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Chairman’s Report…

Diary Dates

April Sat 2:

Great Southern Regatta R1&2 / J24 State Champs R1, 2&3 / Club Inshore Series R12& 13/ IRC R11&12

Sun 3:

Great Southern Regatta R3 / J24 State Champs R4, 5&6

Sat 9:

Macdonnell Sound Offshore R7 / Inshore Offshore R9 / Combined Offshore Mini Series R5

Sat 9:

Coaster R9

Sat 9:

RSAYS Multihull Series R8

Sun 10: RSAYS Women’s Racing Series R8 Sat 16:

Club Inshore Series R14 / J24 Club Inshore Series R19&20

As we begin to wind up a racing season we immediately look ahead to the next and it was refreshing to receive some constructive feedback from some of our racing skippers. The recent Program Forum at the RSAYS reinforced to racing committees of both clubs that, whilst we need to continually keep tweaking, essentially our racing programs are meeting the needs of most members. Eight CYC Keelboats and two J24’s were represented at the forum, joining spokespersons for 11 Keelboat, 2 multi hull and 4 Etchells from the RSAYS. Whilst some CYC skippers were unable to attend the forum they were thoughtful enough to provide me with their thoughts on paper beforehand. In essence we have received direct feedback from the skippers and crews of 34 boats from both clubs. Votes were taken on a number of questions and subsequently these views and comments will be taken into account as we work on our program for the next Summer racing season. It’s not too late to have your say, and I welcome your comments on the following issues: SUNDAY RACING: some skippers have indicated that they would like to see two Sunday races (one before Christmas and one after). These races would enable sailors from other clubs and junior sailors to join us. It is hoped that some Trailerable boats could enjoy a casual race on these days as well. TWILIGHTS: The two combined twilight races were deemed a success and two stand-alone Ladies Helm twilights were advocated and well supported at the forum. RACE START TIME: Should we start earlier toward the end of the season? General consensus so far is that any race day needs to provide at least two hours of good racing but crews should be able to be socialising on the patio by around 4:30 MULTI-RACE DAYS: This issue is a sharply divided one. What is the ideal blend of single and double race days? Should we only conduct multi race days for regattas or are they a mandatory component of the inshore series?

Sun 17: Resail Day Fri 22:

Good Friday / End of Season Celebrations at Port Vincent

Sat 23:

Easter Saturday / End of Season Celebrations at Port Vincent

Sun 24: Easter Sunday / End of Season Celebrations at Port Vincent Mon 25: Easter Monday / ANZAC Day / End of Season Celebrations at Port Vincent Tues 26: ANZAC Day Public Holiday / End of Season Celebrations at Port Vincent

May Fri 6:

Racing Association Presentation Night

Sat 14:

Short-handed Short Course Series R1

Sun 22: Winter Series R1 Sat 28:

Traci Ayris

Short-handed Short Course Series R2

COURSES: Again, this is a divided issue but both Windward/Leeward racers will be accommodated and those who prefer beacon/fixed mark races will more than likely prefer the Coaster series. Many skippers have indicated the necessity of RO’s planning races which can be shortened as necessary. LONG WEEKENDS: Feedback so far indicates that racing on long weekends is not preferred. OFFSHORE: Feedback indicates a strong desire among most offshore skippers for more flexibility with courses and perhaps the inclusion of a “Destination” type race (more than likely to Port Vincent). The issue of running “short” offshores (ie: 60nm) within the gulf is another divided one, some hate them, others enjoy them. I invite all skippers who intend to race next year to jot down their thoughts on these and any other issues and send to Jess as soon as possible so that we can plan a program to suit the majority of those out on the water next season. SHORT HANDED: REX is currently considering an option whereby the Short Handed series could potentially encompass two divisions: one for the “purist” two hander and another which will allow boats to race with up to four aboard (for boats with general crew numbers 7+) and be handicapped accordingly. The object behind extending the existing parameters of short handed racing in its current form is to encourage more skippers to consider racing on these dates. We understand that it can be hard to gather a full crew in the cooler months so this type of racing could appeal. A separate start would be provided if this second division were to obtain enough numbers to constitute a fleet. If you would consider nominating for this type of racing please let Jess know as fleet numbers will dictate whether a second fleet is viable. PRESENTATION NIGHT is just around the corner, we’re planning some comedy and musical entertainment so bring your partners along. We’re taking nominations for Crewperson of the Year and Yacht of the Year. Please remember that “Crewperson of the Year” is not limited to the elite racing crews, it’s an award which recognises the person on your boat who consistently does so much more than jump aboard on race day, the person who is always there for that working bee and who goes out of their way to fix things when they break. If you have such a crew member and believe that they are consistent, talented, proactive, dedicated and irreplaceable then please put their name forward for consideration. In closing, if you haven’t yet made plans for Easter I urge you to join us at Port Vincent as we combine with RSAYS members for a great weekend of racing and onshore activities.

