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Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Racing commenced on the second day of the 2012 KA Sail Victorian State Championship at Sorrento CSBC in moderate conditions with flat water.

Race 5 was again sailed in a fantastic 10-15 knot breeze and was completely dominated by Richard Jackson, who made the port start on the pin end his own and from there was never challenged. Series leader James Owen-Smith had issues with weed and finished the race in fifth position.

Races 6,7 and 8 were dominated by Andrew McDougall who took three bullets in a row, showing his fellow competitors how it's done and also proving that in the moderate wind range the new MSL16 has blistering pace.

Andrew McDougall won the series overall from James Owen-Smith in second and Richard Jackson in third. Kyle Ross won the Junior trophy sailing his Bladerider exceptionally well at times and Sam England took home the women's trophy.

The series was very well run by Sorrento SCBC and the competition was fierce amongst the fleet. The next stop for a number of the sailors is the upcoming World Titles at Lake Garda, Italy in August.

Day one of the series had seen some very close racing. Read all the details HERE:

Results can be found HERE

Thanks again to our major sponsor KA Sail for their wonderful support of the event!



The 2012 KA Sail Victorian Moth State Championships started in a challenging fashion with the first four races sailed in 0-15 knots, often varying from one extreme to the other within seconds, as well as having to deal with an outgoing tide.  These unusual conditions saw leading boats going backwards with boats coming from hundreds of metres behind sailing past at speeds over 20 knots.

In recent years the Victorian Moth fleet has come a long way with the standard of competition. Anyone of six boats out of the eleven boat fleet is capable of winning races and the justle for positions at the top of the leader board is very tight.

Race 1 saw Andrew McDougall use his brand new design, KA MSL16 to good effect taking the win from Richard Jackson and James Owen-Smith.

Race 2 provided wind that were extremely fickle and at times it was quite literally a lottery. James Owen-Smith took the win from dark horse Kohie Kajimoto and Samantha England in third.

After a lengthy postponement Race 3 started in more consistent conditions of 10-15 knots. Richard Jackson came first with James Owen-Smith and Andrew McDougall following close behind.

Race 4 was also sailed in 10-15 knots and Andrew McDougall again took the win from James Owen-Smith and Kohei Kajimoto following through for third.

Racing was cancelled on Sunday due to lack of wind and the remainder of the Series will be held later in March.

The Victorian Moth Association would like to thank KA Sail for sponsoring the event and Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club for hosting the titles.