CYAA News 6th April 2021 to 14th May 2021

May 14 2021
2021 Winter Series on Port Phillip
Click on the links to down load the Race 2 Sailing Instructions and Entry list with handicaps New Zealand 100th Lipton Cup congratualtions go to Martin Robertson

Martin Robertson on the helm of the NZ designed Elliot 5.9 during the 2013 Cup Regatta Guineas racing
The Mullet Boat Orion during the 100th Lipton Cup on Auckland Harbour. Note the Lipton Cup on the sail. A priveladge for previoius Lipton Cup winners.

Some NZ Lipton Cup news from CYANZ. The 100th Lipton Cup Race conducted by the Ponsonby Cruising Club was taken out, for the 10th time by Martin Robertson in his Mullet Boat Orion. Martin is many time Cup Regatta visitor from NZ. In 2013 Cup Regatta, Martin was the leading point scorer in our Cup Regatta Guineas trophy using the Greg Elliot of NZ designed Elliot 5.9’s. Martin also took out the 2013 Trans Tasman Trophy for the most point scoring NZ visitor in Cup Regatta racing. Check out these links for the PCC’s Vice Commodore’s Lipton Cup race report and Orion based photos of the event.

Sydney News 10th May

2021 CYCA Great Veterans Race entries and course.

Port Phillip News 9th May
Here it is. The wrap up story on the first race of the Classic’s Winter Series on Port Phillip. The story has a link to a youtube video showing some race one details including tack tracker video’s and what the race was seen on the1923 A Classer Alwyn.

CYAA Winter Series on Port Phillip. Click here or image to download the 2nd May Race one results spreadsheet.
We are moving the CYAA race entry and results over to Top Yacht. Click here to view the Top Yacht based Race One results.
Race One story and video out soon.

Race One results

CYAA News 30th April 2021

CYAA 2021 Winter Series Race 1 2nd May
Still taking entries. One more today, Friday.

Race One Sailing Instructions
Race One entries and allocated handicaps
RMYS Courses 56 -93 for CYAA races



Worane HBYC

2021 Winter Series 1st Race 2nd May
Get those entries in.



2021 Tumlaren State Championship Results


Ettrick the fleet in Race 1 Photo Greg Blackwood

T. L. Banks Trophy: Best Tumlaren One Design. Ettrick Gordon Tait.
Eric Haydon Trophy: Best Tumlaren on performance Handicap. Ettrick Gordon Tait.

Knud Reimer Trophy: First Tumlaren over the line last race. Avian Roger Dundas.

Bert Ferris Trophy: Best performing Tumlaren crew.
Yvonne Yvonne Syndicate.

Full results can be seen via this link to the RMYS web  site

TUMLAREN 2021 State Championships @RMYS
Thanks to gale force winds our 2021 Tumlaren State Championship was postponed to 24th April. An amended set of Sailing Instructions (V1 19th April) have been posted to cover the postponement to 24th April. Three championship races will be conducted on Saturday 24th April. First race 10:30 Intend to finish last race approx 2:30pm.

Post race Trophy presentations in the RMYS Olympic Bar. All Classic people invited.

All racing as it happens can be watched at this Tumlaren State Championships Tack Tracker link

Click here to watch Williamstown shipwright Ferdi Daley talk about his movie set tall ship projects, the Polly Woodside main mast yards replacement, her standing rigging rebuild plus the restoration of the Alma Doepel with Seven TV News presenter Peter Mitchell.

Breaking News
CYAA 2021 Winter Series Notice of Race published. Series and individual race entry form now available. Click here for scheduled winter series race dates


Link to 7NEWS footage of the Sprit going through Port Phillip Heads. Heads were closed to all other shipping traffic

Sad Tumlaren Championship news
Gale warning for Port Phillip now in place for 10th April. The original schedule was for two days of racing April 10 and 11. The forecast for Sunday conditions on April 8 had all racing changed to Saturday. The April 9 forecast for Saturday went bad so all scheduled racing was postponed to 24th April. This is a last chance date for the Tum champs till mid October as Winter racing starts on 2nd May.

Live Cam at RMYS Breakwater

Camper and Nicholsons newsletter April 2021

For news and information about the 2021 Tumlaren State Championship event scheduled for 10th & 11th April at Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron visit the 2021 Tumlaren Championship page.

Click here to view and download the CYAA 2021 and 2022 event schedule for Classic Yacht racing in Vic and NSW.

CYAA Cup Regatta passage race wrap up news 22nd March.
An unpublished return from Geelong voyage story for the Hobsons Bay Yacht Club.

It’s all done. All starters reported a brilliant classic yacht sail after a very slow start. 80% of the fleet had to motor to reach the wind to make the brilliant and well attended 6:00pm Topsy D Passage race dinner.

Congratulations to Boambillee, Akala, Martini and Seabird for their patience to sail the Topsy D passage race course.


Close to 50 Classic Yacht people at the RGYC Topsy D Passage Race Dinner.


RGYC Vice Commodore presenting the Boambillee team with the RGYC Best Overall Topsy D Passage Race trophy. RGYC Commodore Stuart Dickson (Right.) joins the Boambillee crew for this presentation.

It was Trophy clean up time for George Fisscher and Michael Rhodes and their Boambille crew.

Boambillee took out the Topsy D trophies for division one line & corrected time honours and overall best on corrected time for the Topsy D Passage race .

In addition the performance of Boambillee throughout the 2020 rescheduled Cup Regatta earned her the Col Bandy trophy for the best performing boat of the 2020 Cup Regatta. To add some icing to the Boambillee trophy cake. RGYC Commodore Stuart Dickson awarded the Concours dËlegance trophy for best looking classic yacht with the best dressed crew to Boambillee.

The Division 3 Line honours and best on corrected time went to David McNeice and Akala. Her shadowing of Boambillee through the passage race was notable.

The Tony Blake trophy for the best performing classic yacht over prior twelve months to Martini by one point over Boambillee.

The handicapper’s trophy for the most notable classic yacht performance of the passage race went to Evan Bieske and his Folkboat Seabird.

The return sail to Melbourne with 20 know on the nose through the Hopetoun Channel and betong was not without drama. We should have some news on this event later this week.

All up the 2020 Cup Regatta passage race was a brilliant way to finish up our Covid-19 delayed 2020 Cup Regatta. The Royal Geelong Yacht club are all set to host future CYAA passage races. Being the first Cup Regatta race has been an event the CYAA will use this occasion to sustain their presence on the Port Phillip yacht racing scene.

Finally a serious big thanks must go to Bill Chittenden of Vic Sail for his support of the Classic’s at Geelong and the Vic Sail full sponsorship of the Classic’s Topsy D passage race dinner at RGYC. Let’s not forget the support the classic received form the RGYC Commodore and Vice Commodore, Stuart Dickson and Roger Bennett. Their support was critical to make the passage race event happen and finally thanks to the Digby family for their support by providing the four magnificent trophies for RGYC to use as perpetual trophies for Classic Yachting at RGYC. From the classic’s its “We’re in for Geelongs 2022 Wooden Boat Festival.

To give an idea of wind strength throughout the race here’s some tracking images of Boambillee and Akala.


These four tracker images of Boambillee and Akala show how long they had to wait for the forecast wind to arrive

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