Archive for May 2017

Race 3 of the series is next Sunday, June 4.

 

 

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Unfortunately Race 2 was abandoned, maybe prematurely as a light breeze finally eventuated to give some crews spinnaker practice or a least a gentle sail on a sunny Autumn day.

Remaining West Harbour Winter Series, 2017 Race Dates

Month

Date

Event

June

4

WH Winter Series Race 3

18

WH Winter Series Race 4

July

2

WH Winter Series Race 5

16

WH Winter Series Race 6

30

WH Winter Series Race 7

Results for Race 1 are on the BSC website or here.

The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions are on the Balmain Club Website or here – NOR and Sailing Instructions . Entry System via the Balmain Sailing Club’s website (scroll over the ‘Racing’ tab and click on ‘Race Entry (Keelboats)’.

GFS Yachts who have paid their annual fees can enter this event at no charge.

Divisions have been formed – Entries and Divisions. Currently more than 70 yachts have entered.

All competitors will be racing under the Performance Handicapping System (PHS). However some have opted to race under the ORC Club Measurement based handicapping system.

A glittering (??) event at the clubhouse!

A good crowd of members attended the Annual Presentation for the 2016 – 2017 Sailing Season which was held on Saturday May 27. Skite plates were awarded to first, second and third places in both Saturday and Twilight Series. The number of shared places indicate the closeness of many point scores this season.

Well done to the winners.

I would like to thank our MC, Commodore David, for his sterling effort in getting through the presentation in a timely manner. Also thank you to the presenters Harvey Porter (masquerading as Joe Walsh) and Andrew Limmer. We all appreciated the effort Of Glenda Cameron Strange for catering and Pam Joy, Leslie Barr, Elaine Edmiston and Pam Buchanan for their assistance. Apologies if I have missed someone.

It was a fitting recognition of the time that Glenda and Andrew spend organising Twilight events that they were jointly awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Trophy for service to the club.

Also thank you to Philip Dulhunty for his kind donation of two Flook anchors as lucky draw prizes.

The annual GFS prize presentation will be held at the club on Saturday May 27.

 

The members fridge will be open for business from 1430 hours and the presentation will commence at 1500 hours.

 

Following the presentation finger food and wine will be available.

 

Recipients of prizes will be notified by email, but ALL members are welcome to attend and enjoy the convivial atmosphere and lively banter always associated with the ‘Deck of Knowledge’

Race 1 saw some 53 yachts contest the race in glorious autumn conditions in a gentle South Westerly breeze of around 10kts which lightened off as the race progressed.

BSC is the organising club for the 2017 Series and DSC will again run the start boat GFS will assist on the start boat and Harvey Porter represented us for Race 1.

 

 

GFS yachts were dominant in Black Division 3 with Allons-y first, Capriole second and Umzimkulu II fourth. Also in Green Division 4 The Saints were second after a well-sailed race.

 

Capriole and Umzimkulu II

 

Results for Race 1 are on the BSC website or here.

 

 

 

Remaining West Harbour Winter Series, 2017 Race Dates

Month Date Event
May 21 WH Winter Series Race 2
June 4 WH Winter Series Race 3
18 WH Winter Series Race 4
July 2 WH Winter Series Race 5
16 WH Winter Series Race 6
30 WH Winter Series Race 7

 

The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions are on the Balmain Club Website or here – NOR and Sailing Instructions . Entry System via the Balmain Sailing Club’s website (scroll over the ‘Racing’ tab and click on ‘Race Entry (Keelboats)’.

GFS Yachts who have paid their annual fees can enter this event at no charge.

Divisions have now been formed – Entries and Divisions. Currently 70 yachts have entered.

All competitors will be racing under the Performance Handicapping System (PHS). However if you wish to also race under the ORC Club Measurement based handicapping system, please confirm via email (racing@balmainsailingclub.com). BSC will use your 2016 rating certificates for the 2017 West Harbour Winter Series (at least until the 2017 certificates become available).

Upcoming Events

  • 23/09/2017Saturday Spring Series Race 3
  • 24/09/20173rd & Final Equipment Audit - Twilight Yachts
  • 27/09/2017 19:30Compulsory Skippers' Meeting
  • 01/10/2017Daylight Saving Commences
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