Offshore Yachting : December January 2009
and Georgia eighth on corrected time. In the AMS division, Chutzpah won from I (Andrew Munro) and Wild Side. Shogun, Georgia, Chutzpah, Wild Side, INSX and Goldfinger are among Reichel/Pugh-designed ILC40 Chutzpah. the strong Victorian contingent that have lodged applications to enter the 64th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Launched late last year, Chutzpah placed fourth IRC overall and first in IRC Division C in last year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart in a most impressive debut and must be ranked a strong contender for a podium finish this year. The Stanley race was sailed in 15-18 knot south-easterly winds, giving the fleet of 32 finishers a beat to windward all the way across Bass Strait. – Peter Campbell Kiernan’s Sanyo Maris cleans up Gosford Lord Howe Island race Line honours winner Shogun. Chutzpahand Shogun star in Bass Strait qualifying race Two Victorian yachts may have what it takes to be the first Victorians in over a decade to claim an overall win in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2008 Sydney Hobart for the first time since 1996. In a dramatic early hours finish to the 152 nautical mile race Shogun, J Geelong yachtsman Rob Hanna’s recently acquired Cookson 50 (ex Living Doll), overtook John Williams and Graeme Ainley’s Farr 53 Georgia to snatch line honours by just five seconds. Georgia had led by up to three miles as the fleet sailed south across Bass Strait following the pre-dawn start from Queenscliff, just inside The Rip at the entrance to Port Phillip. Shogun steadily overhauled Georgia as the south-easterly breeze freshened on Saturday evening to snatch victory on the line off Stanley’s breakwater. However, smaller boats dominated the IRC and AMS results, with Bruce Taylor’s Reichel/Pugh-designed ILC40 Chutzpah winning both handicap divisions. Chutzpah sailed an excellent tactical race to finish close astern of the bigger boats and win the IRC division from Martin Vaughan’s Wild Side and Ian Murray’s Cinquante and Robert Sill’s INSX. Shogun placed seventh M oderate northerly breezes along the length of the Tasman Sea ensured the 35th Gosford to Lord Howe Island race was fought on a relatively calm 414 nautical mile race course. offshore | 97 udging by the strong performances of Shogun and Chutzpah in the Melbourne to Stanley race across Bass Strait in early November, a Victorian yacht may be in contention for an overall win in this year’s While the modern maxis battled for line honours, vintage classic Sanyo Marisscored an historic win at the Gosford Lord Howe Island Race 2008 on IRC handicap Sanyo Maris scored an historic IRC win in the Gosford Lord Howe Island race.
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