Race 2 of CYCA’s 2019 Concierge Traveller Spring Series continued the theme of wild, windy conditions dished out to competitors in last week’s opener. In fact, with the return of sub-20 degrees temperatures and a gusty 20-25 knot wind, competitors were in for another fun-filled (but chilly) day on the harbour!
While the breeze blew from the south-west in the Concierge Traveller Spring Series opener, a full 180-degree shift was on for yesterday’s race with the 20-25 knots blowing in from the north-east.
Twenty-three competitors across three divisions took to the pursuit-style start line off Point Piper with good, close racing had by all. Division 1 saw Charles Parry-Okeden’s Crystal Cutter III rise victorious over Robert Drury’s Pazazz II in second and Mattijs Willenborg’s Business as Usual third.
Division 2 saw less than five minutes separate the finish times of the first three boat across the line, with even their corrected times not far apart. John Hewitt & Chris Johnson’s Sea Ya took home the silverware with Meredith Trevallyn-Jones’ Peach Teats-Velocity second and Hugh Murray-Walker’s Oscar third.
Division 3, our non-spinnaker division, saw Derek McDonnell & Rogerio Blanc-Ramos’ Applejack take first place and Herman Heiligers’ HubCap II second.
Each week, all of our divisional winners are in for a chance at the $500 prize courtesy of our wonderful Race Partner Concierge Traveller. This week, Derek McDonnell and Rogerio Blanc-Ramos from Applejack were our lucky winners presented the $500 prize. At the conclusion of the series, all divisional winners will then be in for the chance at the $5,000 major prize, again with thanks to our Race Partner Concierge Traveller.
Concierge Traveller Spring Series Race 2 divisional winners:
|Div 1||Crystal Cutter III||Charles Parry-Okeden|
|Div 2||Sea Ya||John Hewitt & Chris Johnson|
|Div 3 (non spinnaker)||Applejack||Derek McDonnell & Rogerio Blanc-Ramos|
|IRC||Pazazz II||Robert Drury|