To assist any CYAA people intending to travel to the Geelong Wooden Boat Festival this weekend, attached is the 2016 GWBF Vessel Entry list with the all CYAA Entries highlighted. A map of the RGYC Marina showing the intended vessel tie up locations is also included.
A special book will run on the Portarlington to Geelong passage race. It’s not often a Classic fleet with members from Port Phillip and Corio Bay yacht clubs race with each other. CYAA assigned handicaps will be used to calculate results. FYI the passage race course has been attached
Anyone intending to visit RGYC should check out the 2016 GWBF web site for the program of events.program.
2016 Queenscliff Maritime Museum Festival
Attached is information received last week from the Queenscliff Maritime Museum people.about the March 18 Queenscliff festival. What a poster. Full of action and breeches bouy drama.
Looking over the QMM Friday Fishy Tales program you’ll see Jim Woods of Windward II is organised to present the story of his plans to recommission the ex cray boat MV Margaret Pearl. The voyage to bring the Margaret Pearl to Queenscliff for her restoration was a well prepared saga by Jim Woods and Tim Phillips. Roger Dundas was also in the mix of people that assisted with her voyage to Queenscliff. No doubt Margaret Pearl will be pushing Windward II aside with her CYAA Magazine story.
Marten Syme of Port Fairy will be presenting his Port Fairy Lifeboat restoration story. Marten has also completed an archival work on how the early settler immigration opened up Victoria .
Both Jim and Martens presentations will be worth the effort to get down to Queenscliff for this event.
As a plug Marten Syme is the dad of Gordon Syme who runs the highly regarded RYA accreditation operation in Melbourne.
Next festival on the Gippsland Lakes is at Metung. Our ex CYAA member Terry Grundy reports he has a fleet of some 10 Dragons in a ready to race condition. Thoughts on how bring a Dragon to Melbourne to race with the Classic Winter Series have been floated around.
So all the best for Saturday’s passage race and the after race CYAA knee’s up on Windward II. Looks like Sunday will be afloat around.
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