White Bay 6 Azzurro ready to race

Multiple race winner White Bay 6 Azzurro (2015 and 2017) is ready to race in the CYCA’s 2021 Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race.

A large cross-section of yachts will tackle the challenging mid-winter coastal passage that marks the start of another Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore.

Recent IRC overall winners taking part include Bruce Taylor’s Caprice 40 Chutzpah (2018) from Victoria, Shane Kearns’ S&S 34 White Bay 6 Azzurro (2015 and 2017) and Matt Allen’s Botin 52 Ichi Ban (2016)…

Due to the absence of the supermaxis, the Oatley family’s RP66 Wild Oats X will challenge Moneypenny for line honours.

Like many in the racing scene, skipper Mark Richards and the core Oats crew are keen for an offshore blast after what will be 17 months of limited competition, due to the pandemic.

CYCA Commodore Noel Cornish AM said: “After its unfortunate cancellation last year, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia was delighted to open entries for the 2021 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, one of the most significant offshore challenges in Australia.

“The annual Category 2 race has a long and proud history and always attracts a great fleet. The Club is excited to see over 50 crews already entered and expects many more New South Wales and interstate entries in the coming months.”

The CYCA enjoys the support of Southport Yacht Club and the Gold Coast’s premier sports club looks forward to welcoming the 2021 fleet.


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