Race 7 of the Troubleshooters Jo Johannesen Pursuit, Helly Hansen Dennis Livingston AMS and Horizon Sails Spinnaker Series I was held in 14-17 knots from the south. Course Green + 6 was run.
Matador and Addiction both broke the start, but came back across the line to ensure they didn’t receive a 10% elapsed time penalty.
The Banks Group Elapsed Time Award was presented to Obsession for being 10th fastest on 1 hours, 32 minutes and 24 seconds.
Goat of the Day went to Ruby Red for having to avoid a boat sitting on the start line in irons during the start sequence.
In the spinnaker series, Vagrant collected AMS, Mrs Overnewton snatched up IRC and White Swan took out PHS.
The Cactus Cup was well attended by 24 boats on an absolutely glorious day. About 170 people came ashore for the traditional feast of mussels and frankfurts, and roof top drinks took place for those who could stand the summer heat.
Gienah had a cracking day, taking out 1st place on AMS and IRC, but it was Tigris who claimed the Cactus Cup!
Thanks to the many volunteers who have helped out during the first half of the season. We very much appreciate your support and the racing simply would not happen without you.
The Cadets were loaded into the shipping container and are en route to King Island for the Stonehaven Cup.
Our team for this year are: Max Murraylee, Liam Mc Lachlan, Nelson Dean, Sally Davis, James Moeller, James Walby, Patrick Walby and Reuben Wilmott.
Good luck to the Stonehaven Cup Team.
The Opti, Bic and Minnow juniors have also wrapped up for the year.
Four of the Squadron's Optimist sailors competed at the ISAF Sailing World Cup over the last week and they did a terrific job. There were more than 100 Optimists in the fleet tackling some challenging conditions, with lots of general recalls and at least six black flags. All four of our boys ended up in the Silver Fleet at the end of the weekend: Linus Talacko placed 18th, Matthew Walker 21st, Hugo Macmillan 44th and Freddie Langdon 53rd. Well done, guys!
Linus, Hugo and Freddie will be competing at the Optimist Nationals at Fremantle Sailing Club in WA in early January.
Thank you to the volunteers and parents that have supported all of our Juniors this year.
We have four boats competing in the Hobart races this year.
Addiction will be tackling the Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster once again.
Ninety Seven, Primitive Cool and Tina of Melbourne will be competing in the 70th Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Some RMYS members will also be competing on Heartbreaker out of RBYC.
Best of luck to everyone and we look forward to hearing the tales of the sea when you return.