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Seawind Cup Attracts Large Fleet

posted Apr 8, 2010, 3:42 PM by JBCYC Admin

Jervis Bay Cruising Yacht club was treated to ‘champagne sailing’ weather conditions on Saturday 27 March for a race comprising the second race of the Autumn Series, fifth and final race of the Husky Pub Round the Bay Series, and a special Regatta event the Seawind Cup for Seawind catamarans sponsored by Seawind and Revolution Sails.


The warm, sunny day and light to moderate SE winds made for very pleasant sailing though a little less of the light and more of the moderate would have been relished by most skippers if not necessarily the crew!


It was pleasing to see a strong fleet turn out with 20 club boats competing in Division 1 and 2 of the Autumn and RTB race series, and a further 7 boats attracted from locally and further afield to make 11 contesting the Seawind Cup.


The course complemented the day with a scenic clockwise circuit of Jervis Bay starting and ending at Huskisson. In the early afternoon the fleet was treated to the sight of square-rigged tall ship Young Endeavour coming into Jervis Bay for a stopover en route from Hobart to Sydney.


Cougar and Wahoo had an exciting dead heat finish to take out shared line honours in Division 1.


Ken Dyburgh and crew on Rockhopper took line honours in Division 2 and deserve full credit for a fabulous race in terms of tactics and the way they’re sailing.


Congratulations also go to skipper and crew of visiting vessel Manyana who took line honours and the regatta handicap in the Seawind Cup.


Post race social and presentations were held at the Husky Pub with Seawind Catamaran representative Paul Kennedy on hand to present the Seawind Cup. 


Next race will be Autumn Series Race 3 on Sunday 11 April.


Race results as follows:

Division 1

Line Honours: shared by Cougar and Wahoo

RHS: Cougar, Jouisance, Pleasure IV

PHS: Cougar, Wahoo, Pleasure IV


Division 2

Line Honours: Rock Hopper

RHS: Rock Hopper, Sundowner, Silver Heels

PHS: Rock Hopper, Sundowner, Couta Tah


Husky Pub RTB Series Overall Winners

Division 1: Jouisance, Wahoo, Cougar

Division 2: Rock Hopper, Couta Tah, Sea Change 2


Seawind Cup

Line Honours: Manyana

RHS: Manyana, Sea Change 2, Tranquility