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The inaugural ACT Weta Championship was held in conjunction with the YMCA Sailing Club ACT Multihull Championship conducted on the 18-19 October 2014.  An excellent turnout for the Weta fleet with ten boats greeting the starter.  Six boats from interstate joined the local fleet of four boats.   At the scheduled start of race one conditions were perfect for anything but sailing!  After a frustrating three and a half hour wait many competitors had retired to the beach and were packing up.  The PRO sniffed a breeze and announced a start in the next hour.   Much to everyone’s relief the race team were able to get two races completed.  Far better conditions on Sunday with a further three races completed.

The early favourite, following a sterling win at the Jervis Bay regatta, was Alistair King (709) .  Thought to be an early scratching in favour of the Hobie 16 division, he could not resist the quality Weta field that had assembled and joined the fleet.  Unlike Jervis Bay, this time he teamed up with Emma King.

And the pre-race favourite did not let the punters down winning the championship with two bullets and three second placings.  Peter Graham (845) claimed second place and Rohan Armstrong (963) was the best of the local sailors.  Very pleasing to see  Peter Duross (925) join the fleet for his first sail as a skipper.  Although having extensive big boat experience this is his first campaign as an owner/skipper.  After moving to Canberra from Darwin, Antony Moor (762) had his first taste of Weta fleet sailing.