Sailors cruising the wind at Wallagoot Lake

Neck and neck: Josh and Jarrah Dorrough go head to head with Rob and Sian Morton during race one at Wallagoot Lake on Saturday.
Neck and neck: Josh and Jarrah Dorrough go head to head with Rob and Sian Morton during race one at Wallagoot Lake on Saturday.

It was a perfect day for sailing on Saturday, when a dozen boats took to Wallagoot Lake to race two pointscore races. 

A mild early breeze built to a solid 12 knots by mid-afternoon providing idyllic conditions to challenge the fleet. 

Sailors said the wind was hard to gauge and was a little bit patchy in some areas, but it just added to the task on Saturday. 

Organisers said the conditions can actually create a wonderful strategic situation on how best to handle the different sections.

The club congratulated Rob and Sian Morton who won both races to maintain a perfect scorecard for the season so far in their MG14 – Wizard of Oz. 

The duo were tearing up the course, but were hotly pursued by the father son combination of Josh and Jarrah Dorrough who gave them a good run. 

Goete Vikstrom scored third in race one, while Neil Fisher claimed the honour in race two.

Defending multihull champ Terry Ubrihien almost won both races, but capsized in sight of the finish line in race two, which let the Weta trimaran of Dennis Stanton win that race.

Five of the sailors head to the Lake Jindabyne Sailing Club Regatta, which promises to be a fun and interesting challenge – with racing to run for three days from Friday.

Saturday will see a pair of handicap start races on Wallagoot Lake.