Dear Skippers of yachts entered in the CYAA 2012 Cup Regatta
Attached are the Sailing Instructions and the entries list with their assigned handicaps for Race 1 scheduled to start on Saturday Nov 3 at 1000hrs for Division 1, Classic Yachts.
Selection of the course for all races and the management of allocated handicaps during the Regatta will be provided for the Association by the RYCV Race Director, David LeRoy.
Many notable items to comment on. Just 3 here.
To recognise the importance of the 70th anniversary of Herreshoff H28 design, the Association has invited members of the Victorian H28 Association to participate in the first race of the 2012 Cup Regatta. A significant event for the H28’s and the Classic Yacht Association.
Our Pre-Regatta Guineas Cup Shoot out is all set for Friday afternoon. For the Association we have “Mercedes III” and “Pastime II” set to put C97 and Scoundrel from the Couta Boat Association, to the rack. Sayonara is all set and loaded with punters to observe shameful scenes on Hobsons Bay waters.
The support from Couta Boat Association members and in particular their president, Andrew Skinner, has been critical to make the Cup Regatta and the Guineas into a now notable sailing event on Port Phillip.
Looking over the list of Classic Cup Regatta entries a new yacht will be noted. “Faylene” an Arthur Robb 32 footer built in 1947, now racing out of Sandringham. She’s been looked after by Jean Pierre Marquet, a shipwright who runs an operation at SYC. Welcome to the Classics and the Regatta, JP.
One sad note is the inability of “Storm Bay” to make the Regatta. A call of sincerest apologies was received from Tim Phillips. He’s needs to be up North to make the most of the November weather to make a dash across the Gulf of Carpentaria in “Murray Pass” the Cheviot 32, he’s bringing back from his WA Odyssey.
The large RIB with the 150 horse on the stern you will see providing our on water rescue capability, with Mal Botterill on the wheel, has been made available to the Association for the Regatta by John Khoury of Acrospire III. A serious contribution towards a successful Regatta.
On the social side booking for the Friday cocktail can still be made, $20, 55+ so far, and same for the a la cartè dinner at Royals after cocktails, 30+ at the moment.
So on with the Regatta. Take a good look over the SI’s.
Race hard and to the rules.
Regards to all
CYAA (Vic) Handicapper
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