Keelboats – Salt Water Connections http://saltwaterconnections.org/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 21:57:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://saltwaterconnections.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Keelboats – Salt Water Connections http://saltwaterconnections.org/ 32 32 Kieran O’Connell elected Admiral of the Royal Cork Yacht Club at the 301st AGM https://saltwaterconnections.org/kieran-oconnell-elected-admiral-of-the-royal-cork-yacht-club-at-the-301st-agm/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 21:57:17 +0000 https://saltwaterconnections.org/kieran-oconnell-elected-admiral-of-the-royal-cork-yacht-club-at-the-301st-agm/ At the 301st AGM last Thursday evening, Kieran O’Connell was elected 43rd Admiral of the Royal Cork Yacht Club. In his acceptance speech, O’Connell thanked former Admiral Colin Morehead for the manner in which he has fulfilled his role over the past two years and guided the club through the tricentennial celebrations and the ongoing […]]]>

At the 301st AGM last Thursday evening, Kieran O’Connell was elected 43rd Admiral of the Royal Cork Yacht Club. In his acceptance speech, O’Connell thanked former Admiral Colin Morehead for the manner in which he has fulfilled his role over the past two years and guided the club through the tricentennial celebrations and the ongoing pandemic.

O’Connell, now entering his ninth year on the Royal Cork Executive Committee, has been with Royal Cork all his life, having started to sail in mirrors and in recent years competing in keelboat events and of National 18 across the country. Once appointed, he addressed the membership and reflected on how strong the club is today with membership at a ten-year high and particularly healthy finances. He briefly spoke about plans for the further development of the club’s facilities, including exploring lifting, maintenance and storage facilities for boats ashore.

Admiral Royal Cork, Kieran O’Connell

The new admiral also stressed his desire to complete the club’s five-year plan, which will be essential to retain existing members and introduce new members to the oldest club in the world.

Following the success of the Youth Course Model, O’Connell highlighted plans to adapt the model to meet the needs of adult sailing, with the growing club fleet now comprising 20 keelboats and dinghies being key to introduce newcomers to sport in a cost-effective manner.

After a record year of club events, including several national and regional championships, the highlights of 2022 will undoubtedly be Volvo Cork Week in July and the 505 World Championships in August.

In his closing remarks, he stressed the fact that nothing could be achieved without the support and dedication of his staff and his amazing committees and volunteers.

Vice-Admiral, Annamarie FeganVice-Admiral, Annamarie Fegan

O’Connell has formed an experienced and enthusiastic committee. Making history, Annamarie Fegan was elected Vice-Admiral of the Crosshaven Club, the first female Vice-Admiral in the club’s 302-year history. Fegan is best known in sailing circles as co-owner of the “Nieulargo” with her husband Denis Murphy and daughters Molly and Mia, winners of the Dun Laoghaire in Dingle, the Fastnet 450 and one of the favorites for the Round race. Ireland in 2022. Annamarie will also co-chair Volvo Cork Week 2022 with Ross Deasy.

Rear Admiral Keelboats, Paul TingleRear Admiral Keelboats, Paul Tingle

Paul Tingle was elected Keelboat Rear Admiral and brings with him a wealth of experience having first started sailing in Mirrors and Enterprises and now sailing the family’s new X-4 “Alpaca”. Discussions about sailing are inevitable in the Tingle family, with the family taking on Olympic campaigns, Fastnet races, from Dun Laoghaire to Dingle and so much more in recent years.

Rear Admiral Dinghies, Maurice Collins Rear Admiral Dinghies, Maurice Collins

Maurice Collins was elected Rear Admiral Dinghies, a considerable undertaking given the success and growth of the Youth Pathway in Royal Cork. Having served as a Class Captain in the Topper Fleet for several years and with four sons competing in all classes of the club, Maurice is perfectly positioned to ensure that there is something for all young sailors, from international competition at this first tack or jibe.

