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Trophy Presentation at RYCT

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Trophy Presentation at Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania tomorrow morning, including the Tattersalls Cup and the Illingworth Trophy.

The Official Trophy Presentation for the 2002 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race will be held at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania in Hobart tomorrow,  2 January 2003,  starting at 11am.

The Overall winning yacht, Quest,  and the runner-up, Zeus II will be among yachts moored in front of the clubhouse at Sandy Bay,  10 minutes from CBD.

Major trophies to be presented include the Tattersalls Cup for the Overall Winner on corrected time, Quest, and the Illingworth Trophy for the Line Honours winner, Alfa Romeo,  along with the divisional trophies and special awards.

The Tasmanian Government will present a mediallion to the yacht Mark Twain which has now sailed in 25 Sydney Hobarts.

Medallions will also be presented to six yachtsmen who have each reached the landmark 25 Hobart Races, joining 53 other sailors who have become "Hobart Heroes".

The Trophy Presentation will be followed by the King of the Derwent Race in the Derwent River,  contested by yachts that have sailed in the Rolex Sydney Hobart and the Melbourne to Hobart Race, as well as many local yachts.

Friday will see the start of the second annual Sailing South Race Week,  a seven race regatta running through to next Tuesday, 7 January 2003 which has attracted more than 70 entries, including five competitors staying on after the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race.

Later in January the RYCT will conduct Australian and World Championships for the International Mirror Dinghy and International Dragon classes,  with many competitors from overseas.