Flying TP52 start sets up perfect finish

Newcastle Harbour has hosted sailing regattas for over 175 years, but never has it witnessed a sight more enthralling or nail-biting than this – eight grand-prix TP52s planing across the…
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Racing to start with all guns blazing

A blast of cannon fire from historic Fort Scratchley will signal the start of SailFest Newcastle’s signature event, the TP52 Gold Cup, around 12.30pm on Saturday (April 10), with eight…
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How the ‘quick’ can get rich

It’s one of Australia’s oldest sailing trophies, celebrating the fastest sailing boat on Newcastle Harbour. Now, the ‘Cock of the Harbour’ is also set to become one of the richest…
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Hooligan and Koa take TP52 honours

The inaugural TP52 Gold Cup resumed in earnest on the final day of SailFest Newcastle, with the seven-strong fleet completing four windward-leeward races in challenging offshore conditions. Koa, co-owned by Peter Wrigley…
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Favourite toppled in TP52 opener

Anyone who thought the inaugural TP52 Gold Cup would be one-way traffic for Marcus Blackmore’s Hooligan didn’t factor in a two-way breeze off the Newcastle NSW coastline today, which handed…
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Fleet-footed roosters to be cock-a-hoop

The fastest roosters on Newcastle Harbour will be crowned when Port Hunter 16 Foot Skiff Sailing Club holds its legendary Cock-of-the-Harbour as part of the inaugural 2019 SailFest Newcastle Regatta.…
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