Two local boats first in Tri-Series regatta

Despite some unpleasant weather at the weekend Port Lincoln saw great competition on the water for the Tri-Series Regional Regatta.

Port Lincoln Yacht Club hosted the regatta on Saturday and Sunday with 32 boats from clubs in Port Lincoln, Adelaide, Brighton-Seacliff, Largs Bay and Goolwa.

Racing started on Saturday morning but up to 40 knot gusts in the afternoon prevented any more than one race for most classes, the optimist green class did manage three races for the day.

Sunday had better conditions with south-south westerly winds of 10 to 15 knots, allowing for the majority of remaining races to be completed.

In the international cadet class the Port Lincoln team of Max Sturman and Ben Gabb ended up with three firsts from six races to finish first on seven net points, four ahead of Jack and Archie Kretschmer and the team of Darcy Conroy and Sophie Ward, both from Largs Bay.

Port Lincoln also had success in the optimist green class with Oliver Stevens winning five of eight races and finishing second in the other three to win with nine net points, Goolwa's Alex Wilson was second with 13.

In optimist intermediate Port Lincoln's Dana Cameron and Will van Riet finished fourth and sixth respectively, in the Laser 4.7 class Tyler Cameron finished fourth overall.

The Port Lincoln sailing season continues with its open day this Saturday.