Classic Race 6 Starters, allocated handicaps, Sailing Instructions and Ted Kaufman recognition sail past notes.


2013/2014 Summer Series Race 6 Feb 16

Attached are the Entries with their allocated handicaps plus the associated Sailing Instructions for Race 6 of the classic 2013/2014 Summer Series to be conducted by Hobsons Bay Yacht Club is scheduled to start at 10:30am.

Recently Ted Kaufman passed. Designer of Mercedes III, one of Australia’s most celebrated yachts and the person responsible for Australia taking 1st place in the 1967 Admiral Cup ocean racing teams event.

On Sunday, our Association President, Martin Ryan, Mercedes III, has asked our Melbourne members to assist the Classic Yacht Association’s recognition of  the contribution by Ted Kaufman to Australian Yachting and in particular ocean racing.

This recognition by the  Classic Yacht Association will consist of a short sail past through the RYCV marina based start/finish line in a west-to-east direction followed by a turn away to port for the HBYC race start area. Does not matter if not everyone is under full sail or motor for the sail past. All Classic Yachts racing or not, are invited to take a part in this recognition sail past.

The Classic Yacht Association of Australia sail-past in recognition of Ted Kaufman will be assisted by following yacht clubs.

Victorian Yacht Clubs
Royal Yacht Club of Victoria
Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron
Royal Brighton Yacht Club
Royal Geelong Yacht Club
Sandringham Yacht Club
Mornington Yacht Club
Hobsons Bay Yacht Club

New South Wales Yacht Clubs
Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
Middle Harbour Yacht Club

Queensland Yacht Clubs
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron
Queensland Cruising Yacht Club

Program of Ted Kaufman recognition sailpast.

9:55am The recognition sailpast program will begin with the listed yacht clubs lowering their clubs Red Ensign or National Ensign to fly at  half mast status.

10:00am Mercedes III will sail through the designated sail-past area accompanied by Boambillee and Tina of Melbourne to the skirl of pipes. Based on a weather dependent decision by Mercedes III , these three yachts will either take up station to receive signals from the Classic Yacht Association of Australia sailpast fleet or  proceed to the race start area.

10:03am Sayonara accompanied by Acrospire III will lead the Classic Yacht fleet sailpast through the RYCV Start line and then proceed to the race start area.

10:05 am All other Classic Yachts will follow the two Fleet lead yachts through the RYCV start and then proceed to the race start area. Order of passing the signal receiving yacht to be left to an on water decision at the time between skippers.

10:15 am All listed yacht clubs will resume flying their clubs Red Ensign or National ensign at masthead status.

End of Ted Kaufman recognition sailpast.

Classic Yachts taking part in the sail past to maintain a listening watch on VHF Ch 73.

Working the fleet up into a single file from the confines of a marina based muster area is a big ask, particularly if the wind strength is up. For safety reasons, the order of passing will be a skippers decision at the time.

Should the HBYC Race officials consider starters have been delayed by the sailpast activity a race start postponement signal will be flown.

This link is to a recently published  Ted Kaufman obituary. It contains the story why Ted Kaufman is important to the Classic Yacht Association.

The Classic Yacht Association of Australia thanks the following members and yacht club staff for their assistance with the Ted Kaufman recognition sailpast.

RYCV, Roger Dundas AvianHBYC, Peter Koop, Club Manager, RMYS, Matt Setton, Club Captain, George Fisscher/MichaelRhodes Boambillee, Andy Doolan Tina of Melbourne. RBYC, Clarissa Flockhart, KingurraSYC, Phil Atkins, TrimMYC, Helen Lovett, OenoneRGYC, Bill Chittenden, Cardinal PuffRQYS/QCYC, Greg Doolan, Kuranda and Mike Freebain ex Koomooloo, RSYS/CYCA and MHYC, Max Press OAM, RSYS Race Committee.

A note on Ted Kaufmans passing is also on our CYAA Q’ld members page on the Traditional Boats of Queensland website run by our CYAA  Q’ld member Greg Doolan of Sandpiper.

Other Classic Yacht Association Racing activity.

Phil Atkins, Trim, is handling the Association’s interfacing with the Sandringham Yacht Club Centenary Regatta Committee. The Notice of Race for April 26 will soon be issued. The SYC people have asked Phil for indications of Fleet size. So far we have 10 yachts intending to enter. Any additional skippers with intentions to enter the SYC Centenary Regatta drop your handicapper a note. Classic handicaps will be used and the course will be approx 7.0nm’s. Phil tells the trophies are worthwhile. Last year they were engraved model yachts. For those entrants that wish to take up the post race SYC hospitality offer, tie up facilities will be arranged.

An offer has been put to the Couta Boat Association to join us on the start line of this Regatta event.

The Geelong Wooden Boat Festival, March 8/9 will soon be happening. Take a look at the entry list at

Current indications are that not many yachts will be overnighting for the Saturday Race to Geelong. As previously mentioned, the GWBF people will put on a BBQ Breakfast at Portarlington if the yacht numbers are there.

The Queenscliff Maritime Festival is now accepting registrations. The registration form can now be accessed at this link.

No more. We live again.

The sailpast start line at 10:00am with the Race 6 start line waiting for the Classic fleet to hit it at 10:30am.

Regards to all

Peter Costolloe
CYAA Vic Handicapper


Ted Kaufman Recognition Sailpast Program

Race 6 Feburary 16 Sailing Instructions (HBYC)

Race 6 Feburary 16 Entries and Handicaps (HBYC)

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