A great variety of boating-related photos this week! Bar Manager Sean Magann went sailing with Sea Eagle and was apparently a natural. Thanks to Katy Jones for the excellent pics.
The fleet photo below is of the Big Bay Challenge start just before sunset. Thanks to Paul Bunn for the beautiful picture.
The marina photo is of the Variety Queensland Jet Trek. The participants have each raised a minimum of $2500 for Variety to provide equipment and support for children with disabilities. They are touring the Great Ocean Road (or alongside it on the water) by jet ski, and were apparently very well organised and respectful of our marina and the harbour. Thanks to Dave Croke for the photo.
Wednesday 2 March
Race 8 (final) of the Troubleshooters LA Nangle, Horizon Sails Twilight and the KISS Printing AMS Twilight series was in a 22-28 knot gusty southerly.
In the Troubleshooters pursuit race Oleana won, with Justine in 2nd and Foxtrot in 3rd.
Take Five won the Henri Lloyd Gear Bag in the KISS Printing AMS race.
And in the Spinnakers the Horizon Sails beer and cooler bag went to Jimmy O and the crew of Sunshine, with Mrs Overnewton in 2nd and Matador in 3rd.
Best Start on 1 second was Ellipse, the Banks Group award for the 16th fastest elapsed time went to Justine, and Astarte won the Tonners.
Thanks to Ian Guyett, Jan Lucas and Selwyn Stokes who ran the racing on Wednesday evening.
Friday 4 / Saturday 5 March
Friday and Saturday was the 2016 Big Bay Challenge. Thanks to radio sked volunteers PJ Davison, Peter Chapman, Terry Parker, and Ian Lyall for their support for the radio watch from 0700 on Saturday morning. Huge thanks to Alistair Hart the Race Officer, and Dave Croke who turned out on Friday evening to support RBYC with the start of the combined fleets race.
Congratulations to Russell Hibbert and the crew of Remedy, winners of the Squadron Cup for their clear win under both AMS and Performance Handicap in the Big Bay Challenge.
Seaya was 2nd on PHS and 3rd under AMS, and Sea Eagle was 3rd on PHS and 2nd under AMS.
Sailing Committee and the Race Officer will review the competitor’s logs shortly and then the Squadron Cup Navigator prize will be announced for the Best Log.
Upcoming Events – March/April 2016
Wed 9 Mar IBG Twilight Sprint Series Race 1
Sat 12 Mar Moomba Cup
Wed 16 Mar Krystal Weir Trophy
IBG Twilight Sprint Series Race 2
Thu 17-Sat 19 Mar School Teams Racing Vic State Championships
Sat 19 Mar Club Marine Series Day 6
Wed 23 Mar IBG Twilight Sprint Series Race 3
Wed 30 Mar UNi-PRO Midweek Mariners Series I Race 1
Sat 2 Apr Measurement Trophy Series
Wed 6 Apr UNi-PRO Midweek Mariners Series I Race 2
Sat 9 Apr Club Marine Series Day 7
Sun 10 Apr Association Cup (RYCV)
Wed 13 Apr UNi-PRO Midweek Mariners Series I Race 3
Sat 16 Apr Napier Cup (Juniors on Helm)
Sun 17 Apr Jennifer Goldsmith Trophy (PPWCS)
Wed 20 Apr UNi-PRO Midweek Mariners Series I Race 4
Sat 23 April Rundles Services Shield/Edward Lumley Series Race 3
Mon 25 April Anzac Day Pursuit Race
Wed 27 April UNi-PRO Midweek Mariners Series I Race 5
Sat 30 April 4 Points Race – Trailable Yachts
2 Aggregate Races