Despite their hard work to maintain the lead they had held since the start of the San Diego Act, the team onboard Alinghi were unable to defend their advantage over match racing champion Phil Robertson and his crew. Read more
Winner of the Sydney Hobart in 1992, Robin became chairman of the Ocean Racing Club of Australia 1994, and also represented Australia at the Kenwood Cup.
After a promising start to the day's racing, the wind began to die a death, dropping rapidly as the afternoon progressed.
Only once before has the Class been witness to a double, back-to-back World Champion.
The breeze was around 10-15-knots but patchy, and the fleet had to battle hard, particularly on the tight reaches.
A year-long hibernation did nothing to diminish Paul and Michelle Boutchard’s sailing instincts, the husband and wife sailing their Mem to major wins in Hobart.
A tricky breeze with major wind shifts did nothing to deter Sydney Sailmakers and Geotherm from having their usual fight for the honours.
Team Oman Air turned the tables on Alinghi today, but the Swiss team still leads by five points and it’s still anyone’s game.
The final day promises to be a thriller, with Giogio leading, but sitting on equal points with Tavatuy and Caipirinha three points adrift of the pair.
Competitors and spectators onshore waited some time for the breeze to fill in, but none were left disappointed when it did.
A big increase in IRC certified yachts is mainly aimed at an increased profile at the Australian Sailing Championships coming up in January.
Clipper around the world winning skipper, Wendy Tuck, won two major awards, while the tireless Wilson brothers were recognised with the President’s Award.
The new inductees speak to the rich history of the sport in Australia, with Olympic, offshore and industry heroes amongst them.
The first days started off in light conditions, but during the last two days some nice breeze picked up with gusts up to 20 knots.
Midsummer Match Cup will be the first event that states that all teams must compete with at least two men and two women.
The timing is ideal for sailors who have completed the Sydney Hobart to compete in the Australian Yachting Championships and the Festival of Sails on their way home.