Photo of the WEEK – 19 Oct 13

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When Ken recently sold his much loved Taipan “Felix”, we all thought he would be upgrading to something far more comfortable.

Seems this isn’t the case, with Ken spotted lifting this old dinghy onto the roof of his Disco. The boat was recently washed ashore during the exceptionally strong winds recorded in late October.

Lets all hope that Blackie can swim!

 

New Training Fleet

Over the winter months the Club Committee have been working hard to secure some new upgrades to the AYC Training Fleet.  A special thanks to Craig and Gail who head up our Grants Committee, for securing a sizable grant for the purchase of some new training boats.

This has enabled the recent purchase of another new Pacer for the Adult training, as well as a new Open BIC for the Juniors.  Soon, we will also get our hands on a few Tackers for the smaller Juniors too.

OpenBICThe Photo is of Tyson giving the new OpenBIC a test run.  Think we will all agree, it looks pretty flash!

 

Photo of the Week – 29 Sept 13

Once again the Grand Final is over and the club faithful braved the chilly water of Port Philip for the annual Ice Breaker.

Although quite a few boats arrived at the club, only a small group of die-hards braved the gusty conditions to try to squeeze in 2 races.  Although the wind looked promising when the boats left the beach, the pressure soon built, with gusts to 25kts by race start…and 27kts as the boats labored through race 1.

One positive was a new PB for the club Commodore, almost cracking the elusive 24kt barrier on his Foiling Moth.  Despite the full race briefing, the bulk of the fleet decided to ignore these instructions and failed to sail a correct course.  Accordingly, pretty much everyone was disqualified.

Moth Speed

 

Looking forward to some slightly more moderate conditions next week for Aggregate 1!

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