VJ's on the Clarence
Some great photos on the attached link of the once popular VJ class sailing at the CRSC. Should bring back some memories for our more senior members.
Many thanks to John Templeton. John was wondering if anyone can recognise the VJ with missing battens and remember if it was him - or any other relevant details? His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
05/06/2016 11.30 am. High tide approaching.
Club on Flood Watch
Sun 5th June 11.00 am
Looks like the worst of the weather has gone past with most of it staying on the coast rather than filling the catchment. Good news for us and unless things for the worse - we won't need to move any boats on this occasion. There's still some moderate flooding in the Orara and a couple of big tides coming up - but hopefully any rises in the river here won't be enough to impact on the Club. If anything changes I'll post a further update.
Sat 4th June 2016 7.00 pm
An east coast low is forming just to the north and expected to move down the coast tonight. The BOM has issued a Flood Watch for the Clarence with possible 'moderate to major flooding'. Coupled with king tides expected over the next day or so, we may need to evacuate boats from the shed. Members met at the Club this morning and decided to hold off any action until a clearer picture of the weather emerges. This will be reviewed overnight and a decision made on Sunday.
If an evacuation is necessary, I'll post details here in the morning and also send out an email. Keep an eye on this page and your inbox.
Eventful Day to Finish the Season
09/04/2016 - Club Pointscore (Season Final)
The forecast was for light winds - but some did arrive. However it died off near the finish, penalising those at the back of the fleet.
In a first for CRSC in a very long time there was a general recall at the start as too many boats had jumped the line. This then lead to some confusion with skippers not knowing what the new start sequence would be.
On the last leg there was a close contest between Tony Rose and Matt Pope. Matt lead at the final buoy rounding but Tony beat him home using a very cunning tactic. Since there was hardly any wind and the boats were barely moving he engaged Matt in deep conversation, all the while trying to out-sail him. Very sneaky on Tony’s part but ultimately fair as during the race Matt had nudged a couple of the buoys and forgot to do a penalty turn. Always expect the unexpected when out sailing.
After the race there was some talk on the balcony that Greg Brotherson might defect to the Arrows!
Overall an eventful and interesting day’s sailing - even if not overly windy.
All in all it's been a great season, notwithstanding lower boat numbers. Hopefully this will turn around again next season (and all the signs are it will) - particularly in the catamaran and junior fleets.
A big thanks to all volunteers and officials for your help during the season. Particularly our hardworking race official (and secretary / treasurer) - Bob Fish, boat driver / photographer - Dan Parkin and scorer / handicapper - Greg Lee. Also to Karl and Dennis for your dedication and to all other members who have contributed to another great year for the Club.
The 2016-17 season gets underway on Saturday 3rd September. Watch the website for more details.
09/04/2016 - Club Pointscore
Yardstick Results (thanks Greg)
|Recorded Time||Elapsed Time||YS||Cr'd Time||Class||Skipper||Crew||Sail No|
|1:31:10||1:16:10||110.7||1:08:48||Laser Rooster||B Wright||142|
|2:02:00||1:47:00||116||1:32:14||Laser Radial||D Parkin||176906|
|NS14s & Misc|
|1:31:00||1:16:00||108||1:10:22||NS 14||D Boyd||M Parkin||1954|
|1:37:00||1:22:00||108||1:15:56||NS 14||G Brotherson||M Parkin||1851|
|1:54:40||1:39:40||119.5||1:23:24||Corsair||B Hitchins||D Sage||442|
|1:47:10||1:32:10||106||1:26:57||MG||B Linnett||E Jackson||294|
|1:26:30||1:11:30||78.5||1:31:05||Hobie 18||B Holton||M Maginnity||16547|
|1:46:55||1:31:55||91.5||1:40:27||Paper Tiger||N Carter||67|
|1:17:00||1:02:00||148||0:41:54||O'pen BIC||W Pope|
|DNF||148||O'pen BIC||O Sage|
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Photo by Dan Parkin