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Passage Race for Australian Yachting Championships competitors

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Bruce Taylor's Chutzpah on the chase on Day 1 - Image by Beau Outteridge
Passage Race for Australian Yachting Championships competitors_0
Bruce Taylor's Chutzpah on the chase on Day 1 - Image by Beau Outteridge

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

  • Posted by: viking
  • Date: 04 Jan 2020
  • Category: Sail
  • Region: Australia
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