Hardy Cup Match Racing Regatta

Hardy Cup 2021 (7-11 February 2021, Open WS Grade 3 Event)

This year Sir James Hardy and the RSYS Hardy Cup Organising Committee have decided to increase the inclusivity of the Hardy Cup Sydney International Match Racing Regatta and have made the competition an open event. By opening the event to teams of all ages and sailing backgrounds the organisers hope to help boost the skills of our youth sailors who have missed out on competitions this year due to COVID-19.

The Hardy Cup will maintain its usual format, offering teams up to four days of racing in Elliott 7s sports boats with a double round-robin and knock-out series. To uphold the youth focus of the Hardy Cup teams will be competing for two trophies: the Hardy Cup perpetual trophy will be awarded to the highest placed Youth team and the Hardy Shield will be awarded to the highest placed Open team.

If you are interested in competing at the Hardy Cup Sydney International Match Racing Regatta 2021 please use the form below to register your expression of interest. EOI’s close at 1700hrs on Friday 8 January 2021.

History of the Hardy Cup

Donated by Sir Jame Hardy (Event Patron), an America’s Cup winner, World Champion, Olympic yachtsman, and prominent RSYS member, the Hardy Cup is one of Australia’s most prestigious match racing events and is aimed at further developing the match racing and tactical skills of youth sailors.

Since its inception in 2001, the Hardy Cup has been hotly contested by under 25’s teams and has maintained a World Sailing Grade 3 international event status. The previous winner of the event include David Gilmour, Adam Minoprio and Michael Dunstan,

Racing for the event is held over four days on the magnificent Sydney Harbour with the backdrop of the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Further to this fantastic location, RSYS always provides a world-class Race Management and Umpire team to provide the best possible racing conditions.

The event is sailed in the Club’s fleet of Elliott 7s yachts and has previously received entries from across Australia and around the world, including Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden and USA.

Regatta Documents

Notice of Race – Click Here

NOR – Amendment #1 – Click Here

NOR – Amendment #2 – Click Here

NOR – Amendment #3 – Click Here

Sailing Instructions – Click Here

List of Skippers 2021 – Click Here

Hardy Cup 2021 Live Results – Click Here

Hardy Cup Facebook Page – Click Here

Previous Winners

2020 – Harry Price, CYCA (AUS)

2019 – Nick Egnot-Johnson, RNZYS (NZL)

2018 – Clare Costanzo, RPAYC (AUS)

2017 – Ashlen Rooklyn, DBSC (AUS)

2016 – William Dargaville, RPAYC (AUS)

2015 – Jay Griffin, CYCA (AUS)

2014 – Jordan Reece, RSYS (AUS)

2013 – David Chapman, RSYS (AUS)

2012 – David Gilmour, RFBYC (AUS)

2011 – William Tiller, RNZYS (NZL)

2010 – Evan Walker, CYCA (AUS)

2009 – Adrian Short, RNZYS (NZL)

2008 – Evan Walker, CYCA (AUS)

2007 – Adam Minoprio, RNZYS (NZL)

2006 – Michael Dunstan, RSYS (AUS)

2005 – Michael Dunstan, RSYS (AUS)

2004 – Laurie Jury, RNZYS (NZL)

2002 – Michael Dunstan, RSYS (AUS)

2001 – M. Campbell-James, RYA (GBR)

RSYS Hardy Cup Coordinator

Zac Quinlan, RSYS Keelboat Program Coordinator

E: zachary.quinlan@rsys.com.au

Ph: +61 2 9017 0154