Couta Boat States winners… and more winners!

6-7 March 2021 @ SSCBC
The Couta Boat States held at SSCBC over the Labour Day weekend saw some really exciting light airs racing in both Divisions. In Division 1, the title was taken out by Grant Smith and his crew aboard Nepean ahead of Matilda and Wagtail in 3rd place. Line Honours was won by Wagtail with Cam Myles standing in for Nick Williams and Wayne Parr in for Moose.

And in Division 2, Nick Sankey in Peter Pan won the regatta from Jessamine and Morning StarJessamine pipped Morning Star for Line Honours.

What’s really interesting though is the closeness of racing across both fleets. We all know that some Couta Boats are faster than others (for a number of reasons) but that does not preclude close racing between segments of the fleet.

On many occasions throughout the regatta, less than a minute separate three or four boats, which simply makes for exciting racing.

And I must say that the TopYacht performance Handicap system is doing its thing.
We’ve had 18 Aggregate Races so far this year, and in Division 1 there has been 13 different race winners and in Div 2, there has also been 13 winners across the 18 races.

AND interestingly, in both Divisions, the first three boats leading the aggregate on handicap are different to the first three boats across the line in the aggregate.

Just a quick shout out to everyone in the Sailing Ops department, from the start boat, to mark layers, the tower and the bosuns – outstanding job over the last few busy weekends.

Congratulations to everyone, particularly the winners, but when we can have weekend after weekend of fun and racing, everyone’s a winner!

Series Scores:
Div 1
1st Nepean C08
2nd Matilda C127
3rd Wagtail C86
Line Honours Wagtail C86

Div 2
1st Peter Pan C150
2nd Jessamine C1922
3rd Morning Star C157
Line Honours Jessamine C1922