12m Pen 16 on the RMYS Marina is currently for sale.
Please contact Tony Hammond, the owner on 0419 314 779 if you're interested
The 2018 Waitangi Cup Challenge
Over last weekend, Adams 10 crews from RBYC, RYCV and RMYS raced against crews from Middle Harbour Yacht Club, on Sydney Harbour, for the prestigious Waitangi Cup.
The Adams X Waitangi Challenge began in 2000, when the Commodores of MHYC and RYCV agreed on an interstate teams racing regatta. Alternating between MHYC and one of the Port Phillip yacht clubs, teams from each club are given an Adams 10 from the host club, in a blind draw out of the cup.
On Saturday, in fresh to heavy conditions, with plenty of swell and a few Manly ferries, 4 windward-leeward races were conducted on The Sound. Racing was challenging and very competitive; however the NSW team out-classed the Victorians, and ended the day leading 4 – Nil.
Saturday evening meant magnificent hospitability shown by the locals, with an excellent meal, some great stories and just a few refreshments. Racing in the regatta was abandoned on the final day and the trophy awarded the NSW team. Some crews from both states did sail two ‘friendly’ match-races on Sunday. This time Victoria dominated.
The Waitangi Cup will remain in NSW for another year, and the event will be next hosted on Port Phillip in 2019.
Photo Credit: Marg Fraser-Martin MHYC
RMYS is pleased to welcome the following new members this month:
Sarah Morley Social
Elizabeth McNamara Social
Anthony Stewart Sailing
Michael Fox Sailing
Douglas Thomas Sailing
Paul D'Arcy Sailing
Leo Hogan Full member (boat owner of Liberty going onto RMYS mooring)
Nicholas Stone Associate
Stephen Comben Full member (boat owner of 'Lizzie' on RMYS mooring)
Thomas Fransen Full member (boat owner of Admiral Ben Bow)
Please make these members very welcome.
To the new members, we hope you enjoy your club, and we look forward to seeing you out on the water.
*ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS
Just confirming the new works at the far end of Pier Road are nearing completion.
From this Thursday 1 November 2018 the gates will be locked each night from 11pm to 5am
As discussed previously, the RMYS members car park access at the southern end (Sea Baths side) of Pier Road will continue.
Click here for full details
Lizzie is lug rigged Port Phillip Bay net boat. She was built by JJ Savage around 1910 at the Yarra River boat yard not far from Church/Chapel street. She is 28’6” in length, a common length for this type of boat.
I have owned her since 1987, having purchased her from a fisherman at Werribee South. She had a major rebuild in 2008.
Welcome to the club Stephen and we look forward to seeing you out on the water!
Thank you to all volunteers who helped make Discover RMYS Day on Sunday a great success. 220 people went sailing on a keel boat and/or had a fun ride on the Rohan Brownlee. The RMSTA crew took many more out on OTB's and received lots of training enquiries and we engaged in many ways with the local community. While the weather was chilly in the morning and may have kept a few in bed, the wind was perfect and sunshine and blue sky in the afternoon provided excellent conditions. Some lessons learnt for next year which we discuss and implement.
Well done to everyone involved.
NOTE: We received 2 sets of photos so we have uploaded 2 Galleries. Please scroll down further to view Gallery 2 by Glynne Williams
photo gallery 1
Thank you to RMYS member Henrik Vedeler for volunteering and taking photos across the club on and off the water throughout the day. Here are some great photos to browse through
photo gallery 2
Thank you to RMYS member Glynne Williams for volunteering and taking photos across out on the water throughout the day.
Getting these photos to the club office was no easy feat. Glynne jumped in the water to retrieve his laptop bag (with SD card) after it fell in the water on the day. Thank you for taking these amazing photos Glynne
Wednesday was the final race of the Morse Air Systems Midweek Mariners, Doctors of Northcote Winter Spinnaker Series and the Overnewton Trophy Winter Spinnaker Series, which brought not only the three series to a close, but also the winter season.
Course 7 was run in south-easterly winds of 14-19 knots with slight chop. Thanks to Ian Guyett and Selwyn Stokes for running the race.
With the series close comes series winners. We look forward to seeing you at presentation night in May 2019.
