More than 20 clubs from two Australian states and Hong Kong made up 19 divisions for the 15th Sydney Harbour Regatta conducted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club (MHYC) with the cooperation of key Sydney clubs and a host of volunteers.
It was a mixed weekend with wind shifting and changing to what was anticipated but with a great Race Management team, the weekend was a great success.
In the Performance Spinnaker, Geoff and Pip Lavis’ UBS Wild Thing took out Division 1 by a mere 1 point in the highly competitive 18 yacht fleet.
In Performance Non-Spinnaker Division 1, Paul Billingham and Peter McGee’s Defiant comfortably claimed first place over fellow Club Member Ross McDonald’s Iago.
In Open Class Gordon Ketelbey’s TP52 Zen claimed second place on ORCi and third on IRC with Sam Haynes’ Celestial taking third on ORCi.
The Interclub Teams Event for Performance Spinnaker divisions the Club take out third position on 145 points, behind Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in second on 137 points, and the host club Middle Harbour Yacht Club in first on 122 points.
Heading into the OneDesign fleets, Larki Missiris’ G&R/Isuzu Wild One placed third in the Sydney 38 class.
In the J70 Class, it was Members Reg Lord on Juno and Tim Ryan on James taking first and second respectively against a strong fleet of seven teams sailing consistently throughout the weekend.
The J24 fleet saw two entrants from the Club with Terry Wise’s Bandit taking out second in PHS.
The Sydney 36 fleet saw some very close racing to finalise the podium placings. First was taken out by Stenning & Gunn’s Stormaway with Members Steve Hatch’s M and Peter Franki’s Salt Shaker tied only a few points behind to take out second and third.
For more information and detailed wrap-ups from the racing visit the Sydney Harbour Regatta website.
Day 1 Highlights
Day 2 Highlights