Sandy Anderson from Perth was 2nd, with Robert Campbell from Burnham on Crouch 3rd. What goes round comes around, and today Sandy won a protest over Robert, which changed the order up front once again.
It then took him 52 years before he won it for the first time!
It was blowing 25 knots today, which was a bit of a challenge for us, resulting in a couple of 10's. We have a torn spinnaker, lots of bruises, and a lot of stories. There was at least one overboard, and there were a lot of 360 and 720 degree penalties around the course.
Overall this is a fabulous event, and next year it will be at Metung Yacht Club near Melbourne. If anyone is interested I have the contact info for chartering and accommodation. Apparently it can blow there, more than Sydney.
And then in 2019 the world's are in Perth, well known even stronger winds and higher waves - it's no wonder the Aussies excel in this sport, particularly when the wind pipes up.