Race 3 of the UNi-Pro Midweek Mariners Series I was held in 14-22kn from the north up until a south west change his the fleet just after 3pm with the wind dropping to less than 10 knots. The race was pushed to the time limit and unfortunately a couple of boats didn’t manage to cross the finish line.
Koa-atea took out first place on PHS, Chardonnay won the Half Tonne Challenge for the week and Tigris won the best start once again on 0 seconds.
This week, let’s trial a new system. Goat of the Day can be nominated by any member of the fleet and handed to Allicia on the Goat of the Day form before presentations. Allicia will then decide on the best story and award the Goat. We are changing the system as the Race Officials can’t tell what is going on out on the water once you have gone past E or D. Nomination forms can be found on the Triad…please try not to nominate your own boat every week.
The Services Shield rounded on the Edward Lumley Series on Saturday in 8-11kn west-south-westers.
The course was shortened at the end of the second approach to A mark to ensure that all yachts finished within the time limit.
1st on AMS went to Portofino, 1st on IRC was awarded to Ellipse and Bushido took out the Services Shield with a win on PHS.
The Edward Lumley Trophy is presented to the series winner on AMS – Take Five.
Congratulations everyone and don’t forget to book a table at Presentation Night - click here for booking form
Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series
The Shirley Freeman Trophy (PPWCS) Lady Skippers’ Race hosted by HBYC on Sunday was blown out, but there was a great party at HBYC anyway. Read about it here.
J24 States- The J24 State Championships have been run out of SYC over the weekend. We had a number of RMYS members competing on Kicking, Bruschetta VI and Convicts Revenge. You can read a short article about it here.
Victorian Open Team Racing State Championships
Eager sailors were greeted with barely a whisper of breeze at Albert Park Lake for an early morning registration at the Inaugural Victorian Open Team Racing State Championships. The event saw six talented teams line up from a cross-section of Victorian Sailing to compete for bragging rights and a brand new trophy.
Following a warm welcome from host club Albert Park Yacht Club, teams launched for a day of intense racing with light and shifty breeze to complete 45 races across the three round robin format.
Following the first round robin, Team Danger Zone (Mathew Himson, Patrick Hutton, Will Pratt, Linus Talacko, Chelsey Taylor and David White) were undefeated and held on to complete the second and third Round Robins with only two losses, to emerge winners of the State Championship and qualify for the upcoming 2015 National Championships to be hosted by Albert Park Sailing Club on June 7th and 8th.
Final results of the Victorian Open Team Racing State Championship were; 1st Team Danger Zone, 2ndTeam Gowan, 3rd Team Sly, 4th St Michaels A, 5th Team Monash and 6th St Michaels B.
Written by Guest Author – Pat Hutton
Upcoming Events – April
Wednesday 22nd - Uni-Pro Midweek Mariners Series I Race 4
Saturday 25th – ANZAC Day Pursuit Race
Sunday 26th – Parents vs Kids Challenge – SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE
Wednesday 29th - Uni-Pro Midweek Mariners Series I Race 5
Thursday 30th – Lecture Series – Foredeckie 101 with Matt Setton
Winter Two Handed Series Entry Now Open - click here