Sydney-based Splash Gordon (CYCA) has sailed to victory in the second-last leg of the Audi IRC Australian Championship, following the finish of the Audi Gold Coast Yacht Race.
The modified Farr 40 placed first in the IRC Division D of the Audi Sydney Gold Coast which sailed north from the CYCA in Sydney on Saturday 28 July.
Owner and skipper, Steve Ellis, is already an Audi owner with an A6 allroad quattro and an Audi A4 Cabriolet in his garage. An Audi Q7 – the major prize for the Audi IRC Australian Championship – would be an excellent addition.
Ellis and his team will now head to Audi Hamilton Island Race Week to compete with a German-built Dehler 44, dubbed Dehler Maid.
The Audi IRC Australian Championship is endorsed by Yachting Australia and incorporates four events, including Skandia Geelong Week (RGYC), Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta (MHYC), Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race (CYCA) and Audi Hamilton Island Race Week (HIYC).
To be in the race to win the Australian Championship, teams must compete in at least three out of these four events. The major prize will be an Audi Q7 SUV. The winner will also be presented with the Audi IRC Australian Championship Perpetual Trophy.