CYAA 2016 Winter Series Race 1 May 1
May 1 2016
A picture’s worth a thousand words .
|About 10:am Looking out from the HBYC Marina to the RYCV Marina. It was hang on to anything time as the westerly wind bullets came through.|
Cancelling a race is not easy but Sunday morning 6:30am it had to be done. Out went the race cancellation message SMS to 50 odd CYAA Members. The above BoM wind graph for Sunday tells the story. For once your handicapper received responses that agreed with the decision.
Michael MacTavish and his crew on Serifa were all set to race so out they went from the RYCV Marina into the strong wind and flat water conditions. A later in the day report was received from Serifa. After a great run down to Brighton, it was 41 knot’s across the deck on the beat back.
Again this will be a series where all races count for aggregate scoring! Lefts hope it will be at least a seven race series.
Next race will be designated Race 2 conducted by RMYS and scheduled for May 15, 10:30am
A Classic Yacht racing opportunity
For those CYAA people who want to experience a racing a 94 year old Classic with today’s heavies or can’t wait for 2 weeks, contact the handicapper, his Alwyn is being raced in next Saturday’s Hobsons Bay Yacht Club race from Williamstown to St Leonards. An all day affair with hard racing where your on the water from 9.00am to 8.00pm. Classic Yacht racing at it’s marathon best.
If sufficient Classics enter HBYC will make generate a Classic Division. You have to Thursday to enter via Top Yacht. An opportunity for those members going to Cowes to make up for the loss of their Cowes race training session.
Regards to all
Peter Costolloe CYAA (Vic) Handicapper
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