2014 Winter Series Race 4 July 20
Term 2 School holidays are over and it’s back to Classic yacht racing.
Attached are the entries, allocated handicaps and sailing instructions for Race 4 of the Classics 2014 Winter Series. The race, scheduled to start at 10:30am, will be conducted for us by the Hobsons Bay Yacht Club.
Sailing Instruction amendment
Note: The Sailing instructions have been amended to change the RRS Rule 44 penalty exoneration procedure. The two turn penalty exoneration requirement has been amended to a one turn penalty exoneration requirement. This amendment brings our Classic Yacht Sailing Instructions in line with our Cup Regatta Sailing Instructions. Watching Gordon Tait in Ettrick do the right thing last race was painful. Our Classics are definitely not light displacement vessels. The New Zealand Classic Yacht Association now uses this RRS Rule 44 amendment.
On water Photographer this Sunday
Indications are that the photographer used by the ORCV to record their winter series will be on the water to record images of our fleet in racing action. The HBYC people, who do all the ORCV press boat work, offered him the option to be with them on their race committee boat and rescue boat.
Our Administrator, Anne Batson, will be sending membership renewal forms for the 2014/2015 year.
We all know how important our Association membership renewal is for our Classic Yachts. Q.E.D.
The main event, Sunday 10:30am
With the far more benign weather conditions forecast for Sunday we can look forward to another day of great Classic Yacht racing
Regards to all
CYAA (Vic) Handicapper
Below are articles and news of events that took place or about to take place.
2014 Cup Regatta
Our Cup Regatta this year will start on Friday Nov 1 using Melbourne’s Docklands as the Regatta HQ. A full and innovative racing and social programme is being set up. The Cup Regatta Notice of Race is being prepared.
Norman S Wright Shipyard 105th year celebration.
Last weekend, July 12, the Norman S Wright shipyard in Brisbane celebrated their 105th year of family operation at the RQYC Canipa facility. Norman S Wright , designed and built the Stradbroke II Motor Yacht in 1926. With the Stradbroke II ships bell being used as a Cup Regatta trophy, the CYAA membership, through Greg Doolan, our member from Queensland and your CYAA (Vic) handicapper, produced an 8 page booklet that details the colourful history of the Stradbroke II. The booklet was presented to Bill Wright, operator of the Norman S Wright shipyard, to add to their extensive shipyard archives. Each of the 90 Brisbane’s Classic Boats owners that celebrated this event were also presented with the Stradbroke II story. Copies of this story will be presented those CYAA Victoria members who have contributed to the Stradbroke II story, the RYCV archive and the State Library of NSW (a CYAA Member) for document archival purposes.
Through the efforts of Col Anderson, the Stradbroke II ships bell, now hangs on the RYCV dining room Classics wall.
Here’s the link to the event story and booklet pdf on Greg Doolans Traditional Boats Queensland (TBQ) website.
RYCV 2014 Lipton Cup Regatta
This event, scheduled for Nov 15 and 16, the weekend after our Cup Regatta will feature a Classic division. A equally prestigious and not to be missed regatta with valuable trophies on offer. Pencil it in on your Classic Yacht racing calendars. The Sunday race of the Lipton Regatta will be a race of our 2014/2105 Summer Series. Entrants to our Summer series who don’t enter the Regatta will be included in this Regatta race as a Classic Summer Series entrant.
The RYCV Lipton Cup Regatta Notice of Race details will be provided when available.
Royal Society Matthew Flinders Bicentennial lecture
Recently our Association was notified by the Royal Society of Victoria of an event to recognise the bicentennial of the death of Matthew Flinders. They are hosting “The Royal Society Matthew Flinders Memorial Lecture”, to be delivered by Flinders expert Dr Gillian Dooley at the RSV Hall, 8 La Trobe Street , Melbourne 3000 at 7pm on Thursday 28th August.
This event will be a free lecture with a pre lecture light meal at $20 with a booking from 6:15pm. Booking essential with rsvp at 96635259 or firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Friday Aug 22. Take a look at the RSV web site for info on other similar events put on by the Royal Society.
Take a look at the RSV lecture program. http://www.royalsocietyvictoria.org.au/news-events/lecture-program/
Below is an image of how a fleet of Tumlare’s raced at the Queen City Yacht Club Toronto Canada in 1946. Unfortunately the racing rules of today now prevent the crew racing style of yesterday being used by our Tumlare fleet. Some of the Tumlare’s shown are still active.
Roger Dundas, Avian, has revised the Australian Tumlare register for submission to the global Tumlare’ data base. It reads as a who’s who of racing on Port Phillip from the 1930’s.
Classic Wooden Dinghies
Our Member, Antoni Perri, who races with Mark Chew on Fair Winds II was the cover story of the recent South Gippsland Yacht Club magazine. The SGYC conducts a Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta every Australia Day weekend. A notable event in the Classic Yachting world. The SGYC mid Year magazine has been attached. Good stories on how the local wooden dinghy designs evolved.
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