Sails : Sails 25 April May 2014
RACE & REGATTA ROUND-UP 020A s usual, the winners were grinners at the Sydney Harbour regatta, while the rest did the congratulating; but all concurred it was another successful end to the summer/ autumn season and they look forward to celebrating the 10th anniversary edition of the Sydney Harbour Regatta next year, come March 2015. MHYC Commodore, John McCuaig, said: "It's a great regatta; the competitors really enjoy themselves, the racing is exciting and you have to be on your mettle the whole time, especially in some of the one-design classes like the Melges and Adams 10". "The Sydney Harbour Regatta is the only opportunity to pull people from all over the Harbour and interstate together in Sydney. We hope the 10th anniversary will prove popular and we get a big role up. It's a very positive experience and we're looking forward to continuing it." Competitors enjoyed another picture-perfect day on the Harbour, and although sea breezes were light, they were enough to propel the fleets in each of the 26 classes /divisions. Hamish Jarrett emphatically wrapped up the Yngling class, claiming five wins from six races and a second place with Miss Pibb. Triple Olympian Karyn Gojnich was his nearest rival. Sailing Evie to a win in Race 2, she finished eight points behind Jarrett. Mitch Miller repeated his performance of last year, dominating the Adams 10 class from Day 1. He finished nine points ahead of closest contender, Ben Nossiter and his Sirius, counting four wins from six races in his tally. Nossiter, who beat Miller by one place at the recent nationals, won the opening and penultimate races to round out his series. Despite some highbrow crew, Miller, from Neutral Bay, attributed his win to trimmer Pete 'Technics' Wilson. "We couldn't have done it without him," Miller stated. "We sailed in a shifty nor'easter, with the fleet favouring both sides of the course with various outcomes, and as always in the Adams 10, racing was exceptionally close," Miller said. Local Middle Harbour sailor, Rob Reynolds kept his winning momentum from day one going on to claim victory on the windward/ leeward courses in the Premier IRC Division 1 class with Exile. Reynolds recently installed a new, shorter mast and square top main on his yacht and it paid dividends racing in the light airs off Sydney Heads on the Sunday.
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