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.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter on the Gippsland lakes.

Lisa from Chilli send me this photo of little Sknot taking her first steps, with a few words about the weekend. Can you believe it, the kite matches the boat and the mast!!!!! GREENNN

Boats sailing in our division were Triple Espresso, Spud Gun, chilli, Sayanara(cant spell this one), Sknot and many mosquitos, stingrays etc...

Days were perfect. Saturday was the Classic 30 mile up the straights dodging the Raymond Island Ferry and out down around fixed marks and then back up through Metung and to a mark off Bancroft Bay. Winds were good and some marks hard to find, Sknot enjoyed their first race and discovered a list of things that they need to purchase (all in good time)...

Chilli raced well but ran into a mud bank at the back on Raymond Island much to Spud Guns laughter and delight. Geoff won mug of the day award for this and as many drinks as he could stand. Well worth it we thought. The Gippsland Yacth club put on a great regatta and was enjoyed by all, especially the cash prizes!!!! The yacth club also put on saftey demonstrations and flags information for the novices.

Sknot enjoyed 4th place in the around Raymond Island Race with Chilli taking first. Craig, Chris and Libby have found that for the time being a few beverages is much needed before a race to still any nerves and tension until they iron out the bugs in Sknot!

Overall a thouroughly enjoyable weekend, it is a relaxing and fun regatta that Gippsland should be proud of.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Australian Three Peaks Race

Peccadillo leading the way down the coast of Tasmania.

Australian Three Peaks Race

Report from Sail World.- The powerful Victorian catamaran Peccadillo, skippered by Charles Meredith, this morning has broken away from the fleet as she heads towards the Tasmanian east coast on the second leg of the Australian Three Peaks Race.

Peccadillo set sail from Lady Barron on the long second sea leg to Coles Bay shortly before 0600 this morning after a fast run across the paddocks of Flinders Island to the granite outcrop of Mount Strzelecki and return by team runners Richard Bowles and Chris Wright, both from Melbourne.

Their time was 7 hours 16 minutes, but this was bettered by Team Slingshot’s runners, Clarke McClymont and Matt Cooper, who covered the 65 km in under seven hours.

This enabled Team Slingshot, a five times line honours winner of the Three Peaks Race, but now skippered by Jean-Pierre Ravanat of Hobart, to get away from Lady Barron in second place at 07:22, followed by Haphazard (Bruce Edmunds) and VisitFlindersIsland.com (Steve Laird).

Shortly after 09:00, Peccadillo was 22 nautical miles ENE of Swan Island, with 228 nautical miles to the finish of the four-day endurance combination of ocean racing and mountain running. The second stopover is at Coles Bay on the east coast and the finish at Hobart, with a climb to the peak of Mount Wellington and back.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

General Meeting

The next club meeting will be held on 17th May 2011 at the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron in “The Wet Bar” situated on the 1st floor.

The club has offered to cater for the night, if anyone is interested in having a meal please contact me on 0418 318 019 or email timpepperell@bigpond.com so I can confirm numbers.

Peter Dawson, RMYS General Manager will officially welcome the Multihull fraternity to the club and explain the new marine they’re developing and the great opportunities that have arisen for Multihull owners.

Where: Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron.
Pier Rd St. Kilda.

Date: 17th May 2011.
Time: 7.30pm
Guest Speaker: Terry Jones

Terry Jones is the Victorian Sales manager for Seawind Catamarans and an experienced yachtsman with many sea miles under this boat.
Last year Seawind Catamarans took over Corsair Marine the builder of the famous Chilli (current AVW winner) and Frassld (current National Champion)
It will be interesting to hear the outcome of this and their future direction.

Mark Stafford’s new boat arrives this month from Melvest marine and will give a us a brief on this new boat adventures. Apparently it will sail faster than it took to build. I received this short email from Mark. Well, the gestation period is coming to a close. With the help of Dr.Tony Considine and his crew my baby will be arriving at (we think) 10am to be placed on the ground. Either the tractor or the 4x4 will be used to extract my baby and show her the Australian sunshine for the first time. One very excited father to be, good luck with the birth.

This is a great opportunity to catch up and have a look around one of Melbourne’s oldest yacht clubs. Get back to me about meals and feel free to bring a

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Happy and safe Easter to all


Tim Pepperell

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Big Tone

Sailing Raw To The Core with Big Tone from Marthas Cove to SYC. He stayed like that all day while I ran around setting the boat up. Tone's new boat nearly finished and looking nice....

Baby Photos

Is it a boy? Is it a girl? Not sure but its GREEN…… SKNOT is born

More photos on e-marineworld face book.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Expecting Father

I received this email from a very excited father to be…. It is in the container, on the high seas. Expectant father waiting patently for the delivery. (a induced birth expected on the 28th of this month). Meanwhile the birth of a little F22 was performed today in Altona. Both parents and baby doing well. No scratches or dings were reported. Maybe a problem with the nets though?

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Little Birdie

A little birdie told me that 2 well known multihull sailors flew over to Hong Kong to pick up and pack up their new purchase, a F22. They're not as Slick as they once were and maybe a little heavier. Is that the reason one of them stepped onto the net and fell straight through into the Hong Kong Harbour? I know where you can buy a F9RX with new nets if you're interested...

Friday, April 1, 2011