The 2017 WA RC Laser State Titles have been run and won.
A steady south to south westerly breeze greeted WAnderers Radio Sailing Club at the South Perth lake and it stayed in nearly all day.
All boats started with A rigs for the first few races then, as the breeze strengthened, B rigs were favoured by all skippers. With pretty tight racing throughout the day, the last few races determined the places. Various problems hampered defending champion Dave Pruden’s start to the day and he had to call it a day after 5 races.
2017 WA RC Laser State Titles Results
A big congratulations to Rod Popham who came out on top, 3 points in front of Andy Cummins in 2nd with Dave Bedford 3rd, beating Adam Viney onto the podium by 1 point. Rod has been ‘’bridesmaid’’ in 2nd and 3rd places each year since WAnderers first State championship in 2009 – he actually had Dave Pruden’s name engraved on the trophy before the event !!
A big thank you to Dave Bedford for all his hard work behind the scenes, Adam for setting up the courses on the water and a very well run and fun event – and Rod from Sailprizes for supplying the trophies.