Ian Ewing Trophy (Morse Air Systems Midweek Mariners Series III) - Revenge
Midweek Mariners Trophy (Best 20/30 Non-Spinnaker) - Sugoi
Justine Trophy (Best 30/30 Non-Spinnaker) - Rollercoaster
Tonner Challenge (Series III Aggregate) - Revenge
Lodders Best Start Trophy (Winter Midweek Best Start Aggregate) - Arcadia
Doctors of Northcote Winter Spinnaker Series AMS (Best 30/30) - Xit Strategy
Doctors of Northcote Winter Spinnaker Series IRC(Best 30/30) - Antagonist
Overnewton Trophy Winter Spinnaker Series PHS (Best 30/30) - Red Dog
You can view all of the series scores and individual race scores here.
Thank you to our winter series sponsors!
Wednesday also marked the final race of the Super Wednesday Twilight Sprint Series. Congratulations to Arcadia for taking out top honours.
The race was run in 18-20 knots southerly winds. Thanks to Andrew Gluth, Selwyn Stokes and Roger Hatten for manning the tower.
To view the full results, please click here.
The second race day of the Nautilus Marine Series took place on Saturday.
Thank you to Ross Flood, Simon Dryden, Russell Nathan, Sabina Rossser, Peter Yoon, Roger Hatten, David Gordon, Henrik Vedeler and the race management teams from HBYC, RYCV, RBYC and SYC for running the racing.
Salamander III, Ellipse, Take Five and Espresso all ended up on the podium across the day.
You can view the full results, as well as notices to competitors and race documentation on the Nautilus Marine Series website.
On Sunday the first race in the Summer Squadron Sunday Series took place.
Thanks to David Croke and Michael Rigato for running the race. They chose pursuit course 2 for the fleet who enjoyed a relaxed race in 6-15 knot southerlies.
1st - Siren
2nd - Gracie
3rd - Coral Lee
Results can be viewed here.
Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun! Nearly to the end of my 12 months, and just getting started! However, last month was a cracker, with a number of “firsts”.
On Friday 21 September, we had Vanuatu’s first ever inter-school competition in sailing, and the close competition was a testament to how far the students have developed. It was so successful that we have another scheduled on 19 October just before my departure.
On 22 September, we competed in Bart’s Bash - a world-wide sailing race to raise money for disadvantaged sailors (us?). Vanuatu had the honour of being the first country to compete. We had both junior and senior divisions, ni-Van sailors being well in the majority. Our little outing apparently made the BBC in the UK.
We’ve been able to establish a sailing program for crew from P&O cruise ships, and Sunday saw our biggest so far with 15 sailors enjoying a beer and a day out.
And to cap it all, the week saw our nominations go to the national Olympic committee for the 2019 Pacific Games.
Having completed Rescue Boat and First Aid courses for the trainee instructors, I’ll be happy to leave the running of the sailing school in the hands of Hiro Namu, until my replacement arrives in February.
The year has been a roller coaster, but finishing most satisfactorily. I really hope the rest of you have had as good a time!
Contact Sabina email (preferably) -
Mobile - 0408 785 795
Tuesday 6th November 2018
2 Course Lunch $45
One off occasion for members to be able to wear a hat in the bar without having to shout drinks!
To book lunch email Jan email@example.com
A Victorian Notice to Mariners has been published regarding a submerged navigation hazard within Middle Brighton Harbour.
To view the notice, please click here.
John Davey a new member has purchased a classic cruising boat a Nicholson 36 “Saracen II”. There is just 26 of these gorgeous Nicholson 36 yachts built by Camper & Nicholson in the UK and owning one of these yachts is about as close as you can come to owning a classic yacht without the trails of maintaining a wooden hull. And classic yachts rarely come with a better pedigree than that of Saracen II. Although she has a substantial racing history my use is for retirement 'wind down' & relaxation
Please make John feel very welcome. We hope you enjoy our club, and we look forward to seeing you out on the water.
Membership Liaison Officer
Article submitted by RMYS Member, Alex Simopoulos
It has been a year or so since I became a member of RMYS and I must say that I’m continually and pleasantly surprised at the amazing credentials of members in our midst. A couple of weeks back, I was sitting downstairs (good move putting tables and seats downstairs) with my 10 year old son Anthony, in the company of David Taylor and David Sudano (Sudsy). In the course of conversation, Anthony asks Sudsy which boat he sails on and Sudsy shows him a picture on his phone. Without prompting, Anthony cries out, “that’s Primitive Cool!!”. All three adults were staggered at his instant recognition of the boat. We quizzed him and Anthony said, he immediately recognized the red stars on her hull and the sea shepherd on the sail. Sudsy indicated to Anthony that PC was in Sydney competing in the Blue Water Pointscore Series which culminates in the Sydney Hobart race. It got me thinking about what is involved in a Melbourne based team in mounting such a campaign, I asked Sudsy if I could have a chat with him.
Firstly, some background for those like me, who are new to the club. Primitive Cool is a Reichel Pugh 51, (RP 51) world class, racing machine, owned and skippered by club member John Newbold. John, a former professional AFL player and now construction company owner, employs Sudsy, a professional sailor, to manage the boat for him. Sudsy is John’s representative in every aspect of boat management, which for a boat like PC, tends to be a full time job. John’s decision to call RMYS home should make us all proud to have a world class racing boat in our midst. John is a proud member of RMYS and his stated desire is to raise the profile of the club to attract boats similar to PC, thus attracting new members and providing an opportunity for existing members to participate in teams that operate at a similar level to PC.
(I plan to chat with John further in the next instalment)
I met with Sudsy a few days later (while Anthony was doing the tackers program) thinking there would be many newsworthy items the PC team could share with RMYS members. I had of course read of the Primitive Cool team’s recent results in the Sydney-Flinders Islet return race, being run by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA). For those that are not aware, in that particular race, PC was up there with the best of them, finishing in a cluster of three boats, separated by 2 minutes!!! Whilst there was a big gap between 1st and 2nd , the boats that finished 3rd 4th and 5th crossed the line within 2 minutes of each other...after 9 hours of racing in the ocean. I was blown away by the notion that after so much time and distance the boats could finish so close to each other, and it got me thinking as to how can this be, when there is so much involved, so many margins for error, so many decisions made - some with small, others with macro consequences, yet here we are, the three boats entered the harbor and crossed the finish line within a stones throw of each other. The one thing I didn’t put this down to was “collusion” – both John and Sudsy have highlighted how fiercely competitive the sport is at this level, which is one of the attractions for both of them and their team.
Sudsy impressed on me that in the leading edge of competition in this sport, every little thing counts as well as the big ticket stuff. Talking of big ticket stuff, a competitive outfit will set you back a few million. Look at the price tags of the first and second place getters – making it ridiculously out of reach of the mainstream – hence my focus on boats like PC that are more within reach of the Australian middle class. Then you need a skilled and available/committed crew. Like any team, you need the crew to spend time together, to instinctively react in unison and to anticipate the crew boss and or skippers split second calls. Then there’s the ever present running costs. Despite its abundance on earth, carbon in a keelboat racing context is a frightfully expensive proposition – and in the leading boats, there’s a lot of carbon needed.
In terms of the micro stuff, to the lay person, the idea that each crew member has their dedicated position on the beam…staying there for hours on end, or making sure crew only board with the bare essentials, or that a 7 tonne boat’s performance can be significantly hampered by having one or two crew members missing, seems over the top to a layperson. When you look at these finishes, however, you get the idea that small things add up incrementally and over the period of many hours, it does mean the difference between 3rd and 5th. I further quizzed Sudsy on the details of the recent race the PC team had run to get a better insight into what happens.
Sudsy described the race start for me. From his account, (which I can appreciate even with my limited experience) race starts are essentially an orgiastic, frenzied dance and shuffle of boats, water and wind, fueled by the wits and adrenaline of the skipper, tactician, navigator and crew, vying for position and advantage, and with the ever present danger of collision – you get a good picture of this supercharged aspect of keel boat racing. Each boat driven by the wind, carried by the current and directed by their crew is on the constant lookout for position, and in doing so create their own wind and create their own wind blocks, an ever changing matrix of parameters. Time and space also play a role, the former is a steadily diminishing commodity in the lead up to the start, while the latter comes and goes in a matter of seconds. This is especially the case in Sydney Harbour which has limited space and all manner of trips and hazards that could see months and thousands in preparation get centre punched in a wrong move by the captain or even worse, by a competing boat. With this backdrop, put up a couple of blindfolds in the form of sails and then charge the skipper and his crew with the task of getting the boat off to a good start…remember, after 9 hours… 2 mins separated 3rd and 5th, so hell yeah!!! absolutely, a good start is paramount.
