Twelve skippers started for a day of racing for the QLD RC Laser Championship title. By racing’s end, eight had survived the conditions. An unusual winters day, with a warm, gusty westerly which swung from a bit north of west to a bit south of west during the day, gave PRO Bill Clancy a challenge in setting a course for the Championship.
With Ian Ashe’s anemometer registering gusts of 26 km/hour, it was testing conditions for the competitors and “B” and “C” rigs were the order of the day. Malcolm Kampe won the title of QLD RC Laser Champion, Peter Burford took out 2nd place, and Laurie Hinchcliff 3rd place.
Malcolm Kampe demonstrated an enviable consistency, and it soon became obvious he was the man to beat. Peter Burford was never far away, as was Laurie Hinchcliff.
The entire field of competitors must be congratulated on the way they conducted themselves during the Championship. They were always courteous, and even when things went quite badly wrong, there was no dissention and a willingness to accept penalties, even when incidents were missed by the race observers.
The BRYC extends a thank you to Bill Clancy (PRO), David Black (scorer), David Cox (cook), Ian Ashe (weather man), Paul Newman (photos) and to all BRYC members who assisted with the various tasks which helped to make the event a success.
Finally, well done to Malcolm Kampe 1st, Peter Burford 2nd, and Laurie Hinchcliff 3rd