Four yachts equipped by Ian Short Sails have scored podium places at the 31st Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. Three of these boats are production Beneteaus – Eagle Rock, Peter Lehman Breakthrough and Super Tramp.
IRC Division 2
Eagle Rock, Ross Wilson’s Beneteau First 47.7, sailed consistently to record a second place, after trying for a podium place for the last eight years.
IRC Division 3
Matt Owen’s BH 36, Local Hero, scored a comprehensive victory. She led from the start, winning four out of six races. This was the second time round for Local Hero – her Canberra based crew won the event in 2010.
In a tightly fought contest, Ben McGrath’s Beneteau First 40, Peter Lehmann Breakthrough, won on count-back from the Volvo 60, Spirit of the Maid.
Non Spinnaker Division 2
Sue and Alan Pick’s Beneteau Oceanis 46 Super Tramp easily won the Non Spinnaker Division 2 Class, recording three wins and three seconds in a big field.
Final overall results can be found here http://www.topyacht.net.au/resuÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦/2014/ahirw/series/index.htm