Australia Day Race to Botany Bay images by Wai Lee

by Wai Lee 
Eerie heavy sea fog 15 minutes after the start of Wednesday’s Australia Day Race to Botany Bay - Australia Day Race to Botany Bay - City of Sydney Cup, 26 January 2011
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Wai Lee has sent this gallery of images from The Australia Day Race to Botany Bay.

'I was one of the crew on the Sydney 38 Next in Sunday’s Australia Day Race to Botany Bay and took these photos. It was quite an incredible experience just trying to get out of Sydney Heads in the heavy fog.


While other yachts enjoyed a fabulous 175th Australia Day Regatta in Sydney Harbour, light fickle winds tested skills and patience of the offshore fleet to Botany Bay and back. The fog finally lifted and a light nor'easter kicked in in the afternoon, taking the fleet on a reaching leg home.

The event, hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, also incorporated the Grant Thornton Short Ocean Pointscore and Short Haul Pointscore races. '

City of Sydney Cup results: here

Light winds trying to get out of the harbour - Australia Day Race to Botany Bay - City of Sydney Cup, 26 January 2011
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Where's the rest of the fleet? - Australia Day Race to Botany Bay - City of Sydney Cup, 26 January 2011
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Fleet leaders Brindabella (right) and Vanguard (left) finally head for home in a light nor’easter after taking nearly three hours to round Botany Bay - Australia Day Race to Botany Bay - City of Sydney Cup, 26 January 2011
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Crew of Next huddle on leeward rail in the painfully light winds - Australia Day Race to Botany Bay - City of Sydney Cup, 26 January 2011
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NSC Mahligai creeping up Sydney's east coast - Australia Day Race to Botany Bay - City of Sydney Cup, 26 January 2011
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BlackAdder 'alone again' two minutes later - Australia Day Race to Botany Bay - City of Sydney Cup, 26 January 2011
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Eerie heavy sea fog 15 minutes after the start of Sunday’s Australia Day Race to Botany Bay - Australia Day Race to Botany Bay - City of Sydney Cup, 26 January 2011
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