RMSTA's next Coastal Navigation course commences on Tuesday 25 October from 1900-2200 hours.
This is a six week course running over consecutive Tuesday evenings (excluding Tuesday 1 November due to Melbourne Cup Day).
Develop your understanding of navigation charts, buoyage and traditional navigational techniques. This course is highly recommended for all skippers.
Congratulations to Howard Lokon and the crew of Oleana for winning the Morse Air Systems Pursuit race, with second place going to Astarte and third to Hotshot.
Well done to David Connolly and the crew of Vagrant for winning on PHS in the Doctors of Northcote Spinnaker Series, with Mrs Overnewton in second and Red Dog third.
On AMS Vagrant again took out first place, followed by Matador and then Red Dog.
Matador won the IRC division.
Best Start on 4 seconds went to Charlotte – Ross Flood.
Big thanks to our race management team of Ian Guyett, Brandon Phillips and Selwyn Stokes.
Saturday 10 September
Saturday’s race was the second of the Winter Mixed Series and was a combined divisions start around Squadron fixed marks. The Race Officer chose Course 7, and the light SSW suited the light boats with asymmetric kites. Archimedes was a late withdrawal, which left the results as follows:
Tigris took out first place on PHS followed by Sea Eagle and Ellipse. On AMS Silhouette was first, with Sea Eagle and Tigris following. There was no IRC result due to a lack of entrants.
Thank you once again to our Race Management team of RO Amanda Wakeham, Terry Parker and Andrew Fambiatos. And thanks to Jack Setton for producing the results.
If you won a glass on Saturday, please come by the Library (the temporary RMYS office) to collect it from Liz.
ORCV Geelong Race
Three RMYS boats also competed in the ORCV Passage Race to Geelong on Saturday. Primitive Cool took line honours in an impressive time of 4 hours, 34 minutes and 3 seconds in the light breeze, and the team also won Division 1 PHS and IRC. Christine finished a little later, with a fourth place on PHS, fifth on AMS and third on IRC. Take One sailed in the Cruising division and placed fourth on PHS.
Sunday 11 September
The trip back from Geelong formed the Women's Skippers and Navigators race, which was contested by Kellie Knowles skippering Take One (fourth on PHS and third on AMS) and Lynne Wilton steering Christine (sixth on PHS and seventh on AMS). Congratulations to both teams for making it to the finish line in tricky conditions.
In the overall ORCV Winter Series results, Christine finished third on PHS, fourth on IRC and fifth on AMS in Division 1, while Arcadia took out third on PHS and seventh on AMS in Division 2. Well done to both teams on their consistent performances.
Magnetic Island Race Week
A number of RMYS members competed in Magnetic Island Race Week, which was another fantastic Queensland regatta.
Femme Fatale took out seventh place in Cruising Spinnaker Division 1. Femme Fatale is owned by RMYS members Rob and Ann Maree Marshall, and the crew also featured member Max Meschers and RMSTA's Leigh Brennan-Smith, along with his son Stuart and daughter Siena. Tevake II from HBYC won this division, adding to their victory at Airlie Beach Race Week, while RYCV's Biddy Hu II finished third.
Paul Bunn and Lynne Wilton of Christine fame were sailing on Senga in the IRC & Performance Racing division. They finished ninth on EHC. Keen readers will note that Lynne (along with Paul) managed to get back from Magnetic Island in time to skipper Christine back from Geelong, which is a pretty impressive effort!
Monica Jones also sailed on Margarita Pearl, which came third in Cruising Spinnaker Division 3.
Wed 14 Sep Morse Air Systems – MWM III Race 5
Doctors of Northcote Spinnaker Series III Race 5
Sat 17 Sep Winter Mixed Series – Race 3
Wed 21 Sep Morse Air Systems – MWM III Race 6
Doctors of Northcote Spinnaker Series III Race 6
Sat 24 Sep Winter Mixed Series – Race 4 (Final)
Sun 25 Sep Classics Summer Series Race 1 (HBYC)
Wed 28 Sep Morse Air Systems – MWM III Race 7
Doctors of Northcote Spinnaker Series III Race 7
Sat 1 Oct Season Opening Day and Sail Past
Wed 5 Oct Morse Air Systems – MWM III Race 6
Doctors of Northcote Spinnaker Series III Race 6
Super Wednesday Twilight Sprint Race 1
Sat 8 Oct Club Marine Series Race Day 1 (RYCV)
Sun 9 Oct Cadets – Racing at RBYC
Wed 12 Oct Morse Air Systems – MWM III Race 7
Doctors of Northcote Spinnaker Series III Race 7
Super Wednesday Twilight Sprint Race 2
Sat 15 Oct Bert Watts Trophy (Charles Marshall Series Race 1)
Designed by Tony Castro, Tenacious is the largest wooden tall ship of her kind in the world. Launched on 4 February 2000, Tenacious undertook her maiden voyage in September that year and since then has sailed 238,755 nautical miles and taken 13,000 people to sea. Of these nearly 5,000 people were physically disabled and 1,400 were wheelchair users. Their disabilities included Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Spina Bifida, Paraplegia and many more.
