Quote of the Month

Quote of the Month; The Commodore of the club leads by example, usually he leads round the race track as well-Joe King.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Drinks

Christmas Drinks Next Week.

The Multihull Yacht Club of Victoria is having Christmas drinks next Wednesday December 15th 2010 to celebrate the end of the sailing year and worship our new National Champion Shaun Fishley and crew. Come along for a meal or pop in for a quick drink. I will need to book a table so if you can reply via email that would be great to get basic numbers. Hope to see you all there. tim@tricortrading.com.au


When: Wednesday 15th December.

Where: Mathew Flinders Hotel.
667 Warrigal Road
Chadstone VIC 3148
Time: 7.30pm onwards.


AUDI VICTORIA WEEK 2011.

The Multihull series is confirmed and only 39 days away, so start getting your boats ready. We are expecting up to 20 boats this year with a possible 5 boats in div.1. Raw to the Core was seen at Hart Marine over the past week. Does this mean Martyn Riley is planning another Geelong assault??? Jump on the web site and have a look round, 2 boats already entered Peccadillo and Scharnhorst. http://www.victoriaweek.com.au

Saturday, November 27, 2010

New National Champ returns to Melbourne

NEWS FLASH, NEWS FLASH.
Shaun Fishley and crew bring home the cookies by winning the 2010 Div 2. APC National Trailerable Multihull Championships. Well done guys great sailing.


Leon and crew on Rainbow Connection also had thier hand in the Cookie barrel with a 2nd on OMR in 3rd div. and a 1st in PHC. Well done everyone......





Mad Max boys sailed hard all week and managed a 3rd on OMR in 1st Div.


While George Bulkas Skaddle broke her mast and join Tim & Rob with their new boat Bare Essentials (broken centreboard) back on the bank.


























Monday, November 15, 2010

SOMR 2010

Southern Oceans Multihull Regatta 2010.

And the Winners are..........

OMR Division
1st E-Marineworld (Tim Pepperell)
2nd Frassld (Shaun Fishley)
3rd Chilli ( Geoff Floyd / Lisa Fitzell)

Performance H’cap Division
1st E-Marineworld (Tim Pepperell)
2nd Frassld (Shaun Fishley)
Eq 3rd Mustang Sally (Al Bennet)
Eq 3rd Chilli (Geoff Floyd/Lisa Fitzell)

SOMR Series Championship
The e-marineworld team of Tim Fuller Pepperell, Tony Navman Holt, Gail Good girl Perry, Libby GoGo Fox and Chris Culppy Culph.

those Other Awards....
SillyArse Award .... Shuttle [Flying Deckchair](Dave Tapper) for butting the bank 3 times ! You can’t just blame the rain, Dave.
Pigs Might Fly Trophy .... Peccadillo (Charles Meredith) for expecting to take the Racer/Cruiser Crown from the likes of Cascade or Bagatelle, first time around. Nice try though, Charles!
SOMR Virgin Award... Peccadillo (Charles Meredith) see above, of course.

SOMR 2010


Have you ever wondered what it's like sitting back at the club house organising a regatta? Have you ever wondered what it is like building a cat for 20 years? Keep reading, one of these questions will be answered.




SOMR 2010 – The view from the clubhouse


Every SOMR has its own character- windy, weird, wild, wacky or wimpy, but I’m sure SOMR 2010 will be remembered as the” Wet One “. As far as I can recall we have never before sailed a SOMR round in quite the downpour conditions experienced this year on the first day of competition.

It was not as though it was unpredicted; the BOM was cheerfully telling us all week that we were gunna cop it on Saturday, and guess what? They were right. Things looked OK from the race office at the beginning, except for a certain lack of breeze for a start, Then the rain came...

According to reports from the Drowned Rats when they returned to the dock, navigation was reduced to touchy- feely along the Middle Bank in some cases. I presume all competitors did find all the marks in the correct order.... Couldn’t see a thing from shore.

The BOM also predicted Gale Force winds and more rain for Sunday. Accordingly, when there was no sign of the Bureau lifting the Gale warning on Sunday morning, we cancelled the day’s racing. There were a few grumbles around the HYC clubhouse on this decision but interestingly, none from the competitors who would be actually coping with blow on the day - more credit to them, and an indication of the wealth of experience in our current fleet.

Just to clarify: MYCV runs SOMR for the enjoyment and pleasure of all competitors. It is not a world championship or “sheepstation” event, it is a mixed fleet category 5 multihull series. Our experience over the last twenty years has shown that racing in Gale warning conditions stretches our ability to provide safety coverage to an unacceptable degree. It would be simply an unfair liability on our host Club, our own officials and of course, the competitors themselves. BOM’s definition of a gale warning is 34-47 Knots with gusts maybe 30% higher; not nice. We will race under caution in predicted Strong Wind Warning conditions, 27-33 knots, and consider a mandatory PFD instruction but in case of a Storm Warning (48-63 knots) ? Forget it ! ( of course the big winds did not quite eventuate on the day, but that’s not the point)

Monday was catchup day. Apologies to all for the 8:30 am first race start but that was the only way we could get a meaningful result of four races for the series and not have people out on the course when they should be whooping it up at the Presentation shindig. The conditions were just enough to our series of short courses underway and all went beautifully until a large black mono appeared to be wanting to join in the event. Fortunately spotted by our committee boat crew who postponed the start and let them steam through- it seems the Iron Monarch doesn’t have a fixed departure time in the Port Movement schedule. It just goes when it wants to, and very quickly too. Wonder what it rates?....

