PHOTO: Put on your spurs, it’s round-up time
Published on November 22nd, 2013
Sydney Harbour threw up some hairy conditions for day one (Nov. 22, 2013) of round three of the Sydney City Marine TP52 Southern Cross Cup. Round-ups, multiple breakages and mountains of water over the decks put the small fleet through the wringer.
The breeze regularly hovered near the upper wind limit of 25 knots for the class. It averaged 20 knots out of the NNE for race one, climbing to an average 22 knots for race two with 28 knot gusts. Prior to a scheduled third race the sea state worsened and gusts peaked at 37 knots under an ominous sky when the race committee hoisted the postponement flag and sent the dwindling fleet ashore, then called it a day.
Photo by Bob Fowler. Full report.