Hervey Bay sailor 2nd at regatta

THE Annual intercity sailing series got off to a great start on the weekend.

Tin Can Bay hosted the first regatta of the series and on Saturday blustery conditions saw the series get off to a speedy start.

Sailors from Brisbane, Gympie, Hervey Bay and Bundaberg competed at the event.

Winds of 15 to 20 knots tested sailors and one of the crew members from the Hervey Bay Sailing Club, 13 year old Chantel Winter, suffered a fractured leg.

Hervey Bay sailor Pat Drover said the Hervey Bay sailing fraternity wished her a quick recovery.

On Sunday sailors faced much milder conditions. The course proved tricky as the wind was fickle both in strength and direction.

In the end, Brisbane skipper Scott Sanderlands won the regatta with some talented sailing.

Hervey Bay sailor Peter York came second overall.

Bundaberg skipper Mathew Caldwell came third.

The sailors of Hervey Bay will be holding a sailing school this weekend at Hervey Bay Sailing Club at the foreshore at Torquay, starting at 9am.

The Hervey Bay Boat Club Yacht Squadron will then host a national multihull regatta next week.



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