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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Solomon Islands young sailors battle it out with Fiji sailors in Savusavu annual Easter regatta

A team of seven young sailors from the Solomon Islands competed against Fiji junior sailors from Savusavu and Suva over the Easter weekend in the Savusavu Yacht Club annual Easter regatta.

A total of twenty three sailors competed in two divisions. Robert Hazelman of Savusavu was outstanding winning all five races in his division and finished first in Group A.

Second was Elenoa James also of Savusavu and Clyde of Solomon Islands was third. In Group B, Savusvau's Lewa Rauqueque was first followed by Suva's George Melgard and Lopate Laveti of Savusavu.

The top twelve sailors from both groups then sailed off in a final three races and
Lopate Laveti of Savusavu was first followed by Lewa Rauqueque (Savusavu), Micheal Chan (Savusavu), Clyde (Solomons), Elenoa Jones (Savusavu), Robert Hazelman (Savusavu), Robert, (Solomons) and Antonio Malyach (Suva). The races were sailed in light winds with beautiful sunny days.

Source: Fiji Times

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