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Sailing Champs A Winner At Vuda

It was a tough race but it is always good to get the win out here at the Vuda Marina
11 Jan 2021 17:28
Sailing Champs A Winner At Vuda
Participants after receiving their certificates after the race. Photo: Fiji Sailing

The Optimist and Laser Dinghy National Sailing competition ended at the Vuda Marina yesterday.

The two day regatta crowned  new champions in all categories with the next competition scheduled for August 2021 in Suva.

This Regatta, held annually on the sailing calendar for the past 40 years, was last held in Savusavu in December 2019 and brought together 28 sailors from across Fiji.

Speaking to Sun sports race organizer Lisa Philp said the wind paved the way to a good race.

“Light winds allowed for only one race but together with yesterday’s 5 races, we managed to declare a winner in the various categories.

“During the finals it was good to see the sailors enjoying it out there.

“So we are urging all young people out there if they are interested in sailing please do join us.”

Jone Fugawai from Savusavu Sailing who won the Optimist Boys category is looking forward to retain his title next year.

“It was a tough race but it is always good to get the win out here at the Vuda Marina,” he said.

“My plan now is to keep building on my victory and see that I retain my title next year.”

The winners from the various sailing categories were:

Optimist Boys:1st place – Ratu Jone Fugawai – Savusavu Sailing Yacht Club,2nd place – Areeb Mohammed – Savusavu Sailing Yacht Club,3rd place – Kele Hunter – Savusavu Sailing Yacht Club

Optimist Girls:1st place – Francis Whippy – Savusavu Sailing Yacht Club,2nd place – Cora Legaz-Clua – Royal Suva Yacht Club,3rd place – Emilie Wade – Vuda Sailing Club

Laser Radial: 1st place – Nelle Leenders – Royal Suva Yacht Club,2nd place – Paul Leca – Savusavu Sailing Yacht Club,3rd place – Naomi Lepper – Savusavu Sailing Yacht Club

Laser Standard:1st place – William Moffat  – Musket Cove Yacht Club,2nd place – Andrew Rhodes – Denarau Yacht Club,3rd place – Viliame Ratulu – Savusavu Sailing Yacht Club.

 



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