Sailors looking for friendly conditions



SAILORS will search for more moderate conditions today when racing resumes in the 42nd Australian National Sabot Championships and Sabot Week on Yeppoon's Keppel Bay.

Windy, challenging conditions forced several boats to retire in Saturday's second heats.

South-East Queensland sailors dominated the one-up class with Brisbane's Curtis Skinner (Out Of Reach) winning from Mooloolaba's Mitchell Kennedy (Pure Magic) and Brisbane's Mick Peate (Material Girl).

In the two-up class northern NSW sailors Matthew Graham, skipper, and his crew Vardon Robson (Double Black) won from fellow NSW sailors Luke Remington and Bradley Leicester (Afterburn) and Brisbane's brother-and-sister team of Lewis and Elloise Brake (Mistral).

Gladstone's Matthew Taylor and Victoria Price (Fearless) finished third in the Sabot Week two-up class behind winners Ravi Baratha Rha and Henry Palmer (Inflamed), of NSW, and another NSW boat with Alexander Sanderson and Emily Ward (Isolated Danger).

Mooloolaba's Matthew Jones (Z Force) won the one-up from Brisbane's Angus Rankin (Swordfish) and Teddo Tait (Fire And Ice).

Racing continues through to the sixth, and final, heats on Friday.



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