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DECEMBER 2012

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DOWNWIND Racing Association Newsletter Diary Dates January Wed 1:

New Years Day

Wed 8:

Twilight—Standalone

Sat 11:

Coaster R5 —Long Coaster

Sat 11:

IRC & AMS Div 2 States R4

Wed 15: Combined Twilight R1 Inshore R7

Sun 19: RSAYS Ladies R5 Wed 22: Twilight Series 2 - R2 Mon 27: Australia Day

February Inshore R8

Sun 2:

RSAYS Ladies R6

Wed 5:

Standalone Sternchaser

Sat 8:

Offshore R3—

Sat 8:

Coaster R6

The Racing Association would like to wish Andrew Corletto and the crew of Shining Sea the best of luck in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Not only is Shining Sea the only representative from the CYCSA, but is the only South Australian boat entering into the race. If you would like to watch the start of the Sydney to Hobart, the CYCSA will be showing the start of the race on the big screen on Boxing Day. Please contact the club for more information. Finally, my farewell from the Race Office. Many thanks go to the Racing Executive and all the members who have made my placement and casual work in the race office very enjoyable and very valuable for my future learning and career. I will definitely be coming down to the club regularly, maybe even for a sail or two!

Wed 12: Twilight Series 2 - R4 Sat 15:

Firstly, on behalf on the Racing Association, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year. This will be my last write up in Downwind with Jess returning from her parenting duties in the New Year. After just over 2 months of the 2013/2014 summer season, we’ve had a mixed bag of weather conditions that has been thrown at our racing members, as well as some protests and very close results making the first half of the season very interesting!

The Racing Association will be back into full swing in the New Year with both Jess returning as well as a Racing Association Chairman Traci Ayris returning from holiday. Many upcoming events will also make the Race Office quite busy as well with the Great Southern Regatta and J24 State Championships coming up as well as the club series!

Wed 29: Twilight Series 2—R3

Sat 1:

Hello again Racing Members,

As the year comes to an end, we have to say thanks to our volunteer Duty Crew who gave up their own time every week to provide a race for our members. As well as the duty crew, many thanks go to the sponsors of the Racing Association. Special thanks go to SportsMed.SA and Wild Oats who were the sponsors of the Premier’s Cup and the Queen of the Gulf Regatta respectively. Special thanks also go to our terrific season Sponsors, Phil Hoffman Travel, Yalumba Wines, Robert Oately Vineyards, The Stag Hotel and Canegrass Saltbush Lamb.

Sun 12: RSAYS Ladies R4

Sat 18:

FROM THE RACE OFFICE

Inshore R9&10

Sun 16: RSAYS Ladies R7 Wed 19: Combined Twilight Series 2 R5

Thank you all again, I hope to see you all around in the New Year!

RSAYS Host

Jon Henschke

Thu 20: Lincoln Briefing (RSAYS) Fri 21:

Offshore R4—Lincoln

Mon 24 - Thurs 27: Lincoln Week Regatta &

Assistant Race Menager

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IRC NEWS WITH WILLIAM STRANGWAYS

There has been no further action since the November report apart from the good news that the IRC State Championships are up and running for both Division 1 and Division 2. I am just waiting now for Geoff Boettcher’s new yacht to arrive from Dubai. Merry Christmas and a happy sailing New Year. William Strangways

SA IRC CHAMPS DIV 1 R2 - 23 NOV 2013 1st 2nd 3rd

SA IRC CHAMPS DIV 2 R1 - 23 NOV 2013

SHINING SEA - ANDREW CORLETTO CONCUBINE - JASON WARD TWO TRUE - ANDREW SAIES

1st 2nd 3rd

SA IRC CHAMPS DIV 1 R3 - 23 NOV 2013 1st 2nd 3rd

SA IRC CHAMPS DIV 2 R2 - 23 NOV 2013

SHINING SEA - ANDREW CORLETTO AIKIN - CAILLIN HOWARD CONCUBINE - JASON WARD

1st 2nd 3rd

SA IRC CHAMPS DIV 1 R4 - 7 DEC 2013 1st 2nd 3rd

CONCUBINE - JASON WARD AIKIN - CAILLIN HOWARD TWO TRUE - ANDREW SAIES

NINA - SERGE AMBROSE YOUNG EINSTEIN - ROB SELLICK PEER GYNT - PAUL BULL

LOCOMOTION - PETER HALL PEER GYNT - PAUL BULL FREEDOM - BOB SCHAHINGER

SA IRC CHAMPS DIV 2 R3 - 24 NOV 2013 1st 2nd 3rd

YOUNG EINSTEIN - ROB SELLICK DEJAVU - CRAIG HENDERSON FREEDOM - BOB SCHAHINGER

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DECEMBER 2012

LADIES HELM TWILIGHT RACE RACE LADIES HELM TWILIGHT

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Wednesday 11th of December was a standalone Ladies Helm Twilight for the regular twilight fleet. The ladies helm produced a fantastic fleet of 27 yachts, the most yachts we have had on the water in the twilight series so far this season. There was some great weather on the night of 10 knots with clear skies, couldn’t get much better! The top two boats in the results, Coco and Julia, helmed by Sharon Bone and Sally Anne Geddes respectively tied for both the Cruising B first place and the overall first place. After the race, there was a great atmosphere around the club with approximately 140 people staying for dinner. A special ‘Happy Birthday’ was sung to REX member Mark Hutton which increased the atmosphere and brought a lot of smiles to people’s faces.

