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2019/2020 Summer Series is open for entries.

The J J Savage built Tumlare` Avian continuing her 1938 winning ways. Best aggregate performance of the 2018/2019 Summer Series
Summer Series Notice of Race. Click on form to download
Summer Series entry form. Click on form to download.

Some notes about the entry process.

No need to send a filled out form if paying the full series entry fee by EFT. Insert the words Summer and your boat name, to a max of 18 characters, in the EFT Reciepients field. We’ll send a received confirmation message to the entrant. We need a copy of the completed entry form when paying by credit card or entering individual races.

Keep in mind, all entrants in the summer series must be financial CYAA boat owner members. In the spirit of all keeping all things equal, financial CYAA crew members are the go. Team CYAA!! yes. Go Classics!!

Latest 2019 Cup Regatta news

Sept 2 2019 2019 Winter Series documents Race 6 pursuit start results with corrected time calculations. Series Aggregate results. Marie Louise III Aggregate status.

August 29 2019 Some 2014 Cup Regatta memories Boambillee prepares for the Guinea s Race 1 The Race 1 fleet leaders prepare for a 40 knot gale front Fleet leaders sail into the 40 knot gale Mercedes III shows her 1967 Admirals Cup winning ways

Aug 21 Behind the CYAA Web Site curtain Some news for those who keep checking on the web site to see what’s new.

A Kiwi Classic for sale. A note was received from Mark Chew yesterday. It’s a link to a New Zealand Mahurangi Classic regatta acquaintance of Mark’s who tells a sad story about the need to put their Classic on the market. Sunstone, on the market. Take a look. This story and link will be later moved to our Classic for sale web page.

Our Winter Series Race 6 is far from dead and gone.There’s now international interest in the Winner of our Winter Series Manu Ka ReRe, Built in 1953 and listed on the Laurent Giles register as Pumpkin. The first boat built to Manu Ka ReRe’s design had a remarkable circumnavigation voyaging history and is now deemed to be an object of importance to Canadian Maritime History. This yacht, the Trekka, is a static museum object exhibited in the Maritime Museum of British Columbia. A story informing of Manu Ka Rere’s performance in Race 6 was been sent over to the North West Pacific Maritime history web site Nauticapedia. Manu Ka ReRe’s performance in Race 6 will be included in the MMBC Trekka exhibit story. So while we’re racing our classic’s around Port Phillip we need to keep in mind this fleet of ours is a dynamic display of Australia’s Maritime History. The four stories describing Sunday’s August 18 Race 6 will be consolidated and sent out to our worldwide mailout data base of 250 email addresses. Still to analyse the elpased times of Race 6. It’s all about handicaps for Race one of our Summer Series. Best sort out the Summer Series Notice of Race and entry form pronto. First race Sept 29. 5 weeks away.

As far as Maritime Muiseum exhibit”s go Let’s not forget the the then soon to be King of Soain,Juan Carlos and his Tumlaren Neblina exhibit in the Portugal’s Maritime Museum or the Tim Phillips Couta Boat our Melbourne Museum. To keep all the Classic Yacht crews happy there’s a massive model of a the three tiered Galley at the Barcelona Maritime Museum.

Race 6 August 18 Short notes

For the 2019 winter Series Race 6 results and series aggregate click HERE These notes will be put into pdf form and sent to the general mailout list, 234 members. The results will be re calculated for a corrected time result for the Marie Louise III Consistency Aggregate status.

Congratulations to Cam Smith and Tim Metherall for their work to bring home Manu Ka Rere to her first CYAA Aggregate Trophy. Todays race was all about the small boats showing how well they can handle high wind conditions on Port Phillip. While all boats had dramas handling the 40 knot bullets the smaller boats were able to recover from round ups faster. First home congratulations go to Cameron Dorrough and his team on Bungoona. After an hour and 13 minutes of hard slogging she held of Michael Mactavish in Serifa by 2 minutes and 10 seconds after Serifa started 2 minutes behind her. Manu KaRere after a 14 minute start over Serifa came home a minute after Serifa while Martini came home a minute after Manu Ka Rere. all close pursuit race finishes in those heavy conditions. Next came Kingurra who started out 33 minutes after Bungoona and came home 17 minutes after Bungoona closed the line. Mercedes III follwed Kingurra home after retracing her course to pick up a mark.

