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CYAA News June 9

CYAA 2019 Winter Series

CYAA (Vic) Winter Series Race 3 May 26 2019 Race 3 Results Locker 57 Series status ML III Consistency Status A race 3 summary for the HBYC News letter can be seen here

Congratulations to Kingurra taking out the Race 3 corrected time and line honours. Taking every wind shift and fast kite pops were features of her race. For the best sail and best looking boat of the day you can’t go past Dingo. Under the firm hand of RMYS Club Captain Monica Jones, Jim Hutchinsons Tumlaren Dingo on her first race of the series, was a treat to watch. Particularly on her second time run down to RMYS Mark D. Congratulations to Dingo. Congratulations to Craig Browns team on Cyan for their acceptance of a sad but true story. More coments on notable Race 3 performances across the fleet will follow. Your Handicapper

To claims to the best start of the race Zephyr and Fair Winds Watching Kingurra clear out from the fleet makes their claim a question. Best looking start was by Merlin. Too bad no photo’s of Merlins fine looking bow throwing out water on her way to giving Marie Louise III a hurry up.

Zephyr on her way to a fine Race 3 start
Fair Winds goes behind Snow Goose after her fast statt

Pre race notes for Race 3 to be published Friday AM

Race 3 May 26 Sailing Instructions and Race 3 Entries with allocated handicaps now available.

Latest listing of boats that have declared their intention to enter 2019 Cup Regatta

Click on the CYAA logo or link to download the 2019 Winter Series Race 2 post race notes.

Results for Race 2. Conducted by RMYS on May 5. Results sheet shows the handicap or elapsed time for each finisher to place equal 3rd. Status of Locker 57 Series and Tumlaren One Design Trophy aggregate status after Race 2 and Marie Louise III Consistency Series Aggregate Trophy after Race 2

Click on the link to check out the Race 2 Pre race notes The notes cover the following items

CYAA 2019 Winter Series

Race two Documentation
Race 2 at RMYS
May 5 weather conditions.
Race 2 fleet
Look who it is
2019 Cup Regatta Intent to enter status

Race 2 May 5 at RMYS. Race 2 Sailing Instructions and Entries with allocated handicaps now available

Race 1 Results including The Locker 57 Series aggregate and the Marie Louise III Consistency aggregate Take a look at the post race notes for race 1

Race One Entries with handicaps and Race 1 Sailing Instructions

CYAA 2019 Winter Series Notice of Race Series Entry form word doc Series Entry for in pdf

Race 1 April 28 Sailing Instructions (HBYC)

2019 Tumlaren State Championships wrap up story

Link to images of Tumlaren Fleet Day one

April 6 Day one racing results Two races conducted. Race 2 was abandoned for a resail, Wind dropped out & time limit expired. Race 2 resailed. Three races will be raced on Day two. 10: 30 am EST first race

To view the 48 Henrik Gvelder open water pics of races one and two (abandoned time limit exceeded) click HERE

Pics of day one racing as seen from RMYS Race Committee tower. Through the looking glass.


Update April 5 3:30pm

Saturday on water spectator viewing with Party Cat cancelled .

Sunday session 11:00 am to 2:00 pm still on. BYO lunch and refreshments.

2019 Championship Sailing Instructions now posted

RMYS Notice to competitors April 4. RMYS Mark F not in position. Use Mark R3 in lieu of RMYS. Mark F.

Championship event overview and links to full size image displays click here

Championship race details with spectator viewing options click here.

CYAA 2019 Winter Series Notice of Race and Series Entry form now posted.

Note the scheduled date for Race One is April 28, conducted by HBYC.

ABD Group Classic Yacht Regatta Auckland

Click here the CYANZ Sheerlines Feb 2019 wrap up report and 6 minute video about the recent Classic Yacht Regatta conducted for the CYANZ. Reports from all CYAA members who took in this regatta was the big welcome dinner put on by the CYANZ people was particularly special. Fantastic racing conditions made all CYAA visitors saying , “this is next years must do event” . Big take out news from this regatta is the intention of 10 at least CYANZ members are all set for a our 2019 Cup Regatta.

