Goolwa Aquatic Club had good racing in the dinghies on Sunday

LEAD: Junior winners Isaac Konings & Amber Murphy (Cadet Blackout 2713), Senior fleet winners Harry Cooper & Shevaun Bruland (Tasar Two Fat Ladies 2588).
LEAD: Junior winners Isaac Konings & Amber Murphy (Cadet Blackout 2713), Senior fleet winners Harry Cooper & Shevaun Bruland (Tasar Two Fat Ladies 2588).

There was a good turnout of dinghies for the weekly racing at Goolwa Aquatic Club on Sunday. Crews were rewarded with clear skies and gentle breezes after strong winds last weekend resulted in cancellation of racing.

The light conditions made for close tactical racing, as skippers sought to utilise each shift and puff to maximum advantage.

In the juniors, Isaac Konings and Amber Murphy narrowly defeated Mitch Kelsey and Rosie Ward to take first place on count back, both pairs in Cadet dinghies, with Hamish Robinson in third place and the first of four Optimists.

Adam Spees and daughter Scarlett showed how it's done in the Pacer division, taking the win ahead of Brioney and David Wilson in second place, with Codan and Kepell Smith in third.

Only one point separated the top three boats in the senior fleet of eight dinghies. Harry Cooper and Shevaun Bruland in Tasar Two Fat Ladies took first place on handicap on count back.

Helen Bowlden, always one to watch in light conditions, showed her renowned finesse to take second place in Sabre Shiver, with Zoe Robinson having a cracker of a day to take third place in Laser 4.7 Yeah Boy.

Racing continues on Sunday, November 16. The club welcomes everyone, as you can bring your power boat to Aquafest, join in the Sunday dinghy sailing, get the kids learning how to sail or come and have a paddle with the Dragon-boaters.

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