Adele Jackson steered a RFBYC team to victory on the Swan River as part of the WA State Women's Keelboat Championships held on Saturday 11 May 2013.
Sailing with her crewmates, Chelsea Hall, Ella Giudice. Jen Suffield, Nadie Punselie, Sian Honeybell and Elise Manners, Adele eventually came home comfortable winners with two first places and two seconds. That wasn’t before a scare when the team were disqualified in the second race for an infringement at the top mark. Fortunately for them, a discard kicked in after 5 races.
The other Freshie Ladies team also had a good regatta. Skippered by Sandy Anderson, the team have only recently joined forces but have been practicing hard under the tutelage of YWA Coach of the Year, Grant Alderson, as part of the RFBYC Ladies Keelboat Program. After a slightly shaky start, the team came home strongly finishing with a first and a second, and stealing third overall. An excellent result and a justification of the Club program to get more Ladies on the water.