The Half-Tonne Challenge also started up again last week, with Astarte taking out the first prize wine. The Half-Tonne final series results from Winter were also announced, with Astarte 1st, Hotshot 2nd and Charlotte 3rd.
The Mountain Goat of the Day was awarded to Mrs Overnewton, for hoisting the spinnaker halyard with no spinnaker attached!
Saturday 31 October
Primitive Cool was the only RMYS entrant in the ORCV Melbourne to Stanley Race fleet of 17, which started at 2330 on Friday night. Addiction is still unfortunately out of the water for repairs. Primitive Cool was gunning to break the race record, and needed to be at Stanley by 1406 on Saturday to do so. Unfortunately the winds were not as kind as they hoped, and they took out line honours at 1537. Congratulations to the PC team for such a great run.
A full report and results (subject to protest) can be found on the ORCV website.
Inside Port Phillip, RYCV conducted the Palliser Trophy, which is a long race from Williamstown to Mornington. No RMYS yachts competed.
The Classics Cup Regatta was also held at RYCV, with RMYS yachts Warringa and Dingo having a very successful few days. Please see the separate article for the full story.
Wednesday 4 Nov - Troubleshooters Jo Johannesen Twilight Series Race 2
Dennis Livingston AMS Trophy Race 2
Horizon Sails Twilight Spinnaker Series Race 2
Saturday 7 Nov - Club Marine Series Day 2 - HBYC 1330
Sun 8 Nov - Summer 2 Handed Series Race 2 (HBYC)
Discover Sailing Day
Wednesday 11 Nov - Troubleshooters Jo Johannesen Twilight Series Race 3
Dennis Livingston AMS Trophy Race 3
Horizon Sails – Twilight Spinnaker Series I Race 3
Saturday 14 Nov - Lipton Cup Regatta (RYCV)
Wednesday 18 Nov - Troubleshooters Jo Johannesen Twilight Series Race 4
Dennis Livingston AMS Trophy Race 4
Horizon Sails Twilight Spinnaker Series Race 4
Saturday 21- Ruth Nangle and Jeanette Turnbull Trophies (St Kilda to Safety Beach & Return)
Sunday 22 Nov -
The RMYS Uira Trophy was also a feature of the Classic Cup Regatta 2015. To acknowledge the Tumlaren fleet's continuing contribution to the heritage of RMYS and in agreement with Stephen Hawes of the Charles Marshall family, RMYS re-activated the Uira Trophy. To show RMYS' support of Classic Yacht racing on Port Phillip, the event selected to conduct the Uira Trophy Race was the Classic Yacht Association Cup Regatta 2015 Pursuit Race. This decision sustained compliance to the original deed of gift terms stipulated by the Charles Marshall family. Congratulations go to Dingo with Jim Hutchinson on the helm and crewed by Janet Dean and Celia Dymond. Dingo held off a fast charging finish from Avian with Roger Dundas, Ettrick with Gordon Tait and Snow Goose with George Low, and brought home the RMYS Uira Trophy.
George Low’s Snow Goose also featured in a Cup Regatta 2015 Trophy. She was selected by the Race Committee as the best starter of the Cup Regatta 2015 for her on line performance at the start of Races 1 and 2.
The Classic Cup Regatta 2015 also saw a spirited performance by RMYS member Chris Havre on the helm of Akuna who kept the Tumlarens honest by splitting the Race 5 finish of Avian and Ettrick. Jim Woods' Windward II was a notable Classic Yacht of the Regatta.
The Classic Yacht Association Fleet of Tumlarens were also acknowledged by the large contingent of Classic Yacht Association of New Zealand visitors. These visitors were charged with the task of determining the Regatta Concours d’Elegance vessel of the Regatta Fleet. Rather than select a vessel, the active Tumlaren fleet of the Cup Regatta was selected under the decision of what would best represent the Classic Yacht Association, locally, nationally and internationally. Within that decision, the Tumlaren Ettrick was accorded the honour of being the best representative of the Tumlaren Fleet and was presented with the Boot Hook Trophy from Tim Phillips' Wooden Boat Shop in Sorrento.
One feature of Warringa’s Cup Regatta performance was them having no problem with handling the 25 knot northerly to sail from RMYS to RYCV to be ready for the start of the Cup Regatta Race 3.
The winner of the CYANZ Tony Blake Perpetual Trophy was Mercedes III. This trophy is a print of the Tony Blake donated $35,000 oil painting of the Classics Sayonara and Rawhiti racing in a Sayonara Cup Challenge through Half Moon Bay. The home Club of the winning Classic Yacht will be offered a conditional display opportunity of the original oil painting.
Jenni returns to the YV Board after a 4 year break. During this period Jenni oversaw a major redevelopment, currently coming to fruition, at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron where she was Commodore. Jenni is also a lawyer, working with Frasers Property. Jenni has previously held senior and leadership roles with Aquatics Victoria, Vic Swim, Deakin University and Lifesaving Victoria.
Linda and Jenni join RMYS member Cherry Birch on the YV Board. Cherry continues as Treasurer of Yachting Victoria.
Congratulations to Linda, Jenni and Cherry on their appointments.