Here’s the latest from the Newcastle Bass Island Race in the Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore Series:
- Comanche still holds an imposing position at the head of the fleet, however their speed has dropped drastically in the overnight light air. She is currently doing 7.7kt, with an updated expected finish time of just before 1100. Jim Cooney and Samantha Grant’s super-maxi still holds a 30-nautical-mile advantage.
- Matt Allen’s Ichi Ban has made a big move overnight, surging into the handicap lead and second on line honours. The Botin 52 is currently hitting 8.5kt and is 9nm E of North Head.
- The battle between Ichi Ban, Celestial, Gweilo and Patrice is a fascinating one – little more than one hour currently separates them on estimated corrected time.
- This afternoon and evening looks the best time for fans to head to the CYCA to witness the action of crews returning – it is expected at least 16 crews will finish today.
For all the latest on the Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore Series – and to get involved in the conversation on social media – use the hashtag #AudiCentreSydneyBWPS and visit the official Series website https://bwps.cyca.com.au/