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Qoin Sail Paradise 2023 at Southport Yacht Club - Day 2

by Southport Yacht Club 3 Jan 11:58 GMT 2-6 January 2023
Qoin Sail Paradise 2023 - Day 2 © Southport Yacht Club

Day 1 of the series was a great success! Day 2 was looking good with 8-knot winds and 1 metre swell which made for much smoother racing under the clear blue skies.

The fleet of 40-plus racing yachts did find it difficult as the winds died down in the afternoon which meant that racing was cut slightly short for the day with the IRC and ORC divisions completing three races but the Multihull and Cruising Divisions only getting one passage race.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, being a Lay Day (rest day for skippers and crew), is a chance for the competitors to explore and experience the beautiful Gold Coast, and to relax for a day and be prepared for the last two days of racing.

Beautiful conditions for "Sailing In Paradise"

  • Breeze for Race 1 was 6-8 knots
  • Plenty of action with Skippers and Crew shouting on the Start Line
  • Winner of Race 1 Short Marine Black Diamond even though they were called back for starting too early
  • 1st Race was a 2 lap windward leeward
  • Race 2 was a Race to Surfers Paradise and out to sea returning to Surfers Paradise and finishing off Main with over 40 Yachts giving a show to Gold Coasters with their Spinnakers flying high for all to see!!

A round of applause to all sailors, skippers and crew. Congratulations to all Day 2 winners:

IRC Division

IRC - Get it On - Garry Holt
ORCc - Get it On - Garry Holt

PHS Division 1

PHS - Impulse X - Rick Billson
ORCc - Arctic Blonde - Peter Cook

PHS Division 2

PHS - Sunshine Jack - Jessi Jackson John Brand
ORCc - Cool Change - Colin Metcher

Cruising Division

PHS - Bumblebee 4 - Graham Eaton


PHS - Coconuts - Robert Engwirda
OMR - Coconuts - Robert Engwirda

Detailed results can be found here

More information at Facebook page and official website.

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