Denis Byrne, Chairman of the RCYC Marina & Installations committeeDenis Byrne, Chairman of the RCYC Marina & Installations committee

Denis Byrne was elected president of the Marina & Facilities committee. From the incoming admiral’s acceptance speech, it’s clear that Denis and his committee will have some exciting projects on the cards in the years to come. Denis has been nearly unstoppable in his Trapper TP250 ‘Cracker’ in the Cork Harbor IRC races for the past few years.

Mike Rider as Rear Admiral Cruising, Pat Harte as Treasurer and Alex Barry as Chair of Membership, Communications and Events remain on the committee for another term.

Alex Barry President Membership, Communications and EventsAlex Barry, President Membership, Communications and Events


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There is nothing mixed about this duo >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News https://saltwaterconnections.org/there-is-nothing-mixed-about-this-duo-scuttlebutt-sailing-news/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 00:00:20 +0000 https://saltwaterconnections.org/there-is-nothing-mixed-about-this-duo-scuttlebutt-sailing-news/ Young girls across the UK, and far beyond these coasts, will testify as two of Britain’s most decorated women team up for the 2022 UK Double Handed Offshore season. Driving a new Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300, the duo will be involved in seven ocean races throughout the season, culminating in the grueling Sevenstar Round Britain […]]]>

Young girls across the UK, and far beyond these coasts, will testify as two of Britain’s most decorated women team up for the 2022 UK Double Handed Offshore season.

Driving a new Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300, the duo will be involved in seven ocean races throughout the season, culminating in the grueling Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race at 1,805 nm.

One of the sport’s most accomplished offshore sailors, Caffari has a remarkable career spanning six rounds of the planet, three of them solo. A first solo round-the-world trip through thick and thin preceded the Vendée Globe and the Barcelona World Race in doubles. The only woman to have circled the planet nonstop three times, she has twice completed the Volvo Ocean Race.

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Robertson joined Caffari, who got a taste of ocean sailing last year on the Sun Fast 3300 when she teamed up with Volvo Ocean Race sailor Henry Bomby as sport was teasing with the new mixed two-keelboat offshore event for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The pair were rivals throughout last season’s doubles streak, with the highlight for Robertson being a second place finish in the grueling Rolex Fastnet Race. It was a result that fueled Robertson’s new love for offshore sailing…:

“The offshore doubles scene has grown tremendously here in the UK and although it’s relatively new to me the last two seasons have been some great races. I’m really looking forward to sailing with Dee in 2022, sailing with such an accomplished offshore athlete is very exciting.

Caffari and Robertson have sailed against each other over the years, but have never even sailed the same boat before, so with a full season of doubles racing on the schedule, Caffari is delighted to finally team up with Robertson…:

“Through our collective experience, we have a complementary skill set, so let’s really hope to have an advantage on the water. I know from competing against her last season that Shirley can sail fast, so I’m delighted we’re joining forces for the season ahead.

Robertson produced a video series in 2021 to document his experience, and it is suspected that a similar plan will be forthcoming.


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A Commitment to Leadership in Sport >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News https://saltwaterconnections.org/a-commitment-to-leadership-in-sport-scuttlebutt-sailing-news/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 21:03:38 +0000 https://saltwaterconnections.org/a-commitment-to-leadership-in-sport-scuttlebutt-sailing-news/ by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt Sailing NewsLeadership in sailing is reminiscent of politics. Check the wind direction and act accordingly. It’s not as often when leadership extends its vision to make decisions that go beyond. But it is happening with increased frequency in sports. It was in 2017 when I pleaded that there be leadership for […]]]>

by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Leadership in sailing is reminiscent of politics. Check the wind direction and act accordingly. It’s not as often when leadership extends its vision to make decisions that go beyond. But it is happening with increased frequency in sports.

It was in 2017 when I pleaded that there be leadership for handicap racing in the United States. There were too many scoring rules dividing the country, and a consensus technical rule was needed to promote growth and, ideally, link the country to the international community. It now seems to be happening.

