April 6th Sailing Newsletter

April 6th Sailing Newsletter

April 2018 Racing Newsletter

Saturday Racing

Well our summer sailing season is now completed and time for planning for next season.

But first I wish to recognise all the series winners. Our last race out was certainly different from our usual consistent breezes we get in Belmont Bay and turned out to be quite a challenge and leveler for many with the big glass outs and wind shifts restarting, or resetting, the fleet a couple of times. I wonder how the final day results mixed up the series results. I expect there were plenty of cheering and plenty of groaning going on out on the race course!

Congratulations to:

Div 1.

Australian Boat Brokers Bay series results: 1st David Nichol in Excessive (28). 2nd  Phil Blanch, Jeff Laybutt, Malcolm in Pugsley (31) and 3rd Noel Jenkins in Willpower (31).

Summer Series: 1st David Anstey in Likatiger (40), 2nd John Anderson, David Boden in The Real Think (47), 3rd Phil Blanch, Jeff Laybutt, Malcolm in Pugsley (52.5).

Annual Pointscore Series: 1st David Nichol in Excessive (104), 2nd David Anstey in Likatiger (106) and 3rd Noel Jenkins in Willpower (107).

Div 2.

Australian Boat Brokers Bay series results: 1st Ian in White Kite (22), 2nd Paul Hannan in Anarchie (30) and 3rd Craig Phillips in Eddy (37)

Summer Series: 1st Dale Sharp in So Farr (53), 2nd Ian in White Kite (53), and 3rd Paul Hannan in Anarchie (55).

Annual Pointscore Series: 1st Ian in White Kite (116), 2nd Paul Hannan in Anarchie (119) and 3rd Craig Phillips in Eddy (120).

Div 3.

Australian Boat Brokers Bay series results: 1st Roger Mostyn in Treka (21), 2nd Greg Armstrong, Tony Croese, Greg Nolan in Topaz (23) and 3rd Jim Orrell in Harbinger II (23).

Summer Series: Roger Mostyn in Treka (39), 2nd Peter Hartley, Mark Graham in The Apple (40) and 3rd Jim Orrell in Harbinger II (42)

Annual Pointscore Series: Peter Hartley, Mark Graham in The Apple (77), 2nd Roger Mostyn in Treka (80) and 3rd Greg Armstrong, Tony Croese, Greg Nolan in  Topaz (96)

Etchells Fleet:

Summer PHS Serie: 1st Mark Holmes in Fast Eddy (28), 2nd Phillip Mathews in Echo Beach (48) and 3rd Greg Payne in Cavel Denise (58).

Fleet Championship:

PHS:1st Mark Holmes in Fast Eddy (58.5), 2nd Phillip Mathews in Echo Beach (72.5) and 3rd Greg Payne in Cavel Denise (97).

One Design:1st Mark Holmes in Fast Eddy (39), 2nd Phillip Mathews in Echo Beach (113) and 3rd Darren Pickervance in Max Power (151).

 

Good Friday Race was well attended with 15 yachts enjoying a very nice day on our lake with a shortened race due to failing breeze.

Boat Owners Meeting: A Skipper/Boat Owners meeting will be held in the club on Saturday 7th April starting at 10:00 for your chance to comment on our racing and offer suggestions for improvement.

Presentation Night:

Skippers, get your crews organised and buy your tickets and book you table for the presentation night on Saturday 5th May, 2018.

Tickets are now available for the presentation night and with a limited number available I suggest you get in and purchase your tickets.

Winter Sailing:

The 11 race Winter Series, will commence Sunday 20th May 2018. Winter races are held on Sundays excluding the June long week end. See the White Book for the Sailing Instructions.

Good Luck to all LMYC Yachts and Sailors competing over Winter in the Port Stephens, Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island and Magnetic Island race Weeks as well as any doing ‘The Southport’ and other offshore races.

If it is just cruising I hope you have a great, and relaxing, time. I know there are quite a few ‘Grey Nomad Sailors’ out there who cruise north in the winter and return home in Spring. Enjoy!

Geoff Edman

LMYC Rear Commodore

rearcommodore@lmyc.com.au