Please select your home edition
Edition
Naiad/Oracle Supplier

Inner Spring Regatta - Summer into play on day 2

by Richard Howard on 10 Sep 2012
Farr 40 start Craig Wakefield http://www.ncyc.net.au/
There is good reason as to why the Hunter is endearingly referred to as 'God’s Country' and the weather gods certainly upheld that prophecy on the second and final day of the Forgacs Defence Inner Spring Regatta hosted by Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club.

The Farr 40 fleet were first to leave the dock on a crisp spring morning for a 9am warning signal for a single offshore windward leeward race. With clear skies and a nine knot westerly blowing RO Ted Anderson took the fleet left at the harbour entrance and set up a course off Stockton Beach. With the top laid only a couple of hundred metres of the beach and the offshore land breeze holding up the breaking waves there was no better place to be than Farr 40 sailing.

The fleet were sent on a three lap windward leeward course with Estate Master leading at the top mark closely followed by Enigma. The breeze held in for the next two legs but begun to fade as the yacht reached the top mark for the second time and also shifted left resulting in the course being shortened. The five race series was won by Enigma with Estate Master and Forty taking the minor placings. The shortened course allowed ample time for the Farr 40’s to return to the harbour stop and buy fish and chips and be ready to start the final double points IRC and PHS longer offshore race.

With all yachts in the harbour the fleet of 19 yachts were sent on a course taking them North into Stockton Bight before rounding a fixed mark and completing a four mile beat to windward before sliding downwind to the same fixed mark and returning to the harbour for a finish. By the time the two race divisions and one cruising division got away the breeze had settled in from the south at 10 knots resulting in great sailing conditions on rolling swell but flat seas. First home was TP52 Frantic however the McConaghy 38 The Cone of Silence was not far behind. Then to finish was the pack of Farr 40’s with Corby 43 Anger Management also in the mix. Quest enjoyed the waterline length racing to round out Division 1.


In Division 2 the Archambault M34 Concealed Weapon savoured the conditions winning easily from RP36 Spirit.

The PHS Series was won by Frantic and Aurora in divisions 1 and 2, respectively, with Anger Management and Spirit winning their respective divisions on IRC. The cruising division was won by local NCYC member Robyn Hillery’s Hereshoff 29, Warrain.


A beautiful spring day on the water was concluded with presentation of trophies in the club including some amazing industrial style trophies manufactured by Forgacs Shipping which will become perpetual trophies for the regatta which will definitely be held about the same time next Full results here

http://www.ncyc.net.au [Sorry, this link had a problem]castle_Cruising_Yacht_Club_website [Sorry, this link had a problem]

Wildwind 2016 660x82Schaefer 2016 Ratchet Block 660x82InSunSport - NZ

Related Articles

Supermaxi Scallywag has her first outing on Sydney Harbour
Scallywag is a 100' Super Maxi Yacht (ex Ragamuffin 100) owned by a HongKong Business man. Scallywag is a 100' Super Maxi Yacht (ex Ragamuffin 100) owned by a HongKong Business man. Yesterday the boat took it first sail on Sydney Harbour in preparation for this weekend's start of the CYCA Land Rover Sydney to Gold Coast Yacht Race
Posted today at 9:29 pm
Extreme Sailing Series– Oman Air sneak early lead despite bump on nose
Hamburg’s River Elbe in the HafenCity area was transformed into the ultimate test in Stadium Racing today Hamburg’s River Elbe in the HafenCity area was transformed into the ultimate test in Stadium Racing today, with the narrow river, passing traffic, high walls, shifty light winds and strong currents challenging the fleet on the opening day
Posted today at 7:29 pm
52 Super Series – Puerto Portals Week – Quantum Racing top of the pops
Quantum Racing stand on the threshold of their third regatta win of the season after sailing to their fourth win today. The Bay of Palma lived up to its one way traffic reputation for most of the time. The risk-reward equation for those pressing for the pin end launch was high. But significantly both of today’s race winners – Quantum Racing and Bronenosec– favoured the lower risk mid line starts where they had a better chance of coming away from the gun at maximum speed by staying clear of the jousting and jostling
Posted today at 6:33 pm
Debriefing the 2015-16 Clipper Round The World Race with Huw Fernie
Sail-World talked with Huw Fernie of Visit Seattle to learn more about a Clipper Round The World Race skipper’s life. Skipper Huw Fernie and his Visit Seattle crew took top honors in the Den Helder Northern Seas Challenge, marking their second podium finish during the 2015/16 Clipper Round The World Race. I recently caught up with Fernie to learn more about Visit Seattle’s success in the Den Helder Northern Seas Challenge, and to learn more about the life of a Clipper Round The World Race skipper.
Posted today at 6:15 pm
Oman Air quick to master light airs on Day 1 of Extreme Sailing Series
Last year’s wild and gusty winds gave way to light simmering airs but the Oman Sail was quick to master the conditions. The compact River Elbe race course, bordered on all sides by cargo containers and all the handling equipment associated with one of the busiest ports in the world, was expected to be tricky for the GC32 fleet even though the race area had been expanded.
Posted today at 5:16 pm
Finale of Clipper Race global series starts in The Netherlands
The 198nm race to London is going to be one of the most nail-biting yet with just six points separating the top teams After a Departure Ceremony from Willemsoord Marina and a Parade of Sail in the presence of Dutch Royal Navy ship ZrMs Luymes, the fleet started the final short sprint to London off the Dutch coast.
Posted today at 3:22 pm
Thousands of spectators expected to welcome home Clipper Race fleet
Hurricane winds, giant waves, freezing conditions, battered boats and tragedy fail to quell fighting spirit of the crew. The tenth edition of the famous biennial race for novice sailors led by professional skippers is regarded as the most challenging on record after the event endured the most extreme conditions it has ever faced in its 20-year history.
Posted today at 1:58 pm
Trans-Atlantic record- Comanche sets new monohull record
Comanche has crossed the virtual finish line off the Lizard, England in her attempt to set two new world sailing records Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze-Clark's supermaxi Comanche has crossed the virtual finish line off the Lizard, England in her attempt to set two new world sailing records. She finished at 11:45 UTC on Thursday July 28,2016, having left New York on Saturday July 23, 2016.
Posted today at 11:09 am
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - France Blue blasts back
The Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup race course took on a different complexion today. The Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup race course took on a different complexion today. A front passed through early morning leaving behind it a lumpy sea, further kicked up by a strong eastbound tide.
Posted today at 6:09 am
52 Super Series - Double bullet Quantum jump clear
Two hard earned wins for Quantum Racing elevates the team which is steered by owner Doug DeVos Two hard earned wins for Quantum Racing elevates the team which is steered by owner Doug DeVos to a lead of four points ahead of Azzurra at the 52 Super Series’ Puerto Portals Sailing Week on the Bay of Palma.
Posted today at 5:19 am