Race Reports

Race Reports 2019-20

200222 Channels Race and Cec Anderson 3.  And a replay here.

200125 Cec Anderson Race 1.  And replay here.

200118 Lady Skippers Trophy.

200111 Commodore’s Cup 11 th January.  Boomaroo, Tiercel, Valentine, Sundance.

The Queenscliff Cup 2020 – a QCYC race in which several QLYC boats competed, see QCYC website, but RaceQs replays linked below (remember to click the crossed flags from fly-out menu to see marks of the course):-

RaceQs replay of races 1 and 2
RaceQs replay of races 3 and 4

191228 Champagne Stern-chaser.  Report and replay on RaceQs. Note “finish line” was defined by where vessels were at 15.30.

191214 Ray Maki 6 report and a replay here.

Boomaroo & Valentine
Boomaroo and Valentine at start of Festival Race 23 Nov 2019

191207 Ray Maki 5.  and a replay (RaceQs) for Valentine & Tiercel here.

191130 Ray Maki 4 report.

191123 Festival Race: Report and a Replay.

191116 Ray Maki 3 Report.

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

190915 Winter Race 5.
190825 Aborted Winter 4
190721 Winter Race 3
190721 Winter Race 3  RaceQs replay.
190616 Winter Race 1

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

180127 Commodores Cup
180310 Cec Anderson 5
180317 Cec Anderson 3
180324 Special
180331 Sternchaser and Cec4

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.

Winter 5 Capture


Archive of reports from 2011 to 2018 via Webmaster’s Google Drive.

Race Qs

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.

Here’s an old one but good one, the Channels race of 2014.

A more recent 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.  March 23rd 2019.  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 (13 April 2019) 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).

Cup Day cruise – creeping inshore of Swan Spit, to the submarine.

Some video clips from our races are on YouTube, with links here.

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