3 - 7 February 2013
The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron hosts one of Australia's most prestigious match racing events, the Hardy Cup, as an Under 25 ISAF Grade 3 International event. The Hardy Cup was donated by Sir James Hardy (Event Patron), the America's Cup, World Champion and Olympic Yachtsman, and prominent RSYS member to promote the match racing helming skills and tactical skills of young sailors.
The racing for the Hardy Cup will be held on the magnificent Sydney Harbour set with the backdrop of the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron is in an excellent position to provide immediate access to the Harbour and racing areas. Further to this fantastic location, RSYS intends to provide a Race Management and Umpire team of the highest order to give each team the best possible match racing conditions.
The event, sailed in the Club's fleet of Elliot 6 yachts, has received entries from across Australia and around the world. These include Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden and USA.
1st Place – David Gilmour RFBYC
2nd Place – Josh Junior RPNYC
3rd Place – Jay Griffin CYCA
2011 – William Tiller RNZYS
2010 – Evan Walker CYCA
2009 – Adrian Short RNZYS
2008 – Evan Walker CYCA
2007 – Adam Minoprio RNZYS, NZL
2006 – Michael Dunstan RSYS
2005 – Michael Dunstan RSYS
2004 – Laurie Jury RNZYS NZL
2003 – not contested
2002 – Michael Dunstan RSYS
2001 – M. Campbell-James RYA, GBR