J/70 Juno Trophy- Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron, Victoria

By Andrew Little – BYS: Heats 1 to 4 of the Juno Trophy were sailed last Sunday. What a fantastic day! We had 15-20 knots from the south, flat water, a steady breeze, sunshine and six J70s lining up on a short start line. It was a lovely sight to see the rapidly growing BYS fleet participate in tight and close racing all afternoon. 
 
Thank you to Tony Landgren for making his second boat Spike available to a pick-up crew of Alister Danks, Sean O’Brien, Steve Cowell and Fingers Vinck. It was great to welcome new member Rod Warren to the club who had three solid second placings in his first hit-out at BYS. 
 
The Youth team of Laura Harding, Ella Grimshaw, Hayden Brown, Hannah Danks and Mitch Harding was very impressive sailing Notte Bianca to three wins, with Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Doc, Marty, Andy Mac and a first-timer J70 crew member Batsey) winning the other heat. 
 
A big thank-you to Alex Bolton, Zoe Blochlinger and Gordon Hyde for the race management. 
 
The J70s get to do it all again this weekend with their Australia Day Regatta of six races over three days. Can’t wait!

J/70 Juno Trophy

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