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.
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).
Wild Oats XI is also the holder of the following race records: Sydney Gold Coast Open record (22 hours 3 minutes 46 seconds set in 2012), Cabbage Tree
Island (12 hours 15 minutes 55 seconds set in 2012) and Port Hacking Bird Islet (10 hours 51 minutes 41 seconds set in 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.
His latest victory was in the 180-nautical-mile Cabbage Tree
Island Yacht Race, confirming him as a favourite for the Rolex Sydney Hobart.