“It was a great story-line. And a Manly boat won it again, so even better. That was the highlight for me,” Windsham said.
“We just missed out on a state title at Manly but the season pretty much panned out as we hoped.
“Winning the nationals was big and our participation levels were stable, which is pleasing as all sports have that challenge of keeping people coming back year after year.
“That’s our goal year after year – to keep numbers up and to ensure the competitiveness of the fleets.”
The 16ft season saw a number of young sailors emerge to challenge the established order.
Their rise is expected to continue next year and translate into trophy success.