Georgia Racing


How it will look

Friday, September 11, 2009

Graphics and colours for the new IRC 52 Read more

Flying Whales!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wildlife was on display at Hamilton Island Race Week 2009 Photo courtesy of Anna and Bob Mulkearns, North South Yachting, Sydney Read more

Top secret weapon...

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

The secret of Georgia's hoists lies in a pair of orange gardening gloves. Shhh don't tell anyone... Photo courtesy of Tom Blampied Read more

Seahorse Reports on the new 52

Monday, September 07, 2009

By Ivor Wilkins Seahorse International Sailing Magazine - Issue 356 - October 2009 Breeze Magazine - Issue 167 - September/October 2009 Following the southern summer launch of two new generation TP52s - one for Emirates Team New Zealand and a new Artemis - and the slightly later launch of the new Beau Geste, Cookson Boats is nearing completion of a new IRC 52-footer.  The new boat is for Jim Farmer, who has spearheaded a line of race yachts in NewZealand and, certainly in recent times, has been the most active racing boat owner and builder on the local scene. The Read more

Maiden race delivers promise for future

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Thanks to a hearty South-Wester and excellent preparation work on behalf of its crew, Georgia Racing enjoyed dream conditions in its maiden race, the 119nm HSBC Premier Coastal Classic between Auckland and Russell, on Friday 23 October 2009. Just two weeks after its launch, and with sailing systems still being perfected a nd the crew getting used to the boat, Georgia was the third to finish in a fleet of over 180 keelers and 20 multihulls. Four of a possible seven records were broken this year; the winner was the 30m supermaxi Alfa Romeo, finishing in 6 hours and 43 Read more

Georgia One fifth in IRC at Hamilton Island

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

The 2009 Hamilton Island Regatta delivered mixed success only for Georgia One, the Farr 43 first bought as an IMS cruiser-racer in 1995 and converted to IRC with a new rig and keel in 2007.  Much had been hoped for the 2007 New Zealand IRC champion and 2009 runner up.  However, unprecedented extremely light winds throughout the whole regatta proved not to her liking, and, despite flashes of brilliance (including one win and two thirds) and excellent consistent crew work, the outcome was a mild disappointment. Nevertheless, as with all Hamilton Island regattas, the competition was intense, the social events Read more