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Celebrating Saturday Inshore Racing at MHYC

After eighteen of the twenty three races scheduled for the Saturday PHS Inshore Annual Pointscore for 2019-2020 season, the series has been cut short by Covid-19 on 21st March. 

While we look forward to the restrictions being lifted and resuming sailing again, here is a wrap up of the various Saturday Inshore Series.

The weather was challenging this season with racing abandoned on 26th October, the 8th & 22nd February.  Due to issues with our start boat, Hugh George, and strong and gusty winds

on the 14th March a decision was made by the Race Committee to use the pump house as the start line and finish at the club house. A reduced fleet braved the tumultuous conditions.

Those that raced enjoyed the day and it proved to be a successful alternative if required.

Inshore Summer Series

In Division 1, Rumba’s first race win and then low scoring for the rest of the series was the winning combination for the trio of co-skippers Stephanie Cook, Rob Carr and Kerry Burke,

taking first place for the PHS series on 7 points closely followed by Galan (Mike Gallagher) on 8 points and Toy Box 2 (Ian Box) third on 11 points.

It came down to the wire for Division 2 in the Summer Series with a tie breaker decider for first and second place. Brett & Ken Churcher took the first place spot on Plan B ahead of

John Crawford’s Innamincka both on 7 points with Waterborne Again (Marc & Oloff Tromp) coming in third. In the J24 One Design fleet, John Crawford on Innamincka was the clear winner

with bullets in all races for a low score of 4. Waterborne Again (Marc & Oloff Tromp) came second with 10 points followed by Vortex (Chris & Graeme Lee) in third on 16 points.




Inshore Annual Pointscore Series

With four wins across the series, Mike Gallagher was the clear winner in PHS Division 1 on Galan with 34 points. It was a tight finish in the minor placings with Rumba (Stephanie Cook and Rob Carr) taking out second place on 41.8 points ahead ofStormaway (Jack Stening and Colin Gunn) on 42.4 points.

In Division 2 it was tight racing amongst the small fleet with Plan B, co-skippered by  Brett and Ken Churcher,  taking out the podium finish on 29 pointsahead of Innamincka’s John Crawford on

29.2. Third place went to Dania (Peter Charteris) on 30 points.

In the J24 One Design fleet, Innamincka (John Crawford) was the clear winner ahead of Vortex (Chris and Graeme Lee) and Waterborne Again (Marc & Oloff Tromp) in third.

For Annual Inshore Pointscore Results  - click here


Inshore Sprint Series  

The Sprint Series was keenly contested in both Division 1 and 2 on PHS.  First place going to Stormaway (Jack Stening and Colin Gunn) in Division 1 on 13 points followed by Toy Box 2 (Ian Box)

on 15, one point ahead of Kayimai (Rob Reynolds) in third place. In Division 2, John Crawford took out the series in both PHS and J24 One Design on Innamincka. Dania (Peter Charteris) claimed second place on 14 points and Plan B (Brett & Ken Churcher) was third with 14.5 points in the PHS.  Second place in the OD went to Marc Tromp on Waterborne Again on 12 points and Ace (David West) in third with 14 points.

In the IRC Sprint Series, Stormaway (Jack Stening & Colin Gunn) had the competitive edge getting four bullets to take out the series with 6 points, closely followed by Toy Box 2 on 8 points for second. Third place went to Rob Aldis on Kayimai with 16.5 points.

Inshore Series Results - click here 


IRC Annual Inshore Pointscore

With first places across the twelve races spilt between Stormaway and Toy Box 2 five to four, it was another close result in the IRC Annual Pointscore for the top two positions. Despite a

win for Jack Stening and Colin Gunn on Stormaway in the last race, she was pipped at the post by Ian Box on Toy Box 2 taking out the series on 14 points ahead of Stormaway on 15 points.

Coming in third was Neil Padden on Wailea with 25 points.

