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Off The Beach News

Yard Storage

Sadly the Summer Sailing Season of 23/24 season has ended. We have all had a great year. As You know Yard Storage also ends on the 31st May. During the winter we allow the grass to grow and do essential maintenance. Therefore we kindly request all craft to be removed from the yard by May 31st. The exception to this rule is people who will be using their craft during the winter - eg  Winter sailing series participants. Any craft left in the yard after the 31st of May will be required to pay Winter Storage fees, which is the same cost as Summer Storage fees.

Thanks - James Yardmaster

Winter OTB Brass Monkey Series 2024 

Keelboat News

Fun Friday Race Report

Eight boats and 36 crew joined the Fun Friday race on 24th May. The weather prediction was light winds and some sunny periods. Given the light variable winds Course 11 was selected with total distance of 5.4 Nm. The light winds came as predicted but there were no sunny periods, it was a bit chilly on the water.
The very light conditions made starting very difficult for all competitors.  Marrakesh crossed the start line right on time but was not moving, so start of the day went to Amity at 10 seconds after designated start time but with great pace given the conditions.
The wind continued to fluctuate during the day. Early starters Amity and Whiskers were becalmed after rounding the yellow mark and with the wind in West were pushed into Dromana Bay. Unfortunately the new breeze did not reach that far and both retired as they were becalmed.
The later starters had some breeze which had moved North, so they were able to reach between the yellow mark and mussel farm mark. Shimmer with eyes out of the boat saw that there was more breeze to the North and sailed closer to the wind to reach the breeze and were able to catch and pass boats on this leg. Scamp used higher sail-to-weight ratio to make gains on this leg.
At the Mussel Farm mark, the leaders were 2Xtreme, Marrakesh and Scamp.  Between the Mussel Farm marks, Marrakesh was able to pass 2Xtreme and Shimmer passed Ghost.
Shimmer retired so they could prepare for the 6.00am start (outside the heads) for the Apollo Bay race.  Ghost retired as the predicted sunny periods had not materialised. 
2Xtreme regained the lead and won the race from Scamp. Marrakesh was third and Happy Days, who despite being last at the northern Mussel Farm mark, continued to be only 2 minutes behind Marrakesh at the finish - a great recovery.
Thanks to Dawn Clark for her assistance in the tower and Di Jackson for training and assistance on the Sailsys computer program.

This Week's Racing

Sunday 2 June - Brass Monkey Winter Pursuit Series - Race 2
First Warning Signal: 09:55H Pursuit Start
Hope to see you all back at the club after the race for a sunny afternoon on the deck.  Lunch service (including Roast of the Day) from 12-2.30pm.

Apollo Bay Ocean Race

Those following the Apollo Bay race on AIS would have seen that Shimmer was in a very good position until about 10 NM from the finish when the wind dropped out and boats were only doing 1 knot towards the finish. Summer’s Lease retired and motored to Apollo bay.
Shimmer AP
Big Morn Tea
Thank you to everyone who attended our second SBSC “Biggest Morning Tea” yesterday in aid of the Cancer Council Australia. A delicious morning tea spread was enjoyed by all - thanks to Snooks Catering & staff. Bronwyn Braden - community liaison officer, our guest speaker from Peninsula Home Hospice, spoke to us about all the different services & programs they offer, explaining how provide specialist palliative care in the home that optimises quality of life whilst also honouring the hope for comfort, choice, dignity and peace & how we can all work together to live and die well.  Thanks also to John Matheson who spoke about his continued personal journey. We played games, had fun and some frivolity and altogether assisted in helping raise nearly $1700. Our grateful appreciation to our very generous sponsors who donated prizes for this event. Lee Ahrens from “Lee’s Nutrimetics” - Jeff & Lauren Nielsen from “Verdant Dwellings” Dromana - Jody & Maddy from “Herbaceous Flowers” Mt Eliza, & David Snooks for their very kind donation - All local small businesses helping to make a difference.  

 bendigo branch manager

ORCV News 

The ORCV DYSC Marine Supplies Winter Series is fast approaching, with Race 1 kicking-off on Saturday 22 June. We’ve already received entries from 8 boats and look forward to some great competition across all bay clubs. 
Our Safety and Sea Survival courses (full course + refresher) will shortly sell-out. With the full course being a prerequisite for ocean racing and an Australian Sailing affiliated program, and the refresher course being required every five years, now is a great time for sailors to brush-up on their skills and achieve certification. In addition to racing, the courses also offer great insight for sailing and cruising. Please encourage your members to register as soon as possible to avoid missing out. 
New for 2024 is the ORCV’s Weather for Sailors online course, with the first module starting on Thursday 13 June. The Weather for Sailors course is designed to inform all types and levels of sailors about how to observe weather conditions and how to find the right forecasting advice from the vast array of modern resources available. 
And finally, the team at ORCV in conjunction with Sandringham Yacht Club has been busy coordinating our first Marine Safety Expo to be held on Sunday 21 July with a full program of speakers now ready.  We’ve attached a larger A4 poster if you wish to put this on your notice boards around the club. 
As always, our full calendar of events can be found here: https://www.orcv.org.au/calendar 

awkr 2024


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