Both Fair Winds II amd Marie Louise III were starters but conditions with one reef only demanded a rethink about continuing to race. Completeing those who challenged Port Phillip was Dave Baskett on Jedda. Dave said not today, after hoisting Jedda’s main. Down at St. Kilda Pre race calls from Avian, Dingo and Boambillee indicated they were all set to race but in high northerly winds the marina layout doesn’t allow safe sailouts. So for our RMYS based members it was a race through Binoculars in the RMYS Olympic Bar.

For all, the biggest challenge of the race was the Marina pen return. Manu KaRere reported on her multiple attempts to pick up their mooring. All boats took longer than usual to be packed up. Everyone done in. Post race, Ian McFarlane tied up Kingurra to the RYCV marina for a post race meet up with everyone else in the RYCV Bar. A great way to finish up the season. To listen to Cam Smith skipper of Manu KaRere, the smallest on water line boat in the fleet, rehashing the race with Ian Macfarlane of Kingurra, Peter Lloyd of Marie Louise III and Ross Smith of Martini and then Martin Ryan of Mercedes III showed Classic Racing at it’s best and strongest. Michael McTavish later on put ih his account of how well Serifa went and how she picked off Manu KaRere.

The race was summed up by the RYCV Race Director, all boats sailed well in the hard racing conditions. From David Leroy that means a lot. Definitley not small praise. So CYAA thanks go to RYCV for using the short interval weather break window that allowed the fleet get racing before the cloud based front from the north hit the fleet.

That’s it for our 2019 Winter Series Now to our Summer Series First race Sept 28

Here’s the pre race notes for Race 6 Aug 18 and general CYAA news.

Aug 16 8:20 am BoM forecast for Port Phillip conditions at 5:14 am this morning (Friday) for Sunday August 18 indicates it’s all go for Race 6. For today’s 73 people already hammering on the door for the promised to be delivered on Friday morning Race 6 doc’s, here they are: Race 6 August 18 Sailing Instructions and the Race 6 Pursuit Start Group Start times. Don’t forget it’s a 10:00 am start for Group 1. More Race 6 details and CYAA news stories in the soon to be sent out in the Race 6 pre race notes.

Issued Aug 13 1400 hrs. Race 6 Scheduled for August 18 at RYCV. Group 0 start time 1000 Hrs. Race documentation publication status. SI’s prepared. Group start times based on predicted 15 – 20 knot northerlies forHobsons Bay.

August 11. The much delayed CYAA Winter Series Race 6, re-scheduled for August 18, is a pursuit start race conducted by the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria. As the Winter series aggregate status is now a close run affair, the Race 6 group start times, based on the Frid am BoM forecast for Sunday’s conditions Hobsons Bay, will be issued on Friday morning, Aug 16. This web site page will be used to send out a notice if the publication of group start times is delayed till the Friday afternoon. Cold comfort news to all, HBYC to cancelled yesterday’s Brass Monkey’s winter series race. Now four out of eight race’s abandoned We’re at two out of seven.

Aug 11 Latest Classic’s from Perth for Sale received from Manfred Spiecher, convenor of the Swan River Retro Yacht racing (Perth’s Classic Yacht Racing conducted by Royal Perth and Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht clubs.) Click on Pic’s for a full size rendition from the Col Anderson Cigarette Box collection “Classic’s on Port Phillip”

Acrospire IV Acrospire IV for sale notice

August 7 Alan Payne story Take a look at the story published in October 1957 issue of the Seacraft magazine. Here’s a recent story on the fate of the Alan Payne designed Metung. Check out the “Old Man of the Sea” pic of Marty Bryan, our well known CYAA member from Mornington. Hemingway would have met his match with Marty.

Here’s another story of a Port Phillip champion boat story to check out. A Monkey for a Boat The Port Melbourne Yacht Club’s “SJS”.

CYAA Queensland News

Our Queensland CYAA members have provided a CYAA Q’ld facebook link that tells us how they went in the recent Vintage Yacht Regatta conducted by the Queensland Cruising Yacht Club. A report prepared by Dan deBuriatte will soon be published on the Q’ld news page

CYAA 2019 Winter Series on Port Phillip Race 6 postponed to August 18.

