2016 Musto States – Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
WA Musto sailors have celebrated another year of living dangerously by turning out for the States held at RFBYC. 10 sailors rocked up for the regatta with some intent on winning the racing and others out to make a name for themselves by winning the Leo award as ‘Musto Stuntman of the Year’.
Thor ‘The Hoff’ Schoenhoff’ no doubt inspired by the upcoming production of Baywatch, got out of the blocks well by winning the first 4 races of the 8 race series. He was challenged along the way in some races but was never seriously challenged. The Brownie brothers, Jayson and Nick showed some form at times with James ‘Lewy’ Lewis and Chris ‘Vinnie’ Sutherland also keeping ‘The Hoff’ honest throughout.
Newcomers, Tom Blaauw and Ben Walkemeyer made late charges for the Leo with Tom being particularly stiff not to take out the award at his first attempt. Eventual Leo winner Lewy, was particularly humble in victory saying many times over that he believes there were many more worthy winners.
The RFBYC race management team was great throughout. The races ran like clockwork and they displayed the professionalism of international standard.
Until next year boys, ‘keep drilling for oil’.