Georgia Racing


Georgia wins at Geelong!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Georgia's convincing victory at Geelong Race Week was signed off today with the boat's seventh podium finish, comprised of five wins, a fourth (which was dropped) and a second. The boat finished 13 points ahead of CALM, using the IRC rating system. Congratulations to all the crew. Read more

Georgia unassailable at Geelong

Friday, January 27, 2012

On Day 3 of Geelong Race Week, GEORGIA continued on her winning way with 2 firsts and a 4th, which put her in an unassailable position before the final race tomorrow.  Her series record is 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 4 and 1.  The 4th is a discard and so her total score is 7 , 10 points ahead of CALM and 11 points ahead of SHOGUN V, with LIVING DOLL on 4th. In the first race today, GEORGIA led the fleet around the course and was only just headed by the larger LIVING DOLL on the line. In Race Read more

Three bullets for Georgia at Geelong

Friday, January 27, 2012

After its second place to SHOGUN V in the Melbourne to Geelong race yesterday, GEORGIA had maybe its best day of racing ever today with 3 firsts in 3 windward leeward races to give her a commanding lead half way through the Regatta. The opening race took place in light 6 - 8 knot winds.  Any concerns that the new keel may be a disadvantage in the light were dispelled when GEORGIA had a first on both line and handicap.  First to the top mark on the first beat, she never looked back and won comfortably.  After a long break Read more

Good Start for Georgia in Melbourne Festival of Sails Regatta

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Geelong end of the Melbourne Festival of Sails Regatta started yesterday with the traditional Melbourne to Geelong race.  With over 150 boats on the startline – and another 180 on a further startline just behind – a good start was necessary for the 32 mile race.  GEORGIA got it and at the first upwind mark 4 miles into the race led the fleet just ahead of LIVING DOLL, SHOGUN V and CALM, her main opponents. On the next 20 mile leg – a reach – LIVING DOLL eventually passed GEORGIA, which was no surprise because of her longer water Read more

Geelong Regatta

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The annual Geelong Regatta starts Thursday this week, beginning with a 28 mile race from Melbourne (Williamstown) to Geelong and then followed by 7 windward-leeward races over the next 3 days.  GEORGIA arrived at Williamstown in the early hours of Wednesday morning from Sydney.  George Hendy and his young guys had a largely downwind sail - a welcome change from the almost entirely upwind sail that they've had on most of the deliveries up and down the Australian East Coast. I arrived myself in Melbourne last Saturday evening for a couple of days of Australian Open tennis (Federer annihilating Tomic Read more