Wednesday 9 March
Race 1 of the IBG Twilight Sprint Pursuit was held in a 10-28 knot building southwesterly.
First place went to Xit Strategy – Peter Smith, with Hotshot in second and Silhouette third.
Best Start on 0 seconds was Addiction, and the Banks Group elapsed time award went to Antagonist.
The Mountain Goat of the Day was awarded to Seaya who spent some time getting very well acquainted with A mark…!
Big thanks to Tony Lukeman who stepped in at the last minute when Ian Guyett fell ill, to Jan Lucas and to Selwyn Stokes who ran the racing on Wednesday evening.
Saturday’s Moomba Cup was held at RMYS in a light southerly for the ten starters, including Envyus and Next Moment from RYCV, and Martini Racing from RBYC.
Congratulations to Steve Barker and the crew of Rock N Roll for their win on PHS, with Espresso in second and Envyus in third.
On AMS it was Martini Racing that took out first place, with Espresso in second and Next Moment in third.
Thanks very much to Amanda Wakeham, Terry Parker, and Andrew Fambiatos for running the race.
Marlene Cartlidge from Sunshine was also announced on Saturday as the winner of the Squadron Cup Navigator prize for the Big Bay Challenge on the previous weekend. Well done!
Addiction also competed in the ORCV King Island race from Saturday morning; placing 15th on Line Honours, 12th on PHS and 11th on AMS. Congratulations to all on board. Christine was also entered but unfortunately could not start the race due to injury.
A reminder to all skippers: please remember that if you are going to retire from a race, you should radio the tower and let them know.
Many members enjoyed the cruise to Flinders over the long weekend. There will be a full report next week when the organisers have recovered!
Upcoming Events – March/April 2016
Wed 16 March Krystal Weir Trophy
IBG Twilight Sprint Series Race 2
Thu 17-Sat 19 March School Teams Racing Victorian Championship
Sat 19 March Club Marine Series Day 6
Wed 23 March IBG Twilight Sprint Series Race 3
Fri 25 March Good Friday
Wed 30 March Midweek Mariners Series 1 Race 1
Sat 2 April Measurement Trophy Series
Wed 6 April Uni-Pro Midweek Mariners Series Race 2
Sat 9 April Club Marine Series Day 7
Sun 10 April Association Cup
Wed 13 April Midweek Mariners Series Race 3
Sat 16 April Napier Cup (Juniors on Helm)
Sun 17 April Jennifer Goldsmith Trophy
Wed 20 April Midweek Mariners Series Race 4
Sat 23 April Rundles Services Shield/Edward Lumley Series Race 3
Mon 25 April Anzac Day Pursuit Race
Wed 27 April Midweek Mariners Series I Race 5
Sat 30 April 4 Points Race – Trailable Yachts