Boats set sail on inlet

Tristan WheelerManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Competitors on the Nornalup Inlet at the weekends Walpole Regatta.
Camera IconCompetitors on the Nornalup Inlet at the weekends Walpole Regatta. Credit: Sarah Walker

The 2020 Walpole Regatta drew 139 boats to the Nornalup Inlet at the weekend.

Due to the weather conditions, the Sunday events were cancelled, but according to the organisers competitors enjoyed favourable sailing conditions on Saturday.

The regatta was open to numerous entry categories.

For the categories that contained different classes of boats, consistency prizes were awarded, based upon the average improvement in times made by the sailor, calculated using two out the three heats sailed.

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Consistency prizes were also awarded in the races contested by boats of the same class, as well championship awards that were decided by the first boat across the finishing line.

Some results included:

Mixed Juniors Consistency

First: Executor, skipper James Bennett.

Sabres Championship

First: Mustang Sally, Daniel Carlton.

Sabres Consistency

First: Stiletto, Rob Howes.

Pelican Championship

First: Combat, Harry Griffiths.

Windrush Yardstick Championship

First: Buzzbox, Mal Buzza.

Trailer Sailers Class Based Handicap Championship

First: Rush, Danny O’Byrne.

Laser Yardstick Championship

First: Water Taxi, Robert Hermans.

Old Gaffers Consistency

First: Crazybird, John Longley.

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