The 2010 Sail Melbourne event got underway in Melbourne today with very light conditions. The fleet was kept onshore until a light 4-6 knot south westerly filled in and most fleets got one heat in with the Laser 4.7;s, 2.4m Metre and SKUD’s getting two heats in. Other classes were not so lucky and will need to make up races during the week.
The course was filled with pressure holes and many of the big names fell into these. Still some of the usual suspects such as Tom Burton in the Lasers and Mathew Belcher/Malcolm Page had great wins. See http://www.sailmelbourne.com.au for full results.