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Racing Abandoned on Wednesday 15 August

Due to the forecast strong and gusty conditions, racing in the Yacht Sales Australia Series 4 Non-Spinnaker Pursuit race today, Wednesday 15 August, 2018, has been abandoned.

The next race in the series is scheduled for Wednesday 22 August.

 

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Lachlan Clear - NSW Disabled Sailor of the Year

MHYC Member Lachlan Clear has been awarded at the NSW Disabled Sailor of the Year.

Lachlan Clear - 3rd place in the 2018 Liberty Open
Nationals and NSW Liberty Champion

Lachlan placed 3rd in Liberty Open Nationals held at Kogarah Sailing Club over the Easter long weekend this year. , He was 1st sailor with a disability in the Nationals and won the NSW Liberty Championship. 

Congratulations Lachlan!

 

Australian Sailing NSW Media Release

Hunters Hill Sailing Club has been awarded NSW Club of the Year ahead of many others for their dedication and spirit in supporting sailing and their members.

The smaller, volunteer run club sits just west of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and is surrounded by many larger neighbouring clubs. The club's President Maria Quinlan places their success on their dedicated team of volunteers.

"HHSC are delighted to have won NSW Sailing Club of the Year. Great recognition for this small volunteer club with a big heart and big ideas.

"Thank you to Australian Sailing for this award and to all of the volunteers at HHSC who are key to its success." Quinlan continued.

Another spectacular moment from the evening was the award for the Female Sailor of the Year of which could not be split between 2012 Olympic silver medallist and crew member on board Brunel Racing in the 207-2018 Volvo Ocean race, Nina Curtis and 2016 Olympic silver medallist, Lisa Darmanin.

Both have excelled in regattas over the last 12 months and it was only fitting to present the award to both sailors. Lisa Darmanin, who is currently preparing to compete in Aarhus, Denmark for the World Championship couldn't be more proud to have received the award and to call NSW home.  

"It's so great to receive this award alongside Nina Curtis. It's always so lovely to be recognised by the Australian Sailing community for our efforts even when we are so far from home. I love sailing in Sydney harbour it's definitely the best place in the world, so very proud to be from NSW!" Darmanin said.

In addition to the winners mentioned above, nine sailors from across NSW were selected from a long list of nominations to receive awards in their respected category. The winners include: Coach of the Year - Mike Leigh

  • Disabled Sailor of the Year - Lachlan Clear
  • Female sailor of the Year - Lisa Darmanin
  • Female Sailor of the Year - Nina Curtis
  • Instructor of the Year - Locky Pryor
  • Junior/Youth Sailor of the Year - Otto Henry
  • Male Sailor of the Year - Rupert Henry and Greg O'Shea
  • Official of the Year - Lyn and Ian Pine
  • Volunteer of the Year - John Maclurcan
  • Club of the Year - Hunters Hill Sailing Club

Thank you to Manly 16" Skiff Club for hosting a great evening and to all the attendees who made it such a great night.

The NSW Sailing Awards were held at Manly 16’ Skiff Club on July 21.

MHYC Sailors performed well at the 2018 Australian Hansa Class Championships

Read more: Lachlan Clear - NSW Disabled Sailor of the Year

On-Board Emergencies - Are you Prepared? Presentation 5th Sept @6.30pm

Looking to brush up on your skills over the quiet period?

The MHYC Winter Education program is in full swing, the next interesting free presentations are:

Wednesday 5th September @ 6.30pm - On Board Emergences presented by Flying Fish

Including MOB, Dismasting, fire and lost rudder.

Wednesday 12th September @ 6.30pm - Sail Selection and Use presented by North Sails

For the full program click here.

Please contact the Sailing Office on 89693101 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your interest.

         

 

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Perfect day for Leading Edge

It was a perfect winters afternoon for race 2 of the MHYC Leading Edge series today.

A warm northerly of 15-20 knots made for a quick run downwind to Rose Bay and Fort Denison with a comfortable beat in flat water back to the club.

Peter Sorensen’s Philosophers recovered from some pre-start excitement to win the race from Nine Dragons and Lazy Dog.

To view the series results – click here

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O'Donoghue and Hamilton wrap up 29er Sprints

Oscor O'Donoghue and Rupert Hamilton from Sandy Bay in Tasmania have claimed a four point victory in the inaugural 29er Winter Sprint Regatta conducted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club.

It was more light wind for the second and final day with a west-nor-westerly of 4-10 knots on The Sound.  O'Donoghue & Hamilton won two of today's six races to finish with 22 points.  Archie Cropley & Max Paul (MHYC) were second and Henry Larkings & Miles Davey (WSC) third.