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MARINE ACADEMY NEWS

Small Keelboat Introduction

Small Keelboat Learn to Sail Winter Series

Two hours of hands on sailing at a Wednesday Twilight Race to get a taste of what our full learn to sail courses offer.

This winter is a great opportunity to learn to sail. Keep your feet dry and actively learn how to sail by racing with the other club race boats in the Winter Series. You can join at any level.

Members $65 Non-Members $75 9 March 2011 16 March 2011

*Book 2 or more Winter Series Courses and you will be invited to race in the Port Line Cup Members $345 Non-Members $375

Boat Licence Course Recreational Powerboat Operator Course

22 May 2011 19 June 2011

Members $180 Non-Members $190 17 Aug 2011

Safety Day

Youth Boat Licence Course

J24 Keelboat Weekender

Relevant to local Offshore and Short-handed Racing. A worthwhile safety day for all active members

A 2 day learn to sail course on a J24

Members $40 Non-Members $60

Members $350 Non-Members $375

25 Sept 2011

Recreational Powerboat Operator Course Members $180 Non-Members $190 18 April 2011

9 April 2011

School Holiday Program (8-16yo)

Sea Safety & Survival Course (SSSC)

Held during the January Holidays, this course is a fun, informative and practical experience for school age kids. For more info please see the website

Presented by Teki Dalton (YA Instructor and Examiner), this course is a requirement for Offshore Racing.

Members $240 Non-Members $250

Members $270 Non-Members $290 8-9 October 2011

17 Jan 2012

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IRC NEWS End of Season Discounts Offered for 2010 IRC Certificates

Yachting Australia is once again offering a 50 per cent discount on all end of season IRC applications lodged by Australian boat owners, a substantial saving for those owners wishing to race in the closing months of the current IRC year. The special offer is applicable on certificates issued between 1 March and 31 May 2011 and only on 2010 IRC certificates. The discounted prices for certificates obtained during this period are as follows:

Revalidations

$13.75/m

New Applications

$14.25/m

Amendments Trials

$5.25/m $6.75/m

Re-registrations

$6.75/m

There are a number of regattas which will take place around Australia between now and the end of the current IRC year on 31 May 2011, allowing owners and Clubs to take advantage of this offer. These include: the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race, the Queensland IRC Championships, Sail Port Stephens, Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race and the Melbourne to King Island Yacht Race. Please note that this offer is applicable for 2010 IRC applications only. Regular prices will apply to any applications received for 2011 IRC ratings during this time. For further information please contact Amy Howie at Yachting Australia on (02) 8424 7410 or email amy.howie@yachting.org.au.

IRCWEIGHINGDAY Another weighing day is planned for April or May. Boats already booked in include: Marnico ~ G-Wizz ~ Freelance ~ Peer Gynt ~ ~ New Beneteau 45 (due at the CYCSA on the 16th April 2011 If you are interested in having your boat weighed, please ring William Strangways (8269 3256)

Changes to IRC Rules for 2011 Rule 8.2 now incorporates the first sentence of old Rule 8.9. The remainder of old Rule 8.9 has been deleted because it is repeated elsewhere.

