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CYCA Trophy–Passage Series - Impressive winners
Black Jack – took line honours both days - 2015 CYCA Trophy–Passage Series© Andrea Francolini

CYCA Trophy

2015 CYCA Trophy–Passage Series – Matt Allen (Ichi Ban) and Howard Piggott (Flying Cloud) came into the final day of the CYCA Trophy–Passage Series as the leaders of Division one and two respectively, following their wins yesterday, and repeated their performances in Race two to claim their Trophy wins in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia series held ahead of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

Allen sailed his TP52 to a second win, this time over Concubine, the brand new Mills 45 owned by South Australian Jason Ward, which took second place today to finish second overall ahead of Tasmanian TP52 Cougar II, owned by Anthony Lyall.

Yachting Australia president and past CYCA commodore, Allen said it was special to win the British Trophy, a historic piece of silverware presented it to the CYCA as the perpetual trophy for a new annual regatta dating back to 1967, and originally introduced as the Southern Cross Cup.

“Obviously we are very happy to win this trophy,” Allen said.

“We sailed in a slowly building north-easterly. It was quite nice conditions actually. Upwind on starboard tack we were surfing upwind in a groundswell. On port tack it was quite different, more into the swell and chop, so you had to sail the boat quite differently,” said Allen, whose TP52 took off after Black Jack, the line honours winner for the second day running, leaving the rest of the fleet in its wake.

Allen said they enjoyed the triangle course, which started off Shark Island and finished in Watsons Bay, set by Principal Race Officer Denis Thompson. He said they particularly surfing downhill on starboard gybe.

“I think everyone enjoyed today more that yesterday. The seaway was better and everyone had their chances,” said Allen who is no nearer to deciding which of his two boats to take to Hobart.

“I have confidence in both my boats and my crew. This boat has the ability to sail at good height, has a high-tech mast and excellent sails. We learnt a lot about it sailing at Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island in August, but we learnt more sailing in the rougher conditions off Sydney in the last two days,” he conceded.

Ichi Ban also won ORCi overall from Black Sheep and Cougar II, while the PHS spoils were claimed by Cougar II, with Concubine second overall with Steven Proud’s Kernan 44, Swish, rounding out the top three.

Howard Piggott was equally thrilled to win two out of two races in Division two with his Beneteau First 40, particularly as he has not been a regular competitor for a while and sailed against the tough competition, including defending Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race champion, Wild Rose, the Farr 43 owned by Roger Hickman, which finished fourth overall.

In fact it was Derek and Martin Sheppard’s Beneteau 45 Black Sheep rolled in over the top of last year’s Sydney Hobart second place getter, Chutzpah today, the Caprice 40 owned by Victorian Bruce Taylor, who could not hold on to second place when she finished fourth today to claim the third place on the podium.

CYCA Trophy–Passage Series - Impressive winners

Flying Cloud also won two from two – 2015 CYCA Trophy–Passage Series© Andrea Francolini

Allen said they enjoyed the triangle course, which started off Shark Island and finished in Watsons Bay, set by Principal Race Officer Denis Thompson. He said they particularly surfing downhill on starboard gybe.

“I think everyone enjoyed today more that yesterday. The seaway was better and everyone had their chances,” said Allen who is no nearer to deciding which of his two boats to take to Hobart.

“I have confidence in both my boats and my crew. This boat has the ability to sail at good height, has a high-tech mast and excellent sails. We learnt a lot about it sailing at Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island in August, but we learnt more sailing in the rougher conditions off Sydney in the last two days,” he conceded.

Ichi Ban also won ORCi overall from Black Sheep and Cougar II, while the PHS spoils were claimed by Cougar II, with Concubine second overall with Steven Proud’s Kernan 44, Swish, rounding out the top three.

Howard Piggott was equally thrilled to win two out of two races in Division two with his Beneteau First 40, particularly as he has not been a regular competitor for a while and sailed against the tough competition, including defending Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race champion, Wild Rose, the Farr 43 owned by Roger Hickman, which finished fourth overall.

In fact it was Derek and Martin Sheppard’s Beneteau 45 Black Sheep rolled in over the top of last year’s Sydney Hobart second place getter, Chutzpah today, the Caprice 40 owned by Victorian Bruce Taylor, who could not hold on to second place when she finished fourth today to claim the third place on the podium.

