Vivier Brothers win Southern Charter Grand Slam and Nationals
The final stage of the four-event Southern Charter Grand Slam series was hosted at False Bay Yacht Club from 3-6 April 2015, located just south of Cape Town. Also incorporating the South African 420 National Championships, competition was tough.
Brothers Eben Vivier/Johann Vivier starter strong with a win. Fortunately two DNC penalty scores in races 3 and 4 which could have set them back, were discardable. Disruption on race day 3, as strong winds kept everyone ashore, choosing a chill-out day at the club instead.
The Vivier brothers went onto win a total of 6 wins from the 10 race series, but it was still all down to the final race to secure victory. Closest rivals Duane Petersen/Fayaud Shaik were hounding them all the way round the race track, trying to find the advantage to get past them. But, it was just too much to ask, and despite finishing the final race in 2nd place, Petersen/Shaik were still 5 points behind on the leaderboard and finished second. Third to Nicholas Faraday/Wade Ashton.
Top girls team were Anke and Rooyen/Lea Smith in 6th overall, who raced a solid series.
The Southern Charter Grand Slam Series is an annual hosted at different yacht clubs in South Africa.
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