Yamba club given the slip

CREWS aboard Coffs Harbour-based yachts are celebrating after stealing the spoils from the locals at the Port of Yamba Yacht Club’s Easter Regatta.

The Exporter, Slippery When Wet, Attunga, Silver Mist, Escape III, Sure Thing and Renee made the 60 nautical mile trek up the coast to tangle with their northern neighbours.

At the completion of the three-race series, Slippery When Wet emerged with top overall placing from the annual visit.

Starting the meeting with a fun race in 12-knot nor-east to easterly winds, a course was set to the bottom of Iluka Bay and return with Jeff Leonard managing to steer The Exporter to a handicap win.

Day two saw the long Harwood Bridge and return race in near perfect south-south westerly winds of around 15 knots.

This race had everything from a hard windward start to a beautiful spinnaker run down the river with a windward work home.

Hot little sports boat Maniac had a near collision at Harwood with a boat on port tack.

It caused a capsize and the boat filled with water.

But in the end it was Slippery When Wet who sailed to a line honours victory, giving Coffs Harbour yachts their best results for a long time.

Silver Mist took out second place ahead of Sure Thing and Escape III.

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