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M A R I N A S S E S S W O M E N ’ S R E G AT TA MILLY BENNETT AND RPAYC TEAM WIN SECOND MARINASSESS TITLE M illy Bennett, Alice Tarnawski, Seldon Coventry, Bryony Gregory and Bonnie Custance won their second Marinassess Women’s Match Racing Regatta, winning every race in a shortened regatta format when the breeze went soft for half of the final day. The Race Committee managed to complete the rest of the round robin two after a delay over lunch when the breeze died from the west and shifted to the east which brought with it champagne sailing conditions for the final races of the regatta. Heading into the day, Bennett and her team were comfortably ahead on the leader board, leading the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Caitlin Tames by two points. In another flawless performance, the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club team sailed smarter and faster than their competitors for the entire day two, adding another four wins to their scorecard to win the regatta by three points and go undefeated over the weekend. Caitlin Tames and her team held onto their second place from day one, losing only three races of their 14. Milly Bennett thanked the umpires, race officials and John Messenger for his continued support of this regatta, which marked the 21st year that John and Marinassess have sponsored the event. CYCA YSA Administrator Pam Scrivenor commented “It has to be one of the longest sailing event sponsorships in Australia! We cannot thank John enough for his continued support of this event and the Youth Sailing Academy here at the CYCA.” LAUREN HOPPER - CYCA 70 YACHTSMAN