Hervey Bay sailor Pat Drover competed at the National A-class Titles last week.
Hervey Bay sailor Pat Drover competed at the National A-class Titles last week.

Sailors head south to Nacra titles

RACING in the national Nacra titles may have finished up last week – but that event isn’t the only one Fraser Coast sailors have been competing in.

Hervey Bay sailor Pat Drover competed at the A-class national titles, which were held at Safety Beach in Melbourne, while Peter York competed in the Taipan National Titles, which were hosted by Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club in Victoria.

Both sailors enjoyed their time away, with Peter York finishing 15th in a field of 25 that competed in the 4.9 catamaran class.

First in that category was Lester Porter, sailing The Freeze, from Port Kembla.

Second was Andrew Vize, sailing Vizey, from the McCrae Yacht Club and third was Chris Boag, sailing Barry.

More than 40 boats competed in the Taipan National Titles.

Drover didn’t perform as well as he would have liked in the A-class titles – but he wasn’t the only one.

Defending champion Glenn Ashby would have been disappointed with finishing fourth in the titles, Drover said, while NSW sailor Steve Brewin was named the new champion.

Drover said it had been a long drive towing his boat but that it was worth it.

“There is a great camaraderie between the sailors and it’s great catching up.”

The sailors are now looking forward to the next stage of the Intercity Regatta, which will be held in Hervey Bay next month.



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