Results:

Division 1 IRCDIV1 results Start : 11:00

Place Sail No Boat Name Skipper Fin Tim Elapsd AHC Cor’d T Score
1 AUS001 ICHI BAN Matthew Allen 13:25:04 02:25:04 1.404 03:23:40 1.0
2 YC45 CONCUBINE Jason Ward 13:44:53 02:44:53 1.298 03:34:01 2.0
3 52152 KOA Andrew Kearnan 13:39:37 02:39:37 1.351 03:35:38 3.0
4 5200 COUGAR 11 Anthony Lyall 13:38:44 02:38:44 1.362 03:36:12 4.0
5 226 SWISH Steven Proud 13:54:49 02:54:49 1.250 03:38:31 5.0
6 421 THE GOAT Sebastian Bohm Bruce 13:53:51 02:53:51 1.264 03:39:45 6.0
7 AUS47 INDIAN Craig Carter 13:45:05 02:45:05 1.334 03:40:13 7.0
8 52570 BLACK JACK Peter Harburg 13:10:06 02:10:06 1.742 03:46:38 8.0
DNC 360 PATRICE Tony Kirby 1.285 11.0
DNC 7771 BALANCE Paul Clitheroe 1.364 11.0

IRCDIV2 results Start : 11:00

Place Sail No Boat Name Skipper Fin Tim Elapsd AHC Cor’d T Score
1 6808 FLYING CLOUD Howard Piggott 14:15:06 03:15:06 1.083 03:31:18 1.0
2 33345 BLACK SHEEP Derek Sheppard 14:12:47 03:12:47 1.111 03:34:11 2.0
3 4343 WILD ROSE Roger Hickman 14:26:38 03:26:38 1.048 03:36:33 3.0
4 R33 CHUTZPAH Bruce Taylor 14:03:35 03:03:35 1.192 03:38:50 4.0
5 248 WAX LYRICAL Les Goodridge 14:21:04 03:21:04 1.144 03:50:01 5.0
DNC 65007 ELENA NOVA Craig Neil 1.212 10.0
DNC AUS160 CRUSADER Jonathan Green 1.169 10.0
DNC M161 FRANTIC. G Furtado B Pozzey 1.147 10.0
DNC RF5095 DARE DEVIL Sibby Ilzhofer 1.228 10.0

ORCI results Start : Div1 11:00 Div2 11:00

Place Sail No Boat Name Skipper Fin Tim Elapsd AHC Cor’d T Score
1 AUS001 ICHI BAN Matthew Allen 13:25:04 02:25:04 1.4066 03:24:03 1.0
2 33345 BLACK SHEEP Derek Sheppard 14:12:47 03:12:47 1.0866 03:29:29 2.0
3 52152 KOA Andrew Kearnan 13:39:37 02:39:37 1.3392 03:33:46 3.0
4 5200 COUGAR 11 Anthony Lyall 13:38:44 02:38:44 1.3471 03:33:50 4.0
5 YC45 CONCUBINE Jason Ward 13:44:53 02:44:53 1.2974 03:33:55 5.0
6 4343 WILD ROSE Roger Hickman 14:26:38 03:26:38 1.0357 03:34:01 6.0
7 226 SWISH Steven Proud 13:54:49 02:54:49 1.2331 03:35:34 7.0
8 421 THE GOAT Sebastian Bohm Bruce 13:53:51 02:53:51 1.2524 03:37:44 8.0
9 AUS47 INDIAN Craig Carter 13:45:05 02:45:05 1.3320 03:39:54 9.0
10 R33 CHUTZPAH Bruce Taylor 14:03:35 03:03:35 1.1996 03:40:14 10.0
11 248 WAX LYRICAL Les Goodridge 14:21:04 03:21:04 1.1224 03:45:41 11.0
DNC 360 PATRICE Tony Kirby 1.2893 16.0
DNC 7771 BALANCE Paul Clitheroe 1.3489 16.0
DNC 65007 ELENA NOVA Craig Neil 1.1842 16.0
DNC M161 FRANTIC. G Furtado B Pozzey 1.1193 16.0

PHSTCF results Start : Div1 11:00 Div2 11:00

Place Sail No Boat Name Skipper Fin Tim Elapsd AHC Cor’d T Score
1 YC45 CONCUBINE Jason Ward 13:44:53 02:44:53 1.3040 03:35:00 1.0
2 226 SWISH Steven Proud 13:54:49 02:54:49 1.2441 03:37:29 2.0
3 5200 COUGAR 11 Anthony Lyall 13:38:44 02:38:44 1.3791 03:38:54 3.0
4 YC868 PEACH TEATS-VELOCITY Brian Carrick 15:05:11 04:05:11 0.8932 03:39:00 4.0
5 421 THE GOAT Sebastian Bohm Bruce 13:53:51 02:53:51 1.2625 03:39:29 5.0
6 248 WAX LYRICAL Les Goodridge 14:21:04 03:21:04 1.1013 03:41:26 6.0
DNC 65007 ELENA NOVA Craig Neil 1.1985 11.0
DNC A169 NAUTICAL CIRCLE Robin Shaw 1.0049 11.0
DNC AUS160 CRUSADER Jonathan Green 1.1510 11.0
DNC M161 FRANTIC. G Furtado B Pozzey 1.0621 11.0

by Di Pearson

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