Hamilton Island Wrap Up
What do your Manly Sailing instructors get up to in winter? …. They go NORTH, sailing up the coast and racing in the 36th edition of Hamilton Island Race week
Onur boarded Rumba – a Northshore 370 from MYHC – for a 1,120 NM passage from Sydney to Hamilton Island in 17 days. One of the best adventures of his life despite having to deal with rigging damage and 4 days without any instruments.
James took up the same passage on board Savannah Girl – a Swan 46 from MYC and left Sydney with a light breeze out of the south west affording speeds of 7-9 knots under sail and ended at the end of Hamilton Island Race week with a 5th place division finish. Flying a top-down furled spinnaker on a historic swan was an experience for the ages where we saw 10.3 knots boat speed downwind!!
Xavier joined the crew of mighty Corum – a Mumm36 from MYC – and another 200 plus boats and over 2000 sailors enjoying sporty, bumpy, and glamourous conditions in Hamilton Island. Over a week of on shore and on water actions, and intense racing around the beautiful Whitsundays islands, he tested his skills and experience on the foredeck of this light racing yacht.
A fantastic experience for all. Can’t wait for next year.