191012 Ray Maki 1 abandoned. Sundance, Boomaroo, Tiercel, Drizabone, Warrior and Valentine signed on, and all but Drizabone started in a good wind. This took the fleet around most of the new course 13, with Valentine in the lead followed by Tiercel. However, the wind died just after the ebb tide got going and Tiercel led a procession of retirements. Thanks to Ian Campbell, Ian McKenzie and Graeme Frankpitt for service on Swan.
Race reports Winter 2019
Race reports 2018-19 (from most recent at the top)
190413 Cec Anderson 6
190323 Maritime Weekend race.
190316 Ray Maki 6.
190302 Cec Anderson 4
190223 Cec Anderson 3.
190216 Cec Anderson 2.
190202 Cec Anderson 1.
190126 Commodore’s Cup.
190119 Lady Skippers’ Race.
190112 Cole Cup to Portsea.
190105 Channels Race.
181229 Champagne Sternchaser.
181215 Attempted Ray Maki 6 and Club BBQ.
181208 Mud Island.
181201 Irwin Trophy
181124 Ray Maki 3 combined with Festival Race.
1811117 Ray Maki 5.
181111 Ray Maki 4.
181103 Goorangai Day
181021 Ray Maki 2.
181013 Ray Maki 1.
Race reports 2017-18
No reports for the Winter 2018 series, but below is a view of part of “Winter 5” on 16 Sept. 2018. Not drunk at the helm but vagaries of wind (dramatic shift NW to SW) and tide in getting around Swan Spit and to QA.
Here are links to RaceQs for some of our races. Note the behaviour of this site depends greatly on your device and the browser it uses – and it is fairly demanding of computer processing power. Firefox and Safari may work better than Google Chrome and on slow computers it’s not recommended. To enjoy Race Qs, you need to experiment by opening the menus from the left hand side (Not every link here offers this option), find the “vs” button and look for 2nd vessel (if any) also (last) hit the crossed flags to reveal the marks of the course. Then choose the replay speed, up to 64 times. As warned, it is a temperamental site. Skippers who take a smartphone or tablet to sea are encouraged to “download the app” and log on for races.
At last a race with 3 vessels logged in: Sundance, Valentine and Tiercel in the Cec Anderson 1. race on 2nd February 2019. Note Sundance going like a rocket and Tiercel weighed back in the strong tide by hull fouling.
Commodore’s Cup, 26 January 2019. Note the strong tides with high SOG with flood and slow sailing against it.
Champagne Sternchaser 29 December 2018. See how the sternchaser works as Sundance catches Tiercel at the scheduled finish time of 15.30.
Irwin Trophy – 1st December 2018; Sundance and Tiercel find a hole in the wind mid-race; also zooming out should reveal most of the fixed marks we use in our courses – provided you open the menu on the left and click the crossed flags.
and a fierce Tiercel / Valentine battle 24 March 2018
and for Sundance chasing down Tiercel on a day of wind shifts – September 4th 2016
and another Valentine /Tiercel battle on 17 March 2018
Three vessels in Cec Anderson 4 on 2nd March 2019
The Maritime Festival Race. Note Tiercel stalled in tide (as was Boomaroo) from 15.00 to 15.15, as others, who just made it round the buoy before the calm, race off down-tide.
Cec Anderson 6. Last race for the aggregate trophy. Another race of more tide than wind. This time it’s Tiercel Sundance and Imagine logged in.
Winter Race 3 on 21 July 2019 (showing Tiercel and Sundance).
Winter Race 5 on 15 September 2019 (again Tiercel and Sundance).
Some video clips from our races are on YouTube, with links here.