BMW Showdown Regatta


Over the weekend, Tasmania's largest annual off the beach regatta (including SB20s) was held by the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. The BMW Showdown consisted of 13 classes over three courses.

Tricky winds of up to 30 knots on Day 1, and wind shifts of over 90 dergrees on Day 2 kept the sailors on their toes, but no more than the race officers and mark layers. The battering winds on day one saw alot of damage to boats as well as a bad knee injury to one of the states best female sailors. Two Sb20 crews broke their rigs and many more blew their spinnakers out.

Congratulations to all sailors, race officals and voenteers on a tough, but successful weekend.

The top three results for each of the 13 classes were:

Optimist Green Fleet

1st - Adelaide O'Donoghue     

2nd - Edward Broadby             

3rd - Charlie Pavlides           


1st - Oscar O'Donoghue

2nd - Edward Reid

3rd - Bayley Fisher

2-up Sabot

1st - Elysha Jones/Liam Jones

Senior Sabot

1st - Lucy Cooper

2nd - Sam Jones

3rd - Harrison Chapman

International Cadet

1st - William Cooper/Hugo Allison

2nd - Charles Zeeman/William Zeeman

3rd - Issi DeClerk/Issy Willcox

Flying 11

1st - Nicola Racape/Lara Racape

2nd - Oliver Pritchard/Oscar Pritchard

Laser 4.7

1st - Nick Smart

2nd - George Scott

3rd - Lachlan Richardson

Laser Radial

1st - Joshua Ragg

2nd - Max Gluskie

3rd - Josh Jones


1st - Jock Calvery

2nd - Angus Barton


1st - Peter Cameron/Claire Cameron

2nd - Joshua Eggins/Aiden Wilkie

3rd - Scott Wilkie/Gus Wilkie


1st - Hugo Hamilton/Hugh Hickling

2nd - Rupert Hamilton/Fynn Sprott

3rd - William Wallis/Brendan Crisp


1st - Adrian Beswick/Josh Phillips


1st - Nick Rogers/Simon Burrows/Andrew Roberts

2nd - Paul Burnell/Oliver Burnell/Toby Burnell/Meg Goodfellow

3rd - Frazer Read/Will Logan/Justin Wells


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