Jake Lilley has won the Australian NSW State Championship, at Woollahra SC, from Rafa Trujilo and Anthony Nossier.
Jake writes: A great weekend was had by all with a classic NNE Sydney Harbour breeze and strong outgoing tide on the harbour making for classic Finn style racing, with the big boys relishing the conditions.
Saturday was a solid gradient breeze and a swing-off for those who could get out of the start in good shape with downwind pressure hunting proving vital.
Sunday was expected to blow dogs off chains but the fickle gradient never filled completely leaving a few groveling souls floundering in 4 knots at times while those with the gods on their side and a keen sense of smell for the best pressure scooted off in narrow 15 knot lanes.
Rafa Trujillo and Anthony Nossiter had a tight battle for superior Olympic legendary status with the Spaniard getting the better of the Aussie on home water.
It was great to see a flawless regatta run by Woollahra Sailing Club in the lead-up to the National Championships in January with fierce on-water battles and welcoming vibes onshore. Not to mention the best quality view in town with the Rose Bay Foreshore.
Special mention to James Bevis for showing everybody who was King of the Top Mark a few times.