In this particular race, PC was third out of the heads, behind Commanche (overall 1st) and Ichi Ban (overall 2nd). To give you an idea, Commanche is a 100 ft maxi and Ichi Ban is a new TP52 - both worth millions of dollars, with world leading professional sailors on board and crews that have a lot of experience sailing together. In contrast, PC has put together a Corinthian crew for this year’s Blue Water Classic, consisting of Melbourne based regulars and some Sydney sourced crew. They had limited time to practice on the water and would find themselves flying in and out on weekends due to their main job commitments. When you consider this, it makes what John, Sudsy and their crew set out to achieve with PC an even more impressive and truly noteworthy proposition.
Now for the ocean part of the race. A key decision point for John and Sudsy was whether to hug the coast, looking to pick up the forecast westerly early, or do they venture out and look to pick up the ocean current to help propel the boat southward. PC, Patrice and Koa chose the latter and were close together on the way down. Important considerations when hitting the ocean with a 7 tonne boat travelling at 15 -20 knots include making sure to ride the waves without destroying the boat and crew, and at the same time trying to maintain optimum speed and direction…and keeping this up for 9 hours. Rounding the islet required another key decision point…there’s no actual pin to round, so each boat has to make a judgement call to choose an optimal route. Several years ago, there was a fatality at this point when one of the leading boats ran aground during the rounding…so its not a walk in the park by any means, and remember, two minutes is all that’s in it. John and the team decided to turn in early and unfortunately it did not produce as much of an advantage as they had hoped and PC sailed into a hole, losing considerable time to the other two. Sudsy described this as one of these things where you are in a helpless situation and can see the others sail past you and by the time you get back into the wind, they have put six miles between you and it takes you four hours to make up the lost ground. Nevertheless, as a true measure of the spirit and tenacity of her crew, PC fought back coming within a couple of minutes of the other two to finish fifth.
At this point I’ll digress a bit and talk about Sudsy. Now for those like me, who are new to this sport, it is important to understand Sudsy is a world class sailor and known around the world for his skill and experience. He was a member of two Americas cup challenges, has crewed and helmed yachts on many Sydney Hobart races, including PC which came 2nd and 4th in the 2015 race. There is an anecdotal account of a crowded bar 4 deep at the CYCA, parting to make way for Sudsy to order his drink. So I understood this is a guy who is respected by the leading lights of this sport and I was most appreciative of the opportunity to sit and have a chat with him. Despite his “star” status, Sudsy is so down to earth and egalitarian in his manner, it elevates him even further to my mind. He immediately exudes his passion for the sport and his gratitude to John for his support and vision for PC and her crew. He also has a figurative pair of magnum revolvers at his hips and his finger is always on the trigger…ready to share an opinion or call something out. People can find this abrasive, but when you really engage with Sudsy you understand that all he is doing is providing feedback, always suggesting ideas for betterment and improvement of the sport and the club, occasionally sticking up for the team’s rights and fairness - he just does it with a (Mediterranean? I can relate to that) passion. His feedback also derives from his vast knowledge of this sport, having seen lots and having been part of many clubs around the world.
I then had a quick chat with John, over the phone, and take my hat off to John for his selfless commitment and support for the sport and our club. He is running and funding a world class ocean racing platform, providing an opportunity for Sudsy and other sailors (PC needs 14 crew to operate at its peak) to exercise, develop and of course pass on their skills. Unlike many of the bigger syndicates, there appears to be no commercial sponsorship of PC, which makes it all the more impressive an endeavor. Our club should be proud that John and his team have chosen RMYS as their home for the past few years, and hopefully this can continue to be the case. This commitment of course is present in the efforts of every boat owner in the club who show the same commitment and support for the sport, as evidenced every Wednesday and Saturday, and in no way do I intend to diminish that. Johns efforts, if you like, are an extra step and there are other club boats that have done similar things. Since I first started writing this, there have been two other races in the Blue Water Classic run by the CYCA. My plan is to chat with John and Sudsy again and provide a follow up narrative of those races.
