by Media RPAYC
(Editor’s note – A personal thanks to Simon Grosser and the rest of the team on Young at Heart. A great little boat and an even better group of mates)
The Selden for Sailing Lion Island Series 2023 concluded today in a light to moderate westerly on Pittwater.
This year’s event saw 74 yachts compete in the 4 race series. With the popularity of the Autumn event 5 divisions were introduced with ORC & PHS scoring options.
The conditions saw divisions 1, 2 and 3 head across Broken Bay to round Lion Island with a pod of 40 or so dolphins greeting yachts as they popped their heads to see the sea of coloured spinnakers fill the bay. Divisions 4 and 5 rounded the laid West Head mark.
Reaching the finish line was testing for crews with the breeze dropping in Pittwater, nothing new to those who sail regularly here.
Standing room only back at the clubhouse for the race 4 and Series presentation.
New to this year’s event was the introduction of two Perpetual Trophies awarded to the winning yachts in each division on PHS and ORC. Winners will have their names engraved onto the respective trophy.
Jan Scholten from Selden and Contender Sailcloth said “The Lion Island Series has been a great event, to see over 70 Yachts from across multiple clubs racing on Pittwater has been fantastic, as the Series Sponsor for 2023 we can’t wait to be back in 2024 for the Selden for Sailing Lion Island Series”
For full Series Results – click here