Short choppy waves up to one-metre deep and gear breakages on many yachts dominated the three-race series Ted Albert memorial trophy, hosted by Metung Yacht Club last week.
The invitational race series is a preliminary to the Prince Philip Cup/Australasian Championship 2024 which is being held in Metung this year.
The course chosen was east-west across Lake King, at a distance of one nautical mile, with the windward gates towards Metung and the leeward gates, and the start and finish lines, close by Raymond Island.
The full fleet of 17 yachts presented themselves for race one, which was raced in high seas with an easterly wind, running at 15-17 knots.
The Western Australian yacht Gordon was first around the windward gates on leg one, sailed by Richard Lynn (helm), Ethan Prieto-Low and Adam Brenz-Verca.
IMAGE: The Ted Albert Memorial three race series, created plenty of colour and excitement and boats did battle in choppy conditions. Boat from all around Australia competed in the event as final dress rehearsal before the Australian Championships.(Photo: Jeanette Severs)
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