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Sydney to Mooloolaba Yacht Race 1992
The Log June - Mooloolaba
The Log June - Mooloolaba

LocationSydney to Mooloolaba
StateNSW
CountryAustralia
ClubMiddle Harbour Yacht Club

Sydney to Mooloolaba Yacht Race 1992

Caltex Sydney to Mooloolaba Race Results

Prize Trophy(s) Boat Person
1st IOR Overall The John Travener Perpetual Trophy Star Ferry John Conroy
H.E. Godden Memorial Prize
Mayor of Mosman's Cup
1st IMS Overall The Ron Swanson Memorial Trophy Witchcraft II Bruce Staples
Line Honours Sunshine Coast Trophy Coconut Express Geoff Bush, Nick Ferros
1st Non NSW Yacht IOR Book Boats Prize Freight Train Damien Parks
Closest Predicted Time from Cape Morton The Vic. English Trophy Oz Fire Doug Coulter
Efficient Radio Operations The Penta Comstat Prize Outsider Ross Perrins, Glen Nicol
Last to Finish Headlands Pharmacy Prize Southern Cross Clayton Craigie
Navigator's Trophy: Star Ferry
Jean Godden Prize: Stuart Broome

Results

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Line Honour Results

Line Honours

Sail No. Boat   Div Div Day Time
5444 Bobsled Geoff Bush & Nick Feros PHRS 1 8 21:14:42
8888 Amazon Peter Walker PHRS 1 8 21:41:22
C1 Brindabella George Snow IOR 1 8 21:41:58
5600 Rager Mike Clements IMS 1 9 1:51:57
550 Coconut Express John Donovan PHRS 2 9 3:35:28
5222 Freight Train Damien Parkes IOR 1 9 4:22:33
RQ144 Phoenix Steve & Cyndy Everett IMS 1 9 4:43:40
M16 Oz Fire Doug Coulter IMS 1 9 4:57:54
4343 Wild Oats Foye/Hickman/Peckman IOR 1 9 7:31:42
508 Outsider R. Perrin & G. Nicol IMS 2 9 7:54:00
4057 Witchcraft II Bruce Staples IMS 1 9 8:16:31
1987 Bright Morning Star Hugh Treharne PHRS 1 9 8:22:15
5091 Pilgrim Desmond Quirk IMS 1 9 8:47:30
5991 Blind Panic Peter Bush PHRS 1 9 8:53:42
466 Rock N Roll Kim Williams PHRS 2 9 13:30:55
950 Corrobboree Peter Messenger IMS 2 9 14:45:03
MH68 Star Ferry John Conroy IOR 2 9 15:12:52
3946 Hummingbird John Quinn IMS 2 9 16:05:47
1142 Spirit John Maclean IMS 1 9 16:29:01
4048 Singapore Girl Tony Hill IOR 2 9 18:21:51
3303 Ruthless Peter and Ruth Hill PHRs 2 9 19:55:03
MH106 Impeccable John Walker IOR 2 9 20:37:22
5074 Sundowner N. Ryan & K. Ewings PHRS 2 9 20:45:20
4918 Nuzulu Ed Psaltis & P. Ward IOR 2 9 21:08:17
2557 Witchdoctor The Rum Consortium IOR 1 10 21:59:09
S185 Doris VI John Sleigh PHRS 1 10 2:04:25
2153 Fiction Gregory Blaxwell IMS 2 10 2:10:46
S489 Rapaz Andrew Petit IMS 2 10 2:41:45
36 Southern Cross Clayton Craigie IMS 2 12 0:12:42
RQ96 Infarra Dollar Robert Bird IMS 1 Retired  
621 Kings Cross Ray Stone IOR 1 Retired  
400 Sanctury Cove Queensland Maid Robbo Robertson IOR 1 Retired  
3104 Pemberton III Richard Hudson & Max Tunbridge IOR 2 Retired  
189 Blue Max II J. King & F. Williams IOR 1 Retired  
4557 The Pink Boat Robin rawford IMS 1 Retired  
2246 White Pointer Keith LeCompte IMS 2 Retired  
5850 Haupia David Kennedy IMS 2 Retired  
5180 Sweet Caroline Bob Mulkearns IMS 1 Retired  
MH267 Group Therapy Peter Wheeler & Syndicate PHRS 1 Retired  
5162 Inner Circle John Galloway IMS 1 Retired  
6767 Mistress Mercy Dave Senogles IMS 2 Retired  
4208 Farr Lap   IMS 2 Retired  
5071 Amdomo Graham & Carol Farrell PHRS 2 Retired  

