Friday, May 2, 2014

J/124 AS YOU DO Eclipses RSYS Cruise

J/124 sailing off Sydney, Australia in Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron Cruise (Sydney, Australia)- Inspired by the New York Yacht Club’s Annual Cruise, the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron adopted a similar format with a series of races that usually include a mixture of offshore and inshore races. Due to unfavorable weather conditions and the Easter break this year, the offshore passage races were  abandoned with the series comprising of four inshore races and one offshore race.

The J/124 AS YOU DO won Division 2 of the 45th Annual RSYS Cruise week.  She was sailed by owners Ross Littlewood and Alexandra Curtin.  The boat is set-up for shorthanded sailing with a Leisure-furl boom and Hoyt self-tacking boom system on the foredeck.

According to the RSYS Cruise News, “The results are, the cards are tallied and there will be no need to re-run the cruise next week due to lost results! It has been an excellent week with significantly better weather than everybody expected. By all accounts there has been excellent racing both in and offshore, as well as much fun had each evening.  AS YOU DO’s skipper Ross Littlewood has clearly been listening to the Youth Coaches that his Committee oversee which has led to a commendable Overall win in Division 2 with 13 points!”

Said Littlewood, “the sailing conditions varied dramatically from 20+kts to drifting conditions on some parts of the course.  But, the easy-handling performance of the J/124 made it a perfect boat for the cruise.  It was a great week!  Fun was had by all participants.  We love this boat, great for double-handing!”  Sailing photo credit- John Jeremy