CYAA News March 10

Results of Dragon State Championship series at Metung on M<arch 9 & 10. Here’s a link to a copy of the compilation of the finish times for each race. Names of two sail numbers couldn’t be confirmed from previous MYC results sheet. Dragons 194 and 148. CYAA people have Dragon 101 Gazelle.

March 10 news No racing Sunday No winds

Classic Summer Series Race 8 3rd March 2019 .

Race 8 Pursuit start Results including corrected time analysis using Race 8 handicaps developed for assigning Race 8 group start times. 2018/2019 Summer Series Locker 57 Trophy Aggregate and Marie Louise III Consistency Trophy status. First over the finish honours went to Cam Smith on Manu KaRere. Using spinakkers was the secret that kept them out of the clutches of a hard chasing Marie Louise III. Best time on the course honours went to Mercedes III. Again flying a kite was the key to her pipping Boambillee by 20 seconds for the fastest on course time. Corrected times honours based on actual on course times were used for the Marie Louise III trophy calculations. Best corrected times were Manu Ka Rere, Marie Louise III and Bungoona.

Locker 57 Trophy

Congratulation to the team on the Tumlaren Avian lead by skipper Roger Dundas for taking out the Locker 57 Trophy by 29 points Equal second, each on 31 points, went to Manu Ka Rere and Snow Goose. congratulations goes to Cam Smith who skippered the John Guzzwell Trekka Manu Ka Rere home and to George Low and his team that pushed both Avian and Manu Ka Rere hard right through the 2018/2019 Summer Series.

The Marie Louise III Consistency Trophy is a combined series trophy. The intent of the Trophy is to acknowledge the yacht whose back calculated handicap is consistently close to its allocated handicap.The lead scorer in the series is Avian followed by Snow Goose, Boambillee and Zephyr.

Congratulations to the Classic Fleet on Port Phillip for another display of Classic Yacht racing. The consistency of the support by CYAA fleet for classic Yacht racing is recognised by all the keel boat yacht clubs on Port Phillip. Thanks go to the Race officials at RYCV, RMYS , HBYC and SYC for their support of CYAA racing during the 2018/2019 Summer Series.

2019 Winter Series First Race April 21 2019

Race 8 start time has been re-scheduled to start at 1000 hrs. Notice to Competitors Feb 26 applies. This notice will be posted on Race news notice boards of RYCV, RYMS and HBYC.

Click on the links to download the Race 8 Group Start times, Race 8 Sailing Instructions

Concurrent events conducted BY RYCV on Sunday 3rd March

Tripe and Onions Pursuit start at 11:00am Marina start line at RYCV Marina. Australian Womans Keelboat Racing Regatta (AWKR) resail starting at 11:00am. On water start line.

Tumlaren State Championships 6th and 7th April 2019 at Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron

Notice of Race here. 3 races Sat and 2 on Sunday. !030 hrs first race start each day. CYAA Spectator craft welcome to watch on water and for marina tie up lunch on each day

The Race 7 story and details can be seen with this link

Links to the Race 7 Results, plus status of Summer Series Rust Shackle Aggregate (with no worst score drop) including the Tumlaren Series status and the Marie Louise III Consistency Trophy.

Click on link for preliminary results for today Classic race, Race 7. Full results and post race story for Race 7 will be posted after handicappers analysis of the result. Race 8 March 3 Final race of the series, a pursuit start at RYCV.

Light winds with a shortened course made the race a one mark race. Tumlarens featured big time in Race 7. Congratulations go to Dingo for her first on corrected time. Jim Hutchinson with his crew simply blitzed the fleet. A brilliant light wind sail. Mercedes III, with Martin Ryan holding his nerve did a one tack hitch along the shore, was back to her old ways of taking out line honors in a big way. Not be be left behind after her one metre over the start line recall Manuka Rere with Cam Smith on the helm and all fresh from his HBYC Sea Pilots race the previous day didn’t put any of her nineteen feet wrong to take out the third podium placing. A race 7 honorable mention must go to the fourth placing by the Tumlaren Avian. With Mark Chew on the helm all that skill from helming, Paula the Aust. Olympic Re. Dragon.

