Race 6 of the Troubleshooters Jo Johannesen Pursuit, Dennis Livingston AMS and Horizon Sails Spinnaker Series was held in 7-12 knots from the south/south-east and we welcomed back Ian Guyett after shoulder surgery.
Cloud Nine took out first place in the Pursuit and Portofino won on AMS.
The Banks Group Elapsed Time Award was presented to New Morning II for 9th place on 51 minutes and 51 seconds.
In the spinnaker series the prizes were spread between Silhouette (AMS), Matador (IRC) and Red Dog (PHS). Red Dog also picked up the Mountain Goat of the Day award for perfectly timing their realisation of being OCS to start with the front runners of the spinnaker fleet.
A strong wind warning and threats of thunder storms along with the beginning of the silly season, meant that only 9 boats took to the water on Saturday for the Doc Bennell Trophy (Charles Marshall Series – Race 3).
Addiction had a great day, winning on AMS and PHS. IRC unfortunately did not have enough starters to score.
The Cadets had their race cancelled on Sunday due to strong winds. They are preparing to compete at the Stonehaven Cup in King Island in January. Good luck team!
The Optis, Bics and Minnows have been competing in external events and some of them will even be competing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, which will be hosted out of Sandringham Yacht Club this week. Stop by and check out all the action, it is a great spectacle with up to 6 race courses running at any one time and close to 500 boats entered this year.
RMYS will be running a course in conjunction with Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron from Thursday – Sunday. We will be hosting the OKs and 505s and also the 420s on the Sunday.