June 27, 2024

Balancing Act has tipped the scales in the Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race to take the overall win on IRC, IRC two-handed, ORC and ORC two-handed. The J/99 co-skippered by Tony Craner and Andrew Turnbull-Miller finished with an IRC corrected time of just under an hour and thirteen minutes over next placed Ignition.

First to finish, Alive crossed the line in the 343 nautical mile Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race at 17:38:31 on Saturday 22 June to take line honours with a race time of 2 days, 3:32:31. Duncan Hine and Glenn Mylar, sailing the RP66 double handed, held a commanding lead for the full length of the course, navigating some tricky conditions for a sound performance.

“This is the first time Alive has done a two-handed race. Three-hundred and sixty miles with fickle winds, whales, islands, coral reefs and ships. All done with my mate Cousin Glenn”, said Duncan Hine.

“What a great adventure!”

The second boat to finish, Mayfair, the Rogers 46 skippered by James Irvine, came in at 22:05:33 on Saturday 22 June. Less than an hour behind them was Drew Carruthers’ Ker 40 Showdown. Becky Maloney, the navigator on board Showdown, was the winner of the Paul Florian Trophy (Navigators prize).

Early morning on Sunday 23 June, Balancing Act and Ignition finished within six minutes of each other, an absolute face off right till the last (six) minutes.

Al Harrison’s Seaquest RP 36, Lisdillon, also crossed the line on Sunday morning. With Chai being the last across the line, finishing at 00:05:44 on Monday 24 June. Scott Willmett’s skippered Jarkan C202’s time of 3 days 09:59:44 was enough to give them the win on fully crewed PHS, an outstanding result given the diversity of the fleet.

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Thanks to our sponsors for their support of this race, Yacht Sales Co, Robert Oatley, Club Marine, XXXX and Keppel Bay Marina.

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Images: Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Race Team

VNR and high resolution images on request.

Race Director, Mark Gallagher         

Phone: 0418 180 097

or email: sailing@rqys.com.au

 

 

 

 

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