JENNIFER BURGER/LEANNE WHEELER STAKE OUT INTENT AT SOUTHERN CHARTER CLASSIC 1
The first event of South Africa’s annual series, the Southern Charter Classic Series, kicked off at Zeekoe Vlei Yacht Club , just south of Cape Town, over the weekend of 17-18 September.
The 420 fleet raced in an open division with Fireballs, GP14s and other classes, counting 4 races of the 5 sailed. Sunday 18 September partnered up with the global sailing event, Bart's Bash. Breeze up on Saturday, converted to more of a light wind drift on Sunday, forcing teams to sniff out the slightest pressure.
Jennifer Burger/Leanne Wheeler tussled at the front of the fleet, trading places with a Fireball, but ultimately came off behind, to finish second overall and first 420.
Second to Ashley Rudolph/Lance Curtis, third to Luke Topas/Nicholass Synders.
Event 2 of the Southern Charter Classic Series takes place on 2-4 December at Theewater Sports Club.