Queensland 505 State Championship

The Queensland 505 State Championship at Sandgate YC started on Saturday in very light challenging wind.  8 boats included visitor from Sydney, 5 times Australian champion, Mike Quirk.  After Saturday’s result placing Mike Quirk first, followed closely by current Queensland champion Nigel Lott, Sunday was going to be a battle at the front.

Sunday was again sailed in the same light wind, 5-8 knots, with Nigel Lott & Bob Franks taking out the championship by one point in front of Mike Quirk & John Warlow.  15 year old, Chris Gregg sailing with dad Ian finished a close 3rd and showed a team to watch in the near future.

Sunday was combined with the Sandgate YC Bramble Bay Shield.  Chris & Ian Gregg won for the second year in a row.


  • Nigel Lott, Bob Franks
  • Mike Quirk, John Warlow
  • Chris & Ian Gregg
  • Earle Alexander, Josh Mortensen
  • Kevin Cameron, Evert Meyer
  • Richard Hyde, Lindsay Gilbert
  • Equal 7, John McLean, Andrew Ringwood and Peter Croft, Rilke De Vos