Fiji Time: 4:32 AM on Tuesday 3 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Best world hobie finish

Rashneel Kumar
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

VETERAN Grahame Southwick achieved his highest world ranking at the World Hobie Cat Championship which is underway in Australia.

Southwick finished second in the Grand Masters 60 plus division last week to record his best world ranking.

The top local sailor had to battle heavy winds approaching 30 knots during the race on Friday which had 25 boats competing.

Southwick also competed in the Open Grand Masters over 55 competition in which he finished 10th in the fleet of 55 race boats.

"I'm very happy to have achieved this highest world ranking to date," he said.

Also over the weekend, Kaveni Natadra and Deborah Sue recorded a good start in the heats.

"Again the wind drove in at 30 plus knots and half the fleet abandoned the course," Southwick said.

Yesterday couple Shayne and Torika Brodie took part in the race.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Leap of faith
  2. Face for a book
  3. Father of taxi debate
  4. Villagers threaten crime committee
  5. Looking at the big picture in 7s rugby
  6. Delayed salaries
  7. Gas use worry chief
  8. Executive points out culprits
  9. $10 fine for breach
  10. Plans to retain medical specialists in future

Top Stories this Week

  1. Porn search: Fiji in top ten Friday (27 Feb)
  2. The last goodbye Tuesday (24 Feb)
  3. Dead in early morning plunge Friday (27 Feb)
  4. Wife's sorrow Wednesday (25 Feb)
  5. Bonus pay Tuesday (24 Feb)
  6. Body find shocks duo Thursday (26 Feb)
  7. 3 walk free Thursday (26 Feb)
  8. A mother's anguish Wednesday (25 Feb)
  9. Humongous sized lemon Thursday (26 Feb)
  10. Qiliho: RFMF's role is defined Wednesday (25 Feb)