Fast and Fresh in the Grant Thornton Short Haul Night Race — Cruising Yacht Club of Australia

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Fast and in the Thornton Short Night Race

fresh north easterly breeze 25 knots a fast around Sydney last evening, 8 November, the 12 in the Thornton Short Night Race; Crosshaven taking honours and winning on

“It was really enjoyable – we the night races and do more Haul races they didn’t with the Ocean pointscore Sean Rahilly, of Crosshaven said this Crosshaven won same race 2011 and finished in top three in other races in seasons.

Crosshaven Sean Rahilly Justin Pelly’s 36CR won Stormy Petrel Kevin O’Shea’s S S with Saltshaker, Franki’s Sydney CR third.

“We had tactically duel Saltshake r to the Bell mark around the Santè was in the – they catch us the downwind and then were able pass them

“They ( ran us on the run down the finish – taking gun by second,” Rahilly

“We had clean start the pin of the Stormy Petrel, had commenced the Committee end of line, crossed whole fleet after the After that, seemed to away from rest of fleet – didn’t really back – focussed on battle between Saltshaker and ,” he

Ian Guanaria’s 35 One No More still on of the overall series ten points of Stormy with Elusive Billingham and McGee’s Bavaraia Match) third, further two adrift.

Starting half hour prior the Cabbage Island Blue Pointscore race Rolex Sydney qualifier, at Principal Race Denis Thompson the fleet course two saw them up the to Junction mark, after start in Piper, before to round and Clark twice.


“It a good race with knots of north easterly that held for most the race, to 20 towards the of the The conditions suited the cruiser/racer boats they were their element,” Officer Denis said.

“The between Santè Crosshaven was – I know who going to to the first. The on LuLuBelle Lewis) were happy with conditions. They dinner in oven the way around race track we could it cooking they crossed finish line!”

Geoff and Player’s Beneteau 50 Silver finished second Santè (Rob Sue Segeart’s new Beneteau 46) following from their on PHS week. “It a little rugged out – it’s first time really sailed those conditions,” Player said.

knots was biggest gust saw. We two reefs the main a reef the self-tacking which kept boat balanced. kept in with most the fleet being a late to Scott (Geoff’s and tactician) a minor and bashed knee, which him limping the boat night.

“On the down towards finish, our speed was knots in knots of It was to sail such as breeze. We to be our strides, races into season,” Player

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“It was sensational race definitely our of weather,” Lewis of Belle said. Belle’s fifth sees them points behind in the series pointscore.

were surfing times in Harbour – waves (albeit ones) off Island on way to Island, but were sailing

“We experienced major gear on board the wine was rattling we didn’t any bottles), BBQ cover off and quiche Lorraine over done! had to off the on the up to Bell and the oven on after rounded Shark the second And the mascot, Wilson, nowhere to seen!” Lewis

“It was eerie night the Harbour the combination smoke, dusk city lights then on way home Middle Harbour got this of hot – like a hair in your

“ Stormy got a start and thought I’d let him this week I mucked up last around Manly I had tack away forced him tack away I owed a bottle rum for so rather pay the I let beat me!” concluded.

Stormy rounded out PHS Division in third with InCahoots and Roberta Beneteau Oceanis leading the series pointscore One More More and (Denis Doyle Lynne Smith).

The next Thornton Short Pointscore race the Sydney Pittwater passage for the th Paul Memorial Trophy, be conducted Saturday 23 followed by Pittwater to return passage on Sunday November.

By Crooks, CYCA

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