It Happens to win

LOCALLY-owned racing yacht ‘It Happens’ has taken out the Division One Non-Spinnaker Women’s Winter Series, which was held over three Sundays on Sydney Harbour.

The predominantly Penrith / Hawkesbury-based crew, under the guidance of part-owners Craig Young (Caddens) and David Chesters (Glenmore Park), and helmed by Kathy Veel (Bullaburra), sailed It Happens (9889) to 7th place in Race 1 on 24th April, 1st place in Race 2 on 12th June and 2nd place in Race 3 on 17th July to win on a countback from SOLyMAR (9327), which was helmed by Mary King and recorded 2nd, 2nd and 6th places over the 3 races.

The Penrith and Hawkesbury combination on board ‘It Happens’ brings title success in the 20222 CYCA Women’s Winter Series.  Photos supplied

“We won the series,” said Craig Young. “Well done Kathy Veel (Helm) and the crew of David Chesters, Cameron Chesters, Elizabeth Drysdale, Monica Grace, Kelly Threse, Bridget Canham, Craig Young, Todd Boyle, Steven Thomson and Jen Gillott.

“Our top speed was 10.6 knots, the highest wind gust was 29.5 knots apparent wind speed. It was a great race, beautiful conditions.”