sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Gosford to Lord Howe Island Race - Hobart winner takes on 40th edition
Gosford to Lord Howe Island Race - Hobart winner takes on 40th edition


'Victoire turning south at the Heads during the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race'    Crosbie Lorimer    Click Here to view large photo

The 40th Mount Gay Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race is coming up. The Notice of Race and entry form for the event has been posted on the GSC website and first entries have been received by the club.

Late yesterday the Gosford Club received an entry for Ker 40 Midnight Rambler, followed by several others this morning. Midnight Rambler Co-owners Ed Psaltis, Michael Bencsik and Bob Thomas have mapped out a program that also includes this year’s Auckland to Fiji Race and after negotiations with G2LHI Race Committee will be accepted immediately to assist with their logistical planning.

Exciting news for the Gosford Club was the early entry from the Hobart Winner Victoire and this has sent historians back to the record books to determine the last time the reigning Hobart winner started in the Gosford classic. Dr. Darryl Hodgkinson and Victoire will be out to emulate the ‘98/’99 successes of the Hick 35 AFR Midnight Rambler which scored a tough win in the tragic 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race and then proved that was no fluke by taking out a testing G2LHI Race the following October.

To add strength to its form, Victoire was also runner up in CYCA’s Blue Water Point Score for 2013-14 but will not run into their nemesis going to the Island in April. The BWPS winner and former Lord Howe winner Wild Rose will be focusing on the IRC Nationals to be held later in April and has advised the G2LHI Committee that they won’t be a starter for the Blue water Classic this year.

Dr. Hodgkinson also complimented the Gosford Club for the date change made last year. He suggested that the race had been in no man’s land for some years but now the Lord Howe Race is now well placed on the calendar, which is the reason for the increased popularity.

Victoire is one the best credentialed IRC ocean racers in Australia and has previously raced as Jazz and Quantum Racing. The canting keel Cookson 50 has gone very close to winning the Hobart on several occasions under the former ownership prior to the recent success for Hodgkinson as Victoire.

Others to get their entries early include the reigning Line Honours champion VO70 Southern Excellence II, the Marten 49 Ocean Affinity and recent Pittwater to Coffs Harbour runner-up and Coffs regatta winner Exile.

Organisers expect unprecedented interest for the 40th Lord Howe so urge those interested in competing this year to get their entry in immediately.

Mooring restrictions will again limit the size of the race fleet to a maximum of 16 entrants in 2014, but the quality looks like challenging for the best ever G2LHI Race fleet.

Due to accommodation, gear logistics and flight difficulties, the Gosford Club is likely to make some early selection decisions to assist competitors in putting their campaigns together.

Event website


by G2LHI Media

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=118463

2:25 PM Fri 17 Jan 2014GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World







International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,
























Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games by Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA
























Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek by Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014,








2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins   
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw   
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard   
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge   
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go   
America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.   
America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta   
WWA Wakeboard National Championships head to Waco   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 2   
RP52 Scarlet Runner sails in San Francisco   
2014 Governor's Cup - Nevin Snow and team on form   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Americans claim silver medals in Tavira   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Day 1   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup to take place on Fuerteventura   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Medals decided in thrilling Tavira conclusion   
7th Annual Swim for Cystic Fibrosis to take place July 21st   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Max Ranchi   
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, Day 2 - It just keeps getting better   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL VIR US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT