Club Members e-newsletter – May 2012
Yachting Victoria Awards: The 2012 Yachting Victoria Awards Night is being held on Friday 22nd June at Sandringham Yacht Club. Former Australian swimmer, Matt Welsh, will be our MC for the night. Tickets are available here.
YV Award Night Nominees: Congratulations to those people, clubs and training centres who have been nominated for the Yachting Victoria Awards Night in the following categories: Male Sailor of the Year, Female Sailor of the Year, Youth Sailor of the Year, Junior Sailor of the Year, Sailor of the Year with a Disability, Motor Yachtsperson of the Year, Race Official of the Year, Instructor of the Year, Coaching Program of the Year, YATC of the Year, Yacht Club of the Year, Media and Publicity Award and Services to Yachting Award. For all the nominees, please click here.
Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta: The Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta is hosted by Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron on 9th – 11th June. For further details on the Regatta, please go to the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron website. The AWKR 2012 is supporting the Cancer Council by donating monies raised from raffles run at lectures and in the Olympic Bar after racing. If you can contribute in anyway, please contact Allicia on (03) 95340227.
AWKR Lecture Series: The Regatta Lecture Series hosted by Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron in the lead up to the Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta concluded last night. During May, four speakers entertained the attendees with four brand new topics. Please click here for the full wrap.
Become an accredited Judge: Most people are familiar with the work of Race Officers, but what about Judges. The introduction of the medal race at the ISAF Sailing World Cup events and the Olympics have raised the profile of Judges within the sailing community. Yachting Victoria are running a Judge course at the end of June, for more information please click here.
Royals to host the IFDS World Championships 2015: The Royal Yacht Club of Victoria (Royals) is very proud and honored to be selected by the International Association for Disabled Sailing to host the IFDS World Championships 2015. The IFDS World Championships will bring the ‘best of the best’ of disabled sailing to Port Phillip as athletes fight for their spot in the 2016 Paralympic Games. For further details, please click here.
YVDS Update: Members of squad will be attending the YV Awards Night where the YVDS patron will be announced. The squad members will be easy to spot as they will be wearing their uniform supplied by Gill. Many of the athletes are currently participating in their class coaching programs getting out on the water when all the rest of us are rugged up, but “time on the water is what makes the sailor”. However some will be making their way to warmer climes to compete in the Laser Radial Youth World Championship and Queensland Youth Week, we wish them well – Go Victoria!For more details on the Yachting Victoria Development Squad, please click here.
Four Points of Port Phillip Trailable Yacht Race: Thirty – seven trailable yachts turned up at the start line for Melbourne Trailable Yacht Club’s inaugural ‘Four Points of Port Phillip Trailable Yacht Race’ on Sunday 27 May. The race started at 1000hrs in a 10 knot west - south westerly and the fleet enjoyed a fast reach past Point Ormond to the first mark off Green Point, at Brighton. The wind increased and many of the boats soon changed jibs before the windward leg out to Fawkner Beacon with the wind averaging around 15 knots and the odd gust to around 20 knots. A choppy sea tested the fleet and soon spread the boats over a wide area, crossing Port Phillip. For the full story, please click here.
Women take the trophies at McCrae Yacht Club: McCrae Yacht Club's 50th anniversary season came to an end on Saturday with a 60’s themed presentation night held at Rye Civic Hall where similar nights were held in the past. The winners of a number of the high profile trophies this year and in some cases for the first time where the young women of McCrae. It is testament to how the club operates and the environment created by the members and officials that many women take on roles traditionally held by men. For more information, please click here.
Sorrento Mid-Winter Regatta: Sorrento's Mid-Winters Regatta will be held on 9th & 10th June. SSCBC would like to invite all sailors of Minnows, Optimists and Laser classes to two days of racing and fun. Free Entry. For further details, please click here.
Melbourne Midwinters 2012: The much anticipated 2012 and 3rd edition of the Melbourne Midwinters will take place on Saturday 18th August. The venue will be Albert Park Yacht Club with the boats supplied by the Boatshed. For further details, please click here.
Use of Carbon Fibre: Further to the withdrawal of Interpretation 6, Yachting Australia is considering changing SR 3.12.7 which places limitations on the use of carbon fibre in pulpits, stanchions and lifeline equipment on yachts participating in Category 1 to 4 events. In line with YA’s risk management procedures, we invite public comment on the attached proposal. Any responses should be submitted in writing by Monday 4 June 2012 to email@example.com. For full details, please click here.
