Dear Classics Skippers and Crews.
A short note on various items to start our 2012 Classics racing calendar.
First up the Association extends a welcome to our two new members.
Robin and Diane Kerr with their truly great Vanessa.
Vanessa is known globally as one of the best ever 8 metre yachts to be on the water.
Festival of Sails Geelong Jan 26/27/28
10 entries in the Classic Division. 6 from the Associations Fleet.
The Association will promote the 2013 Festival of Sails as a Classic Yacht event.
Feb 5 1st race of 2012
Race 3 of our Summer Series is scheduled for a Royals conducted race with a 10:30 start on Feb 5
Although this will be our 5th attempt at racing in this 2011/2012 summer series, the Feb 5 race is designated Race 3, due to its postponement from December 11 to Feb 5.
The usual paper work will be generated next week.
Our sailing weather has to be better this year.
Feb 10/11/12 NZ Classic Yacht Regatta
The signature event of Classic Yacht Racing in New Zealand.
A fair sized contingent is set up to represent our association at this kindred association event.
Cameron Dorrough is our contact person for those who dream of up close classic racing from yesteryear.
Feb 19 Summer Series Race
Normal Mass start at 10:30 over one of the Classic courses set by HBYC.
March 4 Pursuit Start Co-event Mental Health Cup
This race, a pursuit, starts at Royals. Scratch boat 10:30am.
For the first time this race will co-event with the Royals conducted Mental Health Cup for the Mental Health Research Institute.
Racing with us, over the same course, will be performance yachts from Royals and other keel boat clubs.
Give way to the elderly will be the racing rule of the day.
The Mental Health Cup is a Royals fund raising event, ongoing since 2007.
If skippers or crew of any yacht from our fleet that know someone that can assist by sponsoring their yacht then contact David Seaman, Royals V/Cmmdre, at 0411141271.
Below is a link to the page on the MHRI web site that promotes the Mental Health Cup.
March 10 &11 Geelong Wooden Boat Festival
Details of this event have been sent by RGYC to previous event entrants.
These details have been mounted on our web site.
The Festival presentation dinner, sponsored by Tim Phillips “Wooden Boat Shop” is set for the Sunday evening, Larry Pardy, guest speaker.
The Classics Association has arranged for a table of 10. Let’s know if interested, $50.00 a head.
March 24 Queenscliff Maritime Festival
A no fee Queenscliff Marina berthing deal has been set up by Tim Phillips of the Wooden Boat Shop. Tim is the organiser of the racing part of this event.
It will allow skippers, intending to enter this event, flexibility to time their sail to Queenscliff.
The option exists to sail there after the Wooden Boat Festival.
Transportation of skippers and crews to and from Queenscliff at various times is an issue to be sorted out.
April 1 Pursuit Race Conducted by Royals
End of series celebrations and knees up on Royals lawn.
So till next week.
Best of Sailing to the Skippers and Crews of the Classic Associations fleet entered in the Festival of Sails Classic Division.
Best of sailing weather for our first 2012 race to the rest of us.
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