Attached are the Sailing Instructions and the Pursuit race group start times for the listed entrants in the last race (Race 7) of the Classics 2013/2014 Summer series scheduled to start at 10:30am Sunday March 2.
Thanks to all the skippers and crews of our Association who consistently put in the time and effort to bring our Classic fleet to the 10:30 start line on those Sunday mornings. With the series results still to be decided Sunday’s race will see some hard Classic Yacht racing action.
Good news for our Classic Yacht fleet is that we will see Claire with Richard Macrae on her helm racing with us again. Other news is the change of owner for Ettrick. Gordon Tait who crews on Mark chew’s Fair Winds II, now in Hobart, has taken her over from Doug Jenkin. Doug has taken ownership of Blue Jacket, a Knud Reimers design known as the Albatross. Blue Jacket has been on Port Phillip for some time, she was well known for her consistently fast racing performance.
Another significant item of news is the most recent publication of our CYAA Magazine. Issue 34. This issue has now been printed and posted to all financial members of the Association.
Today’s the day when that large white envelope arrives in the mail and you sit down with coffee and cake to soak up another issue of our CYAA Flagship.
Following the example of how our Classic Yachts were designed and constructed using the leading technologies of the day, this record size 40 page issue of our magazine, for the first time, has used digital printing technology. This change was bought about by the inclusion of Jennifer Cook from Waltzing Matilda into the CYAA Magazine Editorial team. In addition to Jennifer, our Magazine editorial team is headed up by Roger Dundas with assistance from your handicapper and, in particular, the long term and all important proof reading assistance provided to us by Roz Edmonds. It should be noted that due to the proof reading qualification by Roz Edmonds, our magazine is treated as a document of record by archival institutions such as the State Library of NSW.
Contributions by our Association Queensland members, Ivan Holm of Westerly and Stuart Stubbs of Savona and in particular the Nigel Statham , manager of QCYC, for the Queensland Cruising Yacht Club Vintage Yacht Regatta poster, were co-ordinated by Greg Doolan of Sandpiper.
Articles contributed to Issue 34, cover Classic Yacht building and racing in Tasmania from the early days through to the very recent with some incredible pic’s of both era’s . As well, articles contributed by our members about a recent Tasmania circumnavigation and early Bass Strait yacht racing are there to give insights into what it takes to make these events happen. We also have a marineartist/cray fisherman story and a recap from an NZ perspective of our 2013 Cup Regatta.
A final comment from our magazine is from page 40. CYAA Membership. The offer is on the table for CYAA skippers to sustain and for Classic Yacht crews to sustain or take out CYAA membership.
Keep in mind, our Association sustains it’s credibility as Australia’s Classic Yacht Association , locally, nationally and internationally through your active membership.
Stay involved, stay a member. Become involved, become a member.
Back to Sunday’s racing. The predicted weather look set to give the fleet sea and wind conditions to finish off our 2013/2014 Summer Series with some tight pursuit racing.
10:30 am Don’t hold back. Sail hard. One hand for the boat and one for the rule book.
CYAA (Vic ) Handicapper
PS March 8 The Geelong Wooden Boat Festival. 20 CYAA entries for the Portarlington to Geelong Race. All up approx. 80 entries so far. More about this event next week.
Below is a page 1 copy of the latest CYAA Magazine. The photo shows Jim Woods Windward II and Tim Phillips Storm Bay together at Claytons Corner on Tasmania’s West Coast during their recent voyaging.
In line with the CYAA publishing policy , the previous CYAA magazine Issue 33, will soon make an appearance on our CYAA Web Site.
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