GEOGRAPHE Bay Yacht Club (GBYC) hosted a splendid Easter Regatta over the weekend with 22 boats competing.
Five races were held in light winds, but difficult sailing conditions with continual direction changes and fluctuations needing concentration and watchfulness.
Camping on the shore ensured a happy family break and enabled the children to take part in the great social program as well.
The highlight was the disco on Saturday which demonstrated the untiring energy of these young sailors, as they danced the night away.
Many personal bests were sailed and an atmosphere of excited pleasure was evident.
Port Bouvard sailors Dylan and Elly Creek sailing ‘Up the Creek’ were overall championship winners.
Local sailors Djarrah Audet and Georgia Johnson in Bunyip IV were second while Pineapple Sunday from South of Perth and another local boat Bunyip II (Riley Nail and Erin Baldock) tied for third, with Pineapple winning on countback.
Consistency awards went to three visiting yachts in Supa Nova, Make my Day (both from South Perth Yacht Club) and Rampage (East Fremantle).
Local crews Hali Townsend and Tessa Keane and Sailor Townsend and Rosie Happ were close contenders.
The awards were made prior to a delicious dinner on Sunday evening with the prestigious Life Members trophy awarded to Waikikamukau (Hailey Johnson and Iggy Happ) for an excellent regatta and consistently helpful and considerate behavior.
A special prize of a Spinnaker, donated by Evolution Sails, was awarded to the pair who showed most promise which went to Chloe Vasic and Soren Pidgeon of Geraldton Yacht Club.
GBYC would like to congratulate Commodore Kevin Rose for the successful organisation of the regatta and the event sponsors and helpers, especially Anne Browne and Bev and Graham.