Hobart Regatta Teams Racing Regatta
by Richard McMinn
A small but dedicated field of five teams showed up at the Hobart Regatta Grounds on Saturday February 6 to compete in the inaugural Yachting Tasmania Open Teams Racing Tournament. Three school teams, representing Hutchins and Fahan faced off against two teams from Kingston Beach Sailing Club in a strengthening sea breeze.
At the end of the round robin series Hutchins Gold was clear ahead with Hutchins Magenta, Fahan and KBSC Black on equal points. After a countback a tiebreaker race was needed between Hutchins and Fahan to determine which team would go up against Hutchins Gold in the best of three final.
Despite some incredibly close racing and Fahan very nearly upsetting Hutchins’ dominance, it ended up being an all Hutchins final. Hutchins Gold one the finals convincingly with a 2-nil score card.
Thanks must go to the Royal Hobart Regatta Association for allowing us to race, Boat Sales Tasmania for sponsoring the event, Kingston Beach Sailing Club, Lindisfarne Sailing Club and Hutchins for allowing us to borrow their boats and to Grant Atherton – the Race Officer for the day.
A special thanks must also go to the sailors that helped us to deliver the boats to and from the Regatta Grounds.