RMYS Member & Volunteer
‘Lokate’ is a 44’ blue water steel cutter rigged sloop. Purchased from RMYS member John Marshall by John & Louise Florance in June 2018, and are in the process of bringing Lokate back to her former glory.
We are the third owners, originally named Tregillis II, purchased from the original owners by John Marshall 11 years ago, and sailed from Keri Keri in the Bay of Islands NZ via Lord Howe Island.
Built in Wellington, New Zealand and launched in 1990. A custom built soft chined steel yacht design by Denis Ganley (aka ‘The man of Steel’), a highly regarded designer of primarily steel boats.
Overall length of 13.4’ (length on deck of 12.8’), beam of 3.7m and draft of 2.0m, Lokate was our preferred choice for offshore cruising (the east coast), a stable and strong vessel with a functional layout with room for custom improvements.
Mechanical propulsion is a Ford Lehman 80hp marinised diesel engine, coupled to a Borg Warner velvet drive gearbox. Purchased non running, but after many days and dollars, Lokate is running and we have enjoy 2 brief but successful sea trials.
We are currently preparing to put Lokate on the hard for a 7-10 day period to bottom and top paint and redo ageing electronics and other items. Due to lack of use and where stored, most of the lines and sheets will be replaced, along with other deck hardware.
The interior is NZ Rimu & Oak, Teak floor panels.
Would like to thanks RMYS for their support and welcoming us to the yacht squadron.
John & Louise Florance
The Tonner Challenge is a competition within the Wednesday afternoon Midweek Mariners and the Twilight evening pursuit Series.
Eligible boats were boats built to the late 1970s IOR designs for Half Ton (Astarte, Charlotte, Hotshot) and Three-Quarter Ton (Anastasia, Dalliance, Revenge) designs.
Points for the Tonner Challenge are based on where each Tonner boat finished in that Series relative to other Tonners. Scoring is by the Regatta rules with 2 drops allowed.
First placed Tonner in each race is awarded a bottle of wine. First placed Tonner in each Series is awarded 3 bottles of wine. The wine is funded by all Tonner competitors.
The Tonners would welcome any boat meeting the eligibility criteria to join the competition. Please contact the skippers of any of the above-mentioned boats.
S64 - Charlotte
"Wrangler of the Tonners"
Murray McCutcheon was interviewed by Anthony Callanan at the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron monthly Palma, Pot and Chat last Friday evening 19th October 2018. The following are the slightly modified notes on which the interview was based.
Missing Matador: Lessons from a tangled spinnaker
Spinnaker Twilight Race, 13 December 2017.
Murray McCutcheon Skipper
This chat is about what happened solely from the crew’s perspective. There were other participant in the events of that night and their important stories may be retold on another occasion. The sailing committee has undertaken a number of changes since the incident and they can be explained in a later article.
Purpose and nature of “the Chat”
The purpose is to explain some of the lessons learned and in particular what other RMYS members could expect in the event that they issue an emergency call. The chat included some video footage clips but not the whole event. The chat was not an investigation on how or who did what to cause the spinnaker wrap or lay blame on anyone or any organization. It is the skipper who has the ultimate primary responsibility for what occurs on board.
On that evening, Matador left the dock with 5 crew on board. The crew that evening was Murray McCutcheon, Michael Morse, Paul Chivers, Graham Teece and Cassie Stephens. This crew has about 80 years combined bay keelboat between them plus some off-the-beach experience. Five crew were adequate for the condition and the crew’s experience was certainly adequate.
All of the crew had sailed Matador many times, and in more testing conditions.
Matador had started well, second across the start line at 6:42pm in northerly winds of about 10 knots, but with the wind subsequently rising at times to average about 22 knots. A weak change was forecast for later that night. Matador was first around E mark, second around C mark and then set a spinnaker towards R2. If all had gone to plan, we would have been the second boat to round R2.
However, on the second gybe at 7:15pm, the spinnaker wrapped tightly onto itself into a tight plait of spinnaker, forestay, and the top and lower part of the jib with a garnish of jib and spinnaker sheets. The central part of the spinnaker filled, forming a semi sphere and propelling the boat southwards.
