Leaders emerge at Sail Paradise

The second day of the 11th Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta was raced today, offshore from Broadbeach from the Southport Yacht Club.

Over thirty yachts are taking part in the regatta this year, which includes the IRC Gold Coast Championship, where the champions will be the most consistently highly ranked yachts in their divisions and classes over a maximum of eight races.

Local Gold Coast boat, Desperado skippered by Graham Sherring has clocked up a perfect scorecard so far in the IRC Gold Coast Championship with four wins from four races, continuing their record from day one in the two races sailed today. Black Diamond, the RP42 had two second places to finish the day on second overall, with David Rose’s Kerisma the Kerr 37 finishing 4th in race 3 and 3rd in race 4 to move into third overall after day two.

In PHS Division A, Graham Sherring’s Desperado holds a firm grasp on the lead after a first and a fourth today to lead from David Chadkirk’s German Friers designed Cyclone. In third place overall is Impulse X owned by Andy Lamont who placed twelfth and first today to jump onto the podium.

In PHS Division B, Karlovic’s Rumba continues to lead for day two, after a first in race 3 and a third in race 4. Ball’s Bad Influence is in second place and Chris Larsen’s Wild Spirit is still in third, a replica of overall positions from day one.

Cruising Non-Spinnaker Division leaders are the team from Pole Dancer, the Catalina owned by Carlos Selby and second overall is Too Impetuous. The first multihull continues to be the Privilege 48’ Catamaran Plan B owned by Grant Scurrah.

First in the trailable division is Kamikaze owned by Ben Noonan after a fourth and a first today, second is Wild Goats owned by Ross Manning following a sixth and a second today and third is RTL owned by Neil Rowsthorn following a fifth and a third today. All three of these boats are in the Skud 18 class and part of the Southport Yacht Club’s disabled sailing program.

Full results can be found here

– Nic Douglass

M.O.S.S Australia
Race Yachts
JPK 11.80 July 2024
Jeanneau JY55
M.O.S.S Australia