Published on: May 2021
Middle Harbour Yacht Club Competitions and Local Sport Grant
Ms FELICITY WILSON (North Shore)
—Today I congratulate Tracy Richardson for her achievement as part of the 'No Friends' team in the Helly Hansen Women's Challenge, hosted by Manly Yacht Club. Representing Middle Harbour Yacht Club, Tracy took out first place for the All-Female crew called 'No Friends', second place for her individual performance, and third place in the overall Performance Handicap System result in Division 1. With a record fleet of 37 boats participating this year, Tracy's achievements cannot go without mention. In its 26th year, the Helly Hansen Women's Challenge is a popular sailing event for women, acting as the deciding race of the inaugural Sydney Harbour Women's Keelboat Series. Next year will see the expansion of the event to host up to five races, which is both a win for women in sport and a win for the local economy. Middle Harbour Yacht Club has also secured funding through the 2020-2021 Local Sport Grant Program. The club will purchase a new inflatable safety boat for their youth sailing program. Well done to Tracy and her team and congratulations to Middle Harbour Yacht Club for their successful Local Sport Grant application.