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It's all about the training....

by Crosbie Lorimer 8 Dec 01:33 PST
Gordon Ketelbey's TP52 Zen training on the Harbour © Crosbie Lorimer

You had to have your wits about you to work out who was doing what on Sydney Harbour today. The small fleet of 10 yachts participating in the first day of the CYCA Trophy Series suddenly got smaller when all four supermaxis decided not to race and headed offshore to train independently instead.

Meantime two newly re-minted boats of very different eras took to the water, Michael Spies beautifully restored 47 year old S&S 39 Mark Twain raced offshore in the Trophy Series while Gordon Ketelbey’s Hobart-toughened TP52 Zen (seven years old, four previous careful owners and still looking very smart) trained on the harbour, threading her way through the Sail Sydney dinghy fleets. Crosbie Lorimer was on the water capturing all the boats in action, whatever they were doing!

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