Adams 10 Inshore Series


Patrick Delaney started strongly in the Adams 10 Summer Pointscore winning the first two races on Powderhulk in the One Design to set the tone for the series.  With two races

abandoned, before the shutdown, he proved impossible to beat on 3 points, also taking out first place in PHS on a countback with 5 points. Second place in OD went to No Friends

(Geoff Charter) on 7 and KickNChase (Anthony Poiner) third with 12 points. Second place for the PHS was No Friends (Geoff Charters) also on 5 points with Contentious (Brian Lees)

third with 7 points.

For Adams10 Summer Series Results - click here

Powderhulk proved to be a formidable competitor with Patrick Delaney at the helm getting the gun in eleven of the seventeen races to take

out first place in both the One Design and PHS Annual Pointscore Series.  Garth Riley also had a strong performance, claiming second

place in both OD and PHS series on Sirius. Third place in the OD was won by Another Dilemma (Jim Vaughan) and

No Friends (Geoff Charters) in the PHS.

For Adams10 Annual Pointscore Results - click here

With the strong performance from Powderhulk, their winning streak carried over to the Adams 10 Sprint Series in One Design, winning five of the six races to drop a second.

The minor places were keenly contested with Another Dilemma (Jim Vaughan) taking second place on 19 points closely followed by Rock Solid (Mitch Miller) in third on 20 points.

Only three points separated the top three positions in PHS with No Friends on 9 points, and Sirius and Powderhulk both on 11 points coming into the last race. Sirius finished

strongly with a second in the last race to take out the series on 13 points with No Friends (Geoff Charters) second on 14 and Powderhulk  (Patrick Delaney) third place on 15 points.

For Adams10 Sprint Series Results - click here


Consistency was the key in the Saturday Social Series with Dean Dransfield on Escape committed to the Series winning first place.

MHYC’s Annual Prizegiving, originally scheduled to be held on May 16, has been postponed until the social distancing restrictions

have been lifted.  Until we have the opportunity to come together and celebrate the achievements of all our sailors, congratulations

to all the series winners and placegetters.


For more photos from the season visit the Media Gallery – click here

For the complete Index of Results for the MHYC 2019-2020 season - click here 


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Online Entries NOW OPEN for the 2018-2019 Sailing Season


Online Registration is now open for the MHYC Sailing Season 2018-2019.

For online entry click here


Opening day is Saturday the 1st September with the annual Sail Past at 11.30 followed by the

Commodore’s Front Up Cup at 12.30. 

A great day for the whole family.


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MHYC Debenture Offer

Dear Club Member,

The club has funded its capital assets such as the Marina via debentures. The tradition of debenture debt has build the club an enviable capital base and facilities for all to enjoy. We are seeking expressions of interest from members interested in participating in the program earning attractive interest rates on a secure investment.The money will be used to pay out some existing debenture holders. Existing debenture holders take priority in rolling their debenture over. In the main this will be the case but there will some new debentures required to top up the pool.

This opportunity is open to all members.

Expressions of interest close 17 November 2017. Please Contact our Treasurer Neil Padden on 0410 418 665.





Andrew Hurt              

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Adams 10 Australian Championships 2020

24-27 January 2020

Notice of RaceOnline Entry | Sailing Instructions | Addendum QEntries and Results


Race Reports & Photos



The 2020 Adams 10 Australian Championship will be sailed at Middle Harbour Yacht Club (MHYC) over the Australia Day weekend.  Nine races are scheduled to be held over the three days from 25-27 January.

The Adams 10 is an outstanding boat to race. Suitable for one design and IRC racing, it is also a perfect twilight or club racing boat.  The design was conceived as a one design yacht suitable for harbour and ocean racing as well as family cruising.  


2018 Adams 10 Australian Championships photos by Marg Fraser-Martin

Adams 10 racing on Sydney Harbour

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Kids' Disco

Kids' Disco

Book now for our next fun disco on Friday 25 October - bring your kids along to dance with 'Bop till You Drop' while you enjoy dinner and a few drinks with friends.  $15 per child includes a drink and a snack.  Book 10 or more kids in a group and price reduces to $12 each.  Great idea for a birthday party! Flyer here.

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