Not surprisingly the Black Prince of Sandringham is once again stamping his mark on the ‘balmy regatta’.
What is surprising is John Neville sailing Vice Versa showing a turn of speed that nearly took a race off the Prince, only losing the lead just before the finish in race 4. John is currently in 5th place.
Mr J24 himself, the old master in the class, Hugo Ottaway is back and in a tight second place overall after the first day.
J24S can be a tough gig to step into, but SYC coach Michah Shuwalow racing Make my Jay with a crew put together at the last moment is running second equal on points with Hugo. Must be the reason he is the coach.
The ever present Doug WatSon in El Fideldo from SA is 4th.
Racing today was tight with 20 boats competing, conditions ranging from 12kn through to 15kn by the end of the 4th race.
For full results go to www.syc.com.au/ raceresults