Robbie looking better

The news is positive today for Robbie’s road to recovery following a bout of bad sausage. Robbie is back on solids and managed to get down a reasonable meal this evening with the rest of the fleet. With colour back in his face and a lemonade in hand, Robbie is doubtful of a return to the race track tomorrow, but was excited to see his boat doing well in his absence anyway. More news on the Hunt watch tomorrow.

The Fleet

The Fleet getting ready for racing, Kingston Beach Tasmania, Photo: Lynn Keil

The Tasmanian B14 State Championships got underway at Kingston Beach Sailing Club today following the build up to the regatta over the last two weeks. The following two and a half hours of floating around and a large amount of frustration from PRO Peter Gore and top mark mover and shaker Chris Keil, the fleet finally got off to a start in a strengthening 15 knot Northerly, peaking at 23 Knots.

After close to the worst week of his life, Robbie Hunt has decided to call it a day and retire from tomorrow's first day of the Tasmanian B14 State championships. Rumours are that Senior Hunt, better known as Q, is going to step in and take the stick to pair up with the rockstar crew Ben Price for tomorrows racing.

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Above: Tight Racing in the 2013-14 State Championships which were hosted by the Leven Yacht Club, Photo Phil Good.

Following a number of years rebuilding the fleet after the 2009 Hobart Worlds, the Tasmanian fleet is finally showing significant signs of recovery. 13 Boats are expected to line up at this weekend's State Championships which are to be held at the Kingston Beach Sailing Club in the states South.