In an exemplary performance, Imagination, Robin Hawthorn’s Beneteau 47.7, has convincingly won CYCA’s Bird Island Race on both ORCi and IRC. In a masterful display of light air sailing, Imagination cleaned up on all Division 1 boats, in the process completely out sailing Grand Prix racers in the last race of the Blue Water Point Score before the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race.
Robin Hawthorn and his crew concentrated on keeping the boat moving s and out of the tide. In very light winds on the way home south, progress was particularly slow and Imagination set her new design Code “0” to help on track to victory and remain in contact with her keep pace with the Division 1 yachts. Imagination’s #1 light carbon GraphX genoa from Ian Short Sails was also used to advantage in very slight seas and light winds.