OVER the new year’s holiday, several Vincentia Sailing Club members travelled to Melbourne to compete in the Hobie Cat National Championships.
Racing was held over five days with the race committee hosting over 60 races across nine divisions.
Crews from Vincentia competed in three divisions, bringing home national titles in two of those.
Father and daughter team of Richard and Rachael Quinn won the Hobie 18 division with an outstanding performance on the final day of racing.
Quinny produced two first places in the final two races and overcame a six point deficit to clinch the title by one point.
Last year’s title holder Jake de Rooy and Rohan Gillmore also sailed well to place third in the 18 division.
In the Hobie 16 fleet, family combinations again proved successful, with father and son team Mick and Patrick Butler winning the masters division.
Patrick stepped into the crew after Mick’s crew, Worsty, was unable to compete at the last moment, allowing Mick to successfully defend his title from last year.
Andrew and Will McKenzie brought home third place in the Hobie 16 masters fleet to complete the podium places for the Vincentia Sailing Club.
Also representing VSC were Hobie 18 sailors Glen and Michelle Gilby and Hobie 16 sailors James Rhodes and Tait Fortier, and Pete and Bailey Skewes. Congratulations to all the Vincentia sailors.