Monday 7 JanuaryBy Damian Devine
With the 2013 Pittwater & Coffs Harbour Regatta now over for another year, all in all, it was a very successful regatta for competitors and the host club, The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club with brilliant weather, favourable winds, good camaraderie and some great sailing. With a welcomed downwind race in the 2013 Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour yacht race, it offered up a new line honours winner in Wedgetail and a triple handicap winner with Syd Fischer’s TP52 Ragamuffin (IRC, ORCi and PHS). There were also new winners in the overall regatta in IRC and PHS with Just a Dash and Storage King Wallop respectively. Peter Hewson, skipper of Storage King Wallop was also crowned the Australian PHS Champion.
Sunday 6 January By Damian Devine Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s Philip Dash’s Beneteau First 40 Just a Dash has won the IRC division in the 2013 Club Marine Pittwater & Coffs Harbour Regatta one point ahead of Daryl Hodgkinson’s Beneteau 45 Victoire as the regatta drew to a close today in Coffs Harbour.
Saturday 5 JanuaryBy Damian Devine
Daryl Hodgkinson’s Beneteau 45 Victoire took the IRC boat of the day honours to storm into IRC contention on day one of the two days of racing in Coffs Harbour as part of the 2013 Club Marine Pittwater & Coffs Harbour Regatta.
Friday 5 January 2013 By Damian Devine
Syd Fischer’s TP52 Ragamuffin, whilst taking another second in two weeks on line honours, has taken out an incredible feat by winning the triple handicap crown in all divisions on offer; IRC, ORCi and PHS in the 2013 Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs race hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. In doing so, Ragamuffin has become the first boat to accomplish the achievement in the 32 year history of the race.
Thursday 3 January 2013By Damian Devine
Steven Proud’s Kernan 44 Swish beat David Forbes Kaiko 52 Merlin by the smallest of margins (10 seconds) in a nail biting, swell for swell finish for the final place on the line honours podium in the 2013 Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs race.
Thursday 3 Jan 2013 By Damian Devine Bill Wild’s Queensland RP55 Wedgetail has crossed the finish line at 8:53am this morning to take line honours in the 2013 Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour yacht race in a time of 19hrs 53 min 3 secs, three and a half minutes in front of the TP52 Ragamuffin, in one of the closest finishes in the Coffs race. This was the second fastest time in the history of the race, an hour and a half outside the race record.
Thursday3 January 2013By Damian Devine
Syd Fischer’s TP52 Ragamuffin continued to battle it out in a neck and neck tussle overnight with Bill Wild’s RP55 Wedgetail. As they near Nambucca heads this morning for the 6am sked they led by 1.5 nautical miles with only 20 miles of the 226 mile Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs to go.
Wednesday 2 January 2013 7pm
By Damian Devine
Syd Fischer’s TP52 Ragamuffin leads Bill Wild’s RP55 Wedgetail by a nautical mile having covered 75 of the 226 mile race as at the first sked reported at 1800hrs this evening in the Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs race. Sailing in better pressure than expected, the fleet has now spread over a 35 mile window from Port Stephens to just north of Norah Head.
Wednesday 2 JanuaryBy Lisa Ratcliff
It was a bumpy exit from Broken Bay for this afternoon’s start of the Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs yacht race as 34 ocean going boats ranging in size from 55 to 34 feet charged off the line under Barrenjoey Headland, Ragamuffin and Wedgetail leading the pursuing pack.
Wednesday 2 January 2013By Lisa Ratcliff
Bureau of Meteorology regional director Barry Hanstrum has recommended Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs yacht race crews “make hay while the sun shines” this afternoon, when the best conditions are likely.
Tuesday 1 January 2013
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The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
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The Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race and the associated five race Regatta has developed into one of the most popular of all ocean-racing events in Australia. This race offers competitors a strategic challenge as they race past unsurpassed scenic coastlines, prior to arriving in one of Australia's most popular coastal cities.
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