The recent FFIQ State Championships were held at Tin Can Bay Yacht Club in near perfect conditions with blue skies, warm temperatures and a moderate north-easterly sea breeze. Crews were tested with the tidal stream and the vagaries of the estuary. A total of 14 boats competed with crews coming from Darwin, Lake Macquarie, Brisbane and 7 local boats.
Greg and Laurie Williamson looked like cleaning up with 3 first place’s on the card but the current and past National Champions, Ashley Smith on Sake and Chris Villa on Up Ship Creek gradually found their mojo and dominated the final 2 races. After 5 races only 2 points separated the top 3 positions with Chris Villa and Mark Holmes repeating their recent success at ACT by also taking out the Qld Championship. Silver division was dominated by Neil Lestor and Graeme Dobson on Saffron as did Michelle McAndrew with kids Ava and Alex in the Classic Division.FFIQ States Scores