The prizegiving ceremony for the 2023 Nautilus Marine Insurance Sydney Harbour Regatta attracted 150 guests to Middle Harbour Yacht Club on a very warm evening tonight with a great atmosphere.
MHYC Special Events Chairman, Ian Box, was MC and congratulated all 156 entrants in this year’s regatta, especially those who contested Australian or State Championships as part of the event. There were almost one thousand competitors this year. To be able to deliver 89 races for 17 divisions across 7 course areas takes an enormous effort and the event ran smoothly with a full program of races for all classes and 5 protests resolved by the Jury.
Along with prize presentations to the placegetters in all divisions, a number of special awards were made. Best performance by a female skipper and a Chandon pack was awarded to Tracy Richardson who sailed her Adams 10 Artemis to three straight wins on the final day to win the regatta. The crew prizes, $500 Ross & Whitcroft clothing vouchers and pairs of Maui Jim sunglasses, were drawn and awarded to Pam Fagence from Never A Dull Moment (Performance Non-Spinnaker) and Duncan Stenger from Siena (J/99 Australian Championships).
The Grand Prizes were also drawn with the third place prize, a $1000 Nautilus Marine Insurance voucher and a Young Henry's Brewery Tour and Tastings for 10 crew, going to Graeme Dunlop and Ellipse from CYCA (Performance Spinnaker Division 2). The second place prize, three night's accommodation at Hamilton Island and a reef tour along with a Manly Spirits "Distillery Experience" for a crew of 10, went to Ian Quarrie and Ascalon from RPAYC (Performance Spinnaker Division 1). The Grand First Prize, A V8 Supercar Track Day courtesy of Steadfast and a $1500 Ross & Whitcroft clothing voucher, was presented to Jules Hall and Disko Trooper from CYCA (J/99 Australian Championships).
The regatta would not be possible without the support of CYCA, Manly YC, RANSA, RPAYC, RPEYC, RSYS, SASC, Sydney Flying Squadron and a collective team of 85 race management volunteers. We are fortunate to also have the support of Nautilus Marine Insurance as principal sponsor along with supporting sponsors Quality Marine Clothing, Flagstaff Marine, Pacific Rigging, Maui Jim and Manly Spirits.