2012 SAIL PORT STEPHEN’S + NSW IRC Championships:

PBS’s Ron Jacobs sailed as tactician aboard IRC Division 2 class winner Exile & compiled this report…

This event is becoming the must do event on the East Coast of Australia, within easy reach of Sydney, great facilities & an all round great feeling around the docks with light breezes & sunny days everyone appeared to have a great time.

There were 2 divisions for Performance racers & 2 for Cruising yachts which raced within the confines of the bay, plus the NSW IRC Championships (for those a little more offshore competitive) that raced outside the headlands guarding the bay.

IRC Rating Results were:

IRC Division 1- Emotional Hooligan won from PBS Client Bob Steel in “Quest” 2nd & Calm from Melbourne 3rd .

IRC Division 2 – PBS client Rob Reynolds  DK 46 “Exile” won,  from the Swan 45 One design “Tulip” & current Australian Champion “Victoire” 3rd.

IRC Division 3 – The Summit 35 La Altra Donna won from the Sydney 36CR “Philosophers Club” & the evergreen 1985 designed Farr 43 “Wild Rose”