Georgia Racing


Crew profile: Sabra Davies returns to the fold

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Thanks to an all clear from her surgeon, the Georgia crew is very pleased to welcome Sabra Davies back to the boat. At age eight she was mucking around on Lake Rotoiti, sailing her dinghy to a little island, and living the 'Swallows and Amazons' dream. In her teens, Sabra - who currently works as Administration Manager at Orakei Marina - took up surf life saving on the West Coast, but met her husband Bryan at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club in the early eighties and rediscovered sailing, crewing on a Farr 38 and competing in ladies racing on Pied Read more

Successful Round Kawau Race for Georgia One

Monday, February 14, 2011

After a number of false starts - George Hendy finally managed to bring Georgia One back from the Bay of Islands (See earlier story about Bay Week). The delay in delivery meant that - once again - Jim Farmer was able to avoid doing a delivery trip. Apparently though it wasn't all hard work.  The photo showing George proudly holding his catch attests to that. Two days later, the boat was taken up to Kawau for the annual Round Kawau race.  Tom brought 2 of his match racing mates who proved to be great value.  Chris Dickson also volunteered to Read more

Georgia on podium at Audi Australian IRC Championship Event - Sydney

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The second round of the Audi Australian IRC Championship Event for 2011 took place last weekend in Sydney.  Hosted by the Middle Harbour Yacht Club, the regatta took the form of 5 windward-leeward races over the weekend, 5 and 6 March.  GEORGIA (Botin and Carkeek 52) finished 3rd overall, behind HOOLIGAN (the former ETNZ TP 52 winner of the Audi Med Cup) and LOKI, the Reichel-Pugh 63, which beat us into second place at Hamilton Island last year.  Fourth was the well-performed TP 52, SHOGUN, who finished ahead of LIVING DOLL (Farr 55) and WILD OATS X (Reichel-Pugh 67). The Read more