It was another gorgeous sunny day on Sydney Harbour in late October last year. The annual Beneteau Cup in Sydney was about to start, an event that now goes back over 25 years. The breeze was an expected NE of 8 – 12 knots for the running.
Many Beneteau types in action
The event runs under two divisions, spinnaker and non-spinnaker. Each has two races on varying courses around Sydney Harbour, of about 1-2 hours in duration. It brings out an eclectic collection of Beneteau yachts, this year being no exception, with an amazing array of Beneteau Oceanis, Beneteau First and even CC models from as far back as the early 1980’s up to the latest releases.
Rolly Tasker Sails Australia at the start
Directors of Rolly Tasker Sails, Australia, Greg and Sam Newton participated for their 22nd year. This time they sailed Greg’s Beneteau Oceanis 45, ‘Antipodes’. Naturally she’s fully Rolly Tasker Sails equipped with tri-radial cut Mainsail and Headsail, a new 91m2 Code 0 in Dimension Polyant Code Zero Laminate CZ30 for off the wind performance and our huge masthead 190m2 Symmetrical kite in 0.9oz Challenge Elite for a brave helmsman in under 18 knots.