Old Rule 12.8 is deleted as being now redundant.

Old Rule 21.3.4 (e) is deleted as being redundant.

In response to abuse, Rule 8.2.1 now requires that a boat holding a short-handed certificate may not use her primary certificate for short-handed races

To improve clarity, old Rule 8.4 has been separated into three separate rules, 8.4, 8.5 and 8.6.

Rule 21.5.3 is amended to clarify that, in the case of mainsail widths less than the defined lower limits, the lower limits are shown on a boat’s certificate. Rule 21.7.3 is similarly modified in respect of headsail dimensions.

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Rule 8.6 now specifically defines the meaning of Endorsed. It also clarifiers that irrespective of certificate print language, the work ENDORSED is always used and how this is shown on certificates.

Old Rules 21.6.1 and 21.6.4 are deleted as being potentially misleading. IRC treatment of SPA and STL is not affected by this deletion.

In response to abuse, Rule 21.8.1 (c) is amended to limit the minimum size of headsail used by a boat rated for a single roller furling headsail .

Rule 22.4 is amended by the deletion of old Rules 22.4.1, 22.4.3, 22.4.4 and 22.4.5.New Rule 22.4.2 now invokes Crew Number by default unless this is amended by a Notice of Race.

New Rule 8.10 defines rated dimensions as maxima and minima and that a boat found during equipment inspection at an event to exceed any dimension is not in compliance with her certificate.

Rule 9, Rating Review, is now specific that it does not apply to equipment inspection at an event.

For clarification, the IRC definitions of HHB, LL, LLmax and LP are amended.

New Rule 17.2.9 clarifies that portable electronic equipment shall not be on board for Measurement Condition.

There are a number of other detail changes of an administrative nature.

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RACING MANAGER’S REPORT

Hello from the Race Office! Another busy month in the Race Office thanks to our action-packed schedule. We've finished our Twilight Series, completed two great regatta weekends and now I am working on Presentation Night. The Vicsail Beneteau Regatta on March 27 saw ten yachts out on the water and on April 2nd and 3rd we also hosted the J24 State Championships in conjunction with the Great Southern Regatta. Autumn turned on two brilliant days for the J's and the GSR fleet and a full list of results can be found in this bulletin.

Diary Dates Sunday the 17th April : Resail Day Schedule: 1 x Long Inshore (Div 1 and Div 2) 3 x W/L (J24) Friday 6th May: Presentation Night We have a great night planned! Don’t forget to book at Reception.

Racing Association

A special highlight for me was the Ladies Helm Twilight, which was held at the completion of the Phil Hoffmann Travel Twilight Series. The decision to sneak in an extra Wednesday night race before the disappearance of Daylight Saving was great as I managed to get out on the water myself and helm G-Wizz. I had a great time and send special thanks to Greg and the G-Wizz crew for their patience!

~ Jess

Sponsors - 2010-2011

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CLUB INSHORE SERIES RACE RESULTS Race 10 - 5 March 2011

Race 12 - 2 April 2011

D1 IRC 1st 2nd 3rd

Two True - Andrew Saies SMB 3.5 - Geoff Boettcher Shining Sea - Andrew Corletto

D1 IRC 1st 2nd 3rd

Two True - Andrew Saies SMB 3.5 - Geoff Boettcher The Business - Nick George

D1 PHS 1st 2nd 3rd

Alliance - Jim Hallion Doctor Feelgood - Wayne Coonan White Knight - David Knights

