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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

McKnight On Fire At Moth Nationals in Perth

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s Josh McKnight continued from where he left off yesterday in the four races sailed in much better wind conditions on the Swan River today, posting three wins and a third.
Josh McKnight Photo: Bernie Kaaks
The McDougall and McConaghy Moth International Australian Championship has now completed seven races and McKnight moves well clear to the top of the leader board with 8 points after dropping his 22 from the first race.
Photo: Bernie Kaaks
“I could have started a bit better but overall I’m happy that I’m doing OK,” McKnight said.

Officials from the South of Perth Yacht club would have breathed a sigh of relief as a westerly breeze filtered across the Swan River at about noon, rising to between eight and 10 knots initially and strengthening to 12 knots or so by the end of the day. 

The difference in performance from yesterday’s light breeze was obvious, with all yachts foiling freely throughout the day’s races. It was also notable that the heavier sailors, who were seriously disadvantaged in the light conditions experienced in the first three races, were more than competitive today.

Derwent Sailing Squadron’s Robert Gough slipped to second place on the leader board, but would be happy with his consistency for his total of 16 points. He now sits 10 points clear of British sailor Ed Chapman with Royal Perth Yacht Club’s Steve Thomas now in fourth place overall, sharing that spot with Victorian Andrew McDougall.

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Bernie Kaaks

1 comment:

Richard C. Lambert said...

Officials from the South of Perth Yacht club would have breathed a sigh of relief as a westerly breeze filtered across the Swan River at about noon, rising to between eight and 10 knots initially and strengthening to 12 knots or so by the end of the day. paper rater