Attached are the Race 8 results plus the Series aggregate and the Tumlaren aggregate along with the Marie Louise III Consistency Trophy status. The minor placing show some difference between the RYCV results and the CYAA results. This is due to CYAA results being calculated to two decimal points due to tight corrected times. RYCV and the CYAA are working together to resolve these differences.
Congratulations to Mercedes III for taking out the series. Only one point was the difference between Mercedes III and Frances. The stronger than forecast wind made the task of Frances to catch the fleet that much harder. The start times were based on an average on course time of 95 minutes. We have an 85 minute average for Race 8.
The post race comments are in the pdf. It’s full of pics supplied to the Classics by the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron. Tim Boucaut of Warringa and Sam of RMYS did all the on water running around on the RMYS Rescue boat.
RMYS have mounted the Race 8 post race story on their Web site news page.
Thanks to the four yacht clubs that conducted the races for us. Each Club made a special effort to keep our Classic Yacht Association racing.a major yachting event on Port Phillip. This series saw the return of Classic Yacht racing to the Sandringham Yacht Club thanks to the efforts of Phil Atkins.
Thanks to all our members who entered the series and keep their Classic yacht in full racing trim. Thanks to all the skippers and crews who make Classic yacht racing a major event on Port Phillip.
Now we have an 8 week break before the 2016 Winter Series Race 1 on May 1. In between there’s the Geelong Wooden Boat Festival, the Queenscliff Maritime Weekend and the CYANZ Regatta in Auckland New Zealand. I left the Pre race Race 8 comments about these events in the post race notes as a reminder.
Regarding the photos. 630+ photos were supplied. They are now grouped in order of the competing boats in race 8. The file size of each image is 3.5 meg, suitable for printing. Some are fuzzy due to movement. So if members want them I can send them by “we transfer” Still working on ways to have them all mounted somewhere. The Dropbox upload/download process took over 24 hours.
One pic I couldn’t squeeze into the pdf was the photo of CYAA Member Rob Kalkman’s netboat Enterprize This was the boat with the tan sails that was seen checking the Race 8 fleet out on Sunday .
Regards to all
Peter Costolloe CYAA (Vic) Handicapper
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