IMS Results

           Fin   Fin    Corr  Corrected
Sail No. Boat Owner/Skipper Div Div Day Time I.M.S. DaysTime
4057 Witchcraft II Bruce Staples IMS 1 9 8:16:31 435.4 0 11:33:41
508 Outsider R. Perrin & G. Nicol IMS 2 9 7:54:00 432.5 0 11:33:50
RQ144 Phoenix Steve & Cyndy Everett IMS 1 9 4:43:40 398.2 0 12:51:34
5091 Pilgrim Desmond Quirk IMS 1 9 8:47:30 419.1 0 14:12:03
950 Corrobboree Peter Messenger IMS 2 9 14:45:03 455.2 0 15:27:28
3946 Hummingbird John Quinn IMS 2 9 16:05:47 454.6 0 16:52:53
M16 Oz Fire Doug Coulter IMS 1 9 4:57:54 363.9 0 17:33:52
5600 Rager Mike Clements IMS 1 9 1:51:57 332.3 0 18:34:53
2153 Fiction Gregory Blaxwell IMS 2 10 2:10:46 507.5 0 20:04:26
1142 Spirit John Maclean IMS 1 9 16:29:01 427.5 0 20:47:55
S489 Rapaz Andrew Petit IMS 2 10 2:41:45 470.6 1 1:23:48
36 Southern Cross Clayton Craigie IMS 2 12 0:12:42 506 3 3:02:53
RQ96 Infarra Dollar Robert Bird IMS 1 Retired        
4557 The Pink Boat Robin rawford IMS 1 Retired        
2246 White Pointer Keith LeCompte IMS 2 Retired        
5850 Haupia David Kennedy IMS 2 Retired        
5180 Sweet Caroline Bob Mulkearns IMS 1 Retired        
5162 Inner Circle John Galloway IMS 1 Retired        
6767 Mistress Mercy Dave Senogles IMS 2 Retired        
4208 Farr Lap   IMS 2 Retired        

IOR Results

           Fin Fin     Corr  Corrected  
Sail No. Boat   Div Div Day Time I.O.R. Days Time
MH68 Star Ferry John Conroy IOR 2 9 15:12:52 0.734 2 7:12:26
4343 Wild Oats Foye/Hickman/Peckman IOR 1 9 7:31:42 0.8268 2 7:49:56
4918 Nuzulu Ed Psaltis & P. Ward IOR 2 9 21:08:17 0.7001 2 8:48:17 *6th
4048 Singapore Girl Tony Hill IOR 2 9 18:21:51 0.7338 2 9:30:13
MH106 Impeccable John Walker IOR 2 9 20:37:22 0.7285 2 10:44:01
C1 Brindabella George Snow IOR 1 8 21:41:58 1.024 2 11:05:03
5222 Freight Train Damien Parkes IOR 1 9 4:22:33 0.9552 2 13:29:30
2557 Witchdoctor The Rum Consortium IOR 1 10 21:59:09 0.8056 2 18:02:52
621 Kings Cross Ray Stone IOR 1 Retired        
400 Sanctury Cove Queensland Maid Robbo Robertson IOR 1 Retired        
3104 Pemberton III Richard Hudson & Max Tunbridge IOR 2 Retired        
189 Blue Max II J. King & F. Williams IOR 1 Retired        
 
* Nuzulu Infringed Rule 54. ZI 23(b)v applies

PHRS Results

PHRS Fin Day Fin Time Cor Dy Cor Time
Sail No. Boat   Div Div Day Time P.H.R.S Days Corrected
550 Coconut Express John Donovan PHRS 2 9 3:35:28 1.045 2 18:27:10
1987 Bright Morning Star Hugh Treharne PHRS 1 9 8:22:15 0.9974 2 20:11:35
466 Rock N Roll Kim Williams PHRS 2 9 13:30:55 0.958 2 22:25:39
5444 Bobsled Geoff Bush & Nick Feros PHRS 1 8 21:14:42 1.2376 2 22:50:47
3303 Ruthless Peter and Ruth Hill PHRs 2 9 19:55:03 0.9196 3 1:29:31
5991 Blind Panic Peter Bush PHRS 1 9 8:53:42 1.0733 3 1:56:42
5074 Sundowner N. Ryan & K. Ewings PHRS 2 9 20:45:20 0.9222 3 5:28:22
8888 Amazon Peter Walker PHRS 1 8 21:41:22 1.307 3 3:24:00
S185 Doris VI John Sleigh PHRS 1 10 2:04:25 1.0294 3 16:36:15
MH267 Group Therapy Peter Wheeler & Syndicate PHRS 1 Retired        
5071 Amdomo Graham & Carol Farrell PHRS 2 Retired        

NOR and SI's

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MHYC June  The Log

Information in the MHYC magazine The Log - entrants

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MHYC August The Log

Information in the MHYC magazine The Log - results

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News Items

The follow are some News Clippings found in the archives. By Peter Campbell and Di Pearson

1. Amazon Back in Lead as Fleet Rockhops Northwards in Caltex Sydney - Mooloolaba (7/4/92)

The might Amazon has regained the lead from her arch-rival Brindabella as the two pocket maxis set the pace in the Caltex Sydney - Mooloolaba Ocean Yacht Race.

