Hardy Cup - 5th to 9th February 2017

The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron hosts one of Australia's most prestigious match racing events, the Hardy Cup, as an Under 25 ISAF Grade 3 International event.

The Hardy Cup was donated by Sir James Hardy (Event Patron), the America's Cup, World Champion and Olympic Yachtsman, and prominent RSYS member to promote the match racing helming skills and tactical skills of young sailors.

The racing for the Hardy Cup will be held on the magnificent Sydney Harbour set with the backdrop of the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron is in an excellent position to provide immediate access to the Harbour and racing areas. Further to this fantastic location, RSYS intends to provide a Race Management and Umpire team of the highest order to give each team the best possible match racing conditions.

The event, sailed in the Club's fleet of Elliot 7 yachts, has received entries from across Australia and around the world. These include Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden and USA.



2017 Regatta Documents and Request for Invitation

Notice of Race

Online Application for Invitation

Practise Sessions - Sun 5 Feb

List of Competitors

Sailing Instructions - Amended 06 Feb 2017

Amendment #1and 2 to Sailing Instructions

​Amendment #3 to Sailing Instructions

2017 Final Results - PDF

LIVE - Web Cam

Hardy Cup Live Results



2017 Hardy Cup Results

1st - Ashlen Rooklyn DBSC
2nd - Clare Costanzo RPAYC
3rd - Leonard Takahashi RNZYS

2017 Full Results





Previous Hardy Cup Winners 

2016 - William Dargaville RPAYC
2015 - Jay Griffin CYCA        
2014 - Jordan Reece RSYS
2013 - David Chapman RSYS
2012 - David Gilmour RFBYC
2011 - William Tiller RNZYS
2010 - Evan Walker CYCA
2009 - Adrian Short RNZYS
2008 - Evan Walker CYCA
2007 - Adam Minoprio RNZYS, NZL
2006 - Michael Dunstan RSYS
2005 - Michael Dunstan RSYS
2004 - Laurie Jury RNZYS NZL
2003 - not contested
2002 - Michael Dunstan RSYS
2001 - M. Campbell-James RYA, GBR