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Great Effort By NCYC Sailors in race to Hobart – January 8, 2012

NCYC was represented by two yachts and numerous crew members, mostly on those vessels,  in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2011.

Aurora” , skippered by Jim Holley with Mary Holley as navigator, competed in IRC Division 4 gaining 17th place.  This was NCYC Vice Commodore Jim Holley’s 24th and Mary’s 15th race in this event.

One For The Road” skippered by NCYC  Treasurer/Board Member Kym Butler, competed in IRC Division 3 scoring 11th position, and in ORCi Division 3 taking out 6th place.  Kym Butler was named the CYCA Ocean Racing Rookie of the Year in 2008. 

LMR Solar” (ex “Frantic”) skippered by Michael Martin (4th of these events)  represented both LMYC and NCYC.   Competing in PHS division 1 she gained 4th  place.  Congratulations are extended on this great result.

NCYC CEO Richard Howard and his brother Will Howard crewed on the Sydney 38, “The Goat” which competed in both IRC Division 3 being placed 6th, and in the Sydney 38 One Design in which she came 3rd

Congratulations to all concerned.