CYAA Summer Series Race 7 conducted by Hobsons Bay Yacht Club

The Feb 15 Race 7 pre race notes can be seen here

Click on links to download Race 7 Sailing Instructions and Race 7 Allocated Handicaps.

Summer Series Race 6 Results including what if’s, Series and Consistency aggregates

Race 6 Post race notes are here Ticketing for the CYAA/CBA Cocktail function is shut. Booked out with a venue limit of 150 people is the word

Click on this link for the latest CYAA news. Pre race notes for Race 6 Feb 3

Race 6 pre race notes Jan 22 2019

Click on these links to download the 2018/2019 Summer Series Race 6 Sailing Instructions plus the Race 6 Entries with assigned handicaps 

RMYS Notice to Competitors Mark F is out of the water. Use R2 as replacement rounding mark for CYAA Courses.

For the latest version of the 2019 Australian Wooden Boat Festival Afloat entries and assigned location directory Jan 26_2 directory click on the link The Ashore entries with assigned location Directory Jan 26_2 can be seen here. These links are to downloadable and key word searchable pdf’s.

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Click here to purchase tickets to be part of the CYAA/CBA Association’s 2019 AWBF meet up at Brooke Pier

Fair Winds is already down there and Scimitar is likely to join them late January. You can follow both journeys on this website. Serifa is also on her way to Hobart.             

Let Martin Ryan know if you will be in Hobart as there is an additional function planned.So far, we have 16 Victorian and NSW members attending, joining up with our Tasmanian members.We will provide updates in late January.

Fair Winds adventures in Tassie continued, her Hobart arrival, Jan 3 2019

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CYAA (Vic)2018 Winter Series

2018/2019 Summers Series begins October 7. Notice of Race and entry form are available.

Take a look at the notes about the last race of the 2018 Winter series

Congratulations to Martini and her skippers Ross Clark and Michael Williams for their work to bring Martini home as the best performing classic of the 2018 Winter Series. Taking out the Marie Louise III Consistency Trophy was Ettrick. Congratulations to Gordon Tait. Runners up were all Tumlarens, Avian, Snow Goose, Dingo followed by series aggregate winner Martini. Click on the links to download the score cards for both trophies.

Martini showing the result of her tactical decisions.

Ettrick takes out Marie Louise III consistency trophy

2018 Winter Series Aggregate Points Race 5 August 19 Postponed

 The Classic’s 2018 Winter Series Race 5 re-scheduled to August  19 has been cancelled.    CYAA and RYCV  Race director have determined the Bureau of Meteorology forecast for wind conditions on northern waters of Port Phillip Sunday August 19 will exceed the safe wind strength conditions for classic yacht racing.

This cancellation brings an end to the 2018 Winter Series of Classic Yacht racing on Port Phillip.

The best performing Classic Yacht during the 2018 Winter series was Martini. With the Tumlaren Fleet Avian led the fleet home. Congratulations and thanks to the 25 skippers and crews for their support of this series of Classic yacht racing.  More after series information will be in the Race 5 post race notes.

2018 Winter Series final race aggregate point status

2018 Winter Series Aggregate Points Race 5 August 19 Postponed


The Race 5 August 19 Sailing Instructions and Group Start times are now available. Click on the links to download the documents.

The Race 5 Aug 19 Pre race notes and CYAA news items can be read from this link.

For the story on why Race 5 was postponed to August 19 Take a look

at the Race 5 postponed notes 

Wind conditions on Port Phillip August 5

Race 5 August 5 postponed to August 19.  CYAA and HBYC  Race director have determined the Bureau of Meteorology forecast for wind conditions on Port Phillip Sunday August will exceed the safe wind strength conditions for classic yacht racing.

Race 4 was conducted by the RMYS on July 22. Click on the links to check out the full results for Race 4 plus the Winter Series aggregate including the Tumlaren aggregate status and Marie Louise III Consistency trophy status .

Nicole Shrimpton’s Int. 8 metre Defiance. Now an Australian icon

Race 4 July 22 Sailing Instructions and entries with allocated handicaps

Race 4 Rescheduled to July 22 at RMYS, the story why. 

