CYAA News 15th August 2022

Scenes from Race 8. More to come
Another day of brilliant classic yacht racing on Port Phillip in 20 – 25 knots with 30 knot gusts. Makes up for the two lost races.

Race 8 classic fleet revels in the 20 knot conditions on Port Phillip. Missing is the fleet leader Kingurra

The 1936 Tumlaren Avian fights to cover the 1962
Sydney Hobart veteran Akala
Kingurra‘s factotem plus Frank Capurso revels while on a tight beat to the RMYS G Mark at 6.5 knots with an apparent 30 knot wind. Overall about 25 knots north westerly wind on Port Phillip.
From the deck of Mercedes III. Sirocco, Wanita and Cyan are seen chasing Kingurra to the RMYS G Mark after start of race 8. Mercedes III sailed through the lee of these boats to close up on Kingurra.


Click HERE to check out the Race 8 results.
Click on images for full size view

New Race 8 entry. Tandanya. Race 8 will start as scheduled 10:30am Sunday 14th August. Posted 8:00pm 13th Aug.
Australian Sailing Racing Rules flag signals. HERE

Click HERE for the 2022 Winter Series Race 7 abandoned story and two stories that show what the Port Phillip weather is capable of.

Cover page of the Race 7 story

Click HERE to check out the latest Camper and Nicholsons News Letter No 10.

Virginie Heriot on board Ailèe
Marion Carstairs “first-class helmswoman”, winning almost every race in class in East Cowes in the 1920s.

Two Very Important Ladies



Race 7 Abandoned 30 knots at the RMYS Tower. 9:45am

Race is on news at 9:30pm 30 July

Your Race Officer will be starting 2022 Winter Series race 7 at 10:30am tomorrow (31st July). The intended course will be RMYS Course 63.

Entries and allocated handicaps HERE (Top Yacht Web site).
CYAA Web site HERE

2022 Winter Series Race 7 @ RMYS.
Check out the Top Yacht Race 7 abandonment and Series aggregate score HERE

2022 Winter Series Race 6 (Abandoned) Story HERE

Click HERE for the story on how the 500 ton Engage Marine Harbour Tug Diamantina saved the 60,000 ton disabled freighter Portland Bay from the cliffs of the NSW coast in hazardous sea conditions during a storm on 4th/5th July 2022.

CYAA News 17th July 2022

CYAA 2022 Winter Series Race 6 Abandoned.
Conditions forecast for Port Phillip Sunday by BoM deemed unsuitable for classic yacht racing
Next race Race 7 31st July 2022 @ RMYS.

Forecast for Sunday 17th July on Port Phillip bu BoM at 4:40pm Saturday
Northerly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly in the early afternoon. Squally gusts up to 45 knots possible in the afternoon.

CYAA 2022 Winter Series Race Five story with photos HERE

CYAA 2022 Winter Series on Port Phillip Race six
17th July 2022 10:30am.
Entries and allocated handicaps now available

CYAA News 6th July
CYAA 2022 Winter Series on Port Phillip Race 5
Race five results now available

Check out the Classic’s 2022 Winter Series Race 4 19th June story Lot’s of fleet photo.
RMYS have requested copies of one photo to include in their photo competition. It’s a winner for sure.

CYAA 2022 Winter Series on Port Phillip 19th June
Race 4 results and Series aggregate status

Ailee and Sonia II.
Both yachts were owned by famous yachtswomen 
Ailee by Virginie Heriot and Sonia II by Marion Carstairs

Camper and Nicholson Newsletter No 9






June 17 2022
CYAA 2022 Winter Series Race 4 19th June information.

Click on these links for the 2022 Winter Series Sailing instructions and the Race four entry list which provides the allocated start times for each entrant. This race will be conducted from the RYCV race committee boat in vicinity of Kerford Road Pier waters. Scheduled warning signal 0955hrs.

