Wednesday 30 March
Last Wednesday saw the first race of the UNi-PRO Midweek Mariners Series I pursuit, as well as the Doctors of Northcote Midweek Spinnaker Series I. This race was sailed in 14-18 knots of south-southwesterly breeze.
The non-spinnaker race was taken out by Charlotte (who also won the Half Tonne Challenge), with Portofino second and Mistress third. In the spinnaker fleet, Rock n Roll won on PHS, with Matador second and Mrs Overnewton third. On AMS, Vagrant was the winner, followed by Mrs Overnewton and Matador.
Many thanks to RO John Taylor, Selwyn Stokes, Jan Lucas and Dave Croke for running the races.
Thursday 31 March
Sixty people attended Thursday's Rules Night, which was very entertaining and informative. Many of the situations were sourced from real incidents experienced by RMYS members, and included discussion about the new distance mark on the start line.
Our sincere thanks to International Judge Rob Ware and National Judge Darren Eger for their fantastic presentation and for sharing their knowledge with us again.
Saturday 2 April
RYCV conducted the Measurement Trophy Series races on our behalf, in conjunction with their Harold Ward Trophy. Congratulations to the crew of Portofino for winning the AMS series, and to Salamander III for winning the IRC series. We look forward to seeing you at Presentation Night to collect your trophies.
Full race results are available here.
Before racing, David 'Suds' Sudano led start practice for six boats in a fairly big breeze, in preparation for the Association Cup next Sunday. Thanks very much to Suds, Dave Croke, Andrew Gluth and their team for running this valuable session.
Sunday 3 April
HBYC hosted the Shirley Freeman Trophy (spinnaker division) and Bollywood Cup (non-spinnaker division) on Sunday, as part of the Port Phillip Women's Championship Series.
Salamander III, Ellipse, Christine, Jungle Juice, Tigris, Take One, and Sunshine all represented RMYS in the spinnaker division. Congratulations in particular to Salamander III for winning the IRC division.
Upcoming Events – April 2016
Wed 6 April UNi-PRO Midweek Mariners Series I Race 2
Sat 9 April Club Marine Series Day 7
Sun 10 April Association Cup
Wed 13 April UNi-PRO Midweek Mariners Series I Race 3
Sat 16 April Napier Cup (Juniors on Helm)
Sun 17 April Jennifer Goldsmith Trophy Lady Skippers' Race
Wed 20 April 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