Solid victory for Giles Scott at Ronstan Australian Finn Championship

By | January 14, 2019

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Giles Scott wrapped up a great week’s sailing with two more race wins to take the overall victory at the Ronstan Australian Finn Championship in some spectacular Black Rock conditions. Nicholas Heiner secured second place, while Jake Lilley took one point off Ed Wright to move up to third, and also successful defended his Australian National title.

It had been a tough week in Black Rock with solid sea breezes for most of the races challenging the physical preparation of the 40 sailors who took part. Many sailors were visibly tired, with sore legs, heading out for the final day, which looked like being the toughest of the week.

The final two races were scheduled to start at the earlier time of 12:00, and on the water the southerly change had blown through in the early morning to bring in a solid 15 knot breeze and a 5 minute sail to the start line. The forecast predicted a 15 to 20 knot southerly with a sea breeze coming over the top and building later in the day.

Final top ten results (10 races)
1. Giles Scott, GBR, 14
2. Nicholas Heiner, NED, 28
3. Jakos Lilley, AUS, 42
4. Ed Wright, GBR, 43
5. Henry Wetherell, GBR, 49
6. PieterJan Postma, NED, 52
7. Oliver Twedell, AUS, 52
8. He Chen, CHN, 89
9. Jock Calvert, AUS, 93
10. Lewis Brake, AUS, 94

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