Queensland Jubilee Championships – A Success!
Nine Jubilee One-Design Class Yachts took part in the Inaugural Queensland Championships hosted by the Tingira Boat Club the September 19 & 20, 2020 weekend. The fleet consisting of both wooden and fibreglass boats were all from the Southern Moreton Bay Islands and Redlands Coast area.
The regatta consisting of 6 races was held over Saturday and Sunday with three races each day. The series was convincingly won by Isobel J124 on 7 points, skippered by Bruce Legg and crewed by Ian Waller-Wilkinson and Peter Fox.
Second was Andiamo (J136) on 16 points, skippered by Alison Early and crewed by Dave Gemmell (owner) and Barry Rawlinson.
In third place with 26 points was Stella (J123) skippered by Euan MacDonald and crewed by Tony Harland.
Alison Early earned herself the Female Skipper Trophy for her efforts on the tiller of Andiamo.
Mike King sailing Nereid (J39) won ‘The Pump’ trophy which is dedicated to the wooden boat with the fastest times.
On Saturday the weather gods favoured the fleet with a fairly steady moderate easterly breeze with occasional gusts to keep things interesting. With the course set mainly in a south to north direction there was not the opportunity to fly spinnakers but sailing in the lee of Macleay Island meant that the water was relatively flat. This allowed for fast reaching and close-hauled fetches which meant the three races were run over the full course within the specified sailing times. Racing between the boats was very close and sometimes fierce but sailed with a great competitive spirit.
On Sunday the conditions were quite different with a flukey light breeze from the north east. This allowed the use of spinnakers but courses had to be shortened to allow for the lazy wind and the tidal current. The three races on Sunday were all shortened to keep within the time limits. Although the pace was slower than on Saturday, there was still good natured rivalry between the competitors.
The Tingira Club volunteer officials did a fantastic job of administrating the races. The Club’s pontoon Tingira was used to start and finish the races.
Club Commodore Neville Prosser, Dudley Kavanagh and Don Noble were responsible for starting and finishing the races and recording the results. Meanwhile the task of laying the course and keeping an eye on the safety of the sailors was carried out by Moss Lane and Bob Stampton aboard Sandpiper and Peter Lawson and Ivan Scott aboard Tango .
Ruth Venner did a great job of operating the Tingira land-base radio while Neville Prosser did the same on the pontoon.
At the conclusion of the races on both days our Club Providore Lee Chapman ensured that there was food available for the hungry sailors and officials. On Saturday Lee and Kay Chapman organised a BBQ lunch with Rob Thompson doing a great stint behind the BBQ. Fay Hooker worked behind the bar on both days to provide much needed refreshments. Fay had the help of Joy Waller-Wilkinson on Sunday. Margaret Britz and her galley crew (Trevor and Helen Ehrlich and Gwen Lane) provided great burgers on Sunday.
Trophies and prizes were presented to the winning crews at the Club on Sunday afternoon and appreciation certificates were presented to the volunteer race officials and safety crews.
Sailing Master Ian Waller-Wilkinson was very pleased with the outcome of the weekend especially with the team work shown by our Tingira volunteers to host a most successful regatta.
Below is a summary of the overall places and championship points.
|Place||Boat Name||Sail No||Skipper & Crew||Total Points|
|1st||Isobel||J124||Bruce Legg, Ian Waller-Wilkinson, Peter Fox||7|
|2nd||Andiamo||J136||Alison Early, Dave Gemmell, Barry Rawlinson||16|
|3rd||Stella||J123||Euan MacDonald, Tony Harland||26|
|4th||Lyla||J125||John King, Trevor Rogers Suzie Harte||32|
|5th||Nereid||J 39||Mike King, David Ross Max Keily||36|
|6th||Sarina Lee||J117||Martyn Tonge, Steve Govan John Scarborough||38|
|7th||Jason||J40||Felicity Nutting, Lyn Harland, Beren Matthews||40|
|8th||Beverly||J83||Paul Driver, Peter Hope, Tim McCue||49|
|9th||Tawarri||J126||Bill Morley, Troy Robbins, Kim Herholdt||54|