The two big boats late this afternoon were abeam of Port Macquarie, rock -hopping northwards into a fresh 15-18 knot nor'easter and nearly 20 nm clear of the fleet, headed by Freight Train, and 2 Mooloolaba-owned boats, Rager and Coconut Express.

The rest of the now 41- boat fleet is spread southwards some 60 miles to Seal Rocks, but they should close up when a fresh southerly change moving up the NSW coast reaches them tonight, giving them a faster spinnaker run northwards.

However it is not likely that the leaders will reach Mooloolaba on Queensland's Sunshine Coast before late tomorrow.

On corrected times, based on this afternoon's position reports, the overall IOR handicap leader is the Sydney sloop Wild Oats, while in the IMS Division the overall leader is the Brisbane boat Phoenix and in the Performance Handicap the leader is the Mooloolaba yacht Coconut Express.

2. The following Yachts have now OfficiallyRetired from the 1992 Caltex Sydney-Mooloolaba Ocean Race (0930/8 April)

Date Yacht Damage Destination ETA
06/04/1992 Blue Max II Broken Forestay Pittwater In
Sanctuary Cove Rigging Damage Sydney In
07/04/1992 Kings Cross Dismasted Laurieton In
08/04/1992 Farr Lap Blown Main/Mast Damage Port Macquarie 1130/8
Group Therapy Broken Boom Coffs Harbour 1800/8
Inner Circle Gear Failure Coffs Harbour 1300/8 

3. Bobsled Challengers Leaders as Fleet runs Northwards under Spinnaker (8/4/92 1100)

Downwind flyer BOBSLED hooked into the southerly change off the NSW North Coast early today to challenge AMAZON and BRINDABELLA for the lead in the Caltex Sydney-Mooloolaba ocean race.

At 6:30 this morning only three miles separated the three pocket maxis as they sailed northwards under spinnakers just south of Yamba, with 186 miles to sail to the finish on the Queensland Sunshine Coast.

AMAZON reported to the Caltex Media Centre by telephone at 1000 hours that she was by then off Ballina, sailing in a 20 knot southerly but further south at Coffs Harbour it was gusting up to 40 knots with heavy rain. With 140 miles still to sail, AMAZON is not likely to reach Mooloolaba until very late tonight or early tomorrow morning.

The strong Southerly, with winds of 30 to 35 knots, and a big swell off the coast, has taken a toll of the fleet and seven yachts have now retired from the 43-boat fleet.

KINGS CROSS SYDNEY was dismasted late last night and FARR LAP retired this morning after blowing out her mainsail and damaging her mast. Since 0800, GROUP THERAPY, INNER CIRCLE and SWEET CAROLINE have been forced out with gear damage - all heading to Coffs.

On corrected times, the powerful Sydney sloop WILD OATS leads the IOR Division from BRIDABELLA, while in the IMS Division the Mooloolaba-owned RAGER leads from the Brisbane yacht PHOENIX, while in the Performance Handicap Division, COCONUT EXPRESS leads from BRIGHT MORNING STAR.

Further information of voice-over: Peter Campbell or Di Pearson

4. The following Yachts have now Officially Retired from the1992 Caltex Sydney-Mooloolaba Ocean Race (1630/8 April)

Date Yacht Damage Time Destination ETA
06/04/1992 Blue Max II Broken Forestay 1600 Pittwater In
  Sanctuary Cove Rigging Damage 2100 Sydney In
07/04/1992 Kings Cross Dismasted 2145 Laurieton In
08/04/1992 Farr Lap Blown Main/Mast Damage 730 Port Macquarie 1130/8
  Group Therapy Broken Boom 845 Coffs Harbour 1800/8
  Inner Circle Gear Failure 910 Coffs Harbour 1300/8 
  Sweet Caroline Gear Damage 1002 Coffs Harbour 1130/8
  Infarra Dollar Gear Damage 1130 Coffs Harbour 1400/8
  Andiamo Rigging Failure 1340 Coffs Harbour 1800/8
  The Pink Boat No Reason 1530 Southport 0600/9
  White Pointer Rig/Sail Failure 1530 Coffs Harbour 1800/8

