SYC Centenary Regatta Results and Comments

Sandringham Yacht Club 2014 Centenary Regatta

image010 Bungoona takes home the Classic Division silver.

SAIL NO YACHT SKIPPER

FINISH

ELAPSED

H’Cap

ETP

CORRECTED

BCH

Points
R102 BUNGOONA Cameron Dorrough

14:44:13

134.217

592

6

79.46

603

1

R140 SCIMITAR Damian Purcell

14:22:53

112.883

716

2

80.82

717

2

KA1 MARIE LOUISE III Peter Lloyd

14:31:38

121.633

665

5

80.89

665

3

S51 BOAMBILLEE George Fisscher/Michael Rhodes

14:23:30

113.500

750

3

85.13

713

4

R450 MERCEDES III Martin Ryan

14:22:08

112.133

765

1

85.78

721

5

R604 FAIR WINDS Mark Chew

14:29:46

119.767

722

4

86.47

675

6

SM120 ANITRA Carl De Fina

14:57:36

147.600

609

7

89.89

548

7

With a decent strength wind and some lumpy seas, the 9.8 mile course set by the SYC Race Committee gave the Classic division a chance to enjoy some hard beating and fast reaching Classic Yacht racing action. They didn’t disappoint the SYC spectators either.

The Classics were the show card of the Centenary Regatta reported the SYC starting tower team after watching Mercedes III, Boambillee and Scimitar going hard at it when passing the start tower midway through the race. Marie Louise III, after her on the line at the button start was finally picked off by Fairwinds II.  Bungoona, with the SYC Juniors, Dyllan and Patrick on board, handled the beating conditions with no problem and stayed in touch with Trim with three brilliant runs to bring back her to the fleet. Anitra also put in a worthy and closely watched performance.

All up with her consistent performance throughout the race, Cameron Dorrough, with the spirit of the late and great Col Bandy on board, bought Bungoona home to take out the trophy silver. Bungoona also set the precedent for the event by taking out SYC juniors to experience Classic racing action.

A feature of the results was the close corrected times of the fleet after a 9.8 mile direct line course. No tolerance for those who made on course errors.

Unfortunately we also had some sad stories to mention. Such as the sight of watching Zephyr say no on the sail down to SYC. The running seas at the time of the sail down were indicative of what turned out to be the sea conditions during the Race.

The Sayonara syndicate gave an early heads up on not competing on the day and how right the call was. Renene was also a victim of the conditions inside the SYC marina and was unable to depart from her pen to compete with the fleet. Disappointment big time. Trim had to give the game away during the race.

All up the event was a worked out well for the Classics. It was the opportunity for the fleet to show support for the Association members at the SYC and showcase the Classic fleet racing action to the members of the SYC. To top the day off, for once no fixed marks or shipping to lookout for but finding low slung floating marks presented a first time challenge for some of the fleet. Sadly no pic’s, pre-start action took care of any spare time.

A note is also needed to comment on the Regatta performance by our Association member, Richard Gates in his Archambault 35, Absolut. Two IRC Div 2 1st’s.

2014 Winter Series and Boambillee’s listing on the Australian Register of Historic Vessels

The Classics 2014 Winter Series this Sunday with Hobsons Bay Yacht Club conducting Race 1. Handicaps, Entries and Sailing Instructions later this week.  Bob Munro’s Tandanya with her smart looking mast will rejoin the Classics Fleet for some winter racing action.

To kick the Series off we’ll have an after race $10 donation BBQ at RYCV with Donati’s of Lygon Street Sausages and Burgers. Chips and salads from the RYCV  menu. Sadly, no David Payne curator of the Australian Register Historic Vessels will be on hand to race with us on May 4.

Speaking of the ARHV we received some big news this last week. Boambillee has been installed on the ARHV Register as one of Australia’s important yachts that has contributed to Australia’s maritime history. Congratulations go to George Fisscher, Michael Rhodes and the recently deceased Chris Chapman for their unrelenting and consistent work to keep Boambille up to the hard racing condition of her successful ocean and Southern Cross Cup racing history starting from 1968.

The ARHV entry describing Boambillee’s contribution to Australia’s maritime history can be seen at this link. ARHV Link

 BOAMBILLEE 

S&S One Tonner

Builder Bill Barnett of McMahons Point Sydney

Launched 1968

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Back to Saturday. Below is the story of the wind conditions presented to the Classic Fleet on Saturday.

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