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Lou Abrahams ‘Next Challenge’ crowned 2012 Sydney 38 National champion By Damian Devine, Newport , 1:17 PM Sun 29 Jan 2012
The Lou Abrahams owned, Mark Bulka skippered ‘The Next Challenge’ has been crowned the 2012 Sydney 38 national champion with a comfortable 12 point win. ...[more]


Sydney 38 Victorian Titles – a stern view By Deb Parker - 38 Degrees South, Melbourne , 11:41 AM Tue 26 Apr 2011
The Sydney 38 Victorian Titles were held over the weekend of the 16th & 17th of April provided some great close racing and was not short on incidents, allowing a number of boats the opportunity to practice 360° & 720° turns. Day one saw a few mistimed manoeuvres causing some collisions. Congratulations to Bruce Taylor and the Chutzpah38 team for winning both the Open and Corinthian series. ...[more]


Hood Sails Australia chosen for Round Australia durability By Brendan Maxwell, 5:53 AM Mon 11 Apr 2011
Just a few days before the Sydney to Hobart race and there's drama everywhere. Last minute emergencies at every level. And suddenly you need a new sail ... Hood Sails Australia to the rescue. Now its a sail for Round Australia. ...[more]


John Bertrand helms Lou Abrahams Challenge to win SYC Sprint Series By Rowan Simpson, Melbourne , 11:38 AM Wed 6 Apr 2011
A fleet of seven Sydney 38’s participated in the four race sprint series hosted by Sandringham Yacht Club last Saturday. The variable 15 knot wind strength together with 30 degree shifts and choppy seas provided a challenge for crews warming up for the State Championships to be held at Sandringham on the 16th and 17th of April. The presence of John Bertrand generated a lot of interest ...[more]


2010-2011 Ullman Sails Sydney 38 Sprint Series results By Rowan Simpson, Melbourne , 1:08 PM Tue 1 Mar 2011
The final races of the Ullman Sails Sprint Series for the Sydney 38 class was run and won last Sunday at Sandringham Yacht Club. Under a grey overcast sky, an excellent fleet of seven Sydney 38s came out to play. Three races were completed to wrap up the 10 race series. The series was dominated by 'Sierra Chainsaw' owned by the Mollison family for the second year running. ...[more]


Sydney 38 Nationals - The Goat skippered by Bruce Foye dominants By Rowan Simpson, Melbourne , 2:15 PM Tue 1 Feb 2011
Only 4 points separated the first 4 boats in the 2011 Sydney 38 National Championships hosted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club during Audi Victoria Week. The championship attracted 13 entries, 3 of which were from interstate. Eight races were sailed in a variety of conditions ranging from very light shifting breezes to a gusty southerly reaching 25 knots at times. With 4 heat wins The Goat dominated. ...[more]


Audi Victoria Week - The Goat spins gold in Sydney 38’s By Di Pearson, 8:40 PM Sun 23 Jan 2011
Bruce Foye from NSW sailed The Goat to a solid victory in the opening race of the Sydney 38 One-Design National Championship at Audi Victoria Week today and backed up with a third place to lead the nine race series. ...[more]


Rolex Sydney Hobart - Sydney 38s finished 29 seconds apart By Peter Campbell, 12:36 PM Sun 2 Jan 2011
Eleni’s elapsed time was 4 days 2 hours 59 seconds and 17 seconds, as she and Another Challenge edged across the line just over a boat length apart. ...[more]


Rolex Sydney Hobart - Sail makers to the Rescue By Brendan Maxwell, 9:54 PM Tue 21 Dec 2010
Rolex Sydney to Hobart - Just a few days before the Hobart race and there's drama everywhere. Crew stuck at Heathrow, boats still on freighters and last minute emergencies at every level. Some problems are bigger than others... though ...[more]


Victorian Sydney 38 Fleet Pre Season Regatta produces great racing By Rowan Simpson, Melbourne , 5:24 PM Wed 22 Sep 2010
With the 2011 Sydney 38 National Championship scheduled to be held at Geelong in January next year, last weekend's Morris Finance regatta provided an ideal opportunity for the Victorian Sydney 38 fleet to not only gain local knowledge, but to hone their racing skills. Seven Sydney 38's competed. Racing was close with no single boat dominating. ...[more]


