CYAA 2015/2016 Summer Series Race 7 February 14
Attached are the entries and allocated handicaps for the CYAA 2015/2016 Summer Series. The race will be conducted for the CYAA by the Hobsons Bay Yacht Club. The HBYC Race committee vessel will be Privateer.
Most handicaps have been fine tuned to reflect their average performance based on 5 items after the last 5 races. Let’s see what corrected time results and stories Race 7 brings us. Your handicapper will also be on board the Privateer to give advice on the HBYC Race committee’s course selection.
We’ll have our regular visitor from the British Classic Yacht Club, Tim Blackman, with us on Sunday. Tim has organised himself to race on Mercedes III. Tim will be full of news on the 2016 Cowes Regatta where our CYAA and CYANZ members have formed a 3 boat team. The organiser, BCYC, is already cranking up their PR machine to let the world know about this Regatta challenge. Still time for one more team member to Cowes 2016. Martin Ryan’s the go to person. Martin’s also the man for late minute deciders wishing to take part in the CYANZ Trillian Trust Classic Yacht Regatta in Auckland March 4-6
Regards to all. Sunday Feb 14 10:30 am is waiting. Race hard, race safe.
Peter Costolloe CYAA Handicapper (Vic)
A note was received from Rod Fuller this week requesting that news of his intentions to soon place his H28 Shamrock on the market. The attached pdf has full details of Shamrock and Rod’s Mobile contact number.
We all know Shamrock. She’s a poster quality representative for the H28 class and would have to be the best prepared H28 for both Port Phillip sailing/racing and ocean voyaging. Her next ocean voyage will be to the Gippsland Lakes to take part in the Paynesville Classic Boat Rally on March 5. One of her previous voyages was to Hobart for an Australian Wooden Boat Festival. Shamrock is powered by a Volvo MD 20 that will push her through an adverse Queenscliff Cut current with no problems. Structurally she’s in great shape. The handicapper can vouch for her maintenance over many years by Ian Currie, Shipwright at the Hobsons Bay Yacht Club.
Provenance, forget it, no boat can beat the provenance of a Jock Sturrock boat. Jock put a pile of go fast subtleties into Shamrock during the years when H28 fleet racing on Port Phillip was serious business. Throughout her sailing life Shamrock has never been wanting for care by all her previous owners.
A web site promotion of Shamrock will go up on our Web site.
This is a chance for our members to play a role in keeping one of our stalwart Classic Yachts racing on Port Phillip.
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