Starting shortly after the Ocean Pointscore, and racing the same track, the six JPK Pacific Two-Handed Pointscore teams were in for the same wild westerly conditions experienced by their fellow, larger-crewed competitors.
Within the first hour of racing, the mild 10-15 knot north-westerly crept to the west and increased to 20-30 knots, gusting to 35, presenting challenging conditions for CYCA’s first ever two-handed pointscore competitors.
Mitchell Gordon’s Sydney 38 The Goat were fastest around the race track finishing in 3 hours, 59 minutes, with Greg Mason’s Davidson 37 Sine Wave crossing the line less than five minutes afterwards.
Under the PHS handicap, Sine Wave took home first place with a corrected time of 3 hours, 55 minutes, followed by Shane Kearns’ S&S 34 Komatsu Azzurro in second and The Goat third.
The second JPK Pacific Two-Handed Pointscore race race is set to be held 1030hrs Saturday 16 November, where the fleet will compete in the Port Hacking Race.
JPK Pacific recently joined the CYCA as partners for the Club’s inaugural two-handed sailing series.