Hardy Cup Day 1

A full Round Robin of 9 flights was completed today in a light easterly breeze and sweltering heat.

Matthew Hughes of Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Ashlen Rooklyn of Double Bay Sailing Club are tied in 1st place, with Leonard Takahashi and James Wilson both of RNZYS in tied 3rd. 

A strong southerly change is due this evening, so Day 2 will see fresher conditions, starting at 0920hrs. 

Also competing are: Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Cruising Yacht Club Australia, The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Sandringham Yacht Club and Darwin Sailing Club. It's a pleasure to have you all here!  #HardyCup2017 

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Iron Lotus wins Etchells Milson Silver Goblets

Iron Lotus EAUS1442 skippered by Julian Plante has won this year's Goblets in convincing style. The regatta was hosted by RSYS from 31 January - 4 February and attracted 26 entries.

Iron Lotus: I Wheen, D Edwards, J Plante, G O'Shea; Wobbegong 2: H Kurnot, S McConaughey, D Flynn; Top 40: G Bonouvrie, I Mackillop, P Merrington

Top 10 results

Pos    Pts    Sail                  Name                   Skipper                 Club    
1       14.0    EAUS1442    Iron Lotus            Julian Plante                                   RSYS    
2       18.0    EAUS1436    Wobbegong 2       Doug Flynn                                    RSYS    
3       23.5    EAUS1332    Top 40                  Bonouvrie / Merrington                 RSYS    
4       41.0    EAUS1435    Yandoo XX          Jeanne-Claude Strong                    RSYS    
5       41.0    EAUS1318    Adolescence         Steve Billingham                           RSYS    
6       45.0    EAUS1362    Ciao                      Doug McGain / Michael O'Brien  CYCA    
7       47.0    EAUS1268    Shindig                 Thackray/Weir/ Tyquin                  RSYS    
8       47.0    EAUS1119    Northern Havoc    Michael Coxon / Iain Murray        RSYS    
9       48.0    EAUS1021    Bushfire                Colin Beashel                                AUST 18FTS    
10     50.0    EAUS1134    Dot                        David Seaton                                 RSYS    

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Photos by Rene Chapman and Andrea Francolini.

Saturday 28 January results

It was a great summer day of racing for all participants. The wind strength matured throughout the day peaking in the late afternoon, coming from the NE at around 20 knots. The up-wind legs of the courses were long and wet, whilst the downwind legs were extremely fast and included many boats surfing the large waves. It was a crowded day on the water, combining the first of the Etchells World qualifiers, races 10-12 of the Yngling King Haakon Cup, Mini B and usual Saturday racing.


Podium Results- 28 January


Division 1

  1. I Super – Peter Campbell  
  2. Impetuous Too – Graeme Lambert
  3. Jackie Clare – Geoff Davidson  

Division 2

  1. Arcturus 3 – Peter Davenport
  2. Soundtrack – John Amos
  3. Zig Zag II – Malcolm Shaw & Mike Seymour

Division 3

  1. Casamajor – Chalres Moore
  2. Zeus II – Jim Dunstan
  3. Kirsten II – Ken Chase / John Bowman


  1. Intrigue – Gavin Moss
  2. Liquidity – Richard Franklin


  1. Lisa – Martin Hill
  2. Roue – Mike Morris
  3. Carabella IV – Matthew McCann




  1. Evie – Karyn Gojnich – 4 pts
  2. Miss Pibb – Hamish Jarrett / Max Hayman – 5 pts
  3. Karma – Gary Wogas – 12 pts


  1. Monkey Business – Jon Rowe – 5 pts
  2. Elliott 2 – Nick Rozenaures – 6 pts
  3. Elliott 1 – Mitch Evans – 7 pts


View full results here 


By Angus Olding

Photos by Rene Chapman



Friday Twilights 27 January

Race 14 saw a solid turnout for the Audi Alto Artarmon Friday Twilight series. Being the day after Australia Day, many undoubtedly wanted to continue the festivity, hence the 63 boats on the water. The breeze and weather for the night was nearly perfect: low to medium ENE and NE winds, with mostly sunny skies, topped off with mid 20s temperature. Congratulations to the winner of the Audi for the Week, Trish Stanley of Willyama. 




Division 1

  1. XLR8 – Ivan Wheen
  2. Carabella V – Matthew McCann
  3. Minerva – Tim & Edward Cox

Division 2

  1. Adela – David Lamond
  2. Viva La Vita – Howard Elliott
  3. Zig Zag II – Malcom Shaw & Mike Seymour

Division 3

  1. Much Ado – Richard Wither
  2. S’Wonderful – John Marty
  3. Star Ferry John Conroy

Division 4

  1. Valentis – Bruce Foy
  2. Cateran – David Wearn
  3. Jacana – David Wearn


  1. Angus Olding
  2. Jere Gasperov

View full results here