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13_Yachtsman 2015.qxp_Yachtsman Magazine 19/08/2015 4:30 pm Page 28 Club Yachting Beneteau Pittwater Cup - 100 plus in the sun By John Curnow won the Saturday night lotto draw. Such fervour was not only a delight to witness, it was also a fantastic way to highlight and underline the spirit of fun and friendship of this regatta. David Boekman and his crew on Bombolo won the Spinnaker Division. Boekman said afterwards, “This is our first win in the Beneteau Pittwater Cup during the 10 years we have been competing in it. Thank you to the crew and everybody associated with this great event. We’re coming back to defend this win next year, I tell you.” Graham Raspass, the new Principal of Vicsail Beneteau, commented, “As the importer for Beneteau yachts into NSW, it was really fantastic to see 20 boats come out for the Pittwater Cup. It is part of the philosophy of Beneteau to get our owners together and have a sense of competiveness, amongst the closely matched range of yachts.” Coming into Broken Bay - Photo John Curnow Yes! Over 100 owners, crew and guests enjoyed absolutely idyllic conditions for the recent Beneteau Pittwater Cup. A pleasant little Nor’wester of 5-15 knots and cloudless, 21˚C skies ensured a delightful run up around Lion Island and back was completed. The skill was in picking the pockets. There were many more of these to be found on the Eastern shores, which is wher