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Noakes Sydney Gold Race finish 2019

We are onsite for the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Race here is a little explanation on where Nic is while Katie takes over!

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So amazing to be back at the Southport Yacht Club!

NSGCYR 2019: Ready for the finish!

Katie Spithill coming to you live from the Southport Yacht Club in preparation for the finish of the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race.

Posted by Adventures of a Sailor Girl on Saturday, July 27, 2019

Live for line honours!

At 10.28pm Wild Oats X, skippered by Mark Richards and owned by the Oatley Family took their third line honours win in their RP66 over the 76 boat fleet. 

“It was a very very pleasant race, and we are happy to finish at a social hour, it was quite a challenging race for us in the lead, we hit quite a few cloud banks, the conditions were amazing, we had a few close calls with some whales”, said skipper Mark Richards. 

Wild Oats X is a Reichel/Pugh designed 66ft canting keel yacht, built by McConaghy Boats in Mona Vale, in 2004. She finished second overall on IRC during the 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, sailed by Stacey Jackson with our commentator for the live finish, Katie Spithill on tactics and the team of Ocean Respect Racing.   

This win in the 34th edition of the race adds to a great track record with a second place in 2010 and line honours in both 2005 and 2007. 

Check out the live coverage of the 34th edition finish with the Adventures of a Sailor Girl team below including interview with Mark Richards, commentated by Katie Spithill. 

NSGCYR 2019: Line Honours Finish

LIVE at the finish of the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race for the Southport Yacht Club with the incoming line honors winners Wild Oats X. This is their third win, and we are sure they will be pumped with the performance of the smaller boat!

Posted by Adventures of a Sailor Girl on Sunday, July 28, 2019
NSGCYR 2019: Live with Richo!

Katie Spithill is LIVE with Mark Richards or Richo, the helmsman of Wild Oats X; newly crowned line honours winners of the 2019 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. Awesome work by the Oatley Family and team!

Posted by Adventures of a Sailor Girl on Sunday, July 28, 2019

Second across the line was Naval Group, skippered by Sean Langman from Noakes Group, the naming rights sponsors of the race. They crossed the finish line at 11:19pm, in what can be described as perfect sailing conditions. 

Crossing the line in 5th place and provisional overall winners is the TP52 Envy Scooters owned by Barry Cuneo the newly elected commodore of the RQYS. Barry credited his results to the amazing team he has onboard, you can hear more in the interview dockside as the clubhouse leaders docked. 

NSGCYR 2019: Live with the Clubhouse Leaders

LIVE with Barry Cuneo from Envy Scooters Sailing Team who are the provisional overall winners of the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. It's always a great feeling to be clubhouse leaders, but will they hold on to the top spot….??!

Posted by Adventures of a Sailor Girl on Sunday, July 28, 2019

Great to chat LIVE with Sean Langman the naming-rights partner of the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race on their 2nd place in the 34th edition of the race and he has confirmed they are extending for a further three years sponsorship.

Posted by Adventures of a Sailor Girl on Sunday, July 28, 2019

LIVE for the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Prize Giving at the Southport Yacht Club in Queensland.

Posted by Adventures of a Sailor Girl on Monday, July 29, 2019

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