D1 PHS 1st 2nd 3rd

The Business - Nick George Bullistic - Paul Martin White Knight - David Knights

D2 PHS 1st 2nd 3rd

Carioca - Beth Hutton Flying Circus - Steve Power Synergy - Mal Hutton

D2 PHS 1st 2nd 3rd

Young Einstein - Rob Sellick Carioca - Beth Hutton Flying Circus - Steve Power

Race 13 - 2 April 2011 D1 IRC 1st 2nd 3rd

SMB 3.5 - Geoff Boettcher Two True - Andrew Saies The Business - Nick George

D1 PHS 1st 2nd 3rd

SMB 3.5 - Geoff Boettcher Two True - Andrew Saies Bullistic - Paul Martin

D2 PHS 1st 2nd 3rd

Synergy - Mal Hutton Young Einstein - Rob Sellick Carioca - Beth Hutton

CLUB INSHORE RACE 11 REPORT - 26 MARCH This race was listed as a W/L to be conducted by the RSAYS. Originally the race was to have some river content to add variety to our Saturday racing, however the amount of expected shipping movements changed that & RSAYS ran an outside start W/L race. The wind varied from 10-17 knts, generally from the SE, but swinging 15° either side. Division 1 & Multihulls: 1.8 miles / 3 laps Division 2: 1.4 miles / 3 laps Division 2 included a couple of J24 competitors, due to the crane breaking down & their race being postponed. It was a Sunny day with 17 on the line for Div 1 start, creating a very competitive start with fleet splitting. The Business and three others tacked early onto port and went out to sea in clear air. The rest went inshore, but big dividends were paid for those who went offshore, with The Business second around the windward mark after SMB. It was close racing with yachts picking the shifts and making big gains. Results At the windward mark rounding for the 2nd time, Two True and 3 Cool Cats hit solidly beam to beam both on D1 IRC D 1 PHS stbd. 3 Cool Cats came off worst with port side fence 1st SMB 3.5 - Geoff Boettcher 1st The Business – Nick George 2nd Two True - Andrew Saies 2nd White Knight – David Knights badly bent. On lap 3 The Business hit the mark. After 3rd The Business – Nick George 3rd SMB 3.5 - Geoff Boettcher all this action and excitement, the results listed Bullistic and Asylum as OCS at the start which was very D2 PHS disappointing for them. 1st Carioca – Beth Hutton 2nd Young Einstein – Rob Sellick It was a great days racing with the RSAYS RO, Langdon 3rd JJF – Doug Watson Hamlyn, doing an excellent job.

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SA IRC CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS

Race 10 - 26 March 2011 1st 2nd 3rd

Race 11– 2 April 2011

SMB 3.5 - Geoff Boettcher Two True - Andrew Saies The Business - Nick George

1st 2nd 3rd

Race 12– 2 April 2011 1st 2nd 3rd

Two True - Andrew Saies SMB 3.5 - Geoff Boettcher 3 Cool Cats - Scott Mutton

Race 13– 3 April 2011

SMB 3.5 - Geoff Boettcher Two True - Andrew Saies The Business - Nick George

1st 2nd 3rd

Two True - Andrew Saies SMB 3.5 - Geoff Boettcher Shining Sea - Andrew Corletto

SERIES SCORES Two True & SMB on 26 pts each. SMB won on countback. 1st SMB 3.5 - Geoff Boettcher 2nd Two True - Andrew Saies 3rd Shining Sea - Andrew Corletto

MUSTO OFFSHORE SERIES—ISLAND CUP Race started on FRIDAY 18 March 2011 The Island Cup had a forecast of E – S/E 10/15 knts - perfect for this course and for those who enjoy fast reaching! The race started on time (1900hrs) in the river. Most yachts used a spinnaker for a few miles past the breakwater, however the breeze soon moved to the S/E, causing all yachts to drop their spinnakers, go for a headsail & crack off! The fleet carried the breeze to Beatrice Island – at times gusting up to 20 knots just forward of the beam. Most of the fleet rounded Beatrice between midnight (SMB 3.5) & 0300 (Kinetic Energy). The was only one major problem on this leg with Synergy going aground just after rounding Beatrice and a high tide compounding their worries. Luckily, 2 local Coast Guard boats pulled her free, and they subsequently retired from the race. After fixing a minor engine problem they had a leisurely sail back to CYCSA, arriving home at 1900 on Saturday. The breeze held overnight, and the rest of the fleet absolutely flew up to Orontes, but then the problems began with the wind going light from the N – N/E then finally to E. SMB 3.5 rounded Orontes at 0504, covering approximately 128 miles in 10 hrs, but then took another 4 hrs to cover the last 22miles. They finished the race at 0845 with an elapsed time of 13hrs 45min for 150 miles –BRILLIANT.... and probably a record for the Island Cup! Kaesler, Two True, 3 Cool Cats & the Sydney 38 group finished a bit either side of 1500, all still very good times for the Island Cup. In the smaller yachts Kinetic Energy rounded Orontes at 1030 - not far behind the group in front -but spent 5 frustrating hours covering the last 22 miles, finishing at 1534. Island Cup – 18 March 2011 1st 2nd 3rd

