Category Archives: News & Events – Victoria

Admirals Cup 50th Anniversary Regatta

Admiral’s Cup 50th Anniversary Regatta – Media Release – August 2017

Admiral’s Cup Regatta will span the generations

Excitement in the yachting community surrounding the Admiral’s Cup 50th Anniversary Regatta has spread to all corners of the sailing world. News of the event, to be held in Sydney this December, has also inspired some remarkable reunions.

Sons of all three skippers from Australia’s victorious 1967 team will be sailing on their fathers’ yachts during the three days of racing.

Scott Kaufman is flying in from New York to helm Mercedes III which was the top-scoring boat in the 1967 series when skippered by his father, Ted. The 40-footer was co-designed by Ted and Bob Miller, who went on – as Ben Lexcen – to create the legendary America’s Cup winner Australia II.

Anthony Crichton-Brown will arrive at the regatta from his home in London to sail on Pacha, the famous ocean-racing yacht owned by his father, Sir Robert. In the 1967 Admiral’s Cup series Sir Robert campaigned his previous yacht Balandra which is still under restoration in Tasmania. 

Tony and Rob Reynolds live in Sydney, so they won’t have far to travel to step aboard Caprice of Huon, the third member of Australia’s first team to win the Admiral’s Cup half a century ago. For the1967 challenge Caprice was chartered and skippered by their father, Gordon.

To complete these remarkable reunions, Gordon Ingate, who was the skipper of Caprice of Huon when she won three races in the 1965 Cup, has accepted an invitation to helm his old yacht for the inshore races of the Anniversary Regatta. Ingate is now 91 and is still competing in – and winning – sailing races.

“This event really seems to have tapped into a deep well of nostalgia and goodwill”, says regatta chairman, David Champtaloup. “We already have more than a dozen of Australia’s great Admiral’s Cup yachts committed to the regatta.

“Veteran crew are coming out of the woodwork every day, wanting to be involved. We’re beginning to put together a register so that we can match those blokes up with appropriate boats. We’ve also had the kind offer of a comfortable big spectator boat for those who’d rather follow the fleet than get their feet wet.”

The Admiral’s Cup 50th Anniversary Regatta will be held in Sydney on December 1, 2 and 3. There will be two Harbour races and one short offshore event, with social gatherings hosted by the participating clubs after each race.

The Notice of Race and Entry Form will soon be available on the Sydney Amateur Sailing Club website. For further information contact Peter Shipway at: peter@barlowdistributors.com.au, or David Salter at: davidelva@alpha.net.au

….. ends …..

Caption: Mercedes III thunders down the Solent during the 1967 Admiral’s Cup (Beken of Cowes photo)

CYAA Winter Series Race 5 August 6

2017 Cup Regatta invitation

Race 5 has been finally completed. The Race 5 Post Race notes can be seen here

Race 5 Rescheduled to August 6 Pre Race notes

The Race 5 post race notes cover the following items:

Race 5 Results 
Race/no race decision
The start
On the way to Mark R4
Down to RMYS D Mark
Across to R2 Mark
Cracked sheets to the finish
HBYC and RYCV support for Race 5
CYAA News
2017 Cup Regatta
ANMM Exhibition and  Classic and Wooden Boat Festival.
Eight Metre World championship. Norway 
Paynesville Maritime Museum.
Manuka ReRe story
No more news, for now
Last race of the 2017 winter Series Race 6, is a pursuit start is scheduled for August 20. Group one start time 10:30am,
Post Series knees up at RYCV after completion of Race 6

Race 5 Pre race Notes

Race 5 scheduled for July 23 postponed to August 6

 

 

CYAA (Vic) Winter Series Race 3 Pre race notes

CYAA 2017 Winter Series Race 3 May 28 Conducted by Hobsons Bay Yacht Club

May 25 2017

Race 3 Pre race notes can be looked over here

The following topics are covered

Race 3 Documentation

Port Phillip conditions for Sunday

High wind strength and Classic Yachts

Handicap adjustments

Race to start with Channel 73 countdown

Start line area

Channel 12 and 73 monitoring

Aggregate score status

Siena status

Blue Jacket returns

Tumlaren for sale

Syndication of Windward II.