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Both divisions of the 2018 CYCA Great
Veterans Race held on 28 April were won
by yachts whose classic lines came from
the drawing boards of legendary Australian
Fare Thee Well (Clive Gregory), which
registered an emphatic win in Division 1,
was an early Alan Payne design. First in
Division 2 was Anitra V (Philip Brown), a
famous Halvorsen sloop from the 1950s.
The two skippers shared the Windward
Trophy, which for 30 years has been
awarded to the winners of the Great
Veterans Race. The event is open to
Fifty seven boats contested the
Beyond Bank Regatta which was hosted
by Batemans Bay Sailing Club over
the weekend 28-29 April. Crews came
from Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and
everywhere in between.
Saturday was not the most pleasant
day with light winds in between the
showers that passed over the course and
a sloppy sea which made life difficult for
the committee boat crew at anchor in the
middle of the Bay.
Sunday was worth waiting for with
sunny conditions and a consistent 10-15
On the offshore course there were
strong fleets in the Lightweight Sharpie,
505 and Laser classes. The other boats
were grouped into divisions which raced
each other on yardsticks based on the
Correction. The article in March Afloat
“Ingate sets another age record in Prince
Philip Cup” incorrectly referenced an
earlier accomplishment by Gordon Ingate.
Ingate sailing Whimsical finished 4pts
clear of R Campbell on Pennyfarthing with
G Aldersea (Adios III) third. The event was
hosted by the Metung Yacht Club.
Beyond Bank Regatta
In the trailerable yachts BBSC’s very
own Alan Rees and Dave Gibson sailing
Tradewind won convincingly.
The big cats division was taken out by
the Hobie 16 In the Moment crewed by James
Rhodes and Noah Skewes. The small cats
division was actually a contest between
a cat and two trimarans, with the Hobie
14 catamaran Macboat sailed by sailmaker
Adrian Mills coming out ahead.
In the Hansa dinghies there was a
popular winner in Tish Ennis who was quick
to praise the sailors with disabilities who
competed in this class with some of the
boats being specifically modified.
Full results on the BBSC website
h Lachlan Brown
Classic Australian designs dominate
Great Veterans Race
Joint winners of the Windward Trophy,
Philip Brown (l) and Clive Gregory.
Div 1 – 1st Fare Thee Well (Clive Gregory);
2nd Suraya (Carl Sriber); 3rd Defiance (Nicole
Shrimpton). Div 2 – 1st Anitra V (Philip
Brown); 2nd Nike (Sam Hunt); 3rd Lahara
(Mike Warner). h
known performance of each type of
boat. The Hansa class raced on the more
sheltered waters between Snapper Island
and Corrigans Beach.
The Lightweight Sharpies featured a
close contest between Truck skippered
by Todd Curry which won on a countback
from Smoke (Michael Forster). There was
a more clearcut victory for Daniel Keys
and Daryl Roos sailing Intergalactic in the
505s. The Laser class was taken out by
Tasar legend Rick Longbottom, who sails
a Laser in his spare time.
The big dinghies division was won
by former Tasar world champion Rob
Douglass who had borrowed a Flying
Dutchman and linked up with James
Burman for this regatta. The small dinghies
division was won by Lachlan Brown sailing
his Spiral Dinghy Humbug.
any yacht that competed in the Sydney
to Hobart Race prior to 1975, or was
launched before 1975 and competed
This year, for the first time, it was
contested as a ‘stern chaser’ pursuit race,
the new format proving popular with the 19
yachts that took part. The large fleet was a
tribute to the efforts of the local offshore
community to reinvigorate the event as
the 75th anniversary of the Sydney-Hobart
Sailed in a variable SW breeze and
predominantly overcast conditions, the
race was strictly ‘no extras’ and tended
to favour the larger yachts. Among the
famous old Sydney-Hobart entrants to
take part this year were Fidelis, Stormy Petrel,
Love & War, Lahara, Struen Marie, Lolita, Mister
Christian, Mercedes III and Solveig.
The handicap starts provided an
exciting spectacle as less than 9mins
separated the entire fleet as they swept
across the finishing line off Clark Island.
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