Cruising A

Cruising B

1st 2nd 3rd

1st 1st 3rd

Two True - Sue Pentelow Asylum - Di Schwerdt Concubine - Shevaun Bruland

Julia - Sally Anne Geddes Coco - Sharon Bone Wind Weaver - Liz Cherian

RACING ASSOCIATION SPONSOR

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DECEMBER 2012

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RACING ASSOCIATION SPONSOR

NEW CLUB SPONSOR We would like to welcome our new whole of club sponsor, Robert Oatley Vineyards, and thank them for generously providing a prize for the silent auction. The silent auction consisted of flights for 2 to Hobart for the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race as well as 2 nights accommodation in Hobart, airport transfers to and from the hotel, all meals paid, after race dinner with the Wild Oats crew, after race guided tour of Wild Oats super maxi plus and many other extras money can’t buy! The winner of the silent auction was Serge Ambrose, owner of Nina, from the Port Adelaide Sailing Club who won the prize after entering the Queen of the Gulf. I bet Serge is happy he entered that race!

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DECEMBER 2012

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‘WILD OATS’ QUEEN OF THE GULF REGATTA

This year’s Queen of the Gulf Regatta saw a good fleet of 25 including 5 from RSAYS and 1 from PASC which was 5 boats more than last year. It was a lovely sunny day with predicted light winds early and a sea breeze. The course was a Long Fixed Mark with Division 1 racing approximately 14 miles and Division 2 racing about 12 miles. The race started a 1315, clean start at 5 knots from N/N/W breeze and flat seas. Over the next hour or 2 the breeze fluctuated up to 8 knots but then eased again down to 1.5 knots and glassy seas around 1515 hrs. With the strong prospect of only 1 division 2 yacht likely to finish and the rest of the division 1 and 2 fleet becalmed, the RO John Gibson made the wise decision at 1525 to abandon the race. At the presentations it was decided to do a lucky draw out of the hat for the wine prizes. William Strangways

AMS REPORT with William Strangways We now have 40 yachts with current AMS certificates in SA. The latest to join the fleet are Sextant and Speakeasy, both based in Port Lincoln. The AMS State Championships for Division 1 and Division 2 started on Saturday, 23rd of November and will continue on selected races till the end of the summer season. There are 9 entries for the Division 1 state championships, Aikin, Shining Sea, White Knight, Horopito, Taniwha, 3 Cool Cats, Slipknot, Another Planet and Vertigo. There are 15 entrants in the Division 2 State Championships, Quarante deux, New Morning III, Peer Gynt, Nina, Young Einstein, Locomotion, Dejavu, Take 5, Freedom, Arcadia, Carioca, Such Is Life, Good Company, Dr. Feelgood and Blue Diamond, a fantastic fleet for Division 2. Results for the AMS State Champs and the CYC internal series are all up on the CYCSA website.

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JUBILEE CUP OFFSHORE RACE OFFSHORE RACE 3 30 OCT 2013 IRC

OFFSHORE RACE 3 30 OCT 2013 PHS 1st 2nd 3rd

1st 2nd 3rd

Shining Sea - Andrew Corletto White Knight - David Knights Slipknot - Seb Bohm

Shining Sea - Andrew Corletto White Knight - David Knights Slipknot - Seb Bohm

CHANGES TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS As from January 1st 2014, the only flags required when racing will be:

DIV 1

code flag " E "

DIV 2

code flag " F "

DIV 3

code flag " V "

ALL BOATS

code flag " T "

ALL class flags and offshore have been deleted! CYCSA club series Division 1 and Division 2 inshore, coaster plus the AMS State Championships Div 1 and Div 2 warning signal times will coincide with the PHS and IRC already listed. - REX Committee .

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DECEMBER 2012

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PHIL HOFFMANN TRAVEL TWILIGHT RESULTS

RACE 6 - 27 NOVEMBER 2013 CRUISING A CRUISING B 1st White Knight - David Knights 1st Adria - Claude Marchesi 2nd G-Wizz - Greg Patten 2nd Julia - Richard Harries 3rd Slipknot - Seb Bohm 3rd Schools Out - Adrian Wotton

RACE 7 - 4 DECEMBER 2013 CRUISING A CRUISING B 1st Another Planet - Brenton Pegler 1st Wat & Peace - Stefan Marcel 2nd Marnico - Graeme Footer 2nd Schools Out - Adrian Wotton 3rd Liberator - Geoff Catt 3rd Synergy - Mark Hutton

COASTER RESULTS COASTER RACE 3 30 NOV 2013 PHS 1st 2nd 3rd

PHS Julia - Richard Harries War & Peace - Stefan Marcel Locomotion - Peter Hall

AMS 1st 2nd 3rd

COASTER RACE 3 30 NOV 2013

1st 2nd 3rd

Kinetic Energy - Andy Shipp Julia - Richard Harries School’s Out - Adrian Wotton

AMS Alliance - Jim Hallion Vertigo - Richard Harries Dr Feelgood - Jason Coonan

1st 2nd 3rd

Kinetic Energy - Andy Shipp Vertigo - Richard Harries Dr Feelgood - Jason Coonan

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DECEMBER 2012

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BOXING DAY AT CYCSA

The Two True Shout! Watch the start of the 2013 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Thursday 26th December Come along to the CYCSA and watch the start of the 2013 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race on the big screen, and have one free drink on Two True from 11am! Nibbles and drink specials available on the day. See you there!

OFFICE CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS CYCSA Reception will be closed from: 25-26 December 2013 1 January 2014 Opening Hours from 27-31 December 2013: 10am - 2pm CYCSA Reception will be resuming 9-5 trading from 2 January 2012.

The Race Office will be closed 18 December 2013 to the 7 January 2014.

BAR & RESTAURANT CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS Will be closed: 23, 24 & 25 December 2013 30 December 2013 - 1 January 2014 Open Boxing Day (26 December 2012) from 11am - 3pm. Lunch available 12pm-3pm

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Downwind December 2013  

A regular newsletter from the Racing Association of the Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia

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