Wednesday, January 14, 2015

J/70 Sydney Sportboat Regatta

J/70s sailing Sydney Harbour, Australia (Sydney, Australia)- The Australian Sports Boat Association recently hosted their Nationals in Sydney.  For the growing local fleet of J/70s, it was one of their first opportunities to get everyone together and have a rockin’ great time sailing around the cans and test out their newfound steeds.

The six boat fleet had a bit of a “schooling” by local hotshot Ray Entwistle aboard the mighty JEDI.  After collecting a number of firsts, they took the top spot on the podium with 9 pts net.  However, the balance of the teams were learning quickly.  Most notably, Ray Carless on JUNIOR not only notched a win but managed to snag a number of seconds to take second overall for the regatta.  Third was Stephen Brady sailing Y-KNOT.

Next week we anticipate a full-on report from some of the participants in the regatta.  Stay tuned!   Sailing photo credits-   For more ASBA Nationals sailing information