The crew and I had faced spinnaker tangles on Matador before, but this one was tighter and more persistent then any we had ever previously encountered.
Our initial efforts to free the spinnaker failed. As we sped further and further from the club we saw the setting sun and were aware that a change was forecast. It was time to call the race tower.
Radio Call to the Race Tower
Wanting to remain on deck and with the rest of the crew fully engaged, I used the hand-held VHF radio on channel 72, the designated one for the race. I called the tower at least twice, the first call at 8:10pm, but we heard no response. As far as we knew no-one knew at that point that Matador was missing, and we had no way of knowing if we had been seen sailing off the course sailing south past R2.
I decided to put in a pan-pan call on channel 16. Marine Radio Victoria responded loudly and clearly, requesting latitude and longitude coordinates. This task proved difficult and took a crew member away from managing the situation on board. They also asked for a mobile phone number so that the Volunteer Coastguard could call us. When they did, we were informed that the water police would attend.
The crew remained fully occupied and were able to pull the jib down and lower the mainsail while still running with the wind. Cutting one of the spinnaker clews added to the noise but did not bring the spinnaker down. We had a heart stopping moment when we temporarily lost sight of one of our crew members. He emerged from the jumble of sails when he eventually heard our calls. The noise from the sails made all communication difficult.
Climbing the mast
The water police arrived but did not offer any further advice and did not board the boat. However, their presence was reassuring in case a rescue was needed.
The wind had abated and we took the only option of hoisting Cassie, our lightest crew member, up the mast to cut the spinnaker down. At last, it slowly unwrapped itself and dropped to the deck.
At around 9:00pm, when the situation was under control, the police launch departed and we started motoring back to the club.
We estimated that our location was offshore from Aspendale.
Telephone contact with RMYS
Michael Morse then went below and discovered a number of missed calls from the club. He called the commodore and part owner of Matador, Marcus Coppens. We then learned of the concern at the club for our safety and Michael called the RMYS sailing administrator, Allicia, to update her on our status.
We advised Allicia of our safe arrival at the mooring pen at 11:00pm and were greeting by much relieved family and club members.
Some Lessons for Matador
The crew on Matador remained focused throughout the incident. We believed we were able to handle the conditions and would eventually get the spinnaker down. We did not feel that our lives were in imminent danger but were grateful that the water police attended and were on standby until the situation was under control just before dusk with a change forecast.
We were touched by the concern of all at the club and thank them all for their efforts in trying to locate the boat and communicate with us.
RMYS General Committee
It's been a big week of racing with a double race day on Wednesday and our first aggregate race of the summer season.
Wednesday's Morse Air Systems Midweek Mariners, Doctors of Northcote Winter Spinnaker Series and Overnewton Trophy Winter Spinnaker Series marked their penultimate race of the series. Sailing conditions were fantastic with 10-20 knot north-westerlies.The fleet completed course Red 6 (except for Hotshot who tried to do course Green 6, earning them the Goat of the Day award).
Thank you to Ian Guyett, Selwyn Stokes and Mike Allnutt for running the race.
On Wednesday night sailing conditions were still good for race 2 in the Blue Peter Super Wednesday Twilight Sprint.
The Race Committee would like to remind all participants to please keep the start line clear unless you are in your starting sequence (deemed 5 minutes before your allocated start time). Given there were so many fishing boats in the vicinity of the start line and general race course, the tower crew came up with a pop quiz for the competitors.
Q: How close can you go to an anchored boat?
Don't worry, we're not having a go at the fleet for getting too close to the fishing boats, it's just a fun fact from the COLREGS. This obviously doesn't apply to start boats and pin end boats. Imagine that!
Thanks to Andrew Gluth, Selwyn Stokes, Tom Ely and John Taylor for running the race.
A big apology to Banks Group, as on Wednesday night I neglected to present the Banks Group Elapsed Time Award.
As the Blue Peter Super Wednesday Twilight Sprint was the 2nd of the scheduled twilight races, the prize goes to the boat with the 2nd fastest elapsed time.
This week the award was won by Ellipse with a time of 41:21. Congratulations! Please come to the office to collect your prize!
To view the Wednesday afternoon results, please click here.
Tow view the twilight results, please click here.
