Please select your home edition
Edition
Melges 14 2019 Leaderboard

It's all about the training....

by Crosbie Lorimer 8 Dec 2018 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!

Related Articles

Great Veterans Race 2019 at CYCA
A day for wooden boats and nostalgia Last Saturday was a day for wooden boats and nostalgia on Sydney Harbour as 24 former Sydney Hobart Yacht Race competitors and some of their original skippers and crew contested the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Great Veterans Race. Posted on 6 May
Entries open for Noakes Sydney GC Yacht Race
Entries now open for 2019 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Entries are now open for the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's 2019 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, with the newly-released Notice of Race (NOR) encouraging sailors from around the country to join the 34th running of the 'Great Winter Escape'. Posted on 6 May
2019 Great Veteran's Race
The 93-year-old will again be on the helm of the 29-footer Back in 1950, veteran yachtsman Gordon Ingate sailed in his first Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, skippering a little sloop called Jasnar. On Sydney Harbour today, the 93-year-old will again be on the helm of the 29-footer Posted on 4 May
Invitation to sail in Paradise
CYCA and Cercle Nautique Calédonien have again teamed up to offer a race to paradise For boat owners considering a unique double offshore adventure in 2020, the CYCA and Cercle Nautique Calédonien have again teamed up to offer a race to paradise followed by a unique sailing challenge in the beautiful South Pacific. Posted on 4 May
All happening here (and there)
We looked at the Black Jack programme once before Back in 'Nothing wrong with your eyesight', we looked at the Black Jack programme for 2019. Evidently, there is absolutely nothing awry with Roy Disney's vision either, for he has snapped up the former Volvo 70 to become the latest Pyewacket. Posted on 21 Apr
75th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race entries open
Encouraging sailors from around the world to join Entries are now open for the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, with the just-launched Notice of Race (NOR) encouraging sailors from around the world to join the historic 75th running of the 'Everest' of ocean racing. Posted on 15 Apr
Noakes cements support of Sydney Gold Coast Race
Long-standing support of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Yacht-racing legend Sean Langman has further cemented his long-standing support of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia by committing to a four-year naming-rights sponsorship of the Club's first race of the Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore Series. Posted on 1 Apr
Cruising YC of Australia crowns champion racers
Ocean Racer of the Year Awards recognise outstanding achievements Legendary sailors Matt Allen and Wendy Tuck have headlined a long list of winners at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's annual gala function to herald a new round of Ocean Racer of the Year recipients Posted on 22 Mar
2019 Vaucluse Woman of the Year - Janey Treleaven
Janey Treleaven has been honoured with the Vaucluse Woman of the Year Award Rear Commodore Janey Treleaven has been honoured with the Vaucluse Woman of the Year Award, presented by the Honourable Gabrielle Upton MP, Member for Vaucluse, Minister for the Environment, Minister for Local Government and Minister for Heritage. Posted on 22 Mar
Cruising YC of Australia celebrates 75 years
With a year-long party The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2019 – and Members, guests and yachting enthusiasts alike are in for a treat with a year-long celebration planned. Posted on 19 Mar
Gul 2018 October - Code Zero FOOTERMelges 14 2019 FooterNaiad 660x82px_Rescue