Please note that Tenacious is a ship and is confined to commercial shipping channels and has limited manoeuvrability. Private vessels going out to cruise with her should maintain a safe distance at all times and observe the rules regarding commercial shipping and channels in Port Phillip.
Check out the links below for more information:
Jubilee Sailing Trust in Australia http://jst.org.uk/our-tall-ships/jst-australia/
Tall Ships Victoria http://tallshipsvictoria.org/
About Tenacious http://jst.org.uk/our-tall-ships/tenacious/
Tenacious Fact Sheet http://jst.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Tenacious-Fact-Sheet.pdf
Please let us know of your interest so we can start planning numbers now.
Boat owners, please let us know if you can take extra crew for those who don’t want to walk!!
Contact Pat Milwright on 0410 554 422, or Liz Haines on email@example.com
The first 10 RMYS members to make a booking will enjoy free berthing in a 10 to 15 metre berth for up to 7 nights between now and 28 October (the start of Melbourne Cup weekend), Please contact Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 5988 8453 and quote the code FREEBERTH and your club name when booking to enjoy this offer.
Click on this link to see some up to date footage of Blairgowrie Marina.
The RMYS team comprising Boat #2: Mark Coppens and Jason McCutcheon Boat #4: Tom Ely and Monica Jones and Boat #6: Peter (PJ) Davison and Dee Mason, took to the water in competition against Boats #1,3 and #5. Two races - first a two lap windward/leeward; then a three lap race were run with the race officials relaying marks as what wind there was changed. Race 1 was a 1,2,3 to the RBYC boats but this did not deter the RMYS crews. Code Flag X was hoisted at the hotly contested start of the second race with one RBYC and one RMYS boat being recalled to start again. Some excitement at the gybe mark of the second lap as one RBYC boat capsized. There was furious bailing – the boats hold a lot of water – as the boat fought to get back into the race. Boats from each team took penalty turns for rule infringements – port/starboard, room at mark, etc.
Congratulations to RBYC on retaining the "Wee Drop of Yarra Water" Trophy. Thanks also to RBYC for their hospitality on the day and we look forward to next year’s event. Put the date in your diary. This fiercely fought competition will be on again next year (on the Sunday closest to the Winter Solstice).
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The Squadron cannot afford to replace items at this rate, with the result being that members will not have trolleys for use.
It is likely that these trolleys lie somewhere under the marina.
To hopefully minimise more losses, we ask that members adopt the following rules regarding trolley usage:
If you have any questions, please contact Damien.
The B&G Zeus² is an easy to use, ultra-responsive chartplotter designed specifically for sailors. It is packed with exclusive sailing features including Laylines (view tacking angles on the chart even without an active waypoint), SailSteer (all your sailing data on one display), Sailing Time (more accurate ETAs for sailing boats that can’t follow a direct route), GoFree™, WindPlot, enhanced tides (internal tidal calculations with Navionics Dynamic Tides and Currents data) and much more.
It has a bright, 7-inch LED backlit display with multi-touch ‘pinch-to-zoom’ interaction, supplying dedicated sailing data at the tip of your finger backed up by B&G’s signature rotary controller. Zeus² features an ultra-low profile design and is built to weather the elements, blending style with performance in the toughest environments.
The B&G 3G radar boasts a huge 24NM range, unmatched resolution and clutter reduction to deliver a crystal clear image, extremely low emissions (less than one-fifth than that of a mobile phone), InstantOn Technology and low power consumption, along with simple installation and incredible ease of use.