Race 4 July 8 postponed to July 22.  CYAA and HBYC Race director have determined the Bureau of Meteorology forecast for wind conditions on Port Phillip Sunday July 8 exceed the safe wind strength conditions for classic yacht racing.

Race 4 rescheduled to July 8. Pre race notes Posted July 6
Race 4 rescheduled to June 17 notes  Rescheduled to July 8

Race 4 scheduled for June 17 is postponed to July 8

Race 4 July 8 Sailing Instructions

Race 4 July 8 Entries and Handicaps

2018 Winter Series Notice of Race Ammend 2 June 19

AP over A is signalled for Race 4


Advised by RYCV Race Director Port Phillip conditions forecast for Sunday will render unsafe waters for racing, irrespective of gale warning forecast status.  Peter Costolloe CYAA (Vic) Handicapper

Race 4 Sailing Instructions and Pursuit start group time allocations

Race 3 Post Race Notes

Articles generated for the RMYS and HBYC News Letters

Start of 2018 Winter Series Race 3 Akuna First on corrected time

Race 3 May 27 results.

Full Race 3 results with BCH and CHC stats.    Locker 57 Winter Series Aggregate and Tumlaren Series Aggregate     Marie Louise Consistency Aggregate
CYAA 2018 Winter Series Race 3 Sailing Instructions plus Entries and allocated Handicaps  for May 27 are now available. Click on the links to download a copy.
Take a look at the Race 3 pre race notes  They contain information about the following:
Race three information
Race 3 welcome returns
Classic Boat magazine and Nigel sharp story
Sydney and Brisbane member activity
A small Frances story
Marie Louise III Boat Register listing


 Marie Louise III Provenance and Boat Register page

Race 2 Post Race comments

Results for race 2 and Winter Series Aggregate Status and Consistency series aggregate status can be seen here

CYAA 2018 Winter Series Race 2 Sailing Instructions Rev 2 May 3 plus Entries and allocated Handicaps Rev 2 May 4 are now available.

Race 2 pre race notes and Brisbane Timber and Traditional Boat Regatta can be seen here.

CYAA (Vic) 2018 Winter Series Race 1 story

Link to Race 1 results 2018 Winter Series Aggregate Status    Marie Louise III Consistency Aggregate Status 

2018 Winter Series Race 1 April 22 Rev 4 pre race notes, Sailing Instructions plus entries and handicaps.

The 2018 Winter Series Notice of Race as amended Ammend 2 June 19 and Series entry form have been posted. Note: Race 1 will be conducted by RMYS in lieu of HBYC

Click on the links to download the NoR and entry form.

Series Races schedule as shown below

CYAA Classics Winter Series – Race 1 10:30:00 13:30:00 Sunday 22-Apr-18 RMYS
CYAA Classics Winter Series – Race 2 10:30:00 13:30:00 Sunday 06-May-18 RMYS
CYAA Classics Winter Series – Race 3 10:30:00 13:30:00 Sunday 27-May-18 HBYC
CYAA Classics Winter Series – Race 4 10:30:00 13:30:00 Sunday 17-Jun-18 RYCV (Pursuit)
CYAA Classics Winter Series – Race 5 10:30:00 13:30:00 Sunday 08-Jul-18 HBYC
CYAA Classics Winter Series – Race 6 10:30:00 13:30:00 Sunday 22-Jul-18 RMYS
CYAA Classics Winter Series – Race 7 10:30:00 13:30:00 Sunday 05-Aug-18 HBYC
CYAA Classics Winter Series – Race 8 (Final) 10:30:00 13:30:00 Sunday 19-Aug-18 RYCV (Pursuit)

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Feb 8 Classics on display at Arts Open 2018. Feb 7 Kingurra returns to Port Phillip

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.

Zephyr chasing Sayonara

Beating to Windward

Jim Hutchinson sailing Dingo

Onboard Sayonara

Sayonara hoisting sail

Two gorgeous ladies

Downwind chase




Windward crossing the start line






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.

Cruising relax time on Kingurra as she passes Batemans Bay

Checking over Deal Island caretakers cottages


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