IRC SMB 3.5 - Geoff Boettcher Two True - Andrew Saies Kinetic Energy – Andy Shipp

1st 2nd 3rd

PHS SMB 3.5 - Geoff Boettcher Kinetic Energy – Andy Shipp Asylum – Derek Morrison

Macdonnell Sound – 9 April 2011

~William Strangways

1st 2nd 3rd

1st 2nd 3rd

IRC SMB 3.5 - Geoff Boettcher Shining Sea - Andrew Corletto Asylum – Derek Morrison PHS Shining Sea - Andrew Corletto Asylum – Derek Morrison SMB 3.5 - Geoff Boettcher

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J24 CLUB INSHORE SERIES RACE RESULTS Race 16 - 5 March 2011

Race 17 - March 2011

OD 1st 2nd 3rd

No Eye Deer - Trevor Conyers Good Company - Robin Townsend Jumpin Jack Flash - Doug Watson

OD 1st 2nd 3rd

Jumpin Jack Flash - Doug Watson Vertigo - Jamie Goode Good Company - Robin Townsend

PHS 1st 2nd 3rd

Jumpin Jack Flash - Doug Watson No Eye Deer - Trevor Conyers Cookie Monster - Brian Walsh

PHS 1st 2nd 3rd

Jumpin Jack Flash - Doug Watson Vertigo - Jamie Goode Good Company - Robin Townsend

Race 18 - 26 March 2011 Race Postponed

‘GEORGES’ INSHORE OFFSHORE SERIES RESULTS Race 8 - 12 March 2011

Race 9 - 9 April 2011

IRC 1st 2nd 3rd

Asylum - Derek Morrison Kinetic Energy - Andy Shipp Another Planet - Brenton Pegler

IRC 1st 2nd 3rd

Shining Sea - Andrew Corletto Asylum - Derek Morrison -

PHS 1st 2nd 3rd

Asylum - Derek Morrison Kinetic Energy - Andy Shipp Another Planet - Brenton Pegler

PHS 1st 2nd 3rd

Shining Sea - Andrew Corletto Asylum - Derek Morrison -

COASTER SERIES RACE RESULTS Standalone—12 March 2010 1st 2nd 3rd

Race 8—19 March 2010

Bullistic - Paul Martin Asylum - Derek Morrison Kinetic Energy - Andy Shipp

1st 2nd 3rd

Doctor Feelgood - Wayne Coonan Another Planet - Brenton Pegler Alliance - Jim Hallion

Race 9 - 9 April 2011 1st 2nd 3rd

Such Id Life - Dave Nicolson Locomotion - Peter Hall War & Peace - Stefan Marcel

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PHIL HOFFMANN TRAVEL TWILIGHT SERIES 2 RESULTS

Race 6 - 2nd March 2011 Cruising 1st Medosa - Brian Smith 2nd Aquila - Mark Johns 3rd Flying Circus - Steve Power Racing 1st Such Is Life - Roger Nicolson 2nd Vertigo - Jamie Goode

Race 9 - 23 March 2011 Race Abandoned due to weather

Race 7 - 9 March 2011 Cruising 1st Aquila - Mark Johns 2nd White Knight - David Knights 3rd Hold On - Peter Page

