It was a busy weekend on 21 & 22 October with an Inshore Race on the Saturday and the Waitangi Cup Interstate Challenge sailed over both days.
The Inshore Annual Pointscore race was held in conjunction with the Sydney Harbour Combined Clubs Inshore Series run by Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club. On IRC in the combined clubs fleet, Toy Box 2 (Ian Box) and Stormaway (Jack Stening & Colin Gunn) took the IRC win in their respective Divisions 1 & 2. On ORC, Stormaway claimed another win and Toy Box 2 a second. On PHS, both boats placed 4th in their divisions. Unsurprisingly, Toy Box 2 and Stormaway made a clean sweep of IRC, ORC and PHS in Divisions 1 & 2 in the MHYC Series. Brett Churcher’s Plan B took the Division 3 honours on PHS.
For the MHYC Inshore Annual Pointscore Results – click here
For the Sydney Harbour Combine Clubs Inshore Series Results - click here
Congratulations to Team NSW from Middle Harbour Yacht Club, winners of the 2023 Adams 10 Waitangi Cup.
After four races sailed in fresh to strong conditions on Saturday and the final two races today in moderate breezes, the NSW team of skippers Garth Riley, Brian Lees and Tracy Richardson finished ahead of the Victorian team by 8 points.
A draw was made for each of the six boats provided by MHYC members but one of the boats was unable to start due to unforeseen rigging problems. Three VIC boats then sailed against two NSW boats, with the results of the worst placed VIC boat discarded. NSW had a narrow advantage overnight but when Garth Riley and Brian Lees placed 1-2 in the first race today there was no question about the result.
At the prizegiving at MHYC afterwards, organiser Geoff Charters thanked the Victorian teams skippered by Monica Jones, Andrew Clark and William Sheers, the MHYC Race Management Team led by RO Steve Tucker and Marg Fraser-Martin for recording the event with her camera.
For more information about the event, results and photos, visit the event webpage.
Thanks to Marg Fraser-Martin for all the action photos across the weekend.
Inshore Annual Pointscore
2023 Adams 10 Waitangi Cup