Hansen & White Win in the West - WA 2016 States Roundup
Brilliant conditions over the weekend for the 7 boats competing in the 505 WA States. Day 1 was sailed in 12 - 14knots. Very tight races with a different winner in each of the 3 races.
Day 2 was scheduled for a optimistic 10am start with little over 4knots in the morning the fleet hit the bar. Second place holder duffy managed to get everyone away from the bar for a midday start in a nice 10knots of breeze. The first race of the day saw Matt and Chris with a comfortable lead throughout most of the race. It looked as if states was in the bag but some confusion about the course saw them go from first to competing for third and let Michael Duffield and Murray Smith take first place for race 1 of the day. After some hard work in the morning on their borrowed Kyrwood new comers Patrick Attwell and Ben Rowden were right on the tail of the rest of the fleet placing 6th for the first race.
It all came down to the last race of the day with the top three boats on 7,8 and 9 points. In a lighter breeze Matt Hansen and Chris White pulled it off winning the last race and the 505 WA state championship congrats guys!
First youth was won by Partick Attwell and first new comer won by his crew Ben Rowden placing 6th overall Good job guys!
Thank you to Fremantle Sailing Club for organising the event and the 420 parents who volunteered for the weekend. Also good luck to the AUS teams heading to Weymouth for 505 worlds.