Sailing: Mulberry takes out Hillarys Yacht Club’s annual Diggers’ Cup


Divisions 2 and 3 line up for the start of Hillary’s Yacht Club’s Diggers’ Cup.
Divisions 2 and 3 line up for the start of Hillary’s Yacht Club’s Diggers’ Cup.

IT was an early start for many Hillarys Yacht Club sailors as they headed to Anzac Dawn Services before competing in the annual Diggers’ Cup race.

A light easterly breeze of 5 knots set the scene for a quiet, reflective sail however the competitive instinct soon took over to produce some close racing.

Mulberry (Mark Pitt) set fastest time in division 1 and was second on handicap to Sandrine (Ian Conboy) with Bruce Bradford on Salamander third.

In division 2, Tony Brooke steered Tropical Itch to a first and fastest with Bruce Ellery making a comeback after renovations on Show Me, second and Helga (Mark Taylor) was third.

Rob Bills’ Catabatic revelled in the light conditions to be first and fastest in division 3 with Pandora (Chris Kelly) second and Steve Okeefe on Comfortably Numb third.

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