by Travis Keay
Day 2 of the Collin Mullins and again it was an extremely hot and humid day with a strong North Westerly breeze, due to the cyclone North of Perth. Freshie Racing started the day well with a win against Harry Thurston. Tom, who hasn’t skippered match racing before was ever improving in his prestarts. The wind continued to strengthen and we were ordered to sail with a reefed main and no spinnakers, sailing with no spinnakers in match racing is a totally different game downwind and it took a bit of getting used to on our part, but was a good experience. David Gilmour and Evan Walker continued to dominate the round robins as well as other local skipper Tristan Brown who also had a great day. So at the end of day two all three round robin were completed and the teams in the semi finals were decided. Unfortunately with a slightly less consistent day on the water we missed out on the semi finals, but a feeling very confident coming into the Warren Jones regatta next week and are happy to have an extra days rest with such hot conditions. In the semi final are Gilmour, Walker, Brown and Thurstan.
Freshie Racing would like to thank Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Zhik, Ron Tough Yachting Foundation and Peter Chappell for their great support.
Colin Mullins International Youth Regatta