Australian & International News:
- Australian sailors win full house of medal at Sailing World Cup: Australian sailors have won three medals on the final day of racing at round five of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Medemblik, Holland. Krystal Weir won gold in the Laser Radial class, with Jessica Crisp claiming the RS:X women’s silver and bronze in the Sonar class going to Colin Harrison, Stephen Churm and Jonathan Harris. For more details, please click here.
- Tom Slingsby takes a step towards sailing greatness with fifth Laser world title: Australian sailor Tom Slingsby has won the 2012 Audi Laser World Championship with a race to spare in Boltenhagen, Germany.The 2012 title was Slingsby’s fifth in six years as he cements his position at the top of the Laser class in the final run up to the London 2012 Olympic Games. For full details, please click here.
- Outteridge and Jensen create history with 2012 49er World Championship win: Australian sailors Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen have made history with their gold medal at the 2012 49er World Championship in Zadar, Croatia. The win was Outteridge’s fourth world title and Jensen’s third, with the skipper putting his name in the history books as the first sailor to win four 49er World Championships. For the full story, please click here.
- 470 Worlds: Belcher and Page end week of dominance with 2012 470 World Championship title: Australian sailors Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page have won the 2012 470 World Championship following a dominant week in Barcelona, Spain. Belcher and Page’s win was the third World Championships for the Australian Sailing Team in the space of 10 days as the paired joined 2012 world title winners Tom Slingsby in the Laser class and Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen in the 49er. For the full story, please click here.
- Finn Gold Cup: Broken tiller brings Brendan Casey’s day to an early end at Finn Gold Cup: Brendan Casey has narrowly missed out on a place in the medal race at the 2012 Finn Gold Cup following a mixed day on the water in Falmouth, England. After light winds ruined any chance of racing on Wednesday three races were held in tough conditions on Thursday, with 25 knots of breeze and two to three metre seas making it almost survival conditions. For the full story, please click here.
- Laser Radial Worlds: Laser Radial World Championship comes to a close in Germany: Racing has wrapped up at the 2012 Laser Radial World Championship with Lithuanian sailor Gintare Schiedt winning her first world title. Australian sailor Krystal Weir finished the event 21st overall after a 43rd and an 18th in the final two races in Boltenhagen, Germany. Please click here for the full story.
- Malcolm Page talks about winning the 2012 470 World Championship and the final run to London: During a quick trip home this week Malcolm Page sat down to talk about winning the 2012 470 World Championship alongside Mathew Belcher. The win was the pair’s third in a row as they continue their campaign towards the London 2012 Olympic Games. Malcolm talks about the worlds in Barcelona which included six race wins in a row, the upcoming Sail for Gold regatta in Weymouth and how they are progressing towards the London 2012 Olympic Games. The video can be viewed here.
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Shipmate Marine Directory: The Victorian boaters essential guide has announced the release of their all new iPhone App, and it’s free! For further information, please see the Shipmate Website.
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Upcoming Events in June, July & August
- 2 Jun - Icicle Regatta 2012 - Heat 9 & 10 (Black Rock Yacht Club)
- 9 Jun - 2012 Latrobe City Sauna Sail (Latrobe Valley Yacht Club / Hazelwood Pondage Yinnar)
- 9, 10 & 11 Jun - Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta (Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron)
- 9 Jun - Queens Birthday Weekend Cruise Marlay Point to Loch Sport (Melbourne Trailable Yacht Club)
- 9 & 10 Jun – Sorrento Mid Winters Regatta (SSCBC)
- 22 Jun - Yachting Victoria Awards Night (Sandringham Yacht Club)
- 23 Jun - Winter Regatta 2012 (Albert Sailing Club)
- 12 Jul - 2012 Australian Schools Team Racing Championship (Albert Sailing Club)
- 13 Jul – Wintersail 2012 Junior Coaching Regatta (Albert Park Yacht Club)
- 5 Aug - Mordialloc Winter Series - Race 1 (Mordialloc Sailing Club)
- 12 Aug - Mordialloc Winter Series - Race 2 (Mordialloc Sailing Club)
- 18 Aug - Melbourne Midwinters 2012 (Team Racing / Albert Park Yacht Club)
- 19 Aug - Mordialloc Winter Series - Race 3 (Mordialloc Sailing Club)
- 25 Aug - Sail Mordi Regatta 2012 (Mordialloc Sailing Club)
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From the Crew at Yachting Victoria