TT2 MHYC 10 September
A fantastic Sydney spring day welcomed around 60 Opti sailors to Middle Harbour Yacht Club on Sunday for the 2nd round of the NSWIODA Travellers Trophy (which followed the 1st TT back in June at GRSC).
10 knots of consistent breeze greeted the sailors on water and RO Jeremy Atkinson was able to complete a total of 5 great races off Balmoral Beach.
Sailors from RPAYC, GRSC, WSC, HHSC, NSC, SLMASC, MHYC, DAC, GSC, Ascham and Scots were represented across all fleets and it was great to see the excitement on many of their faces ahead of the new sailing season about to commence.
A fleet of 23 Intermediates and 30 Open fleet sailors competed over the 5 races. During presentations at the end of the day, Jeremy Atkinson made special mention of the good behaviours and sportsmanship being demonstrated by many sailors which was really pleasing to see.
We congratulate all sailors and recognise the below trophy winners for TT2:
Optimist Intermediate Fleet
1st place – Ben Costandi (GRSC)
2nd place – Cameron Scade (GRSC)
3rd place – Thomas Whitehead (Scots)
1st Female – Hannah Kernohan (GRSC)
Optimist Open Fleet
1st place – Finley Scade (WSC)
2nd place – Fletcher Walters (RPAYC)
3rd place – Daniel Links (RPAYC)
1st Female – Bridget Conrad (SLMASC)
We want to also acknowledge our small and great Green fleet sailors at this regatta who were under the supervision of Connor Campbell. The Green Fleet got 4 races in with big smiles on faces all day. Well done Green Fleet.
MHYC wishes to thank all volunteers who helped out on the day and in making the event a very enjoyable one indeed.
Congratulations to all the sailors. Here are the winners.....
Results will soon be available here.
The Commodore's Front Up! Cup gets the 2017-2018 sailing season underway this Saturday starting at 1230.
To download the Sailing Instructions - click here
To enter online - click here
To view entries & results - click here
In order to help boost dinghy sailing activity at MHYC, hard stand and rack storage arrangements have recently been reviewed.
A new license agreement has been developed and the storage rates updated. Preferred storage locations will be allocated in favour of those boats which are most active.
All boats which have not lodged an application and arranged payment will need to be removed by the end of June.
To download the 2017-2018 storage application form - click here
MHYC is launching a new keelboat program for women.
The program will incorporate a start crewing / start skippering course in September and October, followed by six coach-led training and racing sessions from November through March. These sessions will all be held on Sundays and use the Melges 20's at MHYC.
To register for the Women's Melges 20 Keelboat Program - click here
The 2017-2018 Sailing Season is approaching fast.
All yachts racing in MHYC events in the coming season are required to have successfully completed a safety audit for the category of races they are entering and the new Australian Sailing Special Regulations have come in to force as of July 1.
MHYC has a capable team of accredited auditors who have worked hard through our Get Checked weekend in June and are now making themselves available to conduct further audits. Please note that safety audits conducted outside of the Get Checked weekend attract service fees ($50 for Categories 1-2, $30 for Categories 3-4 and $20 for Categories 5-7).
MHYC Youth Members Lachie Brewer and Max Paul have finished in 6th place in the Gold Fleet at the 29er World Championships being held at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club in Long Beach, California. They were the only Australian team to finish in the Top 10.
Making the Top 20 were Archie Cropley (past member) & Simon Murnaghan (current MHYC Youth Member) finsihed 11th with Flynn Twomey (current MHYC Youth Member) & John Cooley (past member) in 16th. 129 boats were split into Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets for the championships that were sailed in variable conditions.
For the final results – click here
3-4 February 2018
The Farr 40 Owners’ Group of Australia invites entries to the Farr 40 Australia NSW Championships being sailed on 3rd & 4th of February 2018.
The regatta will be held at the Middle Harbour Yacht Club (MHYC) which is located at Lower Parriwi Road, The Spit, Mosman NSW 2008.
Farr 40 website - click here
Farr 40 facebook - click here
Farr 40 Sailing at MHYC
The draft of MHYC's 2017-2018 Sailing Program has been released pending publication of the new Sailing Handbook.
To assist members planning for the coming season, the draft version is available for download on this page in both a PDF and Excel Spreadsheet version. The spreadsheet can be filtered to obtain a list of dates forspecific events or classes etc.
The Sailing Handbook, which includes the 2017-2018 Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions for the principal series, is due to be published by Opening Day on September 2.
To download the PDF version (10 pages) - click here
To download the XLSX version - click here