Today's feature photo is of Andrew English's Laafin on the way to Geelong in the ORCV Passage Race on Saturday 10 September. Thanks to Steb Fisher for the fantastic (if a little frightening) photo!
Wednesday 14 September
Race 5 of the Midweek Mariners Series III got under way in a 12-25 knot northerly.
Congratulations to the Cloud Ten syndicate for winning the Morse Air Systems Pursuit race, with second going to Hotshot and third to Charlotte.
On AMS Vagrant continued their winning style to take out first place, followed by Antagonist and then Red Dog.
There were not enough IRC starters for an IRC result.
Best Start on 14 seconds went to Charlotte – Ross Flood.
Big thanks to our race management team of Ian Guyett, Keith O’Donnell and Selwyn Stokes.
Saturday 17 September
Saturday’s race was Race 3 of the Winter Mixed Series and was a pursuit race around Squadron fixed marks. The Race Officer chose course Red +6, and the 15 knot northerly delivered perfect sailing conditions.
First over the line was Phantom – Gus Dawson, Linda Goldsmith and crew, followed by Cloud Ten and Mrs Overnewton.
Best start on 1 second was Richard McGarvie’s 'Addicts' on Addiction.
Thank you once again to our Race Management team of RO Amanda Wakeham, Terry Parker and Andrew Fambiatos.
Medals Galore in Rio
Following on from the excellent results for the Australian Sailing Team in the Olympic Games a few weeks ago, Australia again shined at the Paralympics this week with two gold medals and one silver medal from our three events. Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch in the Skud 18 were absolutely dominant, while the Sonar team of Colin Harrison, Russell Boaden and Jonathan Harris had a comfortable overall win. Matt Bugg in the 2.4mR was unlucky to be disqualified in the penultimate race while in the gold medal position, but sailed a fantastic medal race to make it back up to silver.
Full news report from Australian Sailing here.
(The full 2016-17 calendar is now available on our Calendar page)
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
MOB Lecture - 1900
Sat 1 Oct Season Opening Day and Sail Past
Wed 5 Oct Morse Air Systems – MWM III Race 8
Doctors of Northcote Spinnaker Series III Race 8
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 9
Doctors of Northcote Spinnaker Series III Race 9
Super Wednesday Twilight Sprint Race 2
Sat 15 Oct Bert Watts Trophy (Charles Marshall Series Race 1)
MOB Demo - 1030
Sun 16 Oct Sunday Starters Race 1
Classics Summer Series Race 2 (RMYS)
Cadets – Racing at RBYC
Wed 19 Oct Morse Air Systems – MWM III Race 10 (Final)
Doctors of Northcote Spinnaker Series III Race 10 (Final)
Super Wednesday Twilight Sprint Race 3
Sat 22 Oct Rundles - WT Crosbie Trophy/Edward Lumley Trophy Series Race 1
Sun 23 Oct Cadets – Racing at RBYC