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Sydney Harbour Winter Sprint Series


A consistent 10 knot south easterly breeze created good conditions for the Sydney Harbour Sprint Series today with 3 races completed by the small fleet.

Geoff Charters won first place on No Friends over the three races on 6 points ahead of Artemis (Tracy Richardson) taking second place on a countback ahead of Contentious (Brian Lees) in third both on 8 points.

Tracy Richardson and her crew had a great day on Artemis in the Adams 10 One design fleet with two first places for 6 points followed by Contentious (Brian Lees)  in second and No Friends in third place.

Many thanks to our race officer Steve Tucker and his dedicated team on the race committee and Alex Ware for the great shots from the mark laying boat, Jack Stening.

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Sydney Harbour Sprint Series – November 11 Race Report

The second round of the Sydney Harbour Sprint Series on November 11 was a lively affair with a 15-20 knot north-easterly on a sunny afternoon in The Sound. 

In Division 1, Brent Lawson’s Farr 40 Bluetack and David Ross’ Cape 31 Kukukerchu shared the line honours, but Ian Box’s XP44 Toy Box 2 joined the other two with race wins on ORC, IRC and PHS. After another round of three races today, Toy Box 2 leads the ORC pointscore from Bluetack and Kukukerchu. On IRC, Toy Box 2 is ahead of Bluetack and Rob Carr’s King 40 Jambo. On PHS, it is Toy Box 2 from Bluetack and then Bob Cox’s DK46 Nine Dragons.

In Division 2, Jack Stening and Colin Gunn’s Sydney 36 Stormaway again claimed race wins on ORC, PHS and made a clean sweep on IRC. Neil Padden’s Beneteau 40.7 Wailea was best on PHS in the first race of the day and Tracy Richardson’s Adams 10 Artemis scored well on ORC. After six races, Wailea leads Garth Riley’s Adams 10 Sirius and Artemis on PHS. On ORC it is Artemis from Wailea and Stormaway. On IRC, Stormaway and Wailea are currently on equal points.

Many thanks to all the race management volunteers for some great racing today and to Marg Fraser-Martin for the outstanding photos.

To view that latest results in the Sydney Harbour Sprint Series, visit https://mhyc.com.au/sailing/regattas-championships/sydney-harbour-sprint-series

The next racing day is Saturday 2nd December 2023.


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Race 2 of the Sydney Harbour Women's Keelboat Series

Race two of the Sydney Harbour Women's Keelboat Series 2022/2023 was completed on Sunday hosted by CYCA.

Fourteen boats raced in 10-15kt easterlies, starting off Point Piper and racing up to Cannae Point (Division 1) or Lady Bay (Division 2) before a run under

kites back around Shark Island.

Katie O’Mara steered Georgia Express to the Division 1 win after achieving a second over the line behind Khaleesi (Liz Charles), winning on handicap ahead of Rumba (Stephanie Cook). It Happens (Bridget Canham) and Mondo (Lisa Callaghan) shared third place after finishing level on corrected time.

Wilde Rush and Speedwell both raced with full-female crews, finishing seventh and eighth respectively in Division 1.

Georgia Express now leads the overall pointscore in Division 1, ahead of Agrovation (Marike Koppenol) and It Happens.

Catherine Thornton-Rofe skippered Kaotic (MYC) to victory in Division 2 followed by Coco (Jenny Farrell) in second place and Okavango Delta (Lyn Humphries) in third.

Race 3 will be hosted by Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron on Sunday 20 November, with the final three races hosted by RANSA, Middle Harbour Yacht Club and Manly Yacht Club.

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Many thanks to Marg Fraser-Martin for the fabulous photos. For more click here

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Vale - John Rourke

John Rourke, a Member of MHYC for 50 years and father of past Sailing Manager Brendan Rourke, sadly passed away late on Sunday evening.

His funeral will be held this Friday 4 August at 10am at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium at 10am. Club members are welcome to attend.

Brendan wrote, “I found his old MHYC Tie which he will be wearing, he always loved his sailing and even as of Friday would say he would love to be out there on the sea.”

Our condolences to the Rourke family.

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Combined Club Race 2



There was good representation on the podium from MHYC for race 2 of the Combined Clubs Series run by RPEYC over the weekend.

From the 45 boats that competed over 4 divisions, in Division 1 Rob Aldis came first place  in IRC, second in ORC Club and third place in PHS on Khaleesi with Nine Dragons (Bob Cox) coming third in IRC.

In Division Jack Stening and Colin Gunn came second in IRC on Stormaway and Wailea (Neil Padden) fourth.

In Division 3 Marc Tromp got the gun on Waterborne Again with a first spot in both PHS and IRC Club and  John Crawford taking second spot in ORC Club and  third in PHS on Innamincka. Escape ( Dean Dransfield) received a third place in ORC Club.

Photos curtesy Marg Fraser-Martin

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