Dear skippers and crews of the Classics Race 5 Feb 17
Attached are the Race 5 Entries with their allocated handicaps plus the associated Sailing Instructions. Race 5, starting at 10:30am, will be conducted for us by the Hobsons Bay Yacht Club under the direction of Bob Tanner.
You’ll note the Sailing Instructions now refer to the ISAF rules for 2013-2016. When racing, the yacht is required to carry a current copy of the Yachting Australia RRS 2013-2016. The SI’s also note the use of the RYCV SI Book for 2009-2012. A note from the RYCV says this booklet issue will continue till the planned top of the bay infrastructure works are completed.
10 weeks since our last race, Dec 9. Maybe we need to consider a race schedule change . The break over the holiday season and the associated weather is generally not a suitable for any extended yacht maintenance. Maybe a better break between series is the go. Our present race schedule is derived 18 months in advance, using a complex formula, to fit in with the Race Calendars of the RYCV and HBYC. One other part of our racing scene is to consider longer distance racing. I’ll check out what can be done on both subjects and present options.
But talking of date’s one that sticks out is the Queenscliffe Maritime Weekend Regatta. March 22-24. The Regatta format is a Friday and Saturday night function and a combined fleet race with Couta boats on the Saturday afternoon. Stirring stuff with those tidal rips down there.
This is the time when the Association has to opportunity to reciprocate and sustain their relationship with the Couta Boat Association. More details about this event will be provided in the Race 5 wrap up mail. For those sailing down on the Friday a performance based trophy is being considered.
It’s time for no more talk.
10:30am it’s time to hit the line.
Regards to all
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