5. Pocket Maxi YachtsSurf Northwards to Closest Three-way Finish Ever (8th April 1700)

Continuing strong southerly winds off the NSW North Coast have given the leading yachts in the Caltex Sydney-Mooloolaba ocean race the chance of crossing the finishing line soon after 9pm tonight - and it could be the closest finish ever in 29 races to Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

The pocket maxis BOBSLED, AMAZON and BRINDABELLA were sighted off the Gold Coast last this afternoon, surfing northwards under spinnakers and less than a mile apart.

With 85nm to sail at 3pm, AMAZON's navigator Ross Marr told the Caltex Media Centre at Mooloolaba Yacht Club that AMAZON was close inshore, with BOBSLED further to sea and BRINDABELLA a few hundred metres behind.

Marr said that AMAZON had been averaging 14.5 knots for several hours, surfing at speeds of up to 20 knots.

Meanwhile, the strong winds and rough seas continue to take a toll of the fleet, with 11 yachts now retired - eight of them today with rigging and sail damage.

The latest retirements are the Queensland yacht IFARRA DOLLAR, along with ANDIAMO, WHITE POINTER and THE PINK BOAT.

On handicaps the overall IOR leader is still the powerful Sydney sloop WILD OATS from the Half Tonners, PEMBERTON III and NUZULU, while in the IMS Division the overall leader was the Brisbane boat PHOENIX from HAUPIA and another Brisbane boat, OUTSIDER. In the Performance Handicap Division, the latest report places COCONUT EXPRESS, BRIGHT MORNING STAR and BOBSLED.

6. Bobsled Takes LineHonours in Wild Sail to Sydney-Mooloolaba Race Finish

The Sydney pocket maxi yacht BOBSLED tonight took line honours in the Caltex Sydney-Mooloolaba ocean race, crossing the finish line in near gale-force conditions and rough seas.

The 67-footer came from astern to surf past rivals AMAZON and BRINDABELLA off the Queensland Gold Coast late this afternoon, opening up a 2 nm lead to cross the finish line at Mooloolaba at 21.14.42 (9:14:42pm) with south-easterly gusting to 35 knots.

This is BOBSLED's first line honour victory in the 470nm ocean race classic but the last race with the Steinmann 67 for her owners, Geoff Bush and Nick Feros from Sydney.

They have sold BOBSLED to two Mooloolaba yachtsmen, Terry Kilmartin and Kerry Spencer, who sailed aboard in the race from Sydney and will campaign her in the coming Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race at Easter.

AMAZON, which took line honours in this race last year, finished 30 minutes after BOBSLED, it the Sydney-Hobart race winner BRINDABELLA only 36 seconds astern.

Meanwhile the strong winds which sent the three big boats surfing northwards have taken a heavy toll on the rest of the fleet still sailing up the NSW North Coast with 13 yachts forced to retire with damage - nine of them pulling out today.

The latest retirement was HAUPIA which has been dismasted off the Gold Coast tonight while last year's IOR winner, NUZULU, retired with broken steering late this afternoon

7. The followingYachts have now Officially Retired from the 1992 Caltex Sydney-Mooloolaba OceanRace (1200/9 April)

Date Yacht Damage Time Destination ETA
06/04/1992 Blue Max II Broken Forestay 1600 Pittwater In
  Sanctuary Cove Rigging Damage 2100 Sydney In
07/04/1992 Kings Cross Dismasted 2145 Laurieton In
08/04/1992 Farr Lap Blown Main/Mast Damage 730 Port Macquarie 1130/8
  Group Therapy Broken Boom 845 Coffs Harbour 1800/8
  Inner Circle Gear Failure 910 Coffs Harbour 1300/8 
  Sweet Caroline Gear Damage 1002 Coffs Harbour 1130/8
  Infarra Dollar Gear Damage 1130 Coffs Harbour 1400/8
  Andiamo Rigging Failure 1340 Coffs Harbour 1800/8
  The Pink Boat No Reason 1530 Southport 0600/9
  White Pointer Rig/Sail Failure 1530 Coffs Harbour 1800/8
  Nuzulu Broken Rudder 1600 Coffs Harbour In
  Haupia Dismasted 1730 Southport  In
09/04/1992 Permberton III Broken Rudder 723 Southport  

8. Race Yacht BattlesBig Seas off Coast with Broken Rudder (9th April 1230)

The 9.1-metre sloop PEMBERTON III, a competitor in the Caltex Sydney-Mooloolba ocean race, has lost its rudder in heavy seas off the Far North Coast of NSW.

