Hervey Bay’s Paul Neeskens didn’t win the 5.0 division at the Nacra National Titles but still had a ball with crewman James Maslen.
Hervey Bay’s Paul Neeskens didn’t win the 5.0 division at the Nacra National Titles but still had a ball with crewman James Maslen.

Sailors thrilled with Nacra titles

SAILING: The Nacra National Titles reached their conclusion with a presentation night honouring the sailors that had competed and those that had won titles over the five divisions that were contested.

The F18 division was dominated by Brisbane skipper Neville Thompson with five first placings during the series.

In the Nacra 5.8 division Scott Sandilands and his wife Wendy had a tough contest with Grant Rogers and Neil Moxam. Sandilands managed to come out on top in that division.

In the Nacra 16sq division Corey Holden showed he had not lost his touch after several years off the water. Bundaberg sailors Brendan Whalley and Mathew Caldwell also competed strongly.

Local sailors Paul Neeskens and James Maslen, along with Clare and Connie Neeskens, couldn’t overcome the outstanding sailing performance of Steve Curtis and Kerry Noyes from the Gold Coast.

The Nacra 4.5 division was dominated by Geoff Horsley, from Ballina, who won every race in the week-long series.

It was a close battle for second place in that division with only a point separating Phillip Robbins, from Ballina, and Richard Cullum, from Bundaberg.

The next Nacra National Titles will be held in January next year at Port Stephens.



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