On Australia Day 2015 LMYC and NCYC did battle off Newcastle for the coveted Friendship Cup, a team trophy in which the top three yachts from each yacht Club represent their respective Club for the honors of 12 months worth of bragging rights.
With the exception of Rhumb from LMYC it was the smaller boats which dominated the PHS result this year with Nutcracker winning overall on PHS followed by Rhumb, Summersalt, Schouten Passage & Menace.
Nice summer sailing conditions prevailed allowing the fleet to fetch out the heads and offshore before doing a couple of windward leeward legs prior to making their way back into the Harbour.
Anger Management, recently off a Sydney Hobart trip, maintained its legs to stave off Rhumb round the track with Schouten Passage sailing a consistent race to also pip Menace and take the overall IRC win.
On arrival back at NCYC all crews appeared happy with the day’s racing and in normal fashion crews of NCYC and LMYC enjoyed the after race celebrations.