Gosford Classic Regatta 2013

While the tall ships and Naval fleet descended on Sydney Harbour ,a fleet of Sydney based J24s made their way to Gosford for the annual long weekend regatta. 2 days, 6 races, 10 J24′s, no wind and lots of fun – an AP each day until enough breeze kicked in to run light races, the Nor’easter finally filled in for the last lap of the last race on Sunday afternoon.

Despite light conditions the race committee got 6 races in and the regatta was won by long time regular entrant and consistently well sailed, Vortex… , Skipper Chris said ‘we’ve been here many times and won a few trophies but this is our first overall win!!’

Gosford 2013 Race Results


1st place     Vortex – Chris Lee

2nd place    Convicts Revenge – Stephen Girdis

3rd place     Ace – David West


1st place     Sailpac – Terry Wise

2nd place    Convicts Revenge – Stephen Girdis

3rd place    Ace – David West

Thank you to all boat owners for your efforts to bring the boats to Gosford and for all crews for a good spirited weekend of racing, and also huge thanks as always to Gosford Sailing Club for putting on a great weekend for us once again.

Famous last words do have to go to race regular David West bringing Ace into the marina after day 1. “I think its deep enough to spin around to tie up here”….