Race 8 - 16 March 2011 Cruising 1st Another Planet - Alan Hambly 2nd Bullistic - Paul Martin 3rd Hold On - Peter Page

OVERALL SERIES RESULTS Cruising 1st Matador - Mike Draper 2nd Medosa - Brian Smith 3rd Liberator - Geoff Catt

Series 2 Results Cruising 1st Medosa - Brian Smith 2nd Matador - Mike Draper 3rd War & Peace - Stefan Marcel

Racing 1st Such Is Life 2nd Vertigo - Jamie Goode 3rd JJF - Doug Watson

Racing 1st Such Is Life 2nd Vertigo - Jamie Goode

Congratulations Matador!!

LADIES HELM TWILIGHT - 30 MARCH 2011 Due to the popularity of our Ladies Helms Twilight Race before Christmas, we successfully scheduled another standalone Ladies Helm race at the end of the Twilight Series. Attended by our Sponsors from Phil Hoffmann Travel (Phil, Christa and Suzie), and Yalumba (Therese), it was a perfect opportunity for Series Presentations, as the final race in the Twilight Series was blown away. The race was another success, with a total of 17 starters – all helmed by lovely ladies! Not a bad number considering it wasn’t scheduled in the program! Congratulations to Karen Johns (Aquila) for beating all the other ladies to walk away with 1st place and a lovely gift courtesy of Yalumba!

1st 2nd 3rd

Aquila - Karen Johns That’s Life - Michelle Evans Dr Feelgood - Cathy, Kylie & Katie

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GREAT SOUTHERN REGATTA

Great Southern Regatta – April 2 & 3 2011 This year’s Great Southern Regatta saw the most entries since 2007, with 30 entrants in total: Div 1: 11 (CYCSA 10 / RSAYS 1) Div 2: 10 (CYCSA 3 / PASC 7) J24: 9 (CYCSA 6 / PASC 3) Special mention is warranted for the Port Adelaide Sailing Club who entered 10 yachts in the regatta, stayed overnight in the marina, and made a major contribution to the success to the regatta. The series consisted of 2 W/L races on Saturday and a Long Inshore on Sunday. These races were run in conjunction with the J24 State Championships, who raced 3 x W/L each day. The weather was perfect all weekend with sunshine and ample breeze.

Saturday 2nd April 2011 GSR Race 1 for Div 1 was 2.3 miles x 2 laps, and for Div 2 was 1.9 miles x 2 laps. (wind direction bearing 180 degrees). It was an excellent course with most yachts appreciating the longer legs. The J24 Div sailed 0.7 miles for 3 laps wind speed around 12 knots.

GSR Race 2 – 2 April 2011 D1 IRC 1st Two True - Andrew Saies 2nd SMB 3.5 - Geoff Boettcher 3rd The Business – Nick George D1 PHS 1st SMB 3.5 - Geoff Boettcher 2nd Two True - Andrew Saies 3rd Bullistic – Paul Martin D2 PHS 1st Synergy – Mal Hutton 2nd Young Einstein – Rob Sellick 3rd Carioca – Beth Hutton

GSR Race 1 – 2 April 2011 D1 IRC 1st Two True - Andrew Saies 2nd SMB 3.5 - Geoff Boettcher 3rd 3 Cool Cats – Scott Mutton D1 PHS 1st The Business – Nick George 2nd 3 Cool Cats – Scott Mutton 3rd White Knight – David Knights D2 PHS 1st Young Einstein – Rob Sellick 2nd Blue Max – Peter Montgomery 3rd Carioca – Beth Hutton

