14 foot skiff traveler series
The annual skiff weekend at Flinders was held on the 23rd and 24th of November. Flinders yacht club makes a great backdrop for the event with stunning views of Western port, Phillip Island and Bass Strait. This year 15 14ft skiffs turned up. All competitors are able to camp at the yacht club for the weekend.
Saturday started off with light and variable breezes, with the forecast predicting 20+ knots from the South West later in the afternoon. As the breeze slowly shifted and strengthened the fleet was now racing in 20-25 knots making it challenging for the young RYCV boats. The increase in breeze was good practice for the upcoming 14 Worlds in Perth. The top recorded boat speed was 25 knots. Our top speed was somewhat off the pace at 17.9 knots.
Saturday afternoon racing was followed up an association dinner at the club.
Sunday brought light and sunny conditions and many tired bodies from the day before. The lighter 10 knot breeze and warm weather were most welcome allowing 4 races to be run over the course of the day. During Sunday morning Lipton cup winners were presented with their trophies. 14’s occupied the top 3 spots from the week before.