Wednesday 17 August
Series III of the Morse Air Systems Midweek Mariners and the Doctors of Northcote Spinnaker Series kicked off last week, with a fun race for all competitors. Congratulations to Spirit V on taking out the race, with Charlotte in second and Laafin third.
In the spinnaker race, Matador took the clean sweep of PHS, IRC and AMS, to celebrate Murray McCutcheon's significant birthday. Happy birthday, Murray, and we hope you enjoyed your Mountain Goat beer!
Espresso finished second on PHS and AMS, and Rock N Roll was second on IRC and third on PHS. Red Dog rounded out the places on AMS, finishing third, while Mrs Overnewton placed third on IRC.
Best start was awarded to Sea Eagle on 0 seconds, with Spirit V rightly affronted that their one-second-off effort wasn't enough to get the wine!
Thanks to Ian Guyett, Selwyn Stokes and Brandon Phillips for conducting the race.
Saturday 20 August
We finally managed to run another race in the JH McDonald Pursuit Series – phew. Nineteen yachts took part, with Cloud Ten taking the honours, followed by Red Dog and Christine.
Addiction had the best start on 4 seconds, with Astarte claiming the Mountain Goat of the Day prize for sailing backwards over the finish line. I'm sure that warrants an explanation!
Thanks to RO Dave Croke, Terry Parker, Paul Dunstan and Andrew Gluth for running this race.
Let's hope we can get some more racing done on the resail day on Saturday 27 August! More information about this racing will follow in a notice to competitors later this week.
Sunday 21 August
The Classics held their final Winter Series race at RYCV on Sunday. Peter Costolloe has provided a fantastic report. Go to the separate article to check it out.
Unfortunately, the final race in the RMYS Two-Handed Winter Series was cancelled due to a lack of entrants.
Below is a great shot of Mrs Overnewton with Tenacious, the Tall Ship that arrived in Melbourne last weekend. Thanks to Phil Grossi for the photo.
Wed 24 Aug Morse Air Systems - MWM III Race 2
Doctors of Northcote Spinnaker Series III Race 2
Sat 27 Aug Resail – JH McDonald Series Races
Sun 28 Aug ORCV Winter Race 5
Wed 31 Aug Morse Air Systems – MWM III Race 3
Doctors of Northcote Spinnaker Series III Race 3
Sat 3 Sep Winter Mixed Series – Race 1
Wed 7 Sep Morse Air Systems – MWM III Race 4
Doctors of Northcote Spinnaker Series III Race 4
Sat 10 Sep Winter Mixed Series – Race 2
ORCV Winter Race - Melbourne to Geelong Passage
Sun 11 Sep Women's Skippers and Navigators Race – Geelong to Melbourne
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
Sun 25 Sep Classics Summer Series Race 1 (HBYC)