2022 Sydney 2 Hobart. 2h for Tatts

The Dark Knight

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The CYCA will allow 2 handed crews to be eligible to win the Tattersall Cup and use the AP

https://cyca.com.au/two-handed-spwg-recommendations/
 


Two-handed entrants eligible for major CYCA perpetual trophies


30/04/2022

Eligible two-handed entrants will be able to compete for the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) most prestigious trophies. This will include the George Adams Tattersall Cup (awarded to the overall winner of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race), the John H. Illingworth Challenge Cup (awarded to the Line Honours winner of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race), the Peter Rysdyk Trophy (awarded to the overall winner of the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race) and the Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore.

The decision comes after the CYCA Board adopted recommendations following receipt of a preliminary final report from the Two-Handed Special Purpose Working Group.

Over the last 11 months, the Special Purpose Working Group (SPWG) has undertaken a thorough assessment of the eligibility of two-handed yachts to challenge for the CYCA’s most prestigious trophies.

In June 2021, the SPWG was established and invited submissions from interested parties. Following this, the group conducted interviews with 69 individuals (including owners, skippers and crew of both fully-crewed and two-handed boats, rating office personnel, race office personnel, and technical experts), 61 meetings and more than 400 hours of work from the group.

The SPWG delivered the report to the CYCA Board on Wednesday 27 April 2022, unanimously recommending that:

1. Provided two-handed entrants meet all relevant criteria as required by the Notice of Race; and

  • They present a valid IRC and/or ORCi rating certificate; and
  • The output of their auto pilot required by the NOR is strictly limited to rotation only of the boat’s stern (‘aft’) rudder (s)

They be eligible to compete for the Club’s most prestigious trophies such as the Tattersall Cup, Illingworth Trophy, Peter Rysdyk Cup and the Blue Water Pointscore trophies.

2. Any two-handed entrants complying with all relevant criteria as required by the NOR, sailing with an unrestricted auto pilot, are only eligible and allowed to compete in the Line Honours and PHS divisions.



These recommendations were adopted by the CYCA Board and a final report will be released in due course.

The adoption of the recommendations is being advised to allow for the 2022 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Notice of Race to be finalised and released in the week commencing 2 May.

CYCA Commodore Noel Cornish AM said: “I would like to thank the Two-Handed Special Purpose Working Group for the comprehensive work that has gone into producing these recommendations.

“The valued input from 69 individuals during the interview process ensured widespread representation and enabled the group to address the various issues at hand.

“The growing popularity of two-handed sailing was particularly evident in the 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart, with almost 20 per cent of the fleet made up of two-handed crews.

“We look forward to welcoming two-handed crews from across Australia and abroad for CYCA races in 2022, including the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast, the Rolex Sydney Hobart and the Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore races.”

Two-handed crews will compete in the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race for the first time in 2022, due to consecutive cancellations in 2020 and 2021.

Entries for the race will open in the week commencing 2 May, while the Notice of Race for the 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will be available in late May.
 

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Someone owes someone an apology. 
 

I did say all along should give CYCA a few years to make a decision. 76? Years no DH, then ppl expected them to win overall, overnight. 

 

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On the Hitler video topic, I seem to recall MH’s 12 month ban was timed such that it knocked him out of both last years and this years S2H.

 

The Dark Knight

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What’s with the Small Print about the capabilities of the autopilot??
I guess you mean this bit

The output of their auto pilot required by the NOR is strictly limited to rotation only of the boat’s stern (‘aft’) rudder (s)

It sounds like its happy with “normal” APs.

Maybe the IMOCA foilers have APs that have control over the foils or the canting that they fear?

 

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Since it's been working for the Fastnet, always seemed inevitable it would happen here. Was just a matter of time for how long certain interest groups could hold it off. 

 

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I guess you mean this bit

The output of their auto pilot required by the NOR is strictly limited to rotation only of the boat’s stern (‘aft’) rudder (s)

It sounds like its happy with “normal” APs.

Maybe the IMOCA foilers have APs that have control over the foils or the canting that they fear?
I suspect more to do with concerns about automated sail control. 

 

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On the Hitler video topic, I seem to recall MH’s 12 month ban was timed such that it knocked him out of both last years and this years S2H.
And the Hipgrave banning decision was published after the Celestial VHF call and before the protest was lodged in Hobart.

Not too many decisions in any tribunal get handed down on 27 December, but hey it is ocean racing.

18 month ban suspended after 12 months if of good behaviour.

Guess that has gone out the window now.

 

The Dark Knight

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And the Hipgrave banning decision was published after the Celestial VHF call and before the protest was lodged in Hobart.

Not too many decisions in any tribunal get handed down on 27 December, but hey it is ocean racing.

18 month ban suspended after 12 months if of good behaviour.

Guess that has gone out the window now.
At the time I heard the outcome, my first thought was that it was deliberate to effectively make it a 2 year ban.

 

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Is there any class of racers that have that? I read an article about the challenges the foiling IMOCAs has caused for APs but no mention of sail control.
TP52's have cameras and sensors which relay actual depth, twist, forestay pressure etc against target settings to a guy on the rail with a tablet. Not much of a step to add servos to control directly. Nothing that bucket loads of money wont fix. 

 

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Final Report | Two-Handed Special Purpose Working Group


27/05/2022

The CYCA’s Two-Handed Special Purpose Working Group has delivered its Final Report to the Board.

In April 2022, the Board adopted recommendations from the Working Group’s Preliminary Final Report.

The Working Group undertook a thorough assessment of the eligibility of two-handed yachts to challenge for the CYCA’s most prestigious trophies.