Lou Abraham's Sydney 38 Challenge takes the honours in Geelong By Teri Dodds, Geelong , 5:38 PM Sun 19 Sep 2010
With five wins out of a possible nine races, it was a dominant performance by Lou Abraham's team on his boat, Challenge. They took out the Morris Finance Sydney 38 Regatta, with 16 points clearing away from their rivals yesterday Clockwork Orange who finished in second place with 22 points. Andrew Mollison's Sierra Chainsaw crept up into third on 25 points. ...[more]


Tight racing for the Sydney 38's in Geelong By Teri Dodds, Geelong , 6:29 PM Sat 18 Sep 2010
Its only on a countback that the top two can be split in the Morris Finance Sydney 38 Regatta being held on the waters of Corio Bay, in Geelong. Five races were held today and with three wins to Clockwork Orange they find themselves on top with 10 points, equal to Lou Abraham's Challenge who had two bullets in the 15-18 knot breeze. Audacious rounds out the top three on 16 points. ...[more]


Veteran Sydney 38 sailor Lou Abrahams retains Victorian Championship By Rowan Simpson, Melbourne , 8:24 AM Wed 21 Apr 2010
Veteran sailor Lou Abrahams and his 'Challenge' crew retained their Sydney 38 Victorian Title last weekend in a seven race series hosted by Sandringham Yacht Club. Six boats entered for the series which was sailed in predominantly light and unseasonal warm conditions. Whilst the final results would suggest 'Challenge' won comfortably, the racing was close and competitive throughout the fleet. ...[more]


Serria Chainsaw wins Ullman Sails Sprint Series By Rowan Simpson, Melbourne , 1:33 PM Mon 22 Mar 2010
The final day of the Sydney 38 Ullman Sails Sprint series was hosted by Royal Brighton Yacht Club last Saturday, 20th March. With three races completed, the series constituted 17 races with 3 drops allowed. ...[more]


Sierra Chainsaw on song in Ullman Sails Sprint Series on Port Phillip By Greg Clinnick, Melbourne , 11:22 AM Tue 2 Mar 2010
The fourth day of racing in the Ullman Sails Sprint Series produced close racing for the three keen crews aiming for success at the forthcoming Sydney 38 Victorian Titles. The forecast of strong 20 to 30 knots southerly winds meant the crews and boats were in for a tough workout over the three short windward/leeward races. ...[more]


Sydney 38OD Australian Championship - X3 wins the 2010 title By Damian Devine & Chris Stone, Australia , 8:50 PM Sun 14 Feb 2010
The CYCA's Michael McMahon 'X3' lived up to their name with three consistent days of sailing to win the 2010 Sydney 38 Australian Championship, hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, on Pittwater today. The Race Committee was met with some tough decisions early on the third day of the Sydney 38 National Championship. ...[more]


Sydney 38 Nationals - X3 still in the lead after day two By Damian Devine & Tom Spithill, Australia , 8:52 PM Sat 13 Feb 2010
CYCA's Michael McMahon's 'X3' with a win and a third today has a slender three point lead over the fleet after Day Two of the Sydney 38 Nationals hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. Following a good day on the water with a third in race three followed by a commanding win in race four and another third in race five, she seemed to be in a commanding position. ...[more]


Sydney 38 Nationals - X3 leads on countback after day one By Tom Spithill and Damian Devine, Australia , 6:23 AM Sat 13 Feb 2010
Day One of the Sydney 38 Nationals hosted by the RPAYC was a testing day for all teams with a unique weather pattern that saw teams constantly battling to stay 'in phase' with the wind ...[more]


Hot Field assembles for the 2010 Sydney 38 Nationals at RPAYC By Damian Devine & Tom Spithill - RPAYC, Australia , 7:43 PM Thu 11 Feb 2010
With one of the biggest and strongest fleets in years, the 2010 Sydney 38 Australian Championship, hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, is set for an extremely close tussle as the hot field of 17 assemble on the start line from tomorrow. ...[more]


Ten Sydney 38s contested great one design sailing at Vic Week regatta By Rowan Simpson, Melbourne , 2:00 PM Mon 1 Feb 2010
A fleet of 10 Sydney 38's enjoyed great One Design racing in the 2010 Audi Victoria Regatta. Local yacht, Cinquante, skippered by Ian Murray sailed a consistent series to win by 4.5 pionts. However, Another Challenge lead by Chris Leewin and Jono Neate, was the stand out of the regatta. winning two heats and without a costly OCS in race four may well have won the six race no drops regatta. ...[more]


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