Although challenging conditions halted the majority of the racing on the second day of the Australian Schools Team Sailing Championships at Nedlands Yacht Club in Perth, reigning champions The Friends School remain on top of the table after being the only undefeated team at the half way mark of the regatta.
Only seven rounds of the Swiss League system have been able to be run so far, with a total of 91 races sailed. It was a complete glass out on the second day right through to about 1pm local time, however thankfully a light breeze came through on the Swan River to get proceedings underway.
While Friends Purple sit atop the ladder, Western Australian teams Christ Church and Scotch Gold are just behind on six wins from seven races, with another three teams on five wins and a big log jam at four wins with eight teams all vying for a spot in the final eight come midday tomorrow.
Friends White is currently the first-placed all-girls team sitting in sixth position with five wins, while Moreton Bay, Ascham and Fahan are all a little further behind.
During postponement yesterday, we spoke to the co-captains of the Friends Purple team, Hugo Hamilton and Will Wallis, about how their team was shaping up to defend its national title.
Racing is now underway on the third day with a light northeasterly making for a comfortable start to the day. Stay tuned to the Down Under Sail Facebook Page for updates throughout the event.
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The 2017 issue of the Down Under Sail Yearbook is available for sale at the Australian Schools Team Sailing Championships at Nedlands Yacht Club.
This Yearbook is an annual sailing/lifestyle publication with a difference and is a great snapshot of the 2016/17 season with some great wrap ups and awesome feature content.
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