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2014-2015 Australia Day Regatta - Travellers Trophy Heat 3

Heat 3 of the MG14 Touring Trophy was held on Australia Day at St George Sailing Club.

 

A nice SE breeze of 13-18kts provided great sailing for the 13 boat fleet. Sailing the traditional Australia Day "round the bay" course made for some interesting moments and some physically demanding long legs. 

 

Into The Mystic was the early leader opening up a 1 min lead heading into Yarra Bay before converging yacht wakes led to some nice nosedive action and a subsequent capsize. This allowed Xanadu, FInal Phase and Phoenix to be the first three boats around Yarra Bay. On the run down to Brighton the big mover was Gone Bernacus closing in on the leaders. WIth the long work back to the club remaining Xanadu held on to win from Gone Bernacus and Final Phase.

 

Handicap honours went to Gone Bernacus followed by Jet Stream and Xanadu.

 

The next heat of the Touring Trophy will be held at Toronto Amateur Sailing Club on the weekend of the 21st & 22nd March 2015