Sailing: Seachange wins back-to-back Hillarys to Fremantle races


Seachange heads to the start-line off Hillarys.
Seachange heads to the start-line off Hillarys.

THE owners of Seachange were thrilled with their back-to-back division 1 wins in the Hillarys to Fremantle and return races last weekend.

Hillarys Yacht Club’s latest winners Hugh Burton, Darren Shirdon, Cass Castalanelli and John Gregory had sailed their Delphia 40 yacht over to WA from Queensland three years ago.

In division 2, Keith and Deborah Fisk on Blue Chip were first and fastest on the trip to Fremantle, upstaging club champion Covert Operation who set fastest time on the return journey which was won by Tony Brooke and his crew on Tropical Itch.

Other placegetters in the race to Fremantle were Deckchairs Overboard (Neil Harrison) and Perle (John Bird) in division one and Helga (Mark Taylor) and Show Me (Bruce Ellery) in division two.

In the return race Sally Malay (Ian Walker) was second and fastest with Perle third in division one whilst HYC Training (Chris Kelly) and Covert Operation (Bart Brouwer and Graham Atkinson) were second and third respectively in division two.

Sensei (Brett and Lynda Bailey) and Comfortably Numb (Stephen Okeefe) each had a win and a fastest time in division 3.

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