With trophies presented on Saturday evening at the Cercle Nautique Calédonien Yacht Club, the CYCA will now take feedback on the reintroduction of the PONANT Sydney Noumea race and decide whether to make it a permanent feature of its racing calendar, and the regularity.
Five RPAYC boats competed in the 22 boat fleet with podium places in IRC Division 2 & 3 as well as PHS.
A few owners are leaving their boats in New Caledonia to cruise the local waters before heading west to the Whitsundays for the Queensland winter regattas. Meanwhile Five of the PONANT Sydney Noumea entries - Patrice, Dare Devil, Komatsu Azzurro, Sticky and Wings – will bravely line up for part two of their Coral Sea adventure when they join some of the Auckland Noumea fleet and the local race fleet for the sixth edition of the Groupama Race around the French island of New Caledonia.
Notable Results were:
* Wings, Ian Edwards: PHS - 2nd & IRC Div 2 - 2nd
* King Billy, Phil Bennett: IRC Div 3 - 1st
* Sticky, Richard Harris: IRC Div 3 - 2nd