Matt Hanning's Supernova

Mount Gay Ocean Pointscore – Race 9

The final race of the Mount Gay Ocean Pointscore started in conditions that were very different to what was going to eventuate. With a gale warning for coastal waters the Race Committee decided to change from the scheduled short offshore to a harbour course.

With strong westerly winds forecast, crews were prepared for anything as they left the docks and made their way to the start line. What eventuated was a start in a light south westerly breeze which by the time the lead boats had completed their first lap, dropped to two knots while it swung around to the north and built to 5-10 knots.

During the next laps the breeze slowly made its way around to the west before finally settling and building quickly to 25-30 knots as yachts started to finish.

Divisional winners include Matt Hanning’s Supernova in PHS and IRC with Bob Steel and Craig Neil’s Quest first in ORCi.

Overall Series winners include Ian Short’s Bush Paul Group in IRC and Julian Farren-Price’s About Time first in both PHS and ORCi.

Full series results can be found HERE.

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