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The Tracker has been updated with the 1pm sked. The next update will be at 5pm. Click here to see the leader board

The Stanley race competitors are slowly making there way towards the finish in a south to south-easterly wind of 15knots. As Guy and I wait for the yachts in Stanley it has been a wonderfully sunny day with a light easterly wind. The locals have put on a wonderful welcome party for the yachts the only shame is there are no yachts.

 

The leading yacht Georgia has still got 86 miles to run so should be in at 4am Sunday morning they are followed by Shogun, Extasea, Shamrock, Goldfinger, Ocean Skins and Ninety Seven. Ingenue has a 110 miles to go so I think the small boat are looking good for handicap honours.

 

The latest withdrawal is Pretty Woman with 2 crew member suffering seasickness. The next sked is at 10 o'clock tonight. Click here to follow the boats on the yacht tracker

The 2008 Stanley sked sheet is now published.  Click here
The 2008 Stanley race sailing instructions have been posted. Look at the Stanley race under the Races tab or click here

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Matthew Short's Shortwave has entered the 2008 West Coaster - a Judel Vrolijk designed former TP52.

 

Launched in 2005 under the name Cristabella in the UK, modified for offshore sailing as an IRC52 in the UK before coming to Australia earlier this year. A 4th over the line in 2008 Sydney-Gold Coast race, less than 4 minutes from Line Honours, behind Quantum racing (Cookson 50), Quest (TP52) & Yendys (Reichel Pugh 55).

 

She is crewed by a large contingent of the Short family headed by Matthew & Christine, with 4 keen sailing daughters Kylie, Nikki, Caitlin & Sarah Short as well as sailmaker Ian and his wife Peta Short.  Kylie's fiancé Matt Smejlis is also on the crew as boat captain.  The CYCA winter series has been used to "tune" this new thoroughbred and with a new wardrobe of Ian's sails, the boat is getting faster in each outing.

 

If the weather is in her favour the race record should be under threat