To view the latest results - click here

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Saturday Social Sailors Series 2018/19 Season

MHYC invites skippers and their crew to join in a new initiative for the 2018-2019 season.

The Saturday Social Sailors Series will be a pursuit race starting from the Club House at 2pm, with short courses planned 

so boats can make the 4.30pm Spit Bridge Opening time. Choose between Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker entry.

The 17 race series starts on the Saturday 15th September. Come back to the club for a presentation.

 

Please contact the Sailing Office on 89693193 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

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29er Winter Sprints underway at MHYC

Oscar O’Donoghue and Rupert Hamilton from Sandy Bay Sailing Club in Tasmania lead the 29er Winter Sprints Regatta after five races were sailed on The Sound today.

The breeze was extremely variable, both in strength and direction, providing some challenges for the competitors and the MHYC Race Management Team. 

MHYC sailors Archie Cropley and Max Paul claimed one race wind today and are in second place, two points back from Donoghue & Hamilton.  Henry Larkings and Miles Davey from Woollahra SC are third just one point further back.

Up to twelve races are scheduled for the regatta and racing in the second and final day gets underway at 1030hrs tomorrow.

For the latest results – click here

 

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Innamincka wins the MHYC 2018 Winter Sprint Series

John Crawford's Innamincka has won the MHYC 2018 Winter Sprint Series after the final two races were sailed today.

For race one, a patchy westerly resisted moving south as forecast and a large south-easterly swell made conditions difficult on The Sound.  As the breeze faded, the course was shortened but a number of boats failed the complete the course before the time limit.  Neil Padden's Wailea made the best of the situation, taking the race win from Another Dilemma and Lazy Dog.

After the wind had shifted from 250 to 120 degrees and freshened slightly, Race Officer Steve Tucker and his team were able to get the final race away - a short single lap from Grotto Point toward South Head and back.  Jack Stening's Stormaway took the line and handicap honours to finish the series.  Wailea was second on corrected time and Sirius third.

After six of the eight scheduled races were completed in the 2018 Winter Sprint Series, Innamincka (John Crawford) claimed the overall win, two points clear of Stormaway (Jack Stening) and Sirius (Garth Riley) four points further back.

To view the results - click here

Photos by Marg Fraser-Martin and David Staley

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Winter Sprints on June 30

A beautiful sunny winters day with a light to moderate north-westerly – perfect conditions for a couple of Winter Sprint races in The Sound.

Saturday June 30 was the third scheduled day of Winter Sprints and attracted a keen fleet of 12, including 4 Adams 10s and 4 Melges 20s.

John Crawford and the crew of J24 Innamincka were the fastest today, claiming wins in both races with a margin of more than one minute.  The Adams 10s Sirius (Garth Riley) and No Friends (Geoff Charters) were 2nd & 3rd in the first race.  In race 2 it was the Melges 20 Onya (Catherine Rofe) 2nd and Adams 10 Another Dilemma (Jim Vaughan) 3rd.

With one more day of Winter Sprints scheduled on July 14, Innamincka leads the series from Stormaway (Jack Stening) and No Friends.

To view the latest results – click here

Winter Series Sprints gallery

Photos by Marg Fraser-Martin

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Innamincka wins the Winter Sprint Series

John Crawford's Innamincka has won the MHYC 2018 Winter Sprint Series after the final two races were sailed today.

For race one, a patchy westerly resisted moving south as forecast and a large south-easterly swell made conditions difficult on The Sound.  As the breeze faded, the course was shortened but a number of boats failed the complete the course before the time limit.  Neil Padden's Wailea made the best of the situation, taking the race win from Another Dilemma and Lazy Dog.

After the wind had shifted from 250 to 120 degrees and freshened slightly, Race Officer Steve Tucker and his team were able to get the final race away - a short single lap from Grotto Point toward South Head and back.  Jack Stening's Stormaway took the line and handicap honours to finish the series.  Wailea was second on corrected time and Sirius third.

After six of the eight scheduled races were completed in the 2018 Winter Sprint Series, Innamincka (John Crawford) claimed the overall win, two points clear of Stormaway (Jack Stening) and Sirius (Garth Riley) four points further back.

To view the results - click here

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Spit to the Zoo Paddle. Entries Open Now!

The Spit to the Zoo Paddle is back again for 2018. The final event of the 2018 Paddle NSW Harbour Series will be held on Saturday 7th July at Middle Harbour Yacht Club.

Online entry can be found here 

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