The Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise Race, the annual Category 2 ocean race organised by the RPAYC continues to prove to be an important part of the offshore racing calendar, a great stepping stone for many offshore crews with ambitions of competing in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race now has another draw; as it will be included in the World Sailing Speed Record Council’s Ocean Race Records.
The Line Honours Winner, providing they beat the bench mark time set by Doug Coulter on his Rogers 46, Shakti of 1 day, 12 hours, 46 minutes and 07 seconds will get to hold a World Record. Doug and the crew of Shakti set the time in very favourable conditions and so it will be no mean feat to beat as the mainly southerly breeze experienced in 2017 was almost perfect for a record time.
Mick Martin’s TP52 Frantic will be favourite for Line Honours and a shot at the Ocean Race World Record. The opportunity to have your name alongside the legends of ocean racing such as Loick Peyron, Armel Le Ceac’h and Antony Bell who recently broke the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race record the 100ft Maxi, Perpetual Loyal is a big draw. Line Honours is by no means guaranteed for Martin’s TP52; as in favourable conditions Mark Griffith’s modified Ker 40, Showtime and Bob Cox’s DK46, Nine Dragons will both be very fast!
Follow the fleet and plot their progress against the bench mark time on the event website via the YB Tracker System: www.pittwatertoparadise.com.au
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