Greenskin Wine Sponsors The Geographe Bay Short Handed Yachting Series

Race 2 Winners - Greenskin Wine Geographe Bay Shorthanded Series

10 November 2022

Greenskin Wine Sponsors The Geographe Bay Short Handed Yachting Series

Greenskin Wine is pleased to annouce its sponsorship of the 2022/2023 Geographe Bay Short Handed Yachting Series.

Geographe Bay is an ideal body of water for sailing and has been the focal point of sailing in the South West for over 50 years.

Geographe Bay Yacht Club commands a superlative vantage point on the long stretch of sand for which Geographe Bay is renowned, and is only a short distance from the town centre.

From the modern Clubhouse, you can take in the whole bay from Capel to Cape Naturaliste, including the famous 1.8 km Busselton Jetty.

For a small yacht club Geographe Bay Yacht Club has the largest short handed sailing fleet in Western Australia. Short Handed sailing can be most simply explained as yachts being:

  • 20-30 feet overall – maximum 2 crew
  • 30-40 feet overall max 3 crew
  • 40-50 feet overall max 4 crew and so on.

Short handed sailing tests endurance and skill. There is no specialisation in short handed sailing – you have to be proficient in all tasks.

The Greenskin Wines Short Handed Series comprises 8 races over the 2022/23 with one being an overnight race.

progressive race results

Race 1:

Race one of the Greenskin Wine Geographe Bay Short Handed series was held in idyllic 10knot breezes on Geographe Bay. After many lead changes Abi and Steve Paterson won the day on their Sunfast 3200 Kwilena. A good shakedown for some longer races ahead.

With just the 2 of them (and like many of the sailors in the fleet), they have entered the Fremantle to Exmouth Yacht race in May 2023. A 700 nautical mile yacht race that is a test for all comers, let alone short-handers.

Race 2 Winners - Greenskin Wine Geographe Bay Shorthanded Series
Abi Paterson sailing on her Sunfast 3200 yacht Kwilena
Race 1 Winners - Greenskin Wine Geographe Bay Shorthanded Series
Abi & Steve accepting their Greenskin Wine Prize

Visit the Geographe Bay Yacht Club Website or their Facebook page for more details.

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