Knotting Hill Regatta 2018

By Morgan Flower on Jan 16, 2018

On Sunday, 14th January 2018, six GP14's, three splash dinghies and three minnows took to the dam at Knotting Hill Winery to battle it out in some very challenging sailing conditions. Three GP 14's from Mounts Bay Sailing Club joined three Dunsborough GP's for the regatta forming the biggest fleet the WA GP association has had in a few years. Racing was close with many position changes in the light conditions. The first race was lead by John and Morgan from DBYC but their luck quickly vanished as the experienced MBSC crews dominated in the latter races. 

The results for the GP14 devision were as follows: 

1st - La Rousse MBSC

2nd - Cocktail Cherry MBSC

3rd - Slow Coach DBYC

Thank you to the WA GP14 association for your attendance!

The remainder of the adult sailors participated in a knock out series sailed in Splash dinghies. Many sailors competed in this series from age 15 upwards. The shifty light wind conditions combined with the short legs gave novice sailors a chance to give the experienced sailors a run for their money. 

The results for the Splash Devision were as follows:

1st - Klaus DBYC

2nd - Ian MBSC

3rd - Steve DBYC

The minnow fleet had limited numbers as many sailors were travelling back from nationals which finished the day before in Rockingham. 

The minnow racing results were as follows:
1st Josh
2nd Jess
3rd Karrie

Thanks again to our sponsors Michael & Sondra from Knotting Hill for hosting us again this year and kindly donating prizes of Knotting Hill wine, food vouchers and Marron. A fantastic day was enjoyed by spectators and sailors alike. We look forward to returning next year and hope that the regatta can be even bigger! 

We also thank race officers Mark and Joan Embry for their efforts throughout the day and Rear Commodores Peter Hales and Klaus Schmechtig for organising movement of boats to the winery and the running of the regatta.