Race 6 (Aug 4) Postponed to August 18
The classic’s featuresd in this Jane williamson pic are Cyan, Zephyr, Serifa, Avian, Dingo and the HBYC C’mmittee boat
Manuka Rere, Martini,Marie Louise III with Kingurra (B23) behind. Waiting for wind that cannot read.
Photo: Mark Chew
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This Mark Chew pic was posted on the CYAA Instagram Site on Sunday night
104 Instagram likes and counting by 10:00am Weds Aug 7. Check across the page to the CYAA Instagram link.

Another jinxed day for the 14 classic’s intending to take on Race 6. Today (Aug 4) no wind and July 21 predicted gales. Our HBYC Race Committee waited till 11:00am. A wind zephyr came through that gave Zephyr a sail like she was in a gale. All 30 seconds of it . But the fleet weren’t moved. With no wind from the west or south in sight it was time to accept the second race 6 postponement call.

Hopefully third time lucky for our third attempt to complete Race 6 at RYCV on August 18. Will be fun time for the handicapper to work out those pursuit times for the last race of the Winter Series that has a very close series aggregate with a no worst race points score drop.

Zephyr,Cyan, Avia, Dingo (mast only) Serifa
C’mmittee Boat, Boambillee, Kingurra, Jedda and Manuke Rere
Fair Winds and Cyan
Mercedes III people know how to make things go better With or without wind
Sunday Aug 4 Marie Louise III All dressed up and ni wind to go Boambillee and Zephyr in backgraound.
Photo Roger Dundas

CYAA 2019 Winter Series Race 6 Scheduled 4th August Warning signal 1025 hrs. Rescheduled from July 14 Check out the Pre-race notes for Race 6 Aug 4 They cover the following items

CYAA 2019 Winter Series Race 6 Scheduled 4th August Warning signal 1025 hrs. Rescheduled from July 14 Check out the Pre-race notes for Race 6 Aug 4 They cover the following items

Race 6 Scheduled 4th August Warning signal 1025 hrs.

Rescheduled from July 14 Check out the Pre-race notes for Race 6 Aug 4 They cover the following items

Sailing Instructions and Entry list with allocated handicaps for Race 6 (4th August) are now posted. The Winter Series Locker 57 Trophy aggregate and Marie Louise III consistency status can be checked here.

Tandanya continues her purple patch of 82 Consectutive years on the RYCV Register.

Stop the presses. Tandanya will be adding more years to her time on the RYCV register. David Munro informs while ownership of Tandanya has changed She’ll be staying at RYCV.

Tandanya, designed by Henry Rasmussen, puts the hammer down on the International 8 Metre Frances

Click here for a full size rendition of the header image dated Boxing Day 1931. It’s part of the Phil Edwards documents his grandad collected when he sailed in Sonia. When available, we’ll post some pics of her being launched at the Royal Brighton Yachts Club.

A story about the race 6 postponement is being worked on. The takeaway is we need a plan B to cover these situations. While we all are unhappy but understanding about the circumstances that led to the loss of a race, it’s still not acceptable, particularly after the expense and work we put in to keep our classic’s going.

CYAA Winter Series Race 6 has been postponed to 4th August Gale warning for today and Monday killed any hope of racing during the lighter wind conditions. Experience has shown high chance of strong wind bullets in the race area during the Sunday 10:00am to 13:00 drop off in wind strength.

Check out these links to the combined BoM + Met Eye forecast images published on July 19 Friday pm July 20 Saturday am July 20 Sat pm July 21 Sun am

6:30pm Saturday status of Race 6 go/no go decision.

Expect wind conditions to lighten by Sunday 10:00am morning. Decision to be based on Sunday morning BoM forecast. will send out an SMS message at 6:30am approx.

Forecasts for Sundays wind conditions at the upper end of Port Phillip are being monitored by RMYS Race Director and CYAA Handicapper. A status SMS will be sent out this evening approx 6:00pm. RMYS conduct of race rules are: Gale warning forecast 4 fours before the scheduled start requires automatic postponement.

The Race 5 story with some CYAA Member activity news plus the Race 6 Sailing Instructions and Race 6 Entries with allocated handicaps are now available

Here’s a link to the short Race 5 wrap up story provided to HBYC. Work preparing the Race 5 wrap up story that includes other CYAA news will be published soon.

A Couta Boat 2019 Cup Regatta primer will be published soon

Results for Race 5 Locker 57 Series Aggregate status Marie Louise III Consistency aggregate status

Race 5 sees 16 seconds seperate the first four corrected times placings. Tumlarens feature big in the Race 5 results.

