Passage Race for Australian Yachting Championships competitors
On Day 2 of the Australian Yachting Championships 2020, organisers from the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania (RYCT) are sending the 32 yachts across all three divisions on a Passage Race starting at 10.30am.
Division A yachts will do a 50 nautical mile course to the Isle of Caves, passing Betsey Island, after starting off RYCT on the River Derwent, where they will also finish.
Divisions B and C are heading off on a 36 nautical mile course from the start near RYCT to a laid mark and then on to Clifton Beach before returning to the finish line.
Weather models are showing a possible northerly for the start, before the wind goes around to the south-west when up to 35 knots is on the cards, which will give competitors a real workout.
Following racing, competitors will enjoy the hospitality of the RYCT, with a meal and music laid on.
Competitors return to windward/leeward races for tomorrow’s final day of the Australian Yachting Championships 2020.
Australian Sailing thanks its regatta partners: Tasmanian Government through Events Tasmania, and North Sails (Official sailmaker for the 2020 Australian Yachting Championships).To follow the Australian Yachting Championships, please visit: www.yachtingchamps.org.au
By Di Pearson/Australian Yachting Championships