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Seawind Pittwater Regatta

posted Nov 15, 2011, 1:53 PM by Mark Tobin

Seawind celebrated this year’s Pittwater Regatta on October 28-30th with the biggest turnout in the 13 year history of the event. With a total of 41 multihulls entered including 33 x Seawinds and 8 x Corsair Trimarans, who were invited for the first time following Seawind’s acquisition of the company last year, the regatta was a huge success and is the largest regatta of Multihulls above 20ft in the country and the largest regatta of its kind in the world.

Jervis Bay was very well represented with 6 Seawind Catamarans including several Club boats making the sometimes bumpy journey North.

A brilliant invitation race in an 18 knot North Easterly was held on Friday evening and setting the tone for what was to come it was won by Tranquility.

 Saturday’s 2 races soon became drifting, with very light northerlies across the race course for the duration of the day making the normally tricky winds in Pittwater even more difficult to predict. There was a break to the tension with a very enthusiastic group of boat owners and crew enjoying a great raft up at lunch time.

Results were determined on handicap. In the 1000 class, Race 1 Tranquility was 2nd with the next best JB results being Las Brisas 4th and Sea Change at 5th. Race 2 started with a the wind from the North West but a sudden change to the North East caught many boats on the wrong side of the course but not Tranquility who registered a 3rd followed by Las Brisas at 5th and Sea Change 7th.  The combined two results saw Tranquility 1st

In the 1000XL class Sas Sea had a very satisfactory 3rd and 4th.

The overall result including all classes of Seawinds saw Tranquility declared the winner of the 2011 Seawind Pittwater Regatta at the grand finale Pirate Party at The Basin that evening.

Congratulations Alan and  Kerri !
                                                                                                                                                        Brian Saunders