CYAA News 31st October 2020

November 1 Melbournes Classic fleet Race Training Sail on Port Phillip

Here’s the latest news for training race 1 on Sunday Morning. Don’t forget all the Covid-19 compliance requirements for social distancing under non contact sport conditions. Social distancing for 90% of the time. Face masks for all if non family household members on board. Wipe downs for common used equipment.

We’ll operate under pursuit race start conditions using an olde world running start. To keep the fleet in sight of one another, we’ll sail along the beach to Mark G to give a decent length beat to Mark C then a shy run back to RMYS A then around once more using the same course. Given the forecast of 10 knot conditions, this course should have us at the RMYS Marina by approx 12 noon for our lunch break.

The start times for Training Race 1 and start time interval for Training Race 2 are based on the group start times used for our last pursuit race we had for the 2019/2020 Summer Series on March. For Mondays Training Race 3, use the same start times and Course as Training Race 1.

Here’s the link to download the Training Race 1 Nov 1 10:00am start times and course details.

For any boat that isn’t on the start list pick what you think is a reasonable start time. For all starters record your time of day finish time and pass them on to the handicapper. It’s all academic as most boats will be dirty. Still all this is an opportunity to sort your forgotten ways out. For boats that want to time trial themselves in all three races, note down your Mark Rounding times to evaluate your race by race performance.

2020/2021 Summer Series Races.

Under the current Covid-19 restrictions, we’re looking at getting 4 races in. First race November 15 at RMYS. Race 2 on November 29. Race documentation will be available soon. RMYS have implemented a light and digital display based race starting system. Here’s the explanatory PDF of the RMYS Start system you can download.

Oct 30 Sunset Port Melbourne Ferry Terminal towards Williamstown

Tuesday Oct 27 1:45 pm

Unless there’s a re-interpretation to the recent changes to the Melbourne Covid-19 regulations, the CYAA  Port Phillip classic fleet can resume on water race training activity. 
The plan is to emulate a sailing plan on dates that should have been our 2020 Cup Regatta.  We’ll skip Saturday.So Sunday,November 1 and Monday November 2 it is. Venue will be the waters off St. Kilda breakwater.  Sunday will see two pursuit style starts to commence your race training activity, followed by one pursuit style start on Monday.

First up CYAA members on board non Classic yachts are welcome to join in on both days.
The plan details for Sunday are:

1.  A pursuit style start at 10:30 or earlier if you wish. Use the RMYS A, F, C and D as rounding marks.
2. BYO Lunch on board while tied up to the RMYS marina public berth area from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.3. A post lunch pursuit style start at 2:00pm with Div 3, then Tums at 2:05pm and Div at 2:10pm. 4. Same course as the morning, then homeward bound.5. If you want to keep the handicapper happy, yes,yes,yes!! Record and submit your mark  rounding times.
Plan details for Monday. Same place, St. Kilda, one start at 10:30am around the same marks as Sunday. Twice around to be sure & then homeward bound.
Summer Series racing resumption Plans for a couple of races this year and dependent on the clubs resuming racing. We do have race dates booked with these clubs for Summer Series racing. 
2021 Cup Regatta Plans for 2021 Cup Regatta racing in Feb and with the Geelong Passage race in March are still active.

2020/2021 Membership application and renewal forms here

Remember to fill out a pdf form you have to down load the form first. Then fill it out and then save it before sending off by email to the CYAA Treasurer.

Monday Oct 26 9:30pm

Some hot off the press Covid-19 News for the Port Phillip classic fleet.

With today’s relaxation in the Covid-19 regulations , we’re looking at having a time trial based sail on either this coming Saturday or Sunday. Most likely venue will be in the RMYS area with a sail around some marks then a lunch on the RMYS Marina.

This Oct 26 notice will be updated on Oct 27. CYAA Vic skippers will be sent an email on what is being considered to restart our classic sailing and on water social distance training.

CYAA News for 5th October 2020 is now published.

