Parramatta River Sailing Club's 2017-18 season has commenced

Parramatta River Sailing Club's 2017-18 season has commenced with bigger fleets for both the Saturday afternoon and Wednesday twilight races, and has seen very close and enjoyable racing across both divisions. Club members have enjoyed the three club post-race dinners to date, not to mention the wash-ups on the veranda and over the bar.

The just-concluded six race Spring Series saw winds from all compass directions and strengths. In Division 1, the Etchells22 Axis of Evil (pictured, Geoff Dempsey) with three wins won by just two points from the consistent Adams10.6 Still Festering (Pat O’Brien) with a win, with another two points to the Ross930 Resurgent (Rob and Phil Widders) carding two wins.

In Division 3, the Crossfire20 Xena Warrior Princess (Carolyn Howe), carding two wins, won on a countback to the Farr727 Farrago (Barry Heaton) with one win, followed by new members Colin and Jenny Legg in their immaculate Thunderbird26 Snowgoose also carding a win.

Representing the club in the Balmain Regatta, sailed in a sublime but late arriving east-nor’easter, Resurgent carded a very close win in a crack fleet in the Open Yacht A division, with Still Festering flying into third after a blistering kite run back home. Club member Greg Widders won the Waterman’s Race in his shiny new owner-built rowing skiff.

The PRSC Summer Series now starts, with the Long Course deep down harbour, Special Trophies mid harbour and Twilight series continuing. PRSC welcomes enquiries from yachties interested in enjoying Saturday and/or Wednesday racing on the Parramatta River.

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