Sailors honoured as PCSC celebrates end of racing season
THE Port Curtis Sailing Club racing season finished on a high note, as members gathered to celebrate and acknowledge the highest achievers among the varied fleet.
The racing calendar is divided into a number of heat events, such as Head of the Harbour Series 1 and 2, Fleet Performance Trophies, the Ocean Racer Chaser Series, and many others.
The most hotly contested trophy each season is the Club Championship Trophy; the best performing boat and crew over a series of seven races during the season wins the ultimate prize.
This year, Jeff Paul and crew of Immigrant took the Division 1 trophy again, after another successful year of hard strategic racing.
In Division 4 dinghies, Jack Paul and crew Martin Cooper continued the family success and took home the coveted prize.
Other big winners on the night were Lex Moran, who introduced his new 30' trimaran Doctor's Orders, to the club in December and proceeded to mow down the fleet race after race, taking out the Division 1 prizes for Fairway Buoy, and the Donald Davey Memorial Trophy amongst others.
Maria Mohroltz was a popular winner on the night; after a year of concentrated effort and outstanding improvement in her sailing skills and ability, she received the Sailor of the Year award.
The Capricorn Cruising Club three race series begins on Gladstone Harbour next Saturday, followed by an overnight race to Yeppoon on Sunday.
For a full coverage of the club events: pcscsailing-marina.blogspot.com.