Ideal racing conditions for Gascoigne Cup

On Saturday 6 November, 15 yachts competed in the third Short Ocean Pointscore of the 2021/22 season – the Gascoigne Cup.

The Short Ocean Pointscore is a 10-race series, spread over the 2021/22 summer sailing season, organised by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA), Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron (RSYS) and Middle Harbour Yacht Club (MHYC).

The 112th edition of the Gascoigne Cup, ran by RSYS, saw competitors complete a 14-nautical-mile course within the Manly circle. The 15-17 knots north-easterly winds were ideal for those stretching their legs following the NSW Covid-19 lockdown.

Robert Kelly’s R/P 52 Virago (CYCA) won overall on scratch in Division 1.

Tim Cox’s DK 43 Minerva (RSYS) and Walter Carpenter’s MBD 15.2 Samarkand (MHYC) tied for first in Division 1 on PHS, followed by Peter Williams’ XP44 Erica.
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Photo of Minerva by Ian Woodforth