PLBC – Westernport Laser Regatta.

Due to the Westernport Challenge being held over to then coincide with our Laser Regatta, the sailing committee decided to reschedule the Regatta to the 4th of February. This inevitably reduced the fleet we would otherwise have had if sailed earlier in January with no clash.  However great racing in moderate winds resulted in a great regatta, appreciated by all who participated.  Some very close sailing at the front of the fleet.

Thank you to the Somers YC for bringing over their start boat and some of their expertise.  Great to see some Flinders participants as well.  Thank you to the Sailing committee at PLBC for their organisation and those that volunteered for the safety boats and the tower.  It was great to see the club come together to ensure a successful Regatta.

Live music & refreshments on the deck after the race on a beautiful evening was a pleasant way to wind up the Regatta


Ist:  Simon Wilkins 2+1 = 3p (winner of 2nd race)

2nd: Harrison Ede 1+2 = 3p

3rd: Andrew Van Leewen 3+3 = 6p

4th: John Tilleard 4+4 = 8p

5th: Leigh Glover 7+5 = 12p

6th: Wendy Wilson 6+6 = 12p

7th: Ric Barker 5+7 = 12p

8th: Stephen Roach 8+9 = 17p

9th: Lincoln McMahon 9+10 = 19p

10th: Colin Beanland 12+8 = 20p

11th: Bernd Dremel 10+11 = 21p


Womens Trophy:  Wendy Wilson

Seniors Trophy:  John Tilleard


Lowe Cup 2018.

Ist: Stephen Roach – Laser Full Rig

2nd: Andrew & Fiona Forrest – Laser II

3rd: James Legge – Pacer


First Race – held Saturday 30th December 2017.

1st: Griffin & James Legge (Pacer)

2nd: Graeme Shears (Laser)

3rd: Stephen Roach (Laser)

A fantastic race.  In windy conditions.

Race 2 – Menzies Cup – held Sunday 7th January 2018.

Close fought race.  The first four Lasers were within 40 seconds.  The rest of the fleet were not that far behind either.

One of the club’s Open Bics participated with Georgie Watts and would have done well if bungs were in!

1st: Andrew Van  Leeuwen (Laser Radial_

2nd: Colin Beanland (Laser)

3rd: Stuart Whitehouse (Laser) – great effort, 1st race, and did the penalty even though no one witnessed him hitting the mark.

Grage Trophy

Cancelled due to strong winds and big swell.

Picnic race to Merricks – 21st January 2018 – In lieu of Laser Regatta.

Great day. Good fleet. Light but steady wind. Some new sailors., including young Charlie in an Opti, Roger rejoining our fleet in a Sparrow, the Forests in the Laser II  joined by young Charlotte, Paul in his new/old Laser.

Leg to Merricks: 1st – S Roach

Return to Point Leo: 1st – S Roach


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