CYCA Winter Series champions crowned

Some of Australia’s best and most consistent sailors have been celebrated at the CYCA 2019 Winter Series Prizegiving, held in front of a full house at Rushcutters Bay last Friday night.

A total of 48 crews and skippers, including the likes of Bob Steel, Zoe Taylor and Dean Harrigan, were awarded prizes following stellar seasons across both the CYCA Winter Series and the CYCA Women’s Winter Series, with Taylor’s Grace O’Malley taking IRC overall.

“The 2019 CYCA Winter Series – and the Women’s Winter Series – showcased what the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, and the sport in general, is all about,” CYCA Commodore Paul Billingham said.

“Great sailing, incredible levels of participation and some tough competition summed up a tremendous series, one that once again attracted a huge number of entrants.

“Congratulations to all winners and placegetters – and indeed everyone who participated in the 2019 series. We look forward to seeing you back for the 2020 series!”

In addition to divisional winners and placegetters across the two series, the night also paid tribute to a person who has contributed significantly to the Club over more than 20 years, with the Alan Brown Memorial Plate awarded to Robyn Morton for her tremendous time and effort as a volunteer for the Club.

Additionally, a moment’s silence was observed by all in attendance to pay tribute to Maryrose Heffernan, following her tragic passing during the season. Maryrose contributed greatly to the CYCA, as part of the Race Management Team in addition to other roles, over more than two decades.

Divisional winners and placegetters

Womens Winter Series

Non Spinnaker Division 2

3rd – DEFIANT – Jenni Hayward

1st Place – SALONA – Paula Dock & Beth Morley

Non Spinnaker Division 1

3rd – RUM JUNGLE – Helen Springer

2nd – MARLOO – Vivienne Macmahon

1st Place – SOLYMAR – Mary King

Spinnaker Division 2

3rd Place – ZARA – Theresa Seargent

2nd Place – SINEWAVE – Barbara Maunsell

1st Place – RAPID TRANSIT – Beth Abbott

Spinnaker Division 1

3rd – WAX LYRICAL – Dinah Eagle

2nd – SMUGGLER – Justine Anson

1st Place – THIRLMERE – Iona Williams

Sydney 38 Division

3rd on PHS and 1st on Scratch – ADVANCED PHILOSOPHY – Peter Sorensen

2nd PHS – WILD ONE – Larki MIssiris

1st PHS – SHINE ON – Phil Herscovics

CYCA Winter Series

Division K

3rd – HEAVEN – Joost Kerdijk

2nd – STAR FERRY – John Conroy

1st – SHORETHING – Jimmy Butler

Division J2

3rd – SALONA – Robert Blanch

2nd – TEA FOR THE TILLERMAN – Richard Allen

1st – SYMBIOSIS – Troy Scott

Division J1

3rd – NEXT – Robert Hunt, Jon Short, Miles Bastick and Greg Gleeson

2nd – PAZAZZ 2 – Robert Drury

1st – SOLYMAR – Mary King

IRC Division

3rd – PATRICE – Tony Kirby

2nd – VICTOIRE – Darryl Hodgkinson

1st – GRACE O’MALLEY – Zoe Taylor

Division G

3rd – SEA YA – John Hewitt and Chris Johnson

2nd – SPACE INVADER – Richard Cunningham and Johnathan Green

1st – HIGHWAY PATROL – Michael Blaxell

Division F

3rd – REVE – Kevin Whelan

2nd – GREAT WHITE – Bob Penty

1st – LORELEI – Matthew Farr

Division E

3rd – RAPID TRANSIT – Andrew Wyllie, Michael McLean & Beth Abbott

2nd – CLEWLESS? – Lachlan and Guy Irwin

1st – FOREIGN AFFAIR – Matt Wilkinson

Division D

3rd – CROSSHAVEN – Sean Rahilly and Justin Pelly

2nd – SOMMERBREEZE – Hans Sommer

1st – ONE MORE NO MORE – Ian Guanaria

Division B

3rd – RUM JUNGLE – Scott Russell and Tony Johnson

2nd – HUNTRESS – Philip Grove

1st – ARCH RIVAL – Steve Connors

Division A2

3rd – FINN – Janey Treleaven

2nd – BORDERLINE – Andy Offord

1st – PLAYSTATION 4 – Dean Harrigan

Division A1

3rd – TRITON – David Gotze & Michael Cranitch

2nd – ZEN – Gordon Ketelbey

1st – QUEST – Bob Steel and Craig Neil

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