CYAA Winter Series Race 2 Change of venue

To skippers and crews of the 2015 Winter Series entries.

May 17 Race 2 Venue has been changed to the RMYS.

RYCV race director recently informed the Classics he is required to start a Queenscliff to Williamstown race on Sunday May 17.

RMYS have agreed to run the May 17 race in lieu of RYCV.

The SI’s and entries will be published next Thursday with Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron listed as the conducting club. RMYS Courses will be used.

Our race will be scheduled to start at 10:30 followed by a RMYS 2 handed race starting at 11:00am.

News of from the Maritime Heritage of Vic people.

Duke and Orr Dry Dock Pumphouse.

The Classic’s received a mail from the Maritime Heritage of Victoria people saying they have arranged for a tour of and a talk about the Duke and Orr Dry Dock Pumphouse restoration. The event has been set up for 2:00pm on May 9 down by the Polly Woodside. Those interested can book at http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=123542

Mike Smith and his Amphibian “Southern Sun”

The effort by Mike Smith of RYCV to retrace the Qantas Empire Airlines flying boat route of 1938 is still happening. Tonight he’s at his last Indian stop.

You can follow his story and see where he’s been at this link. http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog/southernsun/1/tpod.html

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The image below shows the seaplane that completed the first circumnavigation of Australia. The background shows the journey ending at St Kilda beach. This is the link to a short digitized record of the event. http://aso.gov.au/titles/newsreels/australasian-gazette-seaplane/clip1/

A small note to remember.

In 1924 and 1938 some of our Classic Fleet, now in Melbourne, were well known and highly regarded public entities that won yacht races.

Sayonara, Acrospire III in Melbourne and Sydney, Windward II in Hobart and Sydney, Alwyn in Hobart  the beginnings of the Port Phillip Tumlaren fleet with Avian and Galatea in 1938.

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