Click HERE Race 3 comments and photos published 6th June

Click HERE for the latest race results and Winter Series Aggregate score

Race Three abandoned at 11:45am. Click on link to check out Winter Series results and Winter Series score after race 3

No wind. It was close to a dead heat to be first across the start line between the Tum Sirocco and Acrospire III. Race adjucicator in the Race Control tower, Tone Hoppe, gave it to Acrospire III. Race abandoned just when Acrospire III had a glow up to lead the bunched up fleet to be first to the top mark with Fairwinds not far behind. In their own small breeze windows,Ettrick was the first boat to pop a kite. She was quickly follwed by Avian and Dingo. It looked like they had a chance to follow Fairwinds and be ahead of Kingurra around the to mark mark. Two Tum under kites approaching each other were a race feature at the time the Race Officer said enough. Thanks to all those 16 boats of the Classic fleet that competed in Race 3. Cyan was sadly missed the street talk was a problem after leaving her marina pen. A photo album of Jan
Williamson photos from Mercedes III will follow.

Race 4 19th June next Winter Series race.
This race will be a pursuit start conducted by the RYCV. The race start line will be in waters adjacent to the Kerford Road pier. More details including start times later.

CYAA 2022 Winter Series Race 3 notes available here
Entrants for Race 3
RMYS NTC for Classics (Race start time)

Click here for the Race 2 and Great Vet stories

Click here for the CYAA Winter Series Race 2 and Sydney CYCA Great Veterans race stories and photos posted 26th May

CYCA Great Veterans race on Sydney Harbour 14th May 2022

Fidelis racing to her
2022 Great Vets trophy win.
Photo Andrea Francolini
Click on image for full size view
Akala during her RMYS Mid Week Mariners racing. Making up for her dissapointment in missing the classic race last Sunday

Congratulations to Nigel Stoke and his Fidelis crew for their taking home the 2022 Great Vets trophy by 54 seconds over Love and War. Nicole Shrimpton with her crew on the Ernie Digby designed 8 metre Defiance took out the third podium placing.
Click on this link for a full report and ressults of the event.

.Click here to go the the CYAA Sydney news for more Great Vets news



The 30 Sq. Metre skerry cruiser Pastime II and her crew enjoying the Race 2 conditions
Zephyr on the way to her first time rounding of RMYS G Mark

2022 Winter Series Race 2 Results Congratulations to the Folkboat Seabird. Three corrected time seconds over Kingurra shows how well Seabird went.

Todays Classic’s winter series race two
will be conducted as scheduled.
10:30am start

All welcome to our post race two social on the RMYS Marina. Approx 12 noon.

Link to the 2022 Winter Series Race 2 entries. This link can be used for view Race 2 results.

Link to 2022 Winter Series SI’s applicable to race 2

Link to the 2022 Winter Series Race one post race notes

Casual Entries for all 2022 Winter Series races 2 – 9 accepted

2022 Winter Series Race 1 results


Check out the 2022 Winter Series Race one notes and pic page for real time race news and pics on Sunday 1st May.
RMYS Live Cam site. (watch the start of classic race one live. 10:30am)

Camper and Nicholsons April 20 22 News letter No 8
Charles Nicholson after the First World War

CYAA 2022 Winter Series Race one. Pre race notes

CYAA 2022 Winter Series on Port Phillip waters
First Race Sunday 1st May 10:30am.
Time to sort out your entry
2022 Winter Series entries and results on this link
CYAA 2022 Winter Series Sailing Instructions now available
The Classic’s post RMYS race tradition continues.
After race BYO get togethers on the RMYS Marina.

2022 Winter Series Notice of Race is now available
Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron is the organiser of our 2022 Winter Series.
Series entry using the RMYS Top Yacht Entry system is now open.

Click here for more information

Sydney Great Veterans Race on Sydney Harbour 14th May 2022 Click here for more news.

Check out the nine digitised Yachting Monthly magazines from the 1930’s.

Akala with David McNeice on the helm.
13th April 2022 RMYS Mid-Week Mariner series










Two Classics on our for boats for sale list. Marie Louise III and a new listing for Ventura owned by our member Jonathon Crockett. Check out the links.

Sydney Amateurs Gaffers day 16th October 2022 news

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