2018 Geographe Bay Yach Club | Australia Day regatta

Sailors from around WA took on the winds at Geographe Bay for the yacht club’s Australia Day regatta which included the tasar class’ 33rd WA state championship.

GBYC have the largest fleet of tasars in WA and hosted 15 visiting boats from around the state all vying to be named WA’s best over six races throughout the long weekend.

Coming in top position was the Olsen team sailing Escape Boat, from the Fremantle Sailing Club, the duo finished first in four of the races.

In second place was David Meehan and Rhyss Edwards on Critical Path from the Mounts Bay Sailing Club and in third was the McAullay team sailing Jerry the Jetty from Royal Perth Yacht Club.

GBYC had four boats finish in the top ten of the state championships including the Dixon team on Unleashed finishing fifth and the Waller’s on Under Pressure sailing into sixth spot.

The Mann’s on Crisp sailed into seventh position and Riley Nail and Neil Forster finished the championships in tenth position on Elegantly Wasted.

For the club’s Australia Day regatta cat sailors from Augusta and Perth joined GBYC’s fleet with Augusta sailor Mal Buzza taking the top spot on his windrush 14.

He was followed closely by former national champion Cliff Rolfe who sailed into second spot and Jeffrey Casellas on Cat Flap in third, both from GBYC.

In the cruiser division Electric Tram took the flag for the regatta followed by Full On and Mustang Sally.

Jacinta Sims and Ben sailing Citric Acid came in first for the JD class followed by Aiden and Lachie on Delta.

In the junior pelican class Kiara Sims and Braken took out first place on Bunyip 2, followed by Just Magic with Xavier and David and Finn and Ella on Game Over finishing third.