The final race club race scheduled for 2021 started with high hopes, but ended with a heavy thunderstorm, resulting in an abandoned race and complete wash-out for all participating in the Sunday Series III 2-up racing.
Although the race is stand-alone (just like all 2-up races over the last 6 weekends), many sailors were eager to race and end the season on a high, only to be prevented by a raging Sumatra system creating extremely foul weather and zero visibility for the participants. The first of many victims were the beach catamarans; taking turns to capsize when the storm hit the fleet. The drama took place in a blink of an eye, as boats broached and disappeared into a wall of white, urging the race committee to err on the side of caution and make the eventual call to abandon racing for the day.
Some sailors expressed obvious disappointment with the outcome, but it was overall still a great day out, as all participating boats returned mostly unscathed.
Sunday Series III Overall Results
Congratulations to Addiction for winning Series III with a clean sweep of all 4 available races, finishing the series with 4 points in the Beach Catamaran Class. Special mention goes to Babe, for persevering through every race this season to score a total of 13 points from 4 races – securing 2nd place. Bad Influence completed the podium just by attending Races 2 & 3, for a total of 18 points.
Please take note that because of ongoing Safe Management Measures implemented since September 2021, we will not be awarding Series result winners for all classes except for the Beach Catamaran Class (which is not affected by the restrictions).