Two Practice races were sailed today at the McCrae venue.  Bob Griffits reports.

The racing started under grey skies with the wind at about 10 to 12 twelve knots during the first race strengthening to about 15 knots for the second race. The wind from the south cooperated with the coastal  topography to  provide flat water and really ideal conditions for foiling.

What did learn from the Practice Race? Well clearly a number of people have been practicing quite a bit, and others of us need a bit more practice.

Steve Brewin dominated in both races. In the second race he won by 5 minutes, steadily increasing his lead, on both up and down wind legs. He was foiling very steadily and constantly upwind, having highly refined his hardware and technique.

Brad Collett and Stephen Brayshaw tied for second overall, each with a second and third place in the two races of the day. 
The series starts tomorrow with a 10 o'clock start, and an anticipation of 3 races.

Full results here.

Pos Class Sail No Skipper Crew Club Cat Practice Race 1
1 Jan 17
Practice Race 2
1 Jan 17
Total Nett
1 A Class Flying AUS 4 Steve Brewin   Kurnell CC Open 1 1 2 2
2 A Class Flying AUS 10 Brad Collett   QLD Open 3 2 5 5
3 A Class Flying AUS 25 Stephen Brayshaw   McCrae YC Open 2 3 5 5
4 A Class Flying AUS 14 Adam Beattie   Cairns YC Open 9 5 14 14
5 A Class Flying AUS 22 Mark Johnston   Palm Beach SC GGM 8 7 15 15
6 A Class Flying AUS 41 Matt Homan   Humpybong YC Open 7 8 15 15
7 A Class Flying AUS 321 Andrew Williams   Palm Beach SC  Open 13 4 17 17
8 A Class Flying NZL 262 Daniel Philpott   Navel Point Junior 12 6 18 18
9 A Class Flying AUS 998 Zac Heuchmer   Richmond River SC Junior 14 9 23 23
10 A Class Classic AUS 6 Dave Parker   McCrae YC Open 17 10 27 27