They dedicated more than 500 hours and 11 months in their review and subsequent preparations of their recommendations to the Board.

The Board thanks the Special Purpose Working Group – Chairman, Past Commodore Kerry Roxburgh AM, and members, Past Commodore and Life Member David Kellett AM and Life Member Peter Shipway – as well as all other contributors to the group.

The Final Report is now available to view via the button below.


VIEW THE FINAL REPORT





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The Dark Knight

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Waffle waffle waffle…..

I hope Matt Allen chipped in for the cost of proving to him that he need not fear 2h boats have an advantage.

 

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94 days to the start... I missed this article by 6 days...

Good to see that Maluka will be back competing after Langman decided to play with big boats..




100 days to go until 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
An international and star-studded fleet is building for the 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, with just 100 days to go until the 77th edition of the historic race.

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, organiser of the race, has welcomed 89 entrants to date.

The fleet features eight international boats – from Germany (Orione), Great Britain (Sunrise), Hungary (Cassiopeia), New Caledonia (Eye Candy and Poulpito), New Zealand (Caro) and USA (Ocean Freeway and Warrior Won).

Matt Allen’s Botin 52 Ichi Ban, the Overall winner in the 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart, is back to chase more history. Ichi Ban is looking to become just the second boat to win the Tattersall Cup in three consecutive races and the first to win Overall honours four times.

Peter Harburg’s Reichel/Pugh 100 Black Jack – Line Honours winner in 2021 – is one of four 100-foot maxis entered in the 2022 race, alongside race record holder Andoo Comanche (three-times Line Honours winner), Hamilton Island Wild Oats (record nine-times Line Honours winner) and Christian Beck’s Juan-K 100 LawConnect (Line Honours winner as Perpetual LOYAL in 2016).

There will be another strong contingent of short-handed sailors, with Crux (Carlos Aydos’s S&S 34) and Speedwell (Campbell Geeves and Wendy Tuck) among 13 two-handed entrants.

Arthur Lane, Commodore of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, said: "The fleet for the 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart is set to be one of the race’s biggest over the last decade, outside of the 75th anniversary race in 2019.

"We are delighted to see so many international and interstate entrants returning to take part in the race after the challenges of the last few years. There are many former winners, as well as a large number of first-timers, taking on what is one of ocean racing’s greatest challenges.

"The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia thanks Rolex for its ongoing support of the Rolex Sydney Hobart and sailing worldwide, as the Club celebrates 20 years of partnership with its Race Sponsor."

Of the 81 Australian entrants to date, 52 are from NSW, 13 from Queensland, six from Victoria, four from Tasmania, four from South Australia and two from Western Australia.

Some of the notable boats competing in the 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart are:
  • Alive: Philip Turner’s Reichel/Pugh 66 , skippered by Duncan Hine, won the Tattersall Cup in 2018.
  • Andoo Comanche: John Winning Jr has chartered the famous VPLP 100, which has won Line Honours three times (2015/2017/2019) and holds the race record.
  • Black Jack: Peter Harburg’s Reichel/Pugh 100, skippered by Mark Bradford, won Line Honours for the first time in 2021.
  • Caro: Justin Ferris’ Botin 52, skippered by Maximilian Klink, is expected to be among the frontrunners in a competitive group of 52-foot boats.
  • Celestial: Sam Haynes’ TP52 was second overall in the 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart.
  • Crux: Carlos Aydos’ S&S 34 was second on all handicaps in the inaugural Two-Handed Division last year.
  • Hamilton Island Wild Oats: The Oatley Family’s Reichel/Pugh 100 – formerly Wild Oats XI – returns to the race. She holds the record for most Line Honours wins (nine), also winning Overall honours twice.
  • Ichi Ban: Matt Allen’s Botin 52 has back-to-back Overall wins to her name.
  • Kialoa II: Patrick and Keith Broughton are the proud owners of the 1971 Line Honours winner.
  • LawConnect: Christian Beck’s 100-footer won Line Honours for Anthony Bell as Perpetual LOYAL in 2016.
  • Maluka: Peter Langman will be at the helm of the smallest boat in the fleet, the 9-metre Ranger.
  • Moneypenny: Sean Langman’s Reichel/Pugh 69 won Overall honours in the 2022 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race.
  • Quest: Craig Neil’s TP52 has twice won the Tattersall Cup, as Quest for Bob Steel in 2008 and as Balance for Paul Clitheroe in 2015.
  • Sunrise: Tom Kneen’s JPK 1180 won the 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race, was second in the 2021 Rolex Middle Sea Race and won divisional honours in the 2022 RORC Caribbean 600.
  • Warrior Won: American Chris Sheehan will race his highly-fancied TP52 in Australia for the first time, having made headlines by winning the 2022 RORC Caribbean 600.
 

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Currently there are 13 2-h entries...

Alex - Team Macadie (TH)THSM1400VICJones/Hart 14
Ariki Tai (TH)THCIG16NSWCigale 16
Crux (TH)THMYC8NSWS&S 34
Imalizard (TH)TH
6893​
NSWWelbourn 12
Inukshuk (TH)THSA982SANorthshore 38
Minnie (TH)TH
424​
NSWJones 42
Mister Lucky (TH)THRQ3600QLDJeanneau Sun Fast 3600
Pacman (TH)TH
110​
QLDYoung 11
Rumchaser (TH)TH
122​
NSWJ122e
Speedwell (TH)THB347NSWBeneteau 34.7
Sun Fast Racing (TH)THRQ3301NSWSun Fast 3300
Transcendence Crento (TH)THAUS3300NSWJeanneau Sunfast 3300
Tumbleweed (TH)TH
77​
NSWJeanneau Sunfast 3300


 

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