On Saturday the aggregate series commenced with the Rundles WT Crosbie Trophy, which is race 1 in the Edward Lumley Series.If you'd like to find out more about the trophy, you can read the excerpt from the trophy register here.
The race was run in conjunction with the RYCV Navy League. Thank you to RYCV for doing the race management and giving our volunteers the weekend off.
To view the full results, please click here.
English producer Rob Dickinson (Orillo Films) is the overall winner of the Mirabaud Sailing Video Award 2018. Dickinson submitted a film recounting team AkzoNobel's journey in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race, creating a very dynamic and entertaining one-minute clip that combines sailing, emotions, and human spirits (view here).
For its second edition, the competition brought together 28 videos, which were viewed online more than 350,000 times. Videos were measured by a six-person international juryand a public vote.
"Beautifully crafted in the edit, nice work. Great use of music and audio - punchy," summarized jurist Shirley Robertson, a two-time Olympic champion and CNN Mainsail anchor.
Second in the ranking, Australian director Beau Outteridge dared to submit a funny and offbeat video shot behind the scenes of the Australian Olympic sailing team (view here).
"Beau found an angle that had not been done before and the athletes were on-board and happy to show their humorous side – something that can quite often be a challenge in a world full of media trainers!" commented jurist Daniel Smith, World Sailing Communication & Digital Manager.
The Volvo Ocean Race was widely represented in this competition, as illustrated by the video shot by Ugo Fonollá, who took third place. On-board Reporter during the regatta, he submitted a powerful video that describes team MAPFRE’s approach to Cape Horn (view here).
The jury also awarded the best video produced by a sailor. Frenchman Stan Thuret wins this award thanks to a video clip about his participation in the Mini Transat (view here).
The "Public Award", which allows the general public to vote for their favourite video and reach a wide international audience, crowned the video produced by Erwan Pelisset (EP Medias), author of a video about sailor Jacques Valente, who got a kidney transplant ten years ago following his participation in the Mini Transat, and who will compete next month in the Route du Rhum promoting organ donation (view here).
To view all the submissions... click here.
Article courtesy of Scuttlebutt Sailing News - 23 October 2018
RMYS Member Henrik Vedeler took these beautiful photos of the fleet during the start of Race 1 - Rundles WT Crosbie Trophy (Edward Lumley Series) on Saturday.
Thank you for sending them through Henrik
To all members who would like to share their sailing stories, videos or photos in ebreeze and online via our website and social media channels feel free to send your content through in a format that is ready to publish to Amy in the office - firstname.lastname@example.org.
We currently have over 315 adults and children registered online through eventbrite for 'Discover Sailing Day at RMYS' which is a fantastic.
We have many local families attending and look forward to hosting a day jam packed full of fun.
Taking people for a sail is still a big part of the day however there will be many more activities to involve families, potential sailors and social members. Adam Johnstone has arranged for Jimi Hocking to perform live on the day! To view the day's activities list click here.
It is also important we welcome people who simply would like to walk through the building and appreciate its history and charm.
To make all this happen we need assistance from lots of people – activities commence at 1000 and conclude 1600 with a thank you volunteer BBQ (working bee levy waived)
RMYS Volunteers required for;
Please email Jan email@example.com ASAP if you can assist. Please advise time you are available and your task preference.
If you would like to share this event with your family and friends via eventbrite, facebook or email them our website link
RMYS Member Adam Johnstone has booked Jimi Hocking (Jimi the Human) to come perform at our Discover Sailing Day which is fantastic. He will start performing at the club 3pm onwards. It will be a great time for members and volunteers to unwind.
Here are some great links Adam has sent though that highlight Jimi's work.
Mandolin Link Jimi usually plays guitar, here he is on mandolin and here is another example .
Here he is, the story teller.
And here he is with Geoff Achison at Melbourne Guitar Show last year. This is Geoff Achison Trio who are playing for us on Suqadron Sunday in November 2018.
This is the first single of Geoff's latest album, released last month - Skeleton Kiss.
This is the first single from his album last year - Another Mile Another Minute. At the Australian Blues Awards last year Geoff won Artist of the Year, Group of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Producer of the Year. The only thing he didn't win was Best New Artist.
This is a beautiful tune, hope he plays this when he's here.