2017 Interclub Championship | Dunsborough Bay Yacht Club

The team from Dunsborough winning a start line at the 2017 Interclub Championship in Perth. Photo supplied.

The team from Dunsborough winning a start line at the 2017 Interclub Championship in Perth. Photo supplied.

Dunsborough Bay Yacht Club competed in the 2017 Interclub Championship in Perth competing against a fleet of 36 yachts.

The event was held at the South of Perth Yacht Club against boats which travelled from Bunbury, Rockingham and other Perth based clubs.

The Dunsborough team picked up the number 10 foundation yacht at Royal Perth and had light wind sailing practice as they made their way across the river to South Perth.

The racing started in windy conditions which meant the Dunsborough team did not fly their kite until the third race finishing in seventh spot after their main rival from Koombana Bay.

On the Saturday morning, conditions were light and fluky for racing which tested the crews’ fortitude and patience over five short races.

Junior member Rosie Rowell skippered the ladies race to a win, moving the team up the ladder into fifth place, but the win was still not enough to pip their Bunbury rivals who were just ahead in fourth place.

Sunday’s morning race was an open session with international match racing crews including a number of Olympians and America’s Cub catamaran sailors.

On water umpires raised the start line antics, which made rounding the buoys and claiming rights a noisy and robust affair.

After 20 races, the Dunsborough team finished in sixth place overall and would like other country clubs to become involved to make it an annual event.

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