Fledglings leave the island from about March, launching themselves into flight from the steep slopes of the rainforest after shimmying up the trunks of the cabbage tree
took the win in Race 4 of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's prestigious Blue Water Pointscore, the Cabbage Tree
Island Race, topping IRC, ORCI and PHS divisions.
The Cabbage Tree
Creek upgrade was a jointly funded project with the Australian Government contributing $1.
And The Cabbage Tree
Island Race reinforced Grace's warrior within all of us.
The Cabbage Tree
Island Race is the CYCA's 180-nautical-mile curtain-raiser to the main event, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on Boxing Day.
In 2015, took line honours and won the Cabbage Tree
Island Race, breaking the record for a conventionally ballasted yacht and coming within little over an hour of Wild OatsXfs record.
She also holds the Sydney Gold Coast Open race record (set in 2012), the Cabbage Tree
Island record (2012), the Port Hacking Bird Islet record (2013).
The annual BWPS comprised the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast, Flinders Islet, Newcastle Bass Island, Cabbage Tree
Island, Bird Island and Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht races.
A drawn out victory in the Cabbage Tree
Island Race sailed over the weekend of November 8 and 9 went to Balance with 'Money Man' Paul Clitheroe sailing his TP52 to its first major win, beating the Ed Psaltis/Bob Thomas/ Michael Bencsik owned Ker40 St George Midnight Rambler to the punch by close to five minutes, the two cleaning up on the rest of the fleet on corrected time.
Over the October long weekend, a race to Montague Island and return will be re--introduced to the sailing calendar, with the Flinders Islet, Bird Island and Cabbage Tree
Island races being retained.
Ainsworth went on to win the Flinders Islet and Cabbage Tree
Island races in 2012 and finished second overall to Wild Oats XI in last year's 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart after winning the race overall in 2011.
He then won the Flinders, Bird and Cabbage Tree
His latest victory was in the 180-nautical-mile Cabbage Tree
Island Yacht Race, confirming him as a favourite for the Rolex Sydney Hobart.
Last year she smashed the 13 year-old Sydney Gold Coast record and the Cabbage Tree
Island Race record.
They went on to an excellent third overall in the Flinders Islet Race in September, fifth in October's Bird Island Race, and were 11th in November's Cabbage Tree
Island race, showing promise of things to come.