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Moonlight special.

A very quick turnaround after the Rolex Sydney Hobart put Frantic in the box seat for the inaugural Pittwater to Paradise Race on 2 January.

Michael Martin's TP 52 enjoyed sensational sailing up the NSW north coast to arrive at Southport Yacht Club under the light of a full moon and rising sun, taking line honours in the 2018 Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise Regatta.

The P2P result of two days, seven hours and 24 minutes saw Frantic kick off 2018 with a win, something the whole crew was veiy proud of.

"It's a new race and is gradually making a name for itself--it's a great destination," said Mick of the P2P, hinting that they would be keen to enter again in 2019.

Overall winner, Ray Roberts' Checkmate of Hollywood, came in fifth place and was unanimously admired for her looks and her performance.

The 40 year-old, 50 foot IOR Doug Peterson design was competing in her first Australian race and after missing the Rolex Sydney Hobart due to damage on the delivery to the start line.

Second over the line and winner of IRC Division 1 was Bob Cox's DK46 Nine Dragons, pittwatertoparadise.com.au

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Title Annotation:RACE & REGATTA ROUND-UP
Publication:Offshore Yachting
Date:Feb 1, 2018
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