Champion Lakes is truly the home of Champions! In less than a week after Champion Lakes sailor Sean Wallis claimed the Marblehead Australian Championship title, club sailor Glenn Dawson has matched it with a win in the International A Class Australian Championship held at West Lakes, SA over 26-27 February.
Having held the overnight lead by a single point margin, Dawson's start to the second day didn't quite go as planned posting an 8th in race 7 and slipping off the top of the table. Lisa Blackwood (TAS) made a charge for the top spot with wins in races 7, 8 & 9, but it was New South Welshman Brian Dill who had shown a high level of consistency over the championship to take the overall lead by three points after race 10.
This appeared to be the turning point for the championship with Blackwood unable to retain the earlier form of the day and Dawson now clicking into gear to win four of the final five races to claim the championship title just three points clear of Dill with Blackwood 3rd.
The championship win is Dawson's 3rd A class Australian title having previously won back to back in 2016 (Adelaide) & 2017 (Kogarah Bay, NSW).
In addition to Glenn's overall championship win, our second sailor in the championship, Simon Ellis, finished 8th.
Champion Lakes sailors currently hold the Australian Championship title in three radio sailing classes - International One Metre Class (Sean Wallis), International Marblehead Class (Sean Wallis), International A Class (Glenn Dawson). These results are reflective of the standard of sailors racing at our club each week.
Pictured top left is Glenn at the event.