GSR Race 2 for Div 1 was 2.3 Miles with a bearing of 190° for 2 laps. Div 2 was 1.7 miles with a bearing 190° for 2 laps. Race 2 for the J24 Div sailed 0.7 miles with a bearing of 190° for 3 laps wind speed around 13 knots – race 3 was in the same conditions, using the same course. There was a delay of about 30 mins between the start of Race 2, mostly due to a few problems on board a couple of the slower Div 2 yachts. The wind at the start of the race was approx 13 knots, and built up during the race with gusts around 19 knots on the last leg. There was a big tide running for the 2nd race, which combined with the SSW breeze built up some white caps, which added to the excitement. After a clear start in Div 1 fleet, most appeared to tack early, which ended up being the right move - 3 Cool Cats lost about 300 metres on the fleet by staying inshore to long. During the second run a few yachts opted not to fly kites. Synergy had a blinder in Div 2 and blitzed the rest of the fleet. The J24 fleet also had plenty of thrills surfing down the white caps.

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GREAT SOUTHERN REGATTA

Sunday 3rd April 2011 The second day of the GSR started with very light breeze in the morning. Race 4 of the J24 Division started at 1100hrs in 4 knots of breeze at a bearing of 250° for 3 laps with a length of 0.7 miles. After 1 lap the course was shortened to 0.5 miles and windward mark was moved to 230°. GSR Race 3 – 3 April 2011 D1 IRC 1st Two True - Andrew Saies 2nd SMB 3.5 - Geoff Boettcher 3rd Shining Sea – Andrew Corletto D1 PHS 1st Bullistic – Paul Martin 2nd White Knight – David Knights 3rd Shining Sea – Andrew Corletto D2 PHS 1st Synergy – Mal Hutton 2nd Peer Gynt – Doug Gladman 3rd Dejavu – Craig Henderson

It was a 12.10 start for the keelboats in the GSR. The course was a long inshore, with winds of 7 knots at 230°. The Div 1 course was to the gate at Point Malcolm - then 5 miles at 160° - to a mark approx off Torrens Outlet - to Point Malcolm gate - to a gate prior to the finish line – finish (approx 15 miles). Div 2 sailed the same course, apart from 2 mile leg after Point Malcolm.

GSR – Overall Regatta Results D1 IRC 1st Two True - Andrew Saies 2nd SMB 3.5 - Geoff Boettcher 3rd The Business – Nick George D1 PHS 1st Bullistic – Paul Martin 2nd The Business – Nick George 3rd White Knight – David Knights D2 PHS 1st Synergy – Mal Hutton 2nd Young Einstein – Rob Sellick 3rd Peer Gynt – Doug Gladman

We saw a good aggressive start in Div 1, with Asylum and 3 Cool Cats having a "beam love-tap" half way down the line. Div 2 started very conservatively, with one yacht 2 mins late. About 30 mins into the race the breeze backed to 180/190° putting the fleet on the wind to their turning marks, followed by a spinnaker run all the way home. The breeze picked up to 15 knots from the south slightly favouring the bulk of the fleet, as SMB 3.5 had finished in just over 2 hrs with not much of the increased wind strength, and most of the fleet spent about 2 -3 hours on the water, all enjoying a fabulous afternoon. Synergy had another great race in Div 2, winning line honours out of a fleet of 10, and also coming first on PHS.

J24 Fleet After a slow start in Race 4 the breeze picked up to 10/12 knots for the last lap. Race 5 consisted of 3 laps at 0.7 miles, with winds of 13 knots at 175° - creating excellent racing with a very close finish. Race 6 was 3 laps at 0.7 miles with winds of 17 knots at 185°. Code Violation was about half a boat length over the line at the start, which put skipper Peter in big trouble trying to get back behind the line in such a bunched fleet - however he sailed brilliantly and still came second. J24 GSR – 2 April 2011 Race 1 1st Such Is Life—Dave Nicolson 2nd JJF—Doug Watson 3rd Good Company - Robin Townsend Race 2 1st Cookie Monster - Brian Walsh 2nd Vertigo - Jamie Goode 3rd Such Is Life—Dave Nicolson Race 3 1st Vertigo - Jamie Goode 2nd JJF—Doug Watson 3rd Code Violation – Peter Stevens

