24 Aug August 24th Sailing Newsletter
August 2018 Racing Newsletter
Thanks to our Sailing Administrator Ross Ahrens for putting out the last newsletter for me while I was away.
Talk to the sailors who race on Wednesdays. They love this series, some say it is the best of the sailing. I must admit even a “bad day on the water is better that a good day at work” as this is what I am constantly told. With the exceptionally dry weather over the last months our Wednesday sailors have enjoyed some great days, although chilly.
Currently, for those not watching closely the Winter #2 series table has Dave Nichols, eXcessive on 41 points leading Len Lavis in Xstatic, on 42 points and Ross Shirtley, Osprey, in third on 59 points.
Well here we go again…. Very soon anyway;
Our Saturday sailing season is almost ready to kick off. Saturday 1st September is our opening day and Sail Past. Get you decorations ready for the boat and crew.
As usual we will have great prizes for the best dressed boat and the best dressed crew in the opening day sail past.
Following the sail past we will be having a non-point score race to get us all ready for the serious series starter the following week.
Have you nominated yet? Our sailing committee needs to know fleet sizes and make up so we can determine division splits. If you are intending to race but have not, or not ready to, nominate please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
As mentioned in the last newsletter regarding the contrasting colour of sail numbers.
See below a couple of photos that show how difficult it is for our race officers to read the dark sail numbers on the dark sails. In particular royal blue or black on the grey or black sails. See Sailing Instruction 1.11.2 in our white book.
Sydney to Southport:
She’s The Culprit had a great result coming 3rd on handicap in their division and Stampede 6th on handicap in the Southport Race.
See below photo of the crew and trophy at the end of the race. Well done Culprits!
Airlie Beach Race Week
Our very own Tow Truck and Valkyrie raced at Airlie with good results.
Drew Garnett in Valkyrie finishing 3rd in the ‘Performance Racing’ division and Graham Paterson in Tow Truck 9th in the same division.
Hamilton Island Race Week
As I write this Hamilton Island Race Week is currently racing with our Club Captain, Phil Cunningham sailing Equinox, doing quite well in the Non-Spinnaker division currently in 5th Place
Good Luck Phil and LMYC crew.
Still in planning at the moment we are going to be holding regattas this season:
Adams 10s in January and Melges in March
We are currently in discussions with New Zealand for a windwarrior Trans-Tasman regatta.
Quite a bit of interest from New Zealand.
LMYC Rear Commodore