Scarlet Runner skippered by Robert Date crossed the line at 14:17:01 on Saturday 7 March to take Line Honours in the 2015 ORCV Melbourne to King Island yacht race. RMYS was well represented, with Jazz Player finishing at 17:44:39, and Addiction across the line at Grassy at 19:03:11.
With 20 – 25 knot westerlies staying in after a 4am start, the fleet enjoyed excellent conditions and Scarlet Runner only missed the race record set last year by Primitive Cool by approximately 30 minutes.
Scarlet Runner also took out both measurement handicap divisions, AMS and IRC. The performance handicap division was won by Geomatic Allegro, which has also spent quite a bit of time at RMYS recently.
Full results here.
This week also saw the end of the various series, and overall winners were announced:
Troubleshooters LA Nangle: Rock n Roll - Stephen Barker
AdventureWare Terry Hill AMS: Portofino - Stuart Tait
Horizon Sails Spinnaker Series II:
- PHS: Remedy - Russell Hibbert
- AMS: Silhouette - Nathan Scanlon
- IRC: Matador - Murray McCutcheon/Michael Morse
Congratulations to all our winners, and thanks to Ian and Selwyn as always for running this series. Full results here.
Saturday 7 March
A fleet of only 6 boats contested the Moomba Cup at RMYS on Saturday, as many of our boats were cruising to Flinders. The course was shortened but all managed to finish.
Mood Indigo was successful on PHS and IRC, and Weekend Option took out AMS.
Four of the RMYS juniors competed at the Victorian Optimist State Championships over the weekend which was held at RBYC - there were more than 130 entries so it was a huge event!
The results were:
Linus Talacko: Open: 17th Overall,
Vic Titles: 6th & 1st sailor <12yo
Matthew Walker: Open: 36th overall, Vic Titles: 21st
Hugo Macmillan: Intermediate: 16th
Joseph Ferguson: Intermediate: 45th
Click here for the results here: http://www.sailingresults.net/site/event/78/
In tests this week, we compared this light with the trusty Dolphin Floating Torch. The Exposure MOB was found to illuminate the water around the torch creating a circle of light some 20m in diameter, while strobing upwards – a far more eye catching and bright target than the old style torch.
Contact the sales team at AdventureWare at email@example.com for more information. Or buy it direct from www.adventureware.com.au.
Wednesday 25 February
Wednesday night saw perfect conditions for our biggest twilight fleet so far this year, and 47 yachts took to the water in sunny 10-15 knot southwesterlies to southeasterlies.
Blue Horizons took out first place in the Troubleshooters LA Nangle Pursuit, while Portofino won the AdventureWare Terry Hill AMS. Obsession was the fastest off the start line on 0 seconds and also took out the Banks Group Elapsed Time Award for 19th fastest around the course on 1 hour, 12 minutes and 30 seconds.
The Horizon Sails Spinnaker Series II for PHS went to Tigris, while AMS went to Remedy and Salamander III claimed IRC.
Mountain Goat of the Day was awarded to the Tower Crew for announcing a boat as over, before apologising, as they were in fact behind the line.
Saturday 28 February
It was race day 5 of the Club Marine Series on Saturday. Two races were completed.
For results and the wrap up of the day, head over to www.clubmarineseries.com.au
AdventureWare is RMYS' Preferred Supplier of marine hardware and safety equipment. They will be promoting a Product of the Week each week to members - so look out for some great specials!
Spinlock have just released the all new auto inflatable PFD for children. Now your kids can enjoy the comfort of a compliant, light weight PFD.
No more complaints that the jacket is uncomfortable – it's lightweight and incorporates a harness and tether point to meet the Australian and international standards for children's PFDs.
To celebrate their arrival in Australia, AdventureWare is offering a launch price of just $199, save $30 on the RRP.
Don't forget, you can purchase AdventureWare gear directly from the iPad kiosk in the Members Bar, and the club will receive a 5% rebate on all your purchases!
Go to www.adventureware.com.au to make your purchase.
We have had a couple of casualties during the week, with boat damage causing some of our participants to drop out. So if you would like to bring your boat to Flinders, please let Allicia know as soon as possible by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9534 0227. If you would like to crew or need crew please also contact Allicia.
Also, Dave Croke has organised South Bay Tours to take passengers through the Heads in a RIB on Saturday morning from 9am to 10am. The skipper works for the pilot service as a deckhand, and will show you the best way to pick up the currents heading to Flinders and provide other useful tips. The cost is $40 per head, and there are 13 places remaining. Please contact Dave Croke on 0419 356 910 if you are interested - passengers will need to confirm and pay by Thursday lunchtime.
IMPORTANT: Please let me know how many on each boat. and especially, please register through http://trybooking.com/119865 for Saturday's dinner & Sunday BBQ (cost $65 per person).
Don’t leave it until the last minute, as the catering has to be pre-arranged.
Please let me know if you intend to overnight at Queenscliff on Friday. You have to ring the marina there to make your own booking. Mention you are from the RMYS fleet, to be charged only one night.
We will have an informal dinner at one of the cafes on the marina for the assembled throng.
On Wednesday 4 March after twilight racing I will give a briefing and passage plan to all skippers or their representatives in the committee room.
Let me know if you have any questions or there’s anything I’ve left out.
Click here for poster information.
Yachting Victoria is organising the Club Marine Victorian Junior & Youth Championships again this year. The event will be held at Mornington YC on 11 & 12 April, with a coaching clinic held before the regatta on 7-9 April. Many junior and youth classes are welcome, including Optis and Minnows.
If you enter before 15 March, you will go into the draw to have your coaching clinic fee refunded.
For more info or to enter, see the Yachting Victoria website.
A wealth of talent was displayed at last Friday night's Open Mic Night, our very own variety show! Some familiar faces were seen behind various instruments, and we also had a fantastic display of ballroom dancing from two new members, Sarita and Jamie. Thanks to all who performed.
Congratulations to Jane on winning the Meat Raffle!
Thanks very much to the Events and Engagement Committee for organising a fun and varied night.