Jan 16, 2013

Australian Viper & Taipan Nats 2012: Report , Results & Images

Report by AHPC --14 crews raced at the Australian Viper Nationals from Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club, Victoria last week. Congratulations to brothers Nathan and Dan Van Kerkhoff who took out the regatta with one point over Miranda Powrie and James Weirzbowski.

The strong sea breezes made for thrills and spills and the tight racing kept it interesting and fun for those who have got used to the speed of the boats! The close and tactical racing at speed is seriously addictive.

Krystal Weir the Australian Laser Radial Olympic rep was tempted to try cats by Brett Goodall and she raced a great regatta for someone who had a total of 3 days in the boat before the regatta started. With the advent of mixed multi's in the Olympics we are seeing a lot more girls in the class, which can only be a good thing!"

Check out the results here
The regatta was also the Taipan and Capricorn nationals. full picture set here https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vx387ktp5nnl6fg/JOP8GnNQTj

Check out what cat sailors do when it's too windy to go sailing here!

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