2013/2014 Summer Series Race 2 and Regatta Comments

Another sad sight.

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Hobsons Bay Yacht Club Flagstaff Oct 20 10:30am 2013

The HBYC and CYAA Race Director’s watched and waited till what was deemed to be the last moment before postponing yesterday race. Phil Aitkins called to say leaving the Sandringham Marina it wasn’t possible for Trim. The Boambille team led by George Fischer and Michael Rhodes were ready to work the northerly up from the RMYS Marina but knew it was to be coffee and fight another day. Martin Ryan and Jenny McKenzie lived in hope the postponement was only till the afternoon but sad to relate the opportunity to race in Mercedes III favoured conditions was lost again.

The  Anchorage Marina people are all set for a new date for the Trophy race and after Race BBQ to happen on the next scheduled race of the 2013/2014 Summer Series November 17 . Maybe the conditions for next race and Anchorage BBQ will make up for the disappointment such as that expressed by Jim Hutchinson of Dingo, Phil Aitkins of Trim and the Ross Clark and Michael Williams team on BI. All were set  to pull up at the Anchorage Marina and enjoy the hospitality as was previously offered with the inaugural Trophy race last year.

So the 2013/2014 Summer Series Race 2 is now re-scheduled for November 17 to be conducted by the RYCV. Should be a great race as all entries will be in good racing trim from the Regatta workout.

Regatta entries continue to arrive. Remember there’s a cut off date of Oct 30 for both Marina berth allocation formalities and to finalise the catering for our Regatta kick off Cocktail function at “Berth”. That’s 10 days from now.

Courses for the 3 days of Regatta racing are almost completed. Course rounding marks will avoid the use of immovable shipping channel marks. They’ll be presented to your Regatta Exec. team for approval this Tuesday.

Some yard news. Andy Indrans is hard at it providing Corio Vertue with a new transom and new lodging knees in prep for her Bass Strait cruise this summer.  A mainstay entrant in the Festival of Sails Classic division. The 1960 built Laurent Giles design Corio Vertue has also taken out the Melbourne-Devonport race.

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We also have a new listing on our Web site classified page. Leigh Norgates “Avalon”.  Take a look, she’s in great shape.

www.classic-yacht.asn.au/classifieds/

So remember to put the Regatta entry in. We have 12 Kiwi’s waiting to crew with us. Be prepared for a lot of attention to your Classic Yacht during her stay in the Melbourne city Marina at Docklands. The Association will be a highly visible part of the Docklands based Melbourne Cup festivities.

Here’s a link to some of the Regatta publicity the Association is already receiving .

www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/Sport/Watch/Pages/da8deaba-edcc-4514-8ddd-17ad8d041aec.aspx

On with the Regatta

Regards to all

Peter Costolloe
CYAA (Vic) Handicapper

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