Congratulations go to the Tumlaren Zephyr for her first on corrected time by 3 seconds over the Tumlaren Dingo who in turn held off the Laurent Giles Manuka Rere by 4 seconds and who in turn held off the Phillip Rhodes Fair Winds by 4 seconds.

Line honours by a country mile go that clean skin Fair Winds. Dingo took out the Tumlaren one design honours.

A conspicous fifth on corrected time by one minute forty two seconds was the 1923 Alwyn. A Hobart A Classer designed by Alf Blore, Race 5 was Alwyn’s first time race with the Classic’s for many a year. She is still a strong PHF performer in HBYC long distance races.

More Race 5 stories and results analysis to follow asap.

Alwyn, the 1923 Hobart A classer, in full flight after blasting through a 25 knot gust. Jedda in distant background.
Photo: Eamon Pizzey from Avian

Three RMYS Notice to Competitiors applicable to race 5

NOTICES TO COMPETITOR.

RMYS Notice to Competitors 22 May 2019 Mark F has been re-instated

RMYS Notice to Competitors 20 June 2019 Water Quality Mark adjacent to RMYS Mark C.

RMYS Mark G Substitute Mark 25 June 2019 Mark G in Maintenance. Replaced with Mark S

Hobsons Bay Yacht Club will be conducting Race 5 on July 7. Race 5 Sailing Instructions.

Race 5 Entry list with allocated handicaps V2 Last minute entry. Alwyn

Click here for the Race 5 pre race notes

Current Thursday BoM Met Eye forecast for Sunday 10:00am indicates 15 to 20 knot northerlies with slight seas and 50% chance of rain.

2019 Cup Regatta news.

Stop the presses. Pete Jerebek has wired in to inform The Geelong Flyer Baranne intends to take on the 2019 Cup Regatta fleet. Baranne is the Arthur Robb Princess class design that took on the 1965 Sydney to Hobart Fleet. Check out her pic in the 2019 Cup Regatta Intention to enter page

Some Race 4 news.

Here’s the link to the June 16 Race 4 pursuit start results including corrected times Links to the 2019 Winter Series aggregate including Tumlaren series aggregate and the Marie Louise III consistency aggregate after race 4.

Below are some Race 4 grab points

16 classics compete in Pursuit start Race 4… Acrospire III takes out first across the line… Sail of the day goes to Manuka Rere… Honourable sail of the day mention goes to Zephyr… Dingo pips Marie Louise III by one second… Pip Todd flying the Asymetrical kite on Marie Louise III was MLIII event of the day...

Looking for a Race 4 pic to replace the web site header image. Send it to the handicapper.

Below is the top pic of the race 4 fleet. Thanks go to the skipper of Mercedes III for his timely prompting to his crew to grab this image of Acrospire III as she passed them by. Pity those who didn’t see the real thing. Acrospire III racing with lee gunnel down under full sail. Say no more.

Acrospire III picking off the Race 4 fleet on her way to take out Race 4 Line Honours.
Photo David McKenzie, Mercedes III

Special congratulations goes to the 16 classics who started in the Race 4 fleet of the Classic’s 2019 Winter Series.

Congratulations to Col anderson and his team for bringing Acrospire III home for her Race 4 win. No doubt about it Race 4 conditions gave her the opportunity to show how she thrilled the 1920’s racing scene.

Sail of the day goes to Laurent Giles Trekka class Manuka Rere under the helm of Cam Smith. Holding off the fleet in those light conditions was no accident. It was concentration on her beating in the light wind conditions and her shy kite reaching management hat allowed to fleet to watch the smallest waterline classic of the Race 4 fleet show, the forerunner of the JOG racing scene, a Honourable mention goes to Zephyr. Her brilliant after the second rounding mark R4 had her in contention for line honours. Anne Batson, Kath Solly and Pete Jerebek had Zephyr at perfect pitch. All up across the fleet every classic was a winner.

A Race 4 story plus results with series aggregate and Marie Louis III consistency aggregates plus how the fleet performed on corrected elapsed time will be published later.

THE CUP REGATTA 2019

Sayonara and Acrospire III face off May 23 2010

The latest 2019 Cup Regatta Intention to enter list has 27 Classic’s listed. The intent to enter list will be closed off after the end of June. The call for entries will begin after the Notice of Race is posted in August.

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