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13_Yachtsman 2015.qxp_Yachtsman Magazine 19/08/2015 4:29 pm Page 18 Club Yachting 2015 Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Race By Lisa Ratcliff Julian Farren-Price’s evergreen steed of 14 years, About Time, delivered the Sydney owner and crew a third IRC overall handicap win in the Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Race. “We are pretty thrilled; I can’t believe we’ve taken out IRC for the third time with this boat,” said Farren-Price last night. His other corrected time wins came in 2011 and 2009. The skipper also praised the innovative changes the organising club, the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, implemented. “Changing the way you enter, not requiring HF radio and doing away with radio skeds were all good moves and made things very convenient. With the tracking technology position skeds aren’t necessary and it was fascinating while racing to watch what people were doing via the technology. I think the RPAYC made a lot of good moves for this race.” Both IRC and ORCi placegetters spoke of the navigator’s nightmare that has been the 34th edition and their crew’s exhaustion at the finish due to the Famous faces of the regatta, L to R: Gavin Brady, James Spithill and Mark Richards concentration required, and lack of sleep from the 1pm start from Broken Bay on Guided by H