Georgia Racing


Spectacular footage from Georgia

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

There were highs, and there were lows, but sailing the 52' Georgia home from Australia was, as ever, an experience to remember. Here is some spectacular footage, posted on Youtube, shot by crewmember Russell Macefield. Click here to view. Read more

Coastal Classic 2012 - wet and wild

Monday, October 22, 2012

The anticipated weather forecast proved correct with strong westerly winds building to over 40 knots at times.  Unfortunately Jim had taken ill the week prior so George Hendy and Will Tiller took charge of the helm.  Pre-race briefing was about sailing safe and making it to the finish as fast as we could without compromising the crew or boat. The race started amidst a 30 knot wind squall and poor visibility.  Gennaker hoist on the start line and shortly after a gybe onto port and GEORGIA led to fleet out past North Head with the plan to lay Rangi before Read more

Georgia prepares for Coastal Classic

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

After her delivery back from Australia, the 52 has been restored back to her usually immaculate condition, with new antifoul and topsides polished in time for the Coastal Classic this Friday. Predicted weather is strong winds from the South West - conditions which will favour boats with big downwind sails and, as the race progresses to a reach, the canting keel boats. GEORGIA, still rated for IRC with no big sails, will be disadvantaged against boats like RAN TAN (an Eliot downwind flyer) and Rob Bassett's well performed WIRED. The crew will include three fifths of Will Tiller's successful FULL Read more

Georgia Racing expands into rally car sport

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Recently Georgia Racing purchased a specially developed rally car - a BMW 135i Coupe.  The car has had an engine upgrade (to 360 BHP from the standard 3 litre twin turbo car), stronger brakes, full roll cage, carbon floor, limited slip differential, full rally seats, special rally wheels and semi slick tyres etc etc.  All to racing car specification approval.  Plans are to start modestly with Targa Tours and track days etc. Read more