October 18th Sailing Newsletter

October 18th Sailing Newsletter

October 2018 Racing Newsletter


Saturday Racing:

Quite a slow start to the season with fairly ordinary weather and quite a number of nominated boats not on the race course.

Being five races into the season and hopefully getting to our usual weather shortly with warm weather and fair Nor-easters!

Sailors/Crew wanted and places for crew wanted – Discover Sailing:

Calling all Skippers.

We are about to have another recruitment drive for sailors to crew your boat. We have participated many times in the Discover Sailing promotion and we will again this year but will do it our way! We need yachts that are prepared to take new people out with them so that interested people can get to feel that great experience of sailing on Lake Macquarie. I am expecting that there will be a mix of days that are required, Friday evening is most likely but also there will be some that are better suited to Saturday racing.

For this to work we need to have a list of skippers prepared before we start the recruitment drive. Let me, or any of our officials or board members know that you are prepared to help.

Wednesday Racing:

Close results between first and second and again for third place in the winter series 2 results.

Congratulations to David Nichols in eXcessive and Len lavers in Xstatic on first & second respectively with The Dee One Syndicate taking third place.

Spring series is now under way with the return to two divisions and later start time

Friday Twilights

The first race last week with eleven yachts entered and with very light breeze. The race was shortened as the lake glassed out only for the breeze to fill in again seconds after the first yacht finished.

Friday 23rd November LMYC will be hosting a Domestic Violence awareness Friday Twilight Race. We will be asking for boats to take a passenger or two on that night. All skippers and crew are encouraged to get involved. More details to come.

We will again be running the Lady Skipper series on selected Fridays over the coming season.

From the Race Officers:

Thanks to all who have changed the colour of their sail numbers to make them legible to the race officers when finishing. Well done!

Now just another point relating to sail numbers. It is a requirement of the racing rules and the Sailing Instructions that when trialling a sail with a different sail number the race officers must have prior written notification.

Sydney 38’s:

I have received an email relating to the Sydney 38 State titles to be held at Toronto in November. If any of our sailors are wanting to race in the championship but do not have a Sydney 38, there are several Sydney 38’ that are available for charter. Contact Greg Croak gcroak@pirtek.com.au

Fareast 28 Worlds:

Good luck to LMYC Valkyrie Skipper, Drew Garnett and crew, who will be competing in the Fareast 28 World Championships this month.


Geoff Edman

LMYC Rear Commodore