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A send and a half! Marcus Blackmore's Hooligan experiencing what looks like a Sydney to Auckland crossing of the Tasman during Act 4 of the Pallas Gold Cup at RPAYC, Saturday 18 May. Check out this exhilarating onboard footage from a downwind leg during racing – Hooligan clocked 24.7knts+ before the jumbo was submerged. It’s giving strong Sydney to Auckland 2025 vibes 🤔😃👍sydneytoauckland.com 🐦 early bird entries open!#TP52 #Hooligan #Pittwater #S2A #sydneytoauckland #earlybird TP52Aus Royal Akarana Yacht Club📸 credit Paul Montague ... See MoreSee Less
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⭐️🏆And last but by no means least - a HUGE congratulations to our final two Special Award recipients - Richard Hudson, Pretty Woman and Kirsty Hunter, Volunteer of the Year!⭐️🏆🏆Alan Rich Trophy - Awarded to the best performing Yacht Overall:1st Overall IRC Corinthian – 2023 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race2nd Overall IRC Corinthian – CYCA Bluewater Pointscore1st Overall Wild Rose (minimum 25% female crew) –CYCA Bluewater PointscoreRICHARD HUDSON – PRETTY WOMAN🏆 Volunteer of the Year - KIRSTY HUNTERKirsty has worked tirelessly putting together fantastic events and activities over the past two years. From Pirate and Disco themed presentations, special dining functions and a visit from the Phil Harmonia Cologne to FUNdraisers and promoting weekly social activities at the club, Kirsty has filled the RPAYC calendar with vibrant and popular activities.#leadingtheway #specialwards #volunteers #sportsmanship #Participation #letsgosailing ... See MoreSee Less
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🏆⭐️ Special Award Recipient - Club Yachtsperson of the Year 2023-24 - Alice Parker⭐️🏆Alice has enjoyed a stellar year in yachting. She is the Navigator of the maxi yacht URM, winning the CYCA Blue Water Pointscore Overall along with IRC Division 1. Winning 4 out of the 6 race series and second overall in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.As well as an incredible offshore season, Alice also enjoyed an exceptional season on the Australian TP52 circuit on Matador as Tactician. Matador dominated the 2024 TP52 Gold Cup and was crowned champions at Alice's home club, RPAYC.Congratulations Alice! 💪👏#leadingthewayh#specialwardsw#volunteerst#sportsmanshipn#Participationation letsgosailing ... See MoreSee Less
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🏆⭐️More Special Awardees 2023-24 ⭐️🏆 Congratulations Marc Depret - Intiy and Greg Jacobs - Sailability Liros.🏆Winner of the Charlie Barr Trophy - Awarded to the most improved boat in Division 3: GREG JACOBS - SAILABILITY LIROSGreg has joined the Saturday Summer Pointscore for the first time this year with his SKUD 18 Sailability Liros and quickly progressed to the front of the fleet.🏆 Trygve Halvorsen Trophy - Awarded for Offshore Achievement of the Year: MARC DEPRET - INTIYMarc Depret joined the inaugural 2023 Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race as the only two-handed entry. He not only very competitively raced to Auckland he then, after a short stopover in Auckland and a change of crew, sailed the boat home two-handed. A combined rhumbline distance of more than 2500nm in a 30ft boat.Marc has also been promoting and developing young two-handed sailors providing training and racing opportunities in his Beneteau Figaro 3, Intiy.Figaro3.Intiy #leadingtheway #specialwards #volunteers #sportsmanship #Participation #letsgosailing ... See MoreSee Less
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