GWhizz, Passion and some of the crew of Izzi went to Port Stephens for the annual Sail Port Stephens,

Apart from the regular crews Geoff Lucas from Capriole sailed on Passion and Michael Groves from Agrovation sailed on GWhizz to add to the GFS numbers at the regatta.

GWhizz managed a third on the second day and a first place on the last day of the Commodore’s Cup to seal second place for the series and a trophy each for John and Graeme. Michael Groves at the helm on the last day picked some very good wind shifts and the team had GWhizz moving well for a great win.

Passion managed a fourth and fifth place in the first two races but the handicap of 1.008 for the last race was too much for her.

In the Performance Cruising Divison of the main Sail Port Stephens event Passion managed a second place only losing on a countback to Campeador from RSYS.

Al Fesco the excellently sailed Triton 36 from RMYC Pittwater skippered by ex NS14 sailor Dave Griffin was third with GWhizz 8th.

With the three day 30 knot southerly set predicted following the Sail Port Stephens event discretion was judged to be the better part of valour and Passion with GWhizz and many of the visiting yachts being left at Port Stephens to await a more pleasant trip home.


GWhizz crew at prize giving


Passion crew at presentation – missing is Malcolm


Dave and Elaine with the prize

Nelson Bay Marina

Nelson Bay Marina full for the regatta


Passion with Kath at the helm and symetrical kite aloft

Passion Crew at SPS

Ron Kath and Dave at work in light conditions

Passion Crew at SPS   #2

Geoff and Elaine


Passion with Assymetrical Spinnaker


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