Attached are the CYAA (Vic) 2014 Winter Series Race 4 (Pursuit Start) Group start times and the associated sailing instructions. The race will be conducted by the RYCV and will start from the RYCV marina.
The group start times are based on a 7 item formula that uses an average on course time duration of 95 minutes in 15 knots. With a predicted 15-20 knots for this Sunday morning, the formula may come home this race. Last pursuit race, March 2, on course average time was 132 minutes over a 7-12knot range. In this March 2 race, Anne Batsons Zephyr pipped Col Anderson’s Acrospire III by 30 seconds and Roger Dundas in Avian by one minute.
One feature of the cancelled, due to no wind, previous race, race 3, was the prediction that Bluejacket would be on the start line. Didn’t happen. This race Doug Jenkin with top gun Dave Allen will have Bluejacket lining up and ready to eat up the early group starters. Doug is still working in internal fit out modifications to prepare Bluejacket for her voyage to and from the 2015 Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart. Andy Indrans with Corio Vertue will be another member of the CYAA(Vic) fleet going to the Hobart festival.
Fleet news update
We have received a message from Peter Johns, Frances, during his shopping trip to Europe. He visited the Ording Block works while in Amsterdam, and picked up a couple of Aluminium Bronze bound tear blocks for the back stay tackle on the Frances. Frances will come out of the water when he returns mid-July to repair some ribs and fit the electric motor prior to her bringing back International 8 metre racing to Port Phillip.
Peter also added he would be visiting the Southampton Yacht Services on Friday to be shown around by the owner, who is an old friend of his mate from Royal Dart. Southampton Yacht Services are about to start a major rebuild of the hull of Cambria which was in Australia a few years ago. We will receive some photos of this visit.
Other Classic Yacht fleet news is what some of our fleet are doing in club racing. Marie Louise III with Peter Lloyd and crewed by Peter McDonald of Pastime II and Peter Costolloe of Alwyn is running second in the mid week pursuit start racing conducted by the RYCV. Alwyn, in true Classic Yacht racing style with lee gunnel down, held off the fleet to take out a second placing in the HBYC Brass Monkey pursuit start winter series last Saturday, June 14.
Regards to all
CYAA (Vic) Handicapper
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