J24 GSR – 3 April 2011 Race 4 1st No Eye Deer – Trevor Conyers 2nd Good Company – Robin Townsend 3rd Code Violation – Peter Stevens Race 5 1st Fun 2 – Alyn Stevenson 2nd No Eye Deer – Trevor Conyers 3rd Cookie Monster – Brian Walsh Race 6 1st Cookie Monster – Brian Walsh 2nd Code Violation – Peter Stevens 3rd Lunatic Asylum – Sean Wallis

J24 GSR Overall Results 6 Races 0 Drops 1st Code Violation - Peter Stevens 25 pts 2nd Good Company - Robin Townsend 27 pts 3rd Cookie Monster - Brian Walsh 28.5 pts 4th Vertigo – Jamie Goode 29pts 5th Such is Life - Dave Nicholson 29 pts Jumping Jack Flash - Doug Watson 30 pts 6th

International J24 Class State Championships The J24 State Championship was run in conjunction with the Great Southern Regatta, and consisted of 6 Races, no Drops. It was a weekend of fantastic aggressive racing, with 6 DIFFERENT WINNERS for the 6 races! Our thanks to RO Neil Burford & his team of volunteers for providing good racing both days. J24 State Champs – 2 April 2011 Race 1 1st Lunatic Asylum – Sean Wallis 2nd JJF—Doug Watson 3rd Such Is Life—Dave Nicolson Race 2 1st JJF—Doug Watson 2nd Vertigo - Jamie Goode 3rd Fun 2 – Alyn Stevenson Race 3 1st Vertigo - Jamie Goode 2nd JJF—Doug Watson 3rd Code Violation – Peter Stevens

J24 State Champs – 2 April 2011 Race 4 1st No Eye Deer – Trevor Conyers 2nd Fun 2 – Alyn Stevenson 3rd Good Company - Robin Townsend Race 5 1st Fun 2 – Alyn Stevenson 2nd No Eye Deer – Trevor Conyers 3rd Lunatic Asylum – Sean Wallis Race 6 1st Code Violation – Peter Stevens 2nd Fun 2 – Alyn Stevenson 3rd Vertigo - Jamie Goode

J24 State Champs Overall Results 6 Races 0 Drops 1st Fun 2 - Alyn Stevenson 22 pts nd 2 Code Violation - Peter Stevens 23 pts 3rd Jumping Jack Flash - Doug Watson 25 pts th 4 Vertigo – Jamie Goode 26pts


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VICSAIL BENETEAU REGATTA—SUNDAY 27 MARCH This year was the CYCSA’s turn to host the popular Vicsail Beneteau Regatta.

10 Yachts in total entered – 6 from the CYCSA and 4 from RSAYS. Brendan Hunt and Rebecca Psaltis from Vicsail held a welcome and briefing on the patio at 11am, followed by morning tea and cake.

There were 2 divisions – Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker. Spinnaker course: Start – Point Malcolm (S) (Orange Inflatable) – Wreck Buoy (S) – Finish - In total about 8nm. Non- Spinnaker course: Start –Point Malcolm (S) (Orange Inflatable) – Finish - In total about 5.5nm. Vicsail Beneteau Regatta Sunday 27 March 2011 1st

War & Peace – Stefan Marcel

2nd

Nellie Myra – Trevor Mudge

3rd

Sea Hawke – Jerry Brown

The races started at 1300 with only 3 knots of wind from the SE, flat seas and sunshine. About 30 minutes into the race, a light SW sea breeze prevailed (7/8 knots), giving all entrants a lovely afternoon of sailing in the sunshine for 2 to 3 hours. After the race finished, all competitors headed back to the marina, where a BBQ and drinks for 80 really topped off the day. Brendan and Rebecca did the presentations for both divisions, followed by the overall result and the announcement of the 2011 winner of the Beneteau Bugle.

Another great day at the CYCSA!

Congratulations War & Peace!!

~ William Strangways

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Downwind March 2011  

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