Formula 18 Nationals: More Day 1 Images by Crosbie Lorimer

Going deep - F18 Nationals
Here are more of Crosbie Lorimer's images from Day 1 of racing (Saturday) in the John Cootes Furniture Warehouse 2013 Formula 18 National Championships being held at Mannering Park Amateur Sailing Club on Lake Macquarie.

Monday is officially the last day of racing, weather permitting (the Seabreeze site forecasts ENE winds at more than 30 knots and increasing in the afternoon for the Newcastle area).

More images are available at Crosbie's website www.crosbielorimer.com

Re race preps for a big day on the water - F18 Nationals

Pre-race briefing - F18 Nationals

The fleet moves up the western shore of Lake Macquarie. - F18 Nationals

Josh McKnight and Nina Curtis, Brett Sellers and Vicky Francis - F18 Nationals

Warren Guinea and Aaron Linton - F18 Nationals

Taking a dunking - F18 Nationals

Adam Beashel and Grant Pellew head for the bottom gate - F18 Nationals

Rounding the top mark - F18 Nationals

Heading for the finish - F18 Nationals

Italians Matteo Ferraglia and Lorenzo Bianchini hoist the kite on the bear away - F18 Nationals