Please select your home edition
Edition
Sail Exchange 728x90 1

Sailor Moon wins inaugural Mount Gay Rum Y88 Three Handed Champs

by Mike Leyland on 11 Nov 2013
Three Handed Champs Winner Sailor Moon - 2013 Mt Gay Rum Y88 Three Handed Championship MIKE LEYLAND

The Young 88 is an ideal boat for short-handed racing and is always well represented in the SSANZ two handed series and Y88 Association organised single handed and two handed champs.

Based on feedback from the two handed champs it was decided to try windward leewards, three up with spinnakers.

As is and typical of the class the racing was very close with most crews experiencing moments of glory at the front.

Congratulations to Jacko van Deventer, and crew Greg Forsyth, and Michael Naulls for the first on line in this new event. Mark Trevurna and crew were second, only missing out on first after count back. Edward Massey was third on Undercover also on count back.

First on handicap went to a fast improving Ben Tilley on Dilemma.

Getting round a windward leeward track, short-handed with kites in close company without incident was a real challenge with a premium on preparation and communication. There were plenty of examples of things not going quite to plan (a SNAFU?) and many weary bodies by the time the warning signal went for the sixth race.

Sailing instructions included signal flags to mandate the change from overlapping genoas to jibs at 12 knots and then restricting the use of spinnakers at 16 knots and over. The PredictWind forecast was accurate and the weather played the game with 10-15 kts from the Southwest. This added a few headsail changes to the already busy workload on board but kept boats in the spinnaker range just.

The team from Royal Akarana Yacht Club (RAYC) did an excellent job organising and running the event, even managing to get in 6 races with plenty of mark movements in a shifty breeze. This left enough time, just for a hardy few to make it back to the club for prize giving.

The Y88 Association wishes to acknowledge and thank the RAYC and team of volunteers and sponsor Mount Gay Rum for putting on an excellent day of racing. We will be back in 2014.

For results and more information on the regatta click here and for Young 88 information click here



Barz Optics - FloatersFestival of Sails 2017 660x82Lancer Industries - Lasts Longer

Related Articles

Vendée Globe – Thomson and Le Cleac'h cross Tasman Sea
Weather files suggest it will be Saturday evening before they are into better conditions as low moves east with them. Weather files suggest it will be Saturday evening before they are into better conditions as the low moves east with them.
Posted today at 5:51 pm
Phuket King’s Cup 2016 – A Mark of Respect
Blessings on His Late Majesty for having inspired one of Asia’s greatest sailing events. For the past several years it has been a tradition at the Phuket King's Cup regatta to conduct a Sail Past on 05 December, in celebration of the birthday of His Majesty King Bumiphol Adulyadej. Since the sad demise of His Majesty, today’s Sail Past was a Commemoration rather than a celebration, and it was held on 09 December. The official name of the late King is Rama IX.
Posted today at 5:39 pm
RORC Transatlantic Race – Day 14 – Aragon watches the clock
Aragon crew are a blend of family, friends and professional sailors and the youngest sailor was at the helm of Aragon. The crew of Aragon are a blend of family, friends and professional sailors and the youngest sailor, Anna Van Nieuwland was at the helm of Aragon as the team crossed the line.
Posted today at 3:03 pm
Strong winds continue on Day 4 of Sailing World Cup Melbourne
Matt Wearn enjoyed the strong winds today, winning both races in the Laser fleet. Wearn is currently leading overall. Matt Wearn enjoyed the strong winds today, winning both races in the Laser fleet. Wearn is currently leading overall, three points ahead of Cypriot Pavlos Kontides. Rio Silver medallist, Tonci Stipanovic finished second in both today’s races and is currently lying third overall, while Australia’s Tom Burton is in fourth overall. Burton scored a 12 and a five in today’s two races.
Posted today at 12:02 pm
Extreme Sailing Series – Oman Air close gap on Alinghi
Oman Air took every opportunity today and cornered the podium to close the gap at the top of the Act eight leaderboard. Team Oman Air took every opportunity on the Sydney Harbour race course today and cornered the podium to close the gap at the top of the Act eight leaderboard as the rivalry with Alinghi intensifies.
Posted today at 11:09 am
SWC Final – Badloe and Squires pick up where their countrymen left off
Badloe holds the lead after nine races and Squires pushed himself into contention after two bullets and a second. Badloe holds the lead in the men's windsurfer after nine races and Squires pushed himself into contention after two bullets and a second. The pair, and the sailors across the ten Olympic and Open Kiteboarding fleets battled against a south westerly wind in excess of 20 knots coupled with a big sea state.
Posted today at 10:38 am
ESS Sydney - second day images from Beth Morley
The Open Water session due for 4pm to 6pm today but it was cancelled due to the wind Beth Morley was back out on the water to capture the second day of Act Eight of the Extreme Sailing Series. An Open Water session was due for 4pm to 6pm today but it was cancelled due to the wind, so these are from the Stadium race. Enjoy!
Posted today at 10:09 am
Alinghi and Oman Air neck and neck at Extreme Sailing Series finale
Swiss crew Alinghi remain in pole position after two days of breathtaking action on the iconic waters of Sydney Harbour. Swiss crew Alinghi remain in pole position after two days of breathtaking action on the iconic waters of Sydney Harbour, but it couldn't be tighter at the top as the battle between the two Series frontrunners intensifies.
Posted today at 10:08 am
Tom Squires 'dab's' while skydiving at Sailing World Cup - Melbourne
Tom Squires from the British Sailing Team is in Melbourne jumped out of a plane as part of the event earlier this week. Tom Squires from the British Sailing Team is in Melbourne for the Sailing World Cup Final sailing on the RS:X jumped out of a plane as part of the event earlier this week. He took the opportunity to do his first 'dab' and managed to hurt his shoulder.
Posted today at 7:25 am
Vendee Globe - Dealer's choice - Antipodean duel in stormy low
Armel Le Cleac’h and Alex Thomson have throttled back to preserve their boats and equipment as best they can Gusty, squally winds averaging 40kts, big, confused seas compounded by an awkward wind angle are all contributing to the worst period yet for two leaders of the Vendee Globe as they deal with a nasty, messy low pressure system. Armel Le Cleac’h and Alex Thomson have throttled back to preserve their boats and equipment as best they can but even so speeds are still averaging between 18 and 20 kts.
Posted today at 6:11 am