The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron (RSYS) as part of the CYCA’s Short Ocean Pointscore Series hosted the third race of the series with a strong but slightly smaller than usual fleet.
Crews were competing for the Morna Cup perpetual trophy which was presented to the Squadron in 1913 by it’s then Commodore Sir Alexander MacCormick and named after his yacht Morna. The trophy goes to the winner of Division 1 on PHS with the winner of Division 2 winning the G Carter Trophy, also on PHS.
The conditions were anything but calm with grey skies and a strong north-easterly wind gusting between 25 and 30 knots throughout the afternoon.
PHS saw Robert Cox’s Nine Dragons take first place in Division 1 followed by Club Member Ian Short’s TP52 Bush Paul Group in second with Rob Aldis’ Kayimai in third. Division 2 saw CYCA yachts Matthew Hanning’s Supernova in first, closely followed by Dennis Cooper’s Amante in second and well-known sailor Peter Sorensen’s Advanced Philosophy from MHYC in third.
In IRC Bush Paul Group was able to reverse the order of PHS with them claiming first ahead of Nine Dragons in Division 1 followed by Ian Box’s Toy Box 2 in third place. Division 2 saw a repeat of the PHS results with Supernova leading Amante and Advanced Philosophy.
ORCi Division 1 was claimed by Bush Paul Group with Amante taking first in Division 2.
The next Short Ocean Pointscore Series race will be the David Burke Memorial hosted by the CYCA on Saturday 30 November.