Archive for August 2016
What a success! Thanks to the many participants who performed a myriad of tasks in a convivial and collaborative manner.
We can safely say the with all the cleaning and fixing the Deck of Knowledge is shipshape and ready for the upcoming sailing season which kicks off with Equipment Audits for Saturday Series yachts next Saturday August 20 and with Race 1 of the Saturday Spring Series on September 3.
The July 1, 2016 introduction of the Maritime Safety Regulation has implications that impact on both clubs and sailors regarding lifejackets – CLICK HERE for more information from RMS. Please be aware of these changes and that the club committee has a duty of care to its members and strongly suggest that you read and follow these new requirements.
Sailing Instructions and Courses are now on the yachts page or here SI_pH_16_17 for SI and here Courses 2016_2017 for Courses. Please be aware that there have been subtle changes to some courses as well as some changes to Sailing Instructions – for example start times for Twilight Black and Blue Divisions.
The club will not supply a hard copy of the Sailing Instructions. An abridged version of the Sailing Instructions for ease of download is available. Abridged version SI_16_17 Download. You will need to refer the full version for any extra details. The download version is a satisfactory requirement for your Equipment Audit.
Hard copies of the Course Sheet and Safety Card will be distributed at the time of your Equipment Audit.
Forget the Solitude of winter and watching Tana coach the Auckland Blues, leave the Mistress to Zig Zag down to the club with Flair in a blazing Fireball on August 13 to share in a Blue Chip experience with some L’Atitude in a Knockabout way at the annual working bee.
Saltbush Bill has devised a plan to rid the club of any Highland Ghosts, Infidels, Cockatoos, Fireflys, Wayward items and Eggshells left over after twilights. Possibly it will take My Turn and have a Dump Truck to remove the rubbish. As well a Beware of the Dog sign will be placed to protect the Irukandji and Dolphin populations.
All Our Girls, Chloe, Annabella, Old Mother, Sami, Izzi, Jester and Rex will be there, and, Gwhizz you don’t have to wear Tartan, just bring Passion and the result will be Worlds Apart. We will avoid any Shemozzle and will definitely improve the Seascape which will not leave you Jayded or be more than you can Bear. The whole effort will require Vitesse and the Velocity of a Force Four gale (which is really a case of Mind/Matter).
Red William will return from Out of Africa where the Umzimkulus won the Jackpot to play the Soundtrack for the event with Disco Trooper the Foxy DJ. This may turn into a Riverdance to avoid any Agrovation.
Don’t be Pistol Dawn (that’s a bit of a Naughty Call) the night before, jump on a Sweet Chariot and Flashback down to the club Avanti to help out on August 13 from 9.00am. Hasta La Vista.
The final race of the WHWS showed what this season’s racing was like with yet another race failing to be completed. Light conditions and one wet race resulted in only 4 races being sailed and with one race dropped it was a pretty skinny pointscore.
Congratulations to David Leslie and the Umzimkulu II crew for winning PHS Division 3. Also to David Edmiston and the Passion II crew for their 3rd place in ORC Division 2 and Pam Joy and Leslie Barr and the Tana crew for 2nd in ORC Division 3.