Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Hyde Sails Australian Port Douglas distributor, Peter Jones, has recently joined forces with the Volvo 60’ ex Around the World racer, “Djuice Dragon” now named “Mateship” and supported by the Returned Service Mens League (RSL).
The Mateship competed in the last Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race which included crew made up of Afghanistan and Iraq veterans dealing with injury and post traumatic challenges on top of what they encountered during the race which featured some rugged conditions down the East Coast of Tasmania and Storm Bay.
A new Hyde Dyneema mainsail was fitted prior to the race which assisted their class win. Mateship is preparing for the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race over Easter and Peter is supplying a new A2 spinnaker and Jib Top reacher especially for the conditions likely encountered in the race.
Following the Easter event, the yacht will compete in most of the East Coast race program including, Sydney to Southport, Brisbane to Keppell, Hamilton Island Race Week and Magnetic Island Race Week. Keep an eye out for the mainsail emblazoned with the “Mates for Mates” insignia.
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