Georgia Racing


Georgia finishes fifth overall in IRC Grand Prix, Hamilton Island

Monday, August 29, 2011

After a fourth place in race nine – another Island race – GEORGIA's overall fifth place at that point of the regatta proved to be her final place when race 10 failed to get under away with a complete absence of wind. This was a major contrast with the racing through most of the regatta with winds typically above 20 knots and sometimes 30 knots.  The regatta was won by HOOLIGAN, with LOKI second, SHOGUN third and LIVING DOLL fourth.  Sixth place went to CALM with TERRA FIRMA (a Cookson 50) and the three hundred footers – WILD OATS, LOYAL Read more

Georgia in fifth with two days to go - improvement areas identified

Friday, August 26, 2011

After eight races, GEORGIA is lying in 5th place, one point ahead of CALM, a well-performed TP52 from Melbourne and 5 points behind LIVING DOLL, a Farr 55 and winner 2 years ago.  The regatta leader is HOOLIGAN, the former ETNZ AudiMedCup winner, which is 6 points clear of LOKI, a Reichel-Pugh 63 and last year's Hamilton Island winner.  HOOLIGAN looks likely to take out the Australian IRC Championship, which is run over 4 regattas, Hamilton Island being the last of them. After the last report on the web site earlier this week, there have been 4 races: a 27 Read more

Hamilton Island Synopsis - Days 1 & 2

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Nearly midway through Hamilton Island Race Week, Georgia is sitting in fourth spot in the IRC Grand Prix division, after consistent performances in three races and, hopefully, breathing space to drop its worst result so far, an eighth in the windward-leeward longhaul course of Saturday's Lindeman Island race. "At the top mark – which is a passage through two islands – we were in average shape, one or two boat lengths behind SHOGUN, a TP52 against which we have had lots of close races previously," recounts owner and skipper, Jim Farmer. "We had gone quite well on the beat but Read more

Chris Dickson and Harry Dodson join crew for Hamilton Island

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Georgia is in Mackay on the Northern Queensland Coast, gearing up for one of the team's favourite regattas: Hamilton Island Race Week. Last year the boat finished second in the Grand Prix IRC division, behind Australian IRC Champion Loki, and ahead of previous winners Wild Oats, and Living Doll. For this year the Grand Prix fleet will be no less impressive, and will be joined by Emirates Team New Zealand's former TP52, rechristened 'Hooligan', which won the Audi MedCup in both 2009 and 2010. Hooligan and Georgia are built from the same hull, but the boats are different in many Read more