Great sailing conditions for the WA 2014 Musto States. Check out the images from Rick Steuart.Images from Perth Sailing Photography
2014 WA MUSTO STATES – FREMANTLE
The re-emergence of Paul Green after a Musto stunt went horribly wrong on Australia Day..
James Lewis making it to the start line after surviving the hazardous duty of multiple nappy changes
We were presented with pristine sailing conditions over the 2 day regatta. The first day of racing was held in a 15-20 knot sea breeze with the second day more in the 12 – 17 knot range.
Day 1 – Races 1, 2 and 3
On the result board, Day 1 was a day of domination by Denis. The racing between Denis and Thor was tight but Denis was more solid with the boat handling but the crowd was certainly entertained by the Thor manoeuvres. The spectators will be back to watch the ‘Walrus’ in action.
Denis ended the day with 3 bullets and in command. The ‘Green Machine’ had a 3rd in race 1 and decided not to further embarrass those that had been training by calling it a day. There was a big night ahead for our super hero and he decided that he should be entering the night injury free.
Lewy showed some form by notching a 2nd in race 3 and Richard was bus telling the world to be work safe with us all catching glimpses of the fluro yellow kite both downwind and upwind. AB was being a safety hazard so ‘Pebbles’ obviously felt obliged to warn the sailors of the imminent danger.
Day 2 – Races 4, 5 and 6
The racing on Day 2 was held to the north of Freo Harbour around at Leighton. The waves were smooth and provided Thor with a solid base to showcase some new moves.
Racing was tight and going into the final race Denis led Thor by 1 point. The equation was simple. Denis would be crowned the new king unless Thor was able to win and get Denis back to 3rd.
At the top mark the first time, AB led from Thor with Denis in 3rd….the game was alive. Thor and Denis had good downwinds and were 1st and 2nd at the bottom. Thor was going to need a little help from his friends. However, no one could get close and when Thor did his own rendition of the Mc Twist on the final downwind, it was game over.
Well done boys, the racing was awesome. Keith and Gillian Charlwood and their band of support were magnificent in their race management duties and on shore hospitality. A big thankyou goes to Fremantle Sailing Club for providing us with the opportunity to race and to the matriarch of Mustos, Wendy Castles for being around for her boys.
The next regatta is at Mandurah over the Easter weekend. Although racing is conducted from the Saturday through the Monday, our intention is to only race on Saturday and Sunday.
See you down there for some more Musto moments,