Saturday 17th. December
The Fred Manning Handicap was scheduled to be raced on Saturday but due to the high winds and rough seas 30knots registered at the club at 1pm. And the lack of sailor interest in sailing in these conditions the event was abandoned to be re sailed at a later time. This event is run over a common course using AYC handicaps generated from previous results in theory every boat has the same chance of winning and is the reverse of the stern chaser which will be run next year (not far away now!)
Saturday night was the AYC Christmas party about 40 people turned up with a great assortment of foods and deserts no one starved. Margret Cronin turned up to play Xmas carols but to her dismay the piano was no longer there it had been flogged of for club revenue a real disappointment to all who attended. For entertainment the newly formed Altona Shakespeare players put on a performance of little known play “Ode to The Broad Bean” with Sally, Lyn, John and Gail Veal as the principal players very hilarious performance ha ha!!! Especially the depiction of myself and Mary Hall.
The club extends the best of luck and good sailing to al those going to national titles. Brad, Greg, Paul and Scotty Mac (and crews Boyd,rossi,Mathew and new boy David) in the Taipan 5.7 spinnaker class. Paul Campbell in the 4.9 cat division. The ongoing results will be on taipan web page hopefully. Wayne Hale and Sophia Martin in the NS14 championships and of course the 4 125 boats sailing in the nationals at Altona, with James O’Brian or Jim Scott favoured to win.
125 National Titles at AYC
Schedule of Races
DATE TIME EVENT
Wednesday 28th. December Registration and measurment
Thursday 29th December 1400 Invitation races
Friday 30th December 1400 Races 1 & 2
Saturday 31st December 1000 Race 3
1400 Races 4 & 5
Monday 2 January 1000 Race 6
1400 Race 7
Tuesday 3rd January 1000 Race 8
1130 Re sail provision
Two back to back races are scheduled for invitation race Thursday 29th.
Wednesday 28th. December the 125 association will be having registration and measuring in the club, will require bar open and lunches for the early bird arrivals one person in kitchen and one in bar Needs the lawn in fenced off area mowed.
The 125 association will be erecting security fencing on the creek side of club
To all those AYC members who have put your name down to volunteer. By Saturday will have a list to be emailed to each and all.
On the Thursday 6pm. The 125 association is having a welcome to competitor’s night at the club AYC will be paid $20.00 per competitor to host this function need more volunteers to help out. Barbeque and heaps of finger food would be the go. There will be a meeting of all people involved sometime this Saturday.
Next Saturday 24th. December short course racing is scheduled 10 am. Start 3 races in morning and 4 in afternoon a break of aprox. 1 hour for lunch the forecast so far is looking good.
If I don’t see you Saturday a merry and happy xmas to all from the scribe!!!!!