CYAA 2016 Winter Series Race 3 May 29

May 26 2016

2016 Winter Series Race 3 Pre Race notes,
2016 Winter Series Race 3 Entries and Handicaps HBYC
2016 Winter Series Race 3 May 29 Sailing Instructions (HBYC) V1 26-05

Sorry for the publishing delay of the Race 3 notes

Attached is the following documentation.

2016 Winter Series Race 3 pre race notes, the entry and handicap list and the Sailing Instructions. The SI, entries and HBYC courses are also available on the CYAA Web site

Take a the Sailing Instructions for HBYC races.

The para “Safety” has included the mobile phone numbers of the HBYC people on the race committee and rescue vessels. All race management communication to the Race officials has to be on VHF Channel 73. In times of emergencies any means to communicate can to be used.

One item, while not mentioned in the pre race notes, could not go without a mention. It was the sight of Bil Johnstone’s Corio Bay Netboat Lily Guy sailing in company with the Classic fleet during the last race, Race 2.. She was going well. One day she’ll be with the fleet again. Below is a file photo of Lily Guy. Click on the image for a better quality rendition.

Lily Guy Pre start Race 6 LR

Regards to all

Peter Costolloe CYAA (Vic) Handicapper

CYAA 2106 Winter Series Race 2 Results and Series Aggregate.

Below are the Race 2 results and status points for the Series aggregate and Marie Louise III Consistency Trophy.

2016 Winter Series Race 2 Results Ex

2016 Winter Series Aggregate Points Race 2 May 15

Marie Louise III Trophy Points Status after Race 2 May 15

Here’s the story about the race and the rescheduling of the last for races due to ORCV requirements  Race 2 May 15 Post race notes

Regards to all

Peter Costolloe CYAA (Vic) Handicapper

CYAA 2016 Winter Series Race 2 May 15

RYCV and CYAA Logo Race 2

Attached on the Web site home page are the 2016 Winter Series Race 2 documents. A feature of this race will be new courses for Classic races conducted by the RYCV. These Race 2 documents are now on the CYAA Web site for download if required during the race. As night follows day the handicapper knows some skipper won’t bring them along. Trust your handicapper on this one

Also attached below is the pdf that has further details about race 2 plus the following info.

All the CYAA Magazines on now the Web site thanks to that great man Roger Dundas.

A story about Charlie Peel and the connection to the Sydney Wooden Boat people, Simon Sabudin and Tom Courtney and their Judith Pihl restoration. An extract from the CYAA 2008 presentation dinner is attached that shows how the CYAA recognises the work and contribution Charlie Peel has made to yachting in Australia.

A short comment about the Alwyn and her recent race from Williamstown to St. Leonards has been included to show what fun was had by Michael McTavish and Catherine North of Serifa

Race 2 pre race notes.



CYAA (Vic) 2016 Winter Series Race 1 Cancelled

CYAA 2016 Winter Series Race 1 May 1

Cancelled       N flag A flag

May 1 2016

A picture’s worth a thousand words .

Wind Graph May 1WP_20160501_10_01_18_Pro

 About 10:am Looking out from the HBYC Marina to the RYCV Marina. It was hang on to anything time as the westerly wind bullets came through.

Cancelling a race is not easy but Sunday morning 6:30am it had to be done. Out went the race cancellation message SMS to 50 odd CYAA Members. The above BoM wind graph for Sunday tells the story. For once your handicapper received responses that agreed with the decision.

Michael MacTavish and his crew on Serifa were all set to race so out they went from the RYCV Marina into the strong wind and flat water conditions. A later in the day report was received from Serifa. After a great run down to Brighton, it was 41 knot’s across the deck on the beat back.

Again this will be a series where all races count for aggregate scoring! Lefts hope it will be at least a seven race series.

Next race will be designated Race 2 conducted by RMYS and scheduled for May 15, 10:30am

A Classic Yacht racing opportunity

For those CYAA people who want to experience a racing a 94 year old Classic with today’s heavies or can’t wait for 2 weeks, contact the handicapper, his Alwyn is being raced in next Saturday’s  Hobsons Bay Yacht Club race from Williamstown to St Leonards. An all day affair with hard racing where your on the water from 9.00am to 8.00pm. Classic Yacht racing at it’s marathon best.

If sufficient Classics enter HBYC will make generate a Classic Division. You have to Thursday to enter via Top Yacht. An opportunity for those members going to Cowes to make up for the loss of their Cowes race training session.

Regards to all

Peter Costolloe CYAA (Vic) Handicapper