GME has proudly been a long-term sponsor of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) and their youth sailing academy for over 15 years, and recently the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy won the 2023 Hardy Cup to seal a fourth consecutive win in the prestigious regatta, becoming the most successful Club to race in the event.
The Hardy Cup is one of Australia’s premier match racing regattas and since its inception in 2001 has aimed at further developing the match racing and tactical skills of youth sailors. The Hardy Cup is a World Sailing Grade 3 Youth Event (U23) that consists of four days of racing with a double round-robin and knock-out series.
This year’s cup was hosted by the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron (RSYS) from 5-9 February, and consisted of 10 teams from Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain. The two CYCA teams were led by sailors Will Sargent and Chelsea Williams. Sargent was joined by crew Max Brennan, Mark Murray and Hamish Vass, while Williams’ crew was Nick Drummond, Riley Evans, Sarah Hoffman and Audrey Scheu.