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Sheba

She 31

Cowes Classic Blue Class

Day races

SHE31 Sheba won 4 out of the 5 days. One year ago Sheba was languishing in a boat yard in Suffolk. Owners Leon Clifton and Joe Iliffe bought her to Cowes and started the frustrating process of a complete refit and modernisation of systems. IOW is not known for speedy efficient boat building. It was worth it in the end as just got the work done in time to enter the Cowes Classic. We did have a very experienced helm in James Mehew and some local young talent to jump around as we are not spring chickens. Event the adjusted time difference on one day of 25 min in a 2 and half hour race was done with borrowed spinnaker that was 10 sq meters smaller than normal.

Golden Fleece

Custom S&S - Design2122-C1

Houghton Cup

Day race

The Houghton Cup is a 35 mile race starting and finishing in Burnham On Crouch and organised by the East Anglian Offshore Racing Association (EAORA). The start was to windward in light to moderate airs tacking out of the River Crouch for 17 miles against an adverse tide out to Wallet No. 4 buoy in the Thames Estuary, after which it was a downwind spinnaker run all the way back to the finish off the Royal Burnham Yacht Club line. 'Golden Fleece' finished 18mins 44secs ahead of the second yacht 'Woozle Hunter' on elapsed time and 4mins 18secs on corrected time to take line honours, 1st in class and 1st overall.



Komatsu Azzurro

SS34

Groupama Yacht Race

Overnight race

One lap of new Caledonia approx 660 NM, starting and finishing at Noumea. www.groupamarace.nc


An island to sail round, more than 654 mile broad reaching and on the wind

The start of the 6th Round New Caledonia yacht race is on June 17, 2018. This race around the biggest lagoon in the World is open to mono & multi-hulls. A 1500 Kms course. This event is physical and tough. Weather strategy and the crews’ physical condition will are the key to victory.

Night, day, hug the coast, keep out to sea: The wind is ever changing. When to gybe? When to tack? Which sails to set? Tack inshore? Head offshore? These are the questions our crews will be asking themselves.


The Tour of New Caledonia is thus a race against the clock. It is an ocean race; four days racing, choosing the right weather options, never letting up: a technical and tactical contest where victory is the prize!4


Komatsu Azzurro

SS34

Sydney to Gold Coast yacht race

Overnight race

384 nm Sydney to Gold Coast yacht race www.goldcoast.cyca.com.au


On Saturday 28 July 2018 the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia started the 33rd Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, an event that is second only in status to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race among long ocean races conducted by the Club.



Golden Fleece

Custom S&S - Design2122-C1

Buckley Goblets

Day race

The Buckley Goblets is a 90 mile offshore race from West Mersea to Ostende organised by the East Anglian Offshore Racing Association (EAORA). It was a downwind start in brisk winds building to 26 kts with gusts over 30 kts. The course was from West Mersea out to NE Gunfleet, Long Sand Head and across the North Sea to Ostende which 'Golden Fleece' completed in less than 11.5 hrs at an average speed of 7.8 kts with a maximum recorded speed down waves of 13.4 kts. There were 6 boats in the race and 'Golden Fleece' finished 7m 18s ahead of the 2nd boat to finish on corrected time to take 1st in class and 1st overall.























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