By George Fish
A fleet of six RC Laser sailors faced the starter on Sunday 22nd Sept for the 2013 Tasmanian State Championships on a day that saw light winds and early morning drizzle.
By lunch the weather was fine but the A rigs prevailed all day. The last race, however, saw an increase in wind strength just after the start, catching the fleet with too much sail up and causing half the fleet to retire.
George Fish, last year’s state champion, won the event and was closely followed by Geoff Martin in second and Chris Madizra gaining third place. Biggest improver over 12 months was Andy Hamilton who came in fourth.
The PRO, Paul Laverty, kept the races ticking over and in the end achieved fourteen completed.
Competitors seemed to enjoy the event with some penalties applied to most skippers throughout.