The annual Sail Port Stephens Regatta put on a variety of conditions over the last week - from light to moderate breezes early on, storms over the weekend and the final being blown out due to winds of 30 knots and strengthening.
Over 100 yachts across the IRC, Super 12, Performance Racing and Performance cruising divisions enjoyed some great racing and the 14 MHYC yachts participating performed well.
In the Commodore’s Cup, sailed from Monday to Wednesday April 9-11, Macscap (Peter McClelland) was 2nd in EHC Division 3, Lumiere (Warwick Miller) was 3rd in EHC Division 1 and Mortgage Choice Rumba (Kerry Burke & Rod Carr) was 6th in EHC Division 2.
The full fleet arrived for the start of the Port Stephens Trophy series, including the NSW IRC Championships and Super 12 Championships, held from Friday to Sunday April 13-15.
Nine Dragons (Bob Cox) built a 5 point lead by Race 4 in the NSW IRC Championships to claim the trophy. Philosophers (Peter Sorensen) was 7th and Toy Box 2 (Ian Box) 8th.
In the Performance Cruising Division 1, Kayimai (Rob Aldis) finished 4th, one point ahead of Mortgage Choice Rumba (Kerry Burke & Rod Carr). In Division 2, Macscap (Peter McClelland) was 10th.
Little Nico (Sonja Walters) was 9th in the NSW Super 12s Championship.
Congratulations to the Nine Dragons crew especially, but well done to everyone and a safe trip back home!