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QLD Beneteau Cup racing cancelled in blustery Moreton Bay conditions

'Lady Jaqualyn heading back to shore after making a brave attempt to reach the offshore course area for the second day of racing - Ensign Yachts QLD French Yacht Challenge and Beneteau Cup 2011'    Tracey Johnstone ©

Blustery west-south-west conditions 25 knots gusting to 30 greeted as the fleet contemplated the second day of the Ensign Yachts Queensland Beneteau Cup on Brisbane's Moreton Bay.

The race committee, after going out on the course to review the sea and wind conditions, made the prudent decision to postpone the first of the two scheduled windward/leeward races.

Back on shore race officer Sylvia Talbot advised the competitors that racing would not go ahead today in what has been designed and enjoyed as a fun regatta.

'We went two miles offshore to check it out and it was survival conditions, not racing and certainly not conducive for the boats. We felt that they would be breaking equipment and it wouldn’t be fair racing. It’s different in the ocean as you have to keep going. We will just sail another day,' Talbot said.

RO Sylvia Talbot confers with organising committee chair, Jane Virtue, before announcing the decision to cancel racing in day two of the fun regatta - Ensign Yachts QLD French Yacht Challenge and Beneteau Cup 2011 -  Tracey Johnstone ©  


The Queensland Beneteau Owners Group and host club, Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, will now review their options to find a suitable day for the racing to be completed.

The QLD Beneteau Cup and French Yacht Challenge is sponsored by Ensign Ship Brokers, Doyle Fraser Sails, Ullman Sails, Muir Marine, The Hatchman, JSA Marine, North Sails, Manly Marina Cove Motel, Nautilus Marine Insurance, Bias Marine, Bottoms Up Marine, Sailtech Sailmakers, Dulon, Boaststyle, NU Bolt and Hose Supplies.

Full results of the first day of racing is published on the RQYS website, go http://results.rqys.com.au/

Stuart Markwell’s Alvis crosses the day one finish line in dramatic fashion - Ensign Yachts QLD French Yacht Challenge and Beneteau Cup 2011 -  Tracey Johnstone ©  


Celebrations on board Ensign Yachts French Yacht Challenge winners, Flight Deck - Ensign Yachts QLD French Yacht Challenge and Beneteau Cup 2011 -  Tracey Johnstone ©  


Action on day one on Gary McCarthy’s Brilliant Pearl as the team go through their last tack of the day as they power into four across the line - Ensign Yachts QLD French Yacht Challenge and Beneteau Cup 2011 -  Tracey Johnstone ©   Click Here to view large photo


Barry Thompon’s Bad Habits started the first racecday with champagne and finished it with warm beer, at least they were still smiling - Ensign Yachts QLD French Yacht Challenge and Beneteau Cup 2011 -  Tracey Johnstone ©   Click Here to view large photo


Hold onto your hats girls, Mark Hipgrave’s The Healer crossing the finish on day one - Ensign Yachts QLD French Yacht Challenge and Beneteau Cup 2011 -  Tracey Johnstone ©  


Paul Laurence’s new First 30 ,G2, had their hands full as the breeze pumped in the afternoon of day one - Ensign Yachts QLD French Yacht Challenge and Beneteau Cup 2011 -  Tracey Johnstone ©  


At finish of day one’s 19nm race that’s all there was between the two leadings boats, Blunderbuss and The Matrix - Ensign Yachts QLD French Yacht Challenge and Beneteau Cup 2011 -  Tracey Johnstone ©  




by Tracey Johnstone

  

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