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O P T I M I S T S TAT E TITLES VIPER WORLD DANIEL LINKS WINS 2017 OPTIMIST STATE TITLES T T he 2017 Optimist State titles were held on the weekend of 25 and 26 March at the South Lake Macquarie Amateur Sailing Club. Winds were very light and variable with Open Fleet, Intermediate and Green Fleet all running races over the weekend. Congratulations to Daniel Links who won the NSW States Open Fleet, and a further congratulations to Fletcher Walters who came second. In the Intermediate Fleet, Isabella Holdsworth came 3rd overall and Sienna Brown 4th overall. Congratulations to you both. In the Green Fleet, Marcus Sampson had a convincing win and Albie Brown was also on the podium, which was great work. The RPAYC also won the Beashel Trophy for Club Participation very convincingly, which is a point score for the Club with the most points from the top three place getters in all three fleets. The trophy will be proudly on display at the Club, in the trophy cabinet for next 12 months. Well done to all. Some great results for the Club with many RPAYC members achieving great results. NEW VIPER WORLD CHAMPIONS CROWNED hey led from the outset and at the conclusion of the Viper Worlds 2017 Australians Jack Felsenthal and Shaun Connor (Charter World) beat the immediate past French world champion and took out the series by nine points. With six wins from 11 starts and two drops in play, the pair’s worst score was a third, showing that consistency across a mix of conditions in the 11 race series, presented by Rex Gorell Land Rover, was paramount. The new