DECEMBER 15TH SAILING NEWSLETTER

DECEMBER 15TH SAILING NEWSLETTER

December 2018 Racing Newsletter

Saturday Racing:

Well our season is now half way through with the completion of the spring series and race 12 of the yearly Pointscore.

Congratulations to the winning crews and top placings in each division.

Div 1 Rhumb skippered by Ian and Robert Humphris won comfortably on 19 points with, Steve Liddell on 25 points and Tow Truck filling third on 29 points.

Div 2 A much bigger fleet in Div 2 no one had it their own way with eight different yachts taking fastest time and with only two yachts getting two firsts on handicap. Only one of these in the top three places.

In first place The Real Thing, skippered by John Anderson 6 points ahead of Stampede, with Wicked, Mark Worsley 3 points behind in 3rd place.

Div 3 Pogue Mohone, Scott Hamilton, took aN early and convincing lead in the series winning by 13.5 points, leave the remainder of the fleet to fight out for the minor placings. There was only 1.5 points between the next three places with Brian Varam in Pentangle taking 2nd place and Topaz in 3rd beating Echo Beach on countback.

Wednesday Racing:

Very close racing among the Wednesday fleet with Willpower just leading Mortica with Excessive and Pugsley close behind in Division 1.

Even closer in Division 2 with no less than five yachts within 2 points and the top 2 places on equal points. Currently leader boats shows Lucille and Mirage on 34 points with Scaramouche on 35 and Young ‘n’ Old on 36 points.

Friday Nights: have been well attended and the Lady Skipper race has two heats completed.

Jayne Sherratt steering Liason has won both heats giving them a clear lead from Rebecca Bower in Ignition in 2nd place with Lauren Brown steering Dreadnaught in 3rd place.

Well done ladies good to see.

Regattas:

Sabot States were held at the Club on the weekend of 16th & 17th November.

Near 40 boats, and good weather.

LMYC juniors had great results with all three in the top 5 places. Cameron Burt leading the regatta and Darby Jones in second.

Well done guys, you are doing LMYC proud.

Adams 10s will be holding the nationals at LMYC on the Australia Day Long Weekend.

I expect that there will be a few of our Adams entered and hopfully can retain the trophy at LMYC this year.

Melges 25’s  will be holding both their State and national titles at LMYC in March from 9th to 15th. The Melges always provide quite a spectical on Belmont Bay and I look forward to seeing them all flying around the lake.

Lakefest:

Lakefest is on again this season starting with the LMYC Lakefest regatta on Saturday 16th February. This year the regatta forms part of our yearly pointscore with the first day being two Windward-Leeward races and the second day on Saturday 2nd March being an RKR race. If you are not entered in the yearly pointscore you can still enter the Lakefest Regatta. NOR and sailing instructions will be out soon.

We are currently without a naming sponsor for the LMYC Lakefest regatta. If you, or if know someone who would like to sponsor this event please contact me or the club.

On the weekend RMYC Toronto will again be hosting the ‘Heaven Can Wait Regatta’ comprising a one lap dah, 12 hr race and the 24 hr race.

On Friday 1st March, the Friday Twilight race will be held by WASC as part of Lakefest.

From the Handicappers and the Sailing Committee.

A reminder to all the sailing instructions, 1.28 Adjustments applied to handicaps’ 1.28.2 require written notice to the Handicap Committee for any changes to sail, including a new sail,  rig configerations etc. It is best practice and an expectation that supporting documentation from the sailmaker is provided with a replacement sail.

LMYC-NCYC Friendship Cup

Following lasts years abandonment of the friendship cup due to the channel we are in discussions with NCYC for a change in format.

NCYC are going to bring down to the lake their Force 24s to be used in the challenge.

I think this is quite an exciting concept and I ask for expressions of interest for LMYC sailors to be part of this competition.

It is envisioned that Skippers and crew will be selected to represent LMYC in this challenge.

Date and racing details are yet to be worked out but should be held in February-March.

There are six of yachts so will be looking for three crews from LMYC. They do not need to be currently racing on Saturdays to be eligible.

 

Geoff Edman

Rear Commodore

LMYC

rearcommodore@lmyc.com.au