Karyn, Ian and I got our ‘restoration project’ Jubilee ‘Taj’ on the water last weekend, driving to Ballarat for the Huntingfield Cup, the Australian Championship for the Jubilee class.

The Cup was initially presented by Lord Huntingfield, Governor of Victoria, in 1936.

Thirteen boats started, a great lineup mostly from Ballarat but also from Albert Park and Surrento,  ‘Taj’ was the only entrant from NSW.

Winds on Saturday were light and patchy from the West, with only 2 of 4 scheduled races run. Sunday, however, gave perfect conditions with 8 to 12kt from the SE, allowing maximum use of the course area and another three races.

After some close tactical racing and many changing positions, we were delighted to come away with the win, scoring 1,3,1,1,1.


Steve Wright