Click here for a copy in book style presentation Click here for a copy in pdf style presentation. Both presentations support the links to download a photo or to download the book style presentation of the Centenary Yachting Regatta programme or the Sorrento Regatta/Cup story.

Don’t forget to send off a response to the handicapper regarding your intention to enter request. Remember, individual entries to all Cup Regatta races is supported. Saying yes to the intending to enter request doesn’t commit you to an actual entry

Click here or the latest CYAA (Vic) event schedule, subject to Covid-19 Restrictions

To CYAA (Vic) Member’s

It’s time.

Time to dust off those plans back to sailing plans.

Member’s plans to restart their Classic Yacht sailing will be announced here.

Classic Yacht Magazine Issue 43 Sept 2020

Yes, we have another CYAA magazine issue to talk about. Issue 43. It features the project known as Mark Chew’s Forty Two Australian Wooden Sailing Boat’s. About eight weeks ago, each day for six weeks (forty two days), Mark Chew listed an Australian wooden sailing boat on the CYAA Instagram site. The criteria for a boat to be listed is described by Mark in the magazine foreword. These forty two daily Instagram listings became a national then a global phenomena. The project finished up mid August, 2020.

The Forty Two Australians project is now a document of record in a coffee table quality magazine format produced by the CYAA. Use of ARHV records was willingly granted with the notable help of the Curator of the Australian Historic Vessels Register, David Payne. David’s support of this project is recognized by the CYAA. Many boats listed by Mark have New Zealand origin’s. CYAA Magazine Issue 43 was published with intent to sustain the strong relationship between the members of the Australian and New Zealand Classic Yacht Associations.

A mail out to CYAA members is all set to go. Make sure your membership is current to receive a collectible copy.

Click here for the pdf copy
Click here for the flipbook version

CYAA (Vic) 2020 Cup Regatta

Yes it will happen in 2021

Over two weekends and new format.

SSCBC Sorrento Cup Re-activation.

The Classic’s have taken up the SSCBC invite to be there.

CYAA (Vic) event activity for remaining of 2020 and into 2021.

August 15th 2020

What Classic Yacht Mark Chew has selected to lead his Instagram gallery of

42 notable Australian Classic Yachts.

Number One and here she is Kathleen Gillett HV000042

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Kathleen Gillett (Courtsey ARHV)

Check out Marks Instagram site for the applause on his decision

Sayonara is number two. HV000367

Sayonara on Sydney Harbour probably 1920’s (Courtsey ARHV)

August 15th 2020

AWBF 2021 Cancellation Notice

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Click on logo for AWBF Twitter feed

August 13th 2020

CYAA Web site links to our members Instagram sites

Mark Chew’s classic.yacht.australia Instagram site 

Charlie Salter’s Instagram site

Fast links to popular CYAA web site pages

CYAA Boat Register June 2020   Blue Box Archives  CYAA Magazine Archives  Seacraft Magazines. Alan Villiers stories

Mobile Users: Scroll down the page for links to current Covid-19 notifications

CYAA News 24th July 2020

One way to pass some of your Covid-19 lock down time is to check out the two links In the paragraph below.

Thanks to Manfred Speicher we have a story from the Herreshoff museum that goes back to the same day one hundred years ago. From Cam Smith we have a short UK Guardian Newspaper article and with pics that provides details on how Brunels Great Britian was relocated from the Falkland Islands back to Bristol, UK and her Covid-19 based future. Take a look at both links.

CYAA News 19th July 2020

Check out the CYAA Boat Register page. Still in a build state but worth a look. Individual provenance pages waiting on owners/skippers and crews to fill with photo’s, info and stories on their classic. Yes, we know some classics, such as many Tumlarens, aren’t listed. Will fix asap. Here’s a link to look over. It’s the Mercedes III web site Link to the recently discovered 1967 Admirals Cup documentary. Mercedes III Balandra and Caprice of Huon won the 1967 challenge by a still standing record points margin.


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