The race 5 (RMYS) prerace notes are available here
Look below the Andy Indrans story of a Friday pm photo update on Kingurra at Deal Island.
Andy Indrans of Corio Vertue has prepared a presentation of 2017 Cup Regatta images at the Castlemaine Art Open event over the March 10 – March 12 weekend.
As a primer take a look at the beauty of what Andy allows us to see through his black and white images.
Kingurra returns to Melbourne
Kingurra to return’s to racing with the Port Phillip classics after her notable performances during the 50th Anniversary Regatta of the 1967 Admirals Cup where Australia’s reputation as an ocean racing nation began.
Ian McFarlane reported after sojurning at Pittwater for some weeks Kingurra left Sydney around 6:30pm Feb 6. On Weds Feb 7 Kingurra was flying down the coast at 9-10 over the ground with a good current assist of around 2 knots. Expected to be at Eden soon after Feb 7 midnight. It’s all go for the post card boat of the Admirals Cup 50th Anniversary Fleet to be racing racing with the Classic fleet next Sunday.
It is a beautiful sunny day on the NSW coast. Motor sailed from 3:30am til 9am in <10kn. Had a few hours of spinnaker run this morning as the breeze built Breeze now back to 20kn NE and doing 7 to 8 kn on course for Gabo Island. Nice to have a bit of current with us on the return journey.
To check out the post race comments click here
Two Melbourne classics seen by the racing classic’s sailing on Sunday
Race 5 pre-race notes and news of recent CYAA member activity can be seen here
TRILLIAN TRUST CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA – AUCKLAND
Time to act!
The CYANZ will soon warmly welcome CYAA members attending the annual Trillian Trust Classic Yacht Regatta. The regatta is being held earlier this year than in past years, with an introductory dinner on 15 February and racing from 16th to 18th. It will be based at the RNZYS at Westhaven, near Auckland city centre.
You will have the opportunity to sail on some of New Zealand’s finest classic yachts over 3 days of sailing, including the late 1800’s Logans, Thelma and Waitangi. Partners can either sail or enjoy the many treats New Zealand can provide to its visitors.
The regatta awards will again include the coveted Trans Tasman Cup, awarded to the CYAA member who performs best overall in the regatta. Be there for the chance to have your name included on the trophy, last year won by Jennie McKenzie.
If you plan to attend, please advise the CYAA co-ordinator, David McKenzie, as soon as possible at email@example.com. Then gets your flights and accommodation organised – time is running short.
To access the information pack, click here. For the notice of race, see the regatta website: http://www.rnzys.org.nz/sailing-events/2018-trillian-trust-classic-yacht-regatta/
Decision time for those CYAA members intending to be part of the 2018 Geelong Wooden Boat Festival. Festival organisers invitation to Wooden Boat owners
Entries close Friday 1700 hrs 16th February 2018. Please refer to the NOR for entry fees.
Please note: All boats participating must be insured and carry public liability to at least $10,000,000 with racing risk if applicable.
Early registration is advised as entries may be limited. All entrants will are eligible to win prizes valued at $4000.00.
The Festival entry form can be downloaded with this link. Entry form hint. Copy the tick symbol in the Type of exhibit box and paste in the other applicable boxes.
What can you say about the image from Robert Baker?
Kingurra at her powerful racing best on Sydney Harbor during the Admirals Cup Anniversary Regatta is the word.
Images of Dorade dockside, pre 2017 Sydney to Hobart start, at CYCA at 7:05 am Dec 26. Best CYAA wishes passed on to Matt Brookes by Cam Smith.
Photos by Cam Smith of Manuka ReRe, crewing on the HBYC entry Merlion
Other CYAA members going to Hobart.
Jason Quick crewing on the ORCV Westcoaster entry Blue Chip from RYCV.