Race 3 presented the race committee with a bit of a dilemma. The fleet were sailing to a shortened course flag instruction wherein the course was finished at Channel marker 27, a porthand turning mark. Now because the crew could not anchor the committee boat in the channel, they had to place the finish line on the opposite side of the mark. The fleet, sailing down onto 27, saw the committee boat on the left of the mark and did the what seemed to be the logical thing, charge through it! Whoops, shoulda passed 27 to port guys, and come back through the line in the opposite direction. A couple of crews realised the mistake and undid the track, a couple got really confused and sailed around in circles and the rest were oblivious. What to do ? Enforce a ruling and blow a Keating result ( a nice set of numbers) for the series? Nah, this is a fun regatta, everybody made the mistake, there was just enough ambivalence in the situation, times were recorded for the first line crossing and the final result was not going to affected anyhow. We let ‘em off the hook. Our event, our rules OK?

The Presentation dinner at HYC was the usual hoot. The singer chick is looking slinkier each year, the food was great and the vocal ribbing of the prizewinners was well up to standard. One mystery, what happened to Shrek? rumour has it, the early start and no boat dramas was just too much for him - or maybe he is just saving himself for Geelong.

Much cred and thanks to E-Marineworld for their support of SOMR including supplying the trophies, and to HYC for their generosity and great spirit in hosting our event.

And my own thanks to all the competitors for making it a safe and successful SOMR ...



Cheers, Ian A

Principal Race Officer

(P.S. Full results to follow when I can work out how to tabulate them)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

SOMR 2010

Full SOMR report and results coming soon. In the mean time if you have anything you would like to share give me a call and we can post it.



The calm before the storm? Or should I say rain. Nearly 100mm of rain was recorded at Stoney Point.


Close racing at this years SOMR heard yelling coming from a couple of the not so serious punters. The flying deck chair must have grown horns and didn't want to be beaten by Rainbow Connection sporting her new sails and speed. I didn't see any tooth picks floating round so they must of worked it out.


Lucky for Al Bennets spinnaker, he was the only boat we could see. With Teeths spinnaker is simular but it was blowing a bit much for that to go up!!!
Stay tuned.....


Friday, November 5, 2010

Peccadillo looking good at SOMR


With her new paint job, swept back spreaders, prodder, screacher and carbon sails, Peccadillo looked a treat. With Charles on the Helm and David tweaking, once she found the groove she powered along strongly. We look forward to seeing more of her in Westernport...

Sunday, October 31, 2010

e-marineworld SOMR 2010




Well well, SOMR 2010 is off to a great start. Just a quick report and a few pics to let you know how we are going. Zero wind and a lovely day for a raft up, cloud bake and a few drinks was the nice way to catch up with a few of the fellers.




After sitting around for a few hours a lovely 10 kts came in and we were able to start our first race. Only problem was the wind brought the rain and when I say rain I MEAN RAIN!!!!
It was that bad a one stage you couldn't see 200 metres in front of the boat. At the end of the race we didn't even know where Hasting channel was.
However, we did all have a lovely wet sail with a hot shower the order of the day. Day 2 has been cancelled due to a gale warning with 25-35 kts. Hopefully tomorrow we can get 3 short races in.
Chow for now.....












Thursday, October 28, 2010

e-marineworld SOMR 2010

Excitement is building. One day to it all starts.


I spy with my little eye, something begining with "S". That's right " Skadaddle" slipped down to Hasting today and must of had a large lunch... First time I looked she was skinny, one hour later she had definately got fatter or wider??









George is keen to perform well this year at SOMR and sort the boat out for Wangi Nationals later this month. Bring your rain coat, there is a chance you might need it!!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

e-marineworld SOMR 2010.

SOMR 2010.
SOMR is only 5 days away so keep the entries coming in. Trophies are ordered, band booked and caterers organized. Anyone looking for crew or any crew looking for a ride let me know and I’ll put you all in touch. The long range forecast looks great with 10-20kts and 25d every day. If anyone is having trouble getting their boat ready or needs to get measuring done their will be a small posy of enthusiast to help on Friday arvo. SEE YOU ALL THERE…

AUDI VICTORIA WEEK. 2011.


AUDI VICTORIA WEEK.
It’s finalised, the dates below are correct so you can start planning your Geelong assault. Rumor has it Martyn Riley is going to dust off Raw TO The Core to be first to Geelong, but some interest from Mad Max with Wilparina 11 have different ideas. It will be good to see the div 1 boats flying around lets hope they make it.


18th January - 23rd January, 2011
18th Tuesday  -          2 short races around Corio bay.
19th Wednesday -      Passage race to Docklands.
20th Thursday -         2 races up the top end of Port Phillip Bay.
21st Friday -              Lay day .
22nd Saturday -         Melbourne to Geelong Race.
23rd Sunday -            One or two races.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

E-MARINEWORLD SOMR 2010



   E-MARINEWORLD  SOMR  2010
SOUTHERN OCEANS  MULTIHULL  REGATTA

October 29th- November1st,  2010
ORGANISING  AUTHORITY: Multihull Yacht Club of Victoria
HOST CLUB: Hastings Yacht Club
VENUE:  Hastings Yacht Club, Hastings, Victoria

Schedule of Events

Item
Date
Start Time
End Time / Warning Signal
Measurement Inspection, Welcome BBQ
Fri 29th October
11h00

18h00
17h00
 Registration
Sat 30th October
08h00
10h00
Heat 1
Sat 30th October
11h30
11h25
Heat 2
Sat 30th October
14h30
14h25
Heat 3
Sun 31st October
09h30
09h25
Heat 4
Sun 31st October
13h30
13h25
Heat 5
Mon 1st November
08h30
08h25
Post mortem cruise
Tues 2nd  November
11h30


Further Information
Please contact:
David Tapper  03 9844 0361  tappers@bigpond.com
Ian Anderson  0402 088 990  iandi46@optusnet.com.au
Tim Pepperell  0418318019    tim@tricortrading.com.au


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