News from the Tower
Last Week's Racing
Wednesday 20th November - Midweek Madness Race #1
What a great afternoon for some Midweek Madness. The five yachts that competed enjoyed a lovely afternoon sail.. It was so good we are going to do it again this Wednesday!!
|3rd||Summer Breeze||Martin Coad|
|4th||Single Malt||Andrew Clark|
|5th||Layla Rose||John Matheson|
Friday 22nd November - Friday Twilight Pursuit Race #7
How good was Friday Night! Finally we were blessed with some good weather for our Friday Pursuit Series and everyone was definitely hanging out for a sail as we had one of our biggest fleets ever with 32 yachts taking to the water. Unfortunatley the breeze died towards the end of the race which mean't a number of yachts did not finish by sunset but think most were just happy to be able to get out for a sail! Michel on Back in Black seems keen to push his Extreme 40 to the limit and is now trying to lap the fleet by completing two laps of the Friday course so if he goes past you twice you now know why!
|3rd||Maximum Limit||Rick Rogers|
|1stt||Maximum Limit||Rick Rogers|
|3rd||Mr Bojangles||Pauline Cleaver|
Big thanks to our volunteers of RO Stocksie who was ably assisted by Amanda and the crew from Fransiska.
After some radio transmissions heard in the tower during the race we thought it would be worth bringing to everyone's attention Section 13 of the Keelboat Sailing Instructions:
13. AREAS THAT ARE OBSTRUCTIONS
The Mussel Farm, bound by the four Yellow Clearance/Special Purpose Marks, shall be deemed an Exclusion Zone and not be entered. [DP]
Sunday 24th November - Sunday Summer Series - Race 3 (Pursuit)
|1st||X to Sea||Graeme Ainslie|
|3rd||New Morning II||Gordon Thomas|
|1st||Mr Bojangles||Pauline Cleaver|
Thank you to our Sunday volunteers. Race Officer Clarky and the 2Xtreme Team
All the summer season results can be viewed at Keelboat Results 2019-20.
Next Weeks Races
Wednesday 27th November 2019
|MIdweek Madness - Race 2||Tower / Pursuit Start|
Course details will be sent via email and / or SMS on Wednesday morning so keep an eye out for the message.
We will be using the start sheet from last Friday's Race which can be viewed HERE!
Friday 29th November 2019
Friday Twilight Pursuit - Race 8
|Tower / Pursuit Start|
|First Warning Signal:||17:55|
|Tower RO:||Ross Martin|
Start sheet is available at START SHEET
Details for the Lady Skippers Series are below!
Sunday 1st December 2019
|Club Championship - Race 3
Long Distance Race
|Tower / Combined Start|
|First Warning Signal:||9:55H|
|Tower RO:||Graeme Ainslie|
Sail Peninsula 2020
ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN!
Lady Skippers Pursuit Series
Safety Beach SC was well represented in the ORCV events held last weekend.
In the Coastal Sprint Race down to Western Port and return we had both Maverick and Shimmer competing. This was a great effort by Steve and the Shimmer Crew as they also fitted in our Friday Pursuit Race before heading down to Queenscliff for the 4am start on Saturday morning! Congratulations to Maverick with a 3rd in IRC
The ORCV also ran their Latitude Race this weekend and was great to see Glenn & Madison Fitzgerald competing with their team on Summer Lease and even better to come away with a third in PHS.
Join the Sail - ORCV Cock of the Bay
This year’s ORCV Cock of the Bay is expected to draw boats from around the bay who enjoy that festive Sail from Port Melbourne to Blairgowrie. Bring your friends and family and come be part of it as we aim for 100 boats enjoying fun in the sun. Entries are open https://www.orcv.org.au/about-the-race-cob
Complimentary Berthing prior to the ORCV Cock of the Bay
For those coming from Mornington, Safety Beach, Martha Cove, Geelong and Blairgowrie.
Royal Brighton Yacht Club have once again kindly provided some complimentary berthing from Dec 24th and invited you also to book in for their Christmas Lunch too, https://rbyc.org.au/calendar-event/rbyc-christmas-lunch/
Cruise into the New Year @ RMYS
d'Albora Marina Martha Cove
Special Offer - Too Good to Pass By!!
Weighing Day at Sandringham YC
If you are looking to get measured up for AMS or IRC and missed the weighing day in September there will be another yacht weighing day on the morning of Monday 2nd December 2019 at SYC from 7.30am. A 50T crane from Hydralift Cranes has been hired which is capable of weighing yachts up to 11 tonnes.
For yachts wanting to be weighed, he can also arrange a pen for them for the Sunday night (and possibly Saturday night if needed).
MYC Long Distance Series
If you are interested in testing out your navigation and tactical skills then MYC have the race for you!!