2023 Int. Contender Victorian Championship

The Victorian Contender Championships were sailed in Somers on the weekend. 36 boats entered from 4 states with interstate entrants from Adelaide, Canberra and Gosford.

We had 3 races on Saturday in a variable and patchy wind of around 10-12 knots, with a lumpy sea state. Callum Burns had some good results to be positioned 5th overnight, but wasn’t available to sail on day 2.

On Sunday we had last 2 races in light wind between 5 and 8 knots with a fairly stable direction and intensity.

Mark Bulka won his 9th state title. Second was close between light wind specialist Grant Robinson from Sandringham and Michael Macdonald from McCrae.

7 BYS sailors made the trip. Alister Danks finished 10th, John Lindholm 12th, Paul Wilson 17th.

Alister Danks


Link to results

Thanks to Alister Danks for sending through the images (and commentary??) below


Lumpy sea on Sat Arvo   |   Top Mark Rounding Race 5 – Alister 2548, Tim Dorning 2142


Ned sneaks ahead of John, Race 5   |   Tight Pack, Race 5


Grant Robinson leading ahead of Michael Macdonald in the last race (left)

Start of race 5, Alister 2548 and John 2565 (right)


Ned Lindholm


Paul Wilson 2665 picking his lane   |   Callum Burns 2468 approaching top mark





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