AWKR Lecture Series - Lecture #3 Wednesday 17 May - 7pm
Join the AWKR Committee for lecture 3 in the 2017 Lecture Series. Hear Mark Tonner-Joyce talk about "Teamwork to boost the tactician's effectiveness and team success". Open to women and men of all ages. Free to attend. Meals available.
Mark Tonner-Joyce is a skilled educator and state coach. For more than 20 years he has been recruited by individuals, teams, clubs and associations to assist in developing skills for “around the buoys racing”.
Lecture starts at 1900.
Sailors with Disabilities fundraiser raffle with great prizes
Dinner bookings appreciated here.
and don’t forget to book the following two Wednesdays in your diaries for the lecture series, DETAILS HERE
Wednesday 26 April
Unfortunately due to Gale Wind Warnings Wednesday's racing were abandoned for the day.
Saturday 29 April
Thank you to our volunteers Andrew Gluth (RO), David Croke, Pam Webster, Bernadette Hosking & Tony Hoppe on William Paterson, due to low numbers of volunteers they amended the course and used the fixed marks.
AMS: 1st Salamander III (M Jones), 2nd Take Five (J Pfeiffer), 3rd Remedy (B Doak)
IRC: 1st Salamander III (M Jones), 2nd How Bizarre (P Haug), 3rd Archimedes (T Ely)
PHS: 1st Cloud Ten (K Barron), 2nd Matrix (K O'Donnell) 3rd Remedy (B Doak)
AMS: 1st Arcadia (P Davison), 2nd Ellipse (J Setton/A Kaminski), 3rd Addiction (R McGarvie)
IRC: 1st Ellipse (J Setton/A Kaminski), 2nd Salamander III (M Jones), 3rd Mrs Overnewton (L Norton)
PHS: 1st Espresso (S Thompson), 2nd Arcadia (P Davison), 3rd Ellipse (J Setton/A Kaminski)
For Full Results
Sunday 30 April
For the write up of the final race of the PPWCS, so the related news story.
RMYS Wins Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series
The Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series started back in late summer with the RCYV Val Hodge Trophy. The weather forecast that day was such that the Classic Yacht Association of Australia made an early call not to go racing that day. Jungle Juice followed the CYAA’s lead and stayed in her pen while the crew caught up for breakfast. Not so Salamander III, Remedy and Tigris who headed off to Williamstown, with Salamander III taking out the quadrella – 1st on AMS, IRC, Performance and over the line.
A week later and off we went to Sandringham for their Women In Sailing Challenge. The day was an absolutely glorious summer day – sunshine, warm, light winds – for 4, yes 4, short windward/leeward races. Due to the light winds, the races were one or two laps (mostly two). I think it worked out to 7 or 8 spinnaker hoists (and drops and packs) for the day. This series has a requirement for not only a lady skipper but also foredeck and main sheet hand. SYC fielded some teams of fully female crewed boats, RMYS and other boats in the series continued with their PPWCS crews. Competition was fierce (in a close sense) between all the boats with RMYS boats again featuring on the podium, with Jungle Juice winning the Doris Little Trophy on PHS.
After a long weekend break, it was RMYS turn to host the annual Jennifer Goldsmith Trophy – another light day for a sail around the RMYS fixed marks. Competition was beginning to heat up as boats intending to compete in the entire series were improving their skills and teamwork. Again it was a shortened course as the wind was light. Jungle Juice won the Jennifer Goldsmith trophy on PHS from Silhouette and Salamander III.
With the competition heating up, and after having observed the Jennifer Goldsmith Trophy, the HBYC Shirley Freeman Trophy saw William Paterson out as a support boat to the RMYS fleet. It was great to see her out there and know she was cheering on all the RMYS boats.
Racing was close again with Adams 10s first, second and third across the line. The close racing resulted in a bit of a shuffle in the placings on the leader board.
This last weekend was the fifth and final race of the series – the Associates Cup and last event of the BliSS regatta at RBYC, which saw a change in format with the race being a passage race rather than the short course racing we’d had through the rest of the series. Again, light winds were the order of the day so it was a two leg race – a long windward in shifty winds up into Hobsons Bay R4 and then back to Green Point where the race was shortened. Jungle Juice was chasing Remedy, Salamander III and Christine down the shy spinnaker run with Serious Yahoo chasing Jungle Juice. Jungle Juice didn’t manage to catch the RMYS competition but held on to cross the line 8 seconds ahead of Serious Yahoo. Racing doesn’t get better than this! Again William Paterson was out and about supporting the racing – it was great to see that support and providing these photos.
RMYS boats Salamander III and Remedy were on the podium, and a great result with RMYS winning the Teams Trophy for the BliSS regatta.
The final PPWCS results are out - congratulations to Monica Jones and her crew on Salamander III for another clean sweep of the race results.
Well done to all the RMYS boats and crews that competed in multiple races of the PPWCS series - Salamander III, Jungle Juice, Remedy, Saelida, Tigris, Christine, Phantom and Take One.
On behalf of all the RMYS competitors in the series, we’d like to thank all volunteers, sponsors, support vessels and crew for their support, camaraderie and competition for this event.
We’re sure the RMYS boats will be back next year for another crack at the racing.
Full results are available at: http://www.topyacht.net.au//results/clubs/yv/2017/ppwcs/index.htm
Race Reports are available at: http://www.womenandgirlsinsailing.com.au/assoc_page.cgi?c=0-9980-0-0-0&sID=373839 – just scroll down a bit past the calendar
Janet Dean and Kristen Buckland
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