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Strong Winds dominate 17th Mega Multihull Regatta
18th Apr 2012

The competitors in the Multihull Central Mega Multihull Regatta enjoyed strong to moderate winds on the flat waters of Botany Bay held over the Easter long weekend.

The competitors in the Multihull Central Mega Multihull Regatta enjoyed strong to moderate winds on the flat waters of Botany Bay held over the Easter long weekend, as hosted by Kurnell Catamaran Club for the 17th year.

Gusts reached up to 33 knots in race one on Saturday morning as a southerly front moved through the fleet, however the strong conditions didn’t dampen the spirits of racers as these big cats and tris stretched their legs and enjoyed some fast racing in testing winds.

A Corsair Dash 750 trimaran was first across the line in each race as this pocket cruiser often reached speeds in excess of 20 knots to the exhilaration of her crew and onlookers, while it was the vintage designs that had success with the corrected times as a Seawind 24 “Drift Wood” skippered by Joseph Dagher took out the overall 1st position.

A Seawind 1160 “Manyana” skippered by Tony Wainwright won the Racing Division, a Simpson 11.6 catamaran “Dellajoy” skippered by Warwick Rasdall took out the Cruising Division, while a GBE Sportdeck “What A Corka” skippered by Greg Bridges took out the Invitation Race on Good Friday.

80 crew members from 13 boats danced to 80’s tunes by live entertainment “The Truffle-Pigs” on Saturday night at the Kurnell Catamaran Club who hosted the event, with the presentation night on Sunday evening where prizes were awarded.

Kurnell Catamaran Club plan to host races each month for larger multihulls as part of their cruising division.  For more information and full race results, visit www.kcc.asn.au

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