sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters Cruising Features FishingBoating Photo Gallery Magnetic Is RW
Photo Gallery Magnetic Is RW MarineBusiness-World Event Calendar
Sail-World.com : Sydney Harbour Regatta - Final day
Sydney Harbour Regatta - Final day


'BALANCE - Sydney Harbour Regatta 2013'    Andrea Francolini
Sydney Harbour Regatta, hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club, was blessed for the second year running with beautiful conditions, both days boasting winds of 8-10 knots early on and reaching 16-17 knots by late afternoon.

Grant Wharington and his 100 foot long Wild Thing from Queensland took line honours in the Ocean Passage series, but it was Jack Stening’s Sydney 36, Stormaway from the host club that claimed overall victory with two wins from the two races sailed this weekend.

While victory in the Premier IRC class windward/leeward six-race series seemed to be in the hands of Rob Reynolds and his DK46, Exile, ‘Money Man’ Paul Clitheroe pulled out all stops on the Division 1 offshore course on the Manly Circle today.

Clitheroe’s three wins from three with his Beneteau 45, Balance, left no doubts as to his intentions and the CYCA member’s handy work resulted in a three and a half point win over Exile, and nine points over third placed Obsession, the new MAT 1245 owned by Ray Roberts, who made a successful return to competitive race at the regatta after a break to concentrate on business.

Roberts’ new boat is the first of its kind in Australia and it made its debut at this regatta. It did not take the yachtsman long to get his eye back in, but with years of winning practice in Australia and overseas, it is no surprise.

Phil Dash and his Beneteau 40, Just A Dash, caused a major upset in Division 2, beating the much fancied Peter Sorensen skippered Philosopher’s Club (Sydney 36 CR) in a Middle Harbour Yacht Club stoush for victory in IRC Division 2. Dash came away with a solid six point win, with near sistership Onya, Andrew Hurt, third, making it a treble for MHYC.

WHISPER - Sydney Harbour Regatta 2013 -  Andrea Francolini  

The 10-race Sydney 38 National title started out in the hands of Bruce Ferguson’s Whisper, and finished up there as well, nothing Mark Griffith and his much touted Old School crew could do changed the end result, the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club pair fighting it out to the finish to end with just a point separating them.

The Goat Syndicate on the Goat, skippered by Bruce Foye, was third, five points adrift of the winner.

2 UNLIMITED - Sydney Harbour Regatta 2013 -  Andrea Francolini  

Greg ‘Enzo’ Prescott and his 2 Unlimited crew from Tasmania cleaned up at the Sydney Harbour Regatta this weekend, winning every single race and successfully defended the Melges 32 title they won at the event last year.

Prescott, whose crew comprises sailor of note and ex Taswegian, Darren Jones, Oliver Nicholas, Tristram Eldershaw, Julian Salter, John McCullum and Mark Jeffery, all from Tasmania, and the lone NSW crew, James Corrie, left nothing to chance.

The Tasmanians won all six races of the series, which opened with three races yesterday and finished with a further three today on Sydney Harbour. Their most serious challenge came from newcomer to the class, Chris Way from NSW, whose campaigns in Sydney 38 and Farr 40 one-design classes on Easy Tiger helped ease him into the smaller sporty Melges.

One of Tasmania’s leading sailors, Prescott was thrilled with their win. 'This is great for us going into the nationals on Pittwater in four weeks,' he said.

'We haven’t sailed since the East Coast Championship, so we thought we were a bit rusty,' he said from Middle Harbour Yacht Club, which hosts NSW’s largest regatta, which is in its eighth year.

Warwick Rooklyn, whose name is synonymous with sailing, emulated Prescott’s results with his Melges 24, Bandit (NSW), winning every race of that series, some with ease, while others were very close.

Rooklyn’s crew, particularly his foredeck hand, had to have nerves of steel, with their skipper throwing in short sharp tacks and gybes at mark roundings surrounded by those from three classes. Knowing the sailing rules is always a bonus.

The bandit crew overcame challenges from nearest rivals Huey II (Damian Huon), and renowned sports boat sailor, Paul Heyes (Amigos) who finished on equal points, to win by 14 points.

Over 220 boats in 26 classes on 10 courses contested the event hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club with assistance from the CYCA, MYC, NCYC, RANSA, RPAYC, RPEYC, RSYS, SASC, and SFS, who made the job easier.

The Sydney Harbour Regatta is sponsored by leading water sports and technical apparel supplier, Helly Hansen, and supported by Sydney Ports, Robert Oatley Vineyards and Sydney City Marine.

Triad with Magpie just below them. - Entire 2013 Etchells Victorian Championship -  Kylie Wilson Positive Image - copyright  

CHRISTINA III - Sydney Harbour Regatta 2013 -  Andrea Francolini   Click Here to view large photo

IMPECABLE - Sydney Harbour Regatta 2013 -  Andrea Francolini  


by Di Pearson

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=107354

9:29 AM Sun 10 Mar 2013GMT


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







News - World & Australia













Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,














ISAF Worlds - Interview with 49erFX leaders Denmark's Baad and Olsen by Dan Ibsen, Sail-World Europe & UK editor,






470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard by 470 International Association Class,


































ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here
ISAF Sailing World Championship - Videos from Santander
Pipe Opener: Smooth sailing hopes for this weekend’s Cock of the Huon
2014 Blue Water Pointscore Race - Strong numbers of entries
470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Burton leads ahead of Medal Race
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Big breeze on day 6 + Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds - The kind of form most sailors only dream about
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target
ISAF Worlds Santander - 19 Rio 2016 Laser Radial spots awarded
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - 21 broadcasters to take live coverage
America’s Cup: The Future is foiling – AC45s to be modified
Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Burton leads the Laser in Santander   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander   
MHYC announces Multihull Short Offshore Series for 2014-15 season   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet   
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz   
ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video   
18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix   
Where the audience is matters a lot for advertisers   
ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team   
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend   
Foundation Race - Dirty Deeds likely in WA Offshore Season Opener   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session   
Tasar Nationals to visit north Queensland’s Townsville in 2015   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Outteridge and Jensen kick-off racing   
470 Men and Women World Championships - Racing abandoned on day 2   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 4 images from Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Emerging Nations Program sailors shine   


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 NEW AUS
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT