The 2019 Gill Next Gen saw 200 sailors stretched between 27 Couta Boats. The race management was run by a junior coaching team led by Ollie Strode, who was under the guidance of Ben Fels. They did an excellent job of running a race in 101 minutes with a target time of 100. Well done to all who competed, who found a great balance of fun and competitiveness.
The results were:
Div 1 Line Honours: Winner – Rhapsody C1999 skippered by Tom Chisholm, 2nd Bella (Will Phillips), 3rd Margarita (Harry Mighell).
Div 2 Line Honours: Winner – Jessamine (Nicki Liement), 2nd Harriet (Will Pratt), 3rd Peter Pan (Chance Bobridge).
Div 1 Handicap: Winner – Rhapsody (Tom Chisholm), 2nd RIP (Will Law), 3rd Cheviot (Simon Radigan)
Div 2 Handicap: Winner – Peter Pan (Chance Bobridge), 2nd Waltzing Matilda (Matthew Jones), 3rd Harriet (Will Pratt).
This event was sponsored by Gill.
Supported by: Tonia Grimshaw-Lloyd and the Mentone Park Child Care and Pre School, Rhonda Trotman and JTA Health, Donna and Peter Osbourne, The Wooden Boat Shop, The Couta Boat Association and SSCBC.