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.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

MOD70 Trimarans get ready to race

The MOD70 one design trimarans are preparing to race across the Atlantic from New York to Brest.  Prior to the race they are holding a regatta in New York.  There is also a virtual regatta style game on the website where you can match up against the MOD skippers and try to beat them round a course. 

Multi One Design website

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Next meeting - focus on multihull cruising

The next meeting of the club will be held at the Caulfield RSL, 4 St Georges Road, Elsternwick, at 7.30 on Wednesday 27th June. The RSL has an excellent meeting room, and the bar and dining room (good, well-priced food) is open from 6.00.

After the usual brief club business, there will be three short talks on multihull cruising, with questions and discussion to follow. Lindsay Cuming will focus on cruising the north and west coast of Australia, Alex McNaughton on the east coast, and Al Bennet on Bass Strait and on cruising in smaller multis. You won't get three more experienced skippers than these, so come along and invite anyone else you think may be interested, as all are welcome (especially prospective new members!).

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Peccadillo’s Three Peaks Race 2012 – Leg 2 Lady Barron to Coles Bay

After the wild survival conditions of the first leg, we survived with little damage and prepared to do battle with our catamaran rivals "Big Wave Rider", "Storm Bay" and "Degeullo". Heading into the rough current-torn Banks Strait, we took a high course aiming to seek some relief close to landfall. This proved to be a slower route allowing others including BWR to take the wider course and develop a lead around Schouten Passage by the next morning. Meanwhile we had some close battles through the night with the other two cats "DG" & "SB" in the light conditions.

Once into Coles Bay it was a beat upwind with enough wind to occasionally fly a hull on "Peccadillo" to reach Coles Bay in second position behind "BWR" with John & Chris well rested and fired up for a good run. This proved to be true as the boys set a new record time for the Freycinet run, getting us underway again before dark, a few hours behind "BWR" who was heading for the Denison Canal.

Video here:


Thursday, June 14, 2012

North Sails seminar on sail trim at Sandringham Yacht Club

Noticed on Sail World thought some members may be interested?

After an overwhelming response and a fully booked out first seminar, Sandringham Yacht Club Sail Committee has announced that on Wednesday 20 June 2012 the team from North Sails will be conducting another North Sails Australia ‘North U Trim Seminar’ at Sandringham Yacht Club.

The experienced team from North Sails including Noel Drennan, Aaron Cole and Michael Coxon will be conducting the seminar on the evening focusing on the detailed aspects of trimming and maximising your boats performance.

Whether you sail a small one design dinghies, cruising yachts, multihulls or high performance racing yachts. This is a great opportunity to learn how to trim your sails efficiently and fast with the seminar focusing on the key aspects of rig and sail set up, trimming techniques and some top tips for boat handling.

SYC Members = free
Non Members = Gold coin donation [funds raised will go to SYC Junior and Youth Development Fund]
Date: Wednesday 20 June 2012
Start Time: 7:00pm
Venue: SYC Training Auditorium

Places are limited so to confirm your booking click here http://www.syc.com.au/keelboat/wednesday-20-june-maximize-the-performance-of-your-boat-north-u-seminar/

by Dave O'Connor