Iron Lotus wins Etchells Milson Silver Goblets

Iron Lotus EAUS1442 skippered by Julian Plante has won this year's Goblets in convincing style. The regatta was hosted by RSYS from 31 January - 4 February and attracted 26 entries.

   
Iron Lotus: I Wheen, D Edwards, J Plante, G O'Shea; Wobbegong 2: H Kurnot, S McConaughey, D Flynn; Top 40: G Bonouvrie, I Mackillop, P Merrington

Top 10 results

Pos    Pts    Sail                  Name                   Skipper                 Club    
1       14.0    EAUS1442    Iron Lotus            Julian Plante                                   RSYS    
2       18.0    EAUS1436    Wobbegong 2       Doug Flynn                                    RSYS    
3       23.5    EAUS1332    Top 40                  Bonouvrie / Merrington                 RSYS    
4       41.0    EAUS1435    Yandoo XX          Jeanne-Claude Strong                    RSYS    
5       41.0    EAUS1318    Adolescence         Steve Billingham                           RSYS    
6       45.0    EAUS1362    Ciao                      Doug McGain / Michael O'Brien  CYCA    
7       47.0    EAUS1268    Shindig                 Thackray/Weir/ Tyquin                  RSYS    
8       47.0    EAUS1119    Northern Havoc    Michael Coxon / Iain Murray        RSYS    
9       48.0    EAUS1021    Bushfire                Colin Beashel                                AUST 18FTS    
10     50.0    EAUS1134    Dot                        David Seaton                                 RSYS    

View full results here

View sailing photos here

Photos by Rene Chapman and Andrea Francolini.

Saturday 28 January results

It was a great summer day of racing for all participants. The wind strength matured throughout the day peaking in the late afternoon, coming from the NE at around 20 knots. The up-wind legs of the courses were long and wet, whilst the downwind legs were extremely fast and included many boats surfing the large waves. It was a crowded day on the water, combining the first of the Etchells World qualifiers, races 10-12 of the Yngling King Haakon Cup, Mini B and usual Saturday racing.

  

Podium Results- 28 January

 

Division 1

  1. I Super – Peter Campbell  
  2. Impetuous Too – Graeme Lambert
  3. Jackie Clare – Geoff Davidson  

Division 2

  1. Arcturus 3 – Peter Davenport
  2. Soundtrack – John Amos
  3. Zig Zag II – Malcolm Shaw & Mike Seymour

Division 3

  1. Casamajor – Chalres Moore
  2. Zeus II – Jim Dunstan
  3. Kirsten II – Ken Chase / John Bowman

Dragon

  1. Intrigue – Gavin Moss
  2. Liquidity – Richard Franklin

Etchells

  1. Lisa – Martin Hill
  2. Roue – Mike Morris
  3. Carabella IV – Matthew McCann

 

MINI B

Yngling

  1. Evie – Karyn Gojnich – 4 pts
  2. Miss Pibb – Hamish Jarrett / Max Hayman – 5 pts
  3. Karma – Gary Wogas – 12 pts

Sportsboats

  1. Monkey Business – Jon Rowe – 5 pts
  2. Elliott 2 – Nick Rozenaures – 6 pts
  3. Elliott 1 – Mitch Evans – 7 pts

 

View full results here 

 

By Angus Olding

Photos by Rene Chapman

 

 

Friday Twilights 27 January

Race 14 saw a solid turnout for the Audi Alto Artarmon Friday Twilight series. Being the day after Australia Day, many undoubtedly wanted to continue the festivity, hence the 63 boats on the water. The breeze and weather for the night was nearly perfect: low to medium ENE and NE winds, with mostly sunny skies, topped off with mid 20s temperature. Congratulations to the winner of the Audi for the Week, Trish Stanley of Willyama. 

 

Results

 

Division 1

  1. XLR8 – Ivan Wheen
  2. Carabella V – Matthew McCann
  3. Minerva – Tim & Edward Cox

Division 2

  1. Adela – David Lamond
  2. Viva La Vita – Howard Elliott
  3. Zig Zag II – Malcom Shaw & Mike Seymour

Division 3

  1. Much Ado – Richard Wither
  2. S’Wonderful – John Marty
  3. Star Ferry John Conroy

Division 4

  1. Valentis – Bruce Foy
  2. Cateran – David Wearn
  3. Jacana – David Wearn

Elliott

  1. Angus Olding
  2. Jere Gasperov

View full results here

 

Renovating Maluka of Kermandie

RSYS Member Sean Langman addressed the Cruising Division on 25 January telling the enthralling story of Maluka. Originally built from a single cedar tree, Sean lovingly restored her using much of the original wood. He then modified her to rate for IRC and to meet Cat 1 requirements in order to participate in the Sydney Hobart.

Read the full report here

Australia Day Regatta

On 26 January 68 boats and their crews flocked to Sydney Harbour to compete in the 2017 Australia Day Harbour Regatta. The regatta accommodated eight different divisions with a few additions to the standard Saturday racing, being Classics divisions 1 and 2 and the Historical skiffs. RSYS sailors acquitted themselves well, often finishing in the top three in most divisions.

The weather and conditions for the day saw a gradual increase from light wind strength in the morning to medium wind strength in the afternoon coming from the south. The consistent strength and direction of the breeze enabled a great day of racing on the Harbour for all involved. Although sailors might have appreciated slightly warmer temperatures compared to the low 20s and broken clouds which lingered around the Harbour most of the day.

Overall it was a very successful day; congratulations to all winners. What a way to spend Australia Day! Make sure you get involved next year.

  

Classic Non Spinnaker Division 1

  1. Vittoria – Alan Reece – RSYS
  2. Sjo Ro – Jeremy Arnott – BSC                                   
  3. Mister Christian – David Salter – SASC

Classic Non Spinnaker Division 2

  1. Yeromais V – John Diacopoulos – RSYS
  2. Tio Hia – James Bevis – SASC
  3. Vanity – John Crawford – SASC      

Division 1 Non Spinnaker

  1. Nocturne – Gerard Kesby – RANSA
  2. As You Do – Ross Littlewood – RSYS
  3. Scarlett O’Hara – Rob Skol – RANSA

Division 1 Spinnaker

  1. The Goat – Bruce Foye – CYCA
  2. Josephine – Nicholas Rowe – SASC
  3. Defiance – Nicole Shrimpton – RSYS

Division 2 Non Spinnaker

  1. Britannia – Glen Ilic – SAILBLTY
  2. Star Ferry – John Conroy – RSYS
  3. Tenspeed – Adam Baggett – DSC

Division 2 Spinnaker

  1. Balmain Tiger – Brian Wood – BSC
  2. Matagi – Simon Oliver – BSC
  3. Wildling II – Conrad Johnston – BSC

Division 3 Spinnaker

  1. Loose Change – Michael Bleakley – BSC
  2. Gingerbread Man – Douglas Russel – BSC
  3. Miss Pibb – Hamish Jarrett / Max Hayman – RSYS

Historical Skiffs

  1. Australia IV – David Swales – SFS
  2. The Mistake – Terry Stewart – SFS
  3. Britannia – Ian Smith - SFS

View full results here 

By Angus Olding

Photos by Rene Chapman