The yacht, skippered by Sydney sailor Richard Hudson. With four other crew aboard, has requested assistance and a tow into port. At 11am today she was sighted about 3 nm north of Lennox Head, steering 060 (ESE) under a jury rudder.

However, the heavy sea conditions have closed all river bars south of the Gold Coast Seaway and an airsearch is now under way to pinpoint the yacht's exact position.

Port authorities, volunteer search and rescue organisations and fishing co-operatives between Brisbane and Coffs Harbour have been asked by the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Canberra to advise any vessels in the area able to assist with a tow to advise their positions and intentions to Sydney or Brisbane radio.

Middle Harbour Yacht Club sailing secretary Jim Orrell said today in Mooloolaba that search and rescue official had been in radio communication with PEMBERTON III and the incident was being co-ordinated ably by Gold Coast Water Police.

"At this stage there is no concern for the seaworthiness of PEMBERTON III" Orrell said. "The crew is a most experienced team and they have taken positive seamanlike action by rigging a jury rudder as required under ocean racing safety requirements and steering a close to seaward.

"Because all NSW river bars are closed, the NSW Water Police have asked the Queensland Water Police on the Gold Coast to co-ordinate efforts to provide assistance tow for PEMBERTON III, Orrell added.

9. Disabled Yacht Pemberton III Breaks Emergency Steering - Seeking Tow. (10th April 0900)

The disabled yacht PEMBERTON III is still at sea, hove to the north of Evans Head on the NSW Far North Coast, with efforts to take her is tow still being frustrated by heavy seas which have closed all river entrances on the coast.

Around 3am today skipper Richard Hudson, from Sydney, advised Brisbane Radio that their emergency steering (floor boards attached to the spinnaker pole) had broken and they were hove to off Evans Head.

Hudson said that the yacht needed a tow and contact is being made with trawler owners at Brunswick Heads and Ballina to go to the assistance of the yacht once they can safely leave port.

Middle Harbour Yacht Club officials said today the yacht itself and its crew were in no danger, but said it was likely that the five crewman aboard were suffering from fatigue.

Meanwhile, all the yachts have finished the 470nm course with the exception of the Queensland yacht SOUTHERN CROSS which was this morning said they were still racing - after spending 24 hours under bare poles in strong winds and rough seas off the coast south of Yamba and still 190 miles from the finish.

Race Officials this morning also advised that a re-calculation of IMS handicap results had given IMS overall first place to the Pittwater yacht WITCHCRAFT II by just 9 seconds from the Brisbane boat OUTSIDER.

In the IOR Division, the overall winner is the Sydney sloop STAR FERRY and in the PHRS Division the overall first place has gone to the Mooloolaba yacht, COCONUT EXPRESS.

10. Pemberton III

Disabled Yacht Pemerton III Under Tow and Headed for Byron Bay

News Update - 1500 10th April 1992

The disabled yacht PEMBERTON III has been taken in tow in rough seas off the Far North Coast of

NSW by the trawler NELLIE M from Brunswick Heads.

Radio reports to AirSea Rescue at Ballina say that the five crew members of the yacht are all OK and that they are staying aboard until it reaches shelter. The report said the trawler was making heavy weather in winds of 30 knots and more with rough, three-metre seas.

Because the river bar at Ballina is still too dangerous to cross, NELLIE M's skipper has decided to tow the yacht, which was a competitor in the Caltex Sydney-Mooloolaba ocean, to a sheltered anchorage in the lee of Cape Byron.

NELLIE M has given an ETA of about 5 o'clock this afternoon.

The crew of five Sydney men, all experienced yachtsman under skipper Richard Hudson, have been at sea since noon last Monday - the last 32 hours in rough seas virtually driftingoff the coast without a rudder.

Because of the stormy weather off the North Coast, all river mouth bars south of the Gold Coast Seaway have been closed to shipping, preventing any attempt to reach the disabled yacht until the NELLIE M went out from Brunswick Heads this morning.

PEMBERTON III, a 9.1 metre sloop, was located late morning by the Northern Rescue helicopter, LIFESAVER IV, which guided the NELLIE B to the yacht in conditions described as "atrocious" with rain squalls, strong winds and steep seas.

The race sponsors have arranged for the crew's personal gear bags to be flown from Mooloolaba and they will be met by a senior Caltex official when they reach Byron Bay this evening.

Further Information: Peter Campbell/Di Pearson

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