Lake Macquarie once again proved why it’s a favourite location for sailing the Melges 32 class over the weekend for the 2015 Pusser’s Rum Melges 32 Australian Championships, the fifth National Titles held in Australia.
Stage two of the Australian Farr 40 2014/15 season is set to play out this weekend on Sydney Harbour, Saturday February 28 to Sunday March 1.
Entries are rolling in and d’Albora Marina is near to being fully occupied in terms of temporary berthing for this year’s Sail Port Stephens, April 13 –19, 2015.
What a day…As you can probably guess it was windy again.
Both teams finished off the round robin 2, with the results all over the shot once again.
There was no chance the 200 or so Sydney 38 and 36 sailors contesting the Performance Boating Sydney Yachts Regatta were going to die of thirst like the poor souls on Coleridge’s ship in his famous maritime poem, the Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner. Yet three days of heavy cloud, thick humidity and barely there breeze warranted the doldrums reference and amounted to punishing racing.
For those awake around midnight last night, a 20 knot ENE gust through Sydney’s northern suburbs raised hopes for day two of the Performance Boating Sydney Yachts Pittwater Regatta. The reality was…well like night and day; another heavy cloud and high humidity fizzer to the east of Barrenjoey Headland and just two more race scores added.
In the Sydney 38 national title a bullet for Brenton and Jen Carnell’s Phoenix from Geelong in race four has them hard on the heels of Bruce Ferguson’s Whisper (RPAYC) and vying for the Lou Abrahams Australian Champion Trophy with one day remaining.