Strong Showing at Hamilton Island Race Week

24 Aug No Comments admin_iss 2014


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.


Eagle Rock – Beneteau First 47.7

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.

Local Hero 2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

Local Hero – BH 36


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.

Breakthrough Audi 2014 Hamilton Island Race Week

Peter Lehmann Breakthrough – Beneteau First 40

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.

Supertramp - Beneteau 47.7

Supertramp – Oceanis 46


Final overall results can be found here…/2014/ahirw/series/index.htm