Dear skippers and crews of the Classic 2012/2013 Summer Series Race 6
Attached are the entry list with the allocated handicaps for Race 6 and the Sailing Instructions.
The race on Sunday, Race 6, will be conducted for us by the RYCV under the direction of David Leroy, Race director. Keep in mind the RYCV Sailing Instruction booklet that contains the R Course descriptions and dated 2009-2012 is still valid to a date determined by the RYCV.
Last race was a disappointment, too many starters unable to record a finish. To minimise the chance repeat of this sad event, the time interval between the line honours boat finish time and the race finish time has been put out to 80 minutes. The time interval between the start and the first starter to finish has not been changed.
Our race fleet count for the series is continuing to grow. Last race we had a welcome appearance of “Kingurra”. Stirring stuff, watching this powerful Classic yacht take on our fleet. A feature of Race 6 this coming Sunday is the return of Mark Chew’s “Fairwinds II”. After her recent “Corinthian Sailing” soirée’s through several Pacific Islands and her Auckland NZ based voyages,” Fairwinds II” rejoins our Melbourne classic fleet to revisit those epic duels from the Col Bandy days.
One other Classic Yacht event for a mention is the Queenscliffe Regatta. March 22/23/24.
The Queenscliffe Maritime Museum and it’s Regatta is shaping up to be a big event for the Classic fleet. To date we have 6 entries pencilled in. Martin Ryan is co-ordinating the sailing arrangements to and return from Queenscliffeand, the racing on Saturday plus the social events. All members are encouraged to become involved. It’s our signature ” bottom of the bay” event. A no charge Queenscliff Marina tie up is provided to entrants. For those skippers and crew of Classic yachts not entering, this is an opportunity to race on Classic yachts they try to destroy in our series racing. Such opportunities don’t happen often. A Classic bonding occasion.
One other small detail. The published aggregate score for the Marie Louise III Consistency Trophy was incorrect. Apologies to all concerned. I used the series aggregate score as the base to add the race 5 points to. There’s was no change to leading points scorer. How about that.
So with the ink scarcely dry from last weekends race results analysis, we’re off to again hit that start line at 10:30 am.
Regards to all
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