With near perfect conditions over the first two days, the Race Committee was able to fire away the double round robin with no issue. After 18 races for each team, Sargent of the CYCA sat in second position behind Robbie McCutcheon of the Oban Sailing Club, while Williams’ three wins came in the second round robin.
Heading into the knockout stages, Sargent chose to race D’Arcy Kemp from the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in the quarter-finals where they easily progressed through to the semi-finals in a 3-0 sweep. As second seed after qualifying, Sargent and his team then raced Josh Hyde of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in the semi-finals, coming away 3-1 winners to advance to the final.
Meanwhile, Williams finished 10th overall after losing to Massimo Henderson of the RSYS, 2-0.
The finals saw a re-run of the 2022 Hardy Cup, with RSYS pitted against the CYCA. With temperamental weather conditions including a thunderstorm throughout the finals, Sargent and his team persevered and sailed well to take out the series 3-1 and claim the Hardy Cup.
GME is proud to be partnered with the CYCA and extend our congratulations to Will Sargent and the team for their victory in the 2023 Hardy Cup.