SB20 Victorian Championships – Three bullets to Shelley
Three wins from today’s three races have lifted the New Zealand based British skipper Jono Shelley to the top of the leaderboard in the SB3 William Angliss Victorian Championships at Audi Victoria Week.
Shelley’s Credo-Group.com was the outstanding boat in today’s racing for the 15-strong one-design keelboat fleet, appearing to have a slight speed edge upwind in the puffy, light to moderate south-easterly breeze and confidently dodging the softer pressure zones both upwind and down.
Credo-Group.com had to fight to the finish to win today’s first race from Wedgewood, skippered by Andrew Crisp from the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmanian in Hobart. Crisp is a newcomer to the SB3 class, but has had many successes in other classes, including 14ft skiffs and Dragons.
Wedgewood’s 2-5-2 scorecard in today’s racing has lifted her to second overall, seven points behind Credo-Group.com and five points clear of Club Marine Blue, skippered by Rod Jones from Mooloolaba (Qld).
Yesterday’s winning skipper Kai Timms, in Club Marine White, is now lying fifth after placing 6-10-8 in today’s tricky conditions.
Three races are scheduled for the third day of racing tomorrow in the SB3 William Angliss Victorian Championship at Royal Geelong Yacht Club, with the first start from 12.40pm.