First Entries in for the new Two-Handed Division of the RPAYC Lion Island Series

RPAYC are excited to announce that the Lion Island Series running over four consecutive Saturday afternoons throughout May (8th – 29th May 2021) now includes a Two-Handed Division.

Two-handed racing can be challenging, with maneuvers taking time and needing to be planned well in advance, so the course format including long legs out to Lion Island and back are perfectly suited to those wishing to try Two-handed racing for the first time or for those wanting to perfect their skills. Conducted within the relatively protected waters of Pittwater and Broken Bay, races are AS Special Regulations Category 7. The Two-Handed Division which starts 10 minutes before the other classes, at 1150hrs, will have time to prepare, start and clear the line before it gets busy from 1200hrs with the rest of the fleets going into sequence.

The first two-handed entry was ‘Solutions’, owner Stephen Dadour with his Dehler 41. Solutions being such a great name to match the challenges of sailing short-handed as that is exactly what a lot of time is spent doing; finding the solutions to sailing a powerful yacht quickly with just two people. Stephen has been looking for every opportunity to get out racing and honing his two-handed skills so is really looking forward to seeing a good fleet out for the Lion Island Two-Handed Series after the challenge of spending much of the summer racing against fully crewed boats in the RPAYC Short Offshore Series.

To enter online click HERE,  or contact the RPAYC Sailing Office for more information on sailing@rpayc.com.au or 9998 3700. 

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