warne, Event Organiser Adele Pearce & her team of volunteers - another successful regatta hosted by Sunshine Coast Radio Sailing Club at their stunning Lake Kawana venue

Thanks also to all 22 competitors for making this Championships a very friendly, highly enjoyable & cordial event.

Next event is the 3 day Eddie Cowell IOM Regatta being held on 18-20th August 2023. Entry is open & filling fast - this is another ranking event.

Image by Nick Lindsay Video via Sunshine Coast Radio Saling Facebook Page HERE Full suite of Nick Linsay images via Sunshine Coast Radio Saling Facebook Page HERE

Full results below.

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