For more information on the B&G Zeus² 7 or 3G Radar please call 1300 NAVICO (Australia) or visit www.bandg.com
I will be heading up the east coast of Australia - Sydney, Brisbane, Great Barrier Reef, west along to Bali, Indonesia, across the Indian to the Maldives, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mauritius, Cape Town, and then up to Brazil and up to Trinidad. (I will be meeting my family there, and continuing with them onto Europe.) Then there will be a return trip to Australia.
The yacht sleeps eight (four berths), three bathrooms, very comfortable covered cockpit area (with clear blinds that roll up), Cutter rig, all hydraulic furling and winches - primarily operated from the helm, large kitchen, ample fridge and freezer space, large living areas. 215HP Turbo diesel, 1100L of fuel, 760L of water (plus water maker), two generators, bow thruster, walk off sugar scoop and 20HP inflatable RIB. You are welcome to inspect Mr Percival at the RMYS Marina.
I have 30 years' sailing experience on various yachts, and Yachtmaster offshore qualifications.
Typical arrangements are to share living costs - primarily food and regular household items, and various travel costs, for example if we decide to pull into a marina etc.
Please see the attached document for my expected time frames (both large overview and finer detail).
Please also see our Facebook page for a video overview and preliminary Passage Plan Details.
Please contact me if you would like more information about being part of this trip, and If you would like a PDF version of the passage plans in further detail.
James Craig - mobile 0449 900 842 (or +61 449 900 842)
Email : email@example.com
Beating home on Sunday was an easy ride, with only a little rain. Thanks to all the boats who joined in to make it another great weekend.
Boats who attended were:
A big thanks to Pat for his excellent organisation of this event.
Following breakfast on the lawn at RGYC we cruise in company back to RMYS for a well-deserved celebration of a weekend well-done!
Please contact Liz in the office or Pat Milwright (0410 554 422) to let us know of your attendance. Look forward to seeing you there!
Coastal Navigation: A new evening course conducted over six weeks will commence on Thursday 12 May. Our Coastal Navigation course starts with developing your understanding of navigation charts, buoyage and traditional navigation techniques and continues through to applying these important principles to newer navigation aids such as GPS, Chartplotters and AIS. As accurate navigation is a core element of your marine safety, this course is highly recommended for all skippers and crew of cruising & racing yachts and powerboats. Click here for booking forms and more information.
Powerboat Handling: Thursday 19 and 26 May 6pm to 10pm (theory, navigation and shore based exercises) and Sunday 29 May 9am to 6pm (practical on-water session).
Learn how to handle your boat correctly from Yachting Australia approved powerboat instructors – plus if you pass you’ll be able to apply for your Victorian boat licence without further testing. This comprehensive 20-hour boating course covers local and national boating rules, buoyage, navigation principles using charts, safety equipment, emergency procedures, as well one day on-water handling in a variety of modern powerboats under expert tuition. The on-water session covers mooring, docking, anchoring, low and high speed handling, as well as launch & recovery and man overboard drills. Successful completion of a short test during this course will also provide you with a TSV Boating Course Certificate to take to VicRoads to apply for your marine licence without further testing (Government fees and criteria apply). This nationally recognised course is highly recommended for all boating users from 12 years upwards to improve safety and confidence in all types of boating. Click here for booking forms and more information.
Spinnaker Handling – Sundays, 22 May, 29 May & 5 June - 8.30am-12.30pm
This course includes all aspects of handling and trimming (adjustment) of symmetrical and asymmetrical spinnakers and uses our J24 and J80 training keelboats. The Spinnaker Handling course is aimed at yacht crew members, a new foredeck person seeking further training or a skipper seeking greater understanding of sailing with modern spinnakers. Click here for booking forms and more information.
Start Crewing Keelboat – Next courses commence on Saturday 14 May and Saturday 21 May
An introduction to the basics of sailing on a day sailing yacht, including boat handling, safety and sailing theory. This course is aimed at the first time sailor, dinghy sailor (converting to keelboats) or prospective holiday yacht charterer. Click here for booking forms and more information.
Start Helming Keelboat – Next courses commence on Saturday 21 May & Sunday 22 May
This course is aimed at participants with some keelboat experience, experienced dinghy sailors (converting to keelboats), or prospective yacht owners, who want to work on their helming skills. Click here for booking forms and more information.
To find out more, please refer to the Training section of the website at www.rmys.com.au or contact the Training office on 03 9534 0059 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Leigh on 0412 196 301.
Any sailing members that may want to join us should contact Marc Tracy at email@example.com and we'll see if we can find you a crew position on one of the fleet.