At last, a Wednesday with winds under 25 knots! Race 6 of the Troubleshooters LA Nangle Pursuit, AdventureWare Terry Hill AMS, and Horizon Sails Spinnaker Series II went ahead in a 15-16 knot southerly.
Rob Marshall's Femme Fatale took out the pursuit race, making it two from two this year, and Portofino was the winner of the AMS division. In the spinnaker series, Silhouette took away the glassware for AMS, Salamander III won on IRC, and Sunshine claimed the beer and cooler bag for PHS.
Best start went to Leilani on 1 second. The Banks Group Elapsed Time Award was won by Hotshot for coming 18th.
Friday night saw the start of the AdventureWare Big Bay Challenge, with eight boats contesting the 20-hour race. SYC and RBYC conducted their overnight races in conjunction with the BBC, for the Lady Nelson, Tam O'Shanter and Jisuma Trophies.
The start was off Middle Brighton Beach, and the race saw mostly light winds, with SYC shortening their course. The BBC finished at 1530, with a roast dinner following. Remedy took out the Event Handicap and AMS prizes, with Alien from RYCV winning on IRC.
Thanks to all the volunteers (some of whom got up very early, or stayed up very late!) for manning the radio for the RMYS shifts; a special thanks to AdventureWare for sponsoring the race; and congratulations to all the competitors for making it a great event once again.
Race 2 of the Port Phillip Women's Championship - the Val Hodge Trophy at RYCV - was held on Sunday morning. The start was delayed an hour due to the Big Bay Swim and congestion on that side of the bay. Gusty breezes challenged all the crews but provided some very interesting racing.
Full report, thanks to John Curnow and Alex McKinnon, here.