Attached are the Race 8 Group Start Times and associated Sailing Instructions.
The scheduled race start time for group 1 is 10:30am at the RMYS Race Control Tower with a finish at the RYCV Marina Finish Line.
The aggregate points score for the Summer Series is tight. Lot’s of analysis of past performances was done to figure out the start times for the final race. Let’s see if the handicapper can predict what all the great minds this side of creation cannot.
The group start times are based on an average fleet on course time of 95 minutes.
One feature of the Race 8 will be a combined Tumlaren group of 7 vessels off at 10:44. Corrected time results for this group will be part of the race 8 results. Yes, there are Race 8 handicaps. These handicaps are used to develop Race 8 group start times and scoring for the Marie Louise III consistency trophy aggregate. The ML III Trophy covers both 2016 Summer and Winter Series.
Joining the Classic Summer Series fleet for our last race of the 2015/2016 Summer Series will be the winner of the 2015 Winter Series Kingurra.
Current forecast for Sunday indicate light conditions. Sea and wind conditions at the time will determine if the shorten course signal will be used.
Post Series BBQ at RYCV
Our Tumlaren people, headed up by Roger Dundas of Avian, will be putting in their after race leisure time behind the BBQ. Sausages from Rogers best butcher, plus onions, sauces and rolls will be available for a small $5.00 fee.
Big Bay Swim
Note the 2016 Big Bay Swim from Port Melbourne to Williamstown is being conducted on Sunday Feb 28 starting at 10:00am . The course will take the same route as in previous years, starting at the Sandridge Lifesaving Club in Port Melbourne and following a line across the bay to Nelson Place in Williamstown.
Swimmers may be in the vicinity of the RYCV Marina Finish line when the Race 8 fleet approaching the finish. Although there is no Notice to Mariners declared exclusion zone and most swimmers will be gone by 11:00am keep a tight lookout when approaching the finish line. You never know.
Converging fleets at RYCV Marina
What’s also important to note is that the Bay Bay Swim event has required RYCV to delay the start time of the RYCV Tripe and Onions pursuit race.
This race is now scheduled to start from the RYCV Marina at 12:30pm. There’s a possibility of an approaching vessel issue in the vicinity between Channel mark 20 to the RYCV Marina finish line. Remember Port to Port passing is the go.
Bluebird State title racing will be conducted by RYCV at 11:00am on Feb 28 as well. The course for this series may use the RYCV Marina O Mark. RYCV Race Committee vessel will be on station for this event.
Life goes on the way it does
The 2016 Winter Series Notice of Race and Series entry form are now available for download from the Classic’s Web site.
Race dates have been allocated to fit between the important days of our lives such as Mother Day, Queens Birthday, Term 2 School Holidays, ORCV Winter Series and club racing events.
2016 Geelong Wooden Boat Festival
To date we have 19 CYAA Classic’s attending with members from all the Port Phillip Yacht Clubs and Corio Yacht Clubs. We’ll have Ron Caddy bringing Athena down from Mornington YC. Athena, with the unforgettable Marty and Anne Bryan, was always raced hard in previous CYAA Cup Regattas. From the Royal Geelong Yacht Club we’ll have Bill Chittenden and Cardinal Puff plus Michael Shanahan and Lucienne with usThe Lucienne story featured in a recent CYAA Magazine. Our Melbourne fleet are looking forward to racing in company with Athena, Cardinal Puff and Lucienne.
The 2016 GWBF passage race will see the Tumlarens racing once again as a division in Corio Bay waters as they did in the 1930’s to the 1960’s.
An after race get together on Jim Woods Windward II is planned for. Jim’s bringing guitars for our CYAA Musicians and singers who were kicked out of choirs. Your handicapper will set up shop on Windward II to calculate how the Classic fleet as a group performed in the passage race. Jim passes on the news he’s off to Port Davey today with Tim Phillips and Storm Bay to give his crayfish based cholesterol a severe bashing.
Panerai British Classic Week 16th-23rd July 2016 at Cowes
It’s all go.
The take up by CYAA and CYANZ Members to be part of this Regatta has overwhelmed Martin Ryan. Urgent enquires to obtain a fourth Classic Yacht are happening.
CYANZ Classic Yacht Regatta March 4-6
Again CYAA members are set to go and take part in Regatta racing on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour.
Still room for one more. Martin Ryan is the CYAA organiser.
No more from the handicapper.
Regards to all
CYAA Handicapper (Vic)
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