It was a big deal when Charleston Race Week moved to ORC in 2017, and that shift to this international scoring rule has moved up and down on the East Coast. This was another big deal when the Bayview Mackinac Race and Chicago Mackinac Race moved to ORC in 2021. And now the final act of leadership has crossed the country.

Over two thousand solo miles further west, when the handicap fleets line up to compete in the Rolex Big Boat Series 2022, they will race under the scoring rules set by the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) rather than the ‘Offshore Rating Rule (ORR).

The four-day regatta, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, California, has been under the ORR since 2014; now in 2022 the handicap divisions will be divided according to ORC rules and ORC certificates will be required to compete.

“The mission statement of the St. Francis Yacht Club is to serve as a center of inspiration for regional nautical activities and a leader in yachting internationally,” said William H. Dana, Commodore of the St. Francis Yacht Club. “The adoption of the ORC scoring rule, which has become the dominant scoring rule internationally, reflects our commitment to leadership in sport and sailing on the West Coast. “

The St. Francis Yacht Club will also use the ORC rule when scoring other handicap regattas on its 2022 regatta calendar, including the Stone Cup (May 21-22) and Phyllis Kleinman Swiftsure Regatta (August 19-21) , often used as an air- until event for Rolex Big Boat Series.

For more than 50 years, the Offshore Racing Congress has managed and developed the IOR, IMS and now ORC scoring systems used in coastal and offshore racing around the world. Globally, it is the most popular measurement-based disability system, with more than 10,000 certificates issued in 45 countries.

“At ORC, we are very happy to have been chosen to contribute to the success of an event as legendary as the Rolex Big Boat Series,” said Bruno Finzi, President of ORC. “This is one of the first coastal racing series in the world, and we look forward to supporting us in making it a continued success for the St. Francis Yacht Club, Rolex and all competing teams.

Run since 1964 and considered the West Coast’s most prestigious regatta, the Rolex Big Boat Series draws competitors from across the country and around the world for four days of buoy racing in San Francisco Bay.

“Since the inaugural race of this regatta, we have evolved with the scoring rule of the time,” said Susan Ruhne, President of Rolex Big Boat Series. “We have watched the evolution of ORC internationally and have listened to feedback from the sailors and owners who compete here. As the Rolex Big Boat Series continues to evolve, it is important that we race by the most current and relevant rule, which is why we are making this change.

The Rolex Big Boat Series 2022 will likely feature three ORC divisions, in addition to a number of one-design classes. The Classics division, for classic yachts built before 1955 and over 48 feet in length, will continue to race with ORR-EZ rating certificates.

Peter Wagner, who has raced with his J / 111 Skeleton Key (USA 115) in several Rolex Big Boat Series and who won the 2021 J / 111 World Championship, said his team raced under both rules.

“Our transition to ORC has gone smoothly and has led to some fantastic races at major East Coast events,” said Wagner. “The ORC fleets were strong, the competition fierce and the results fair. We are excited about the St. Francis Yacht Club’s decision to join the ORC movement, which we believe will help expand the base of high quality keelboat racing here on the West Coast and around the world.

Adam Corpuz-Lahne, Senior Sailing Director of the St. Francis Yacht Club, sees two big advantages with ORC. “It’s transparent and it’s popular,” he said. “If our goal is to promote high quality racing, we have to use the rule that attracts high quality racing boats.

“Last year the IC37 Flying Jenny (USA 24) rolled out of Annapolis and won their division. We would love to see more boats like this come here to compete. ORC appears to be the preferred scoring rule internationally and has become very popular on the East Coast and Midwest as well. We hope that we will start a trend on the West Coast and that other clubs and regions will go to ORC. ”

Ruhne agreed that the goal is to continue to attract the best competition on the water and the ORC rule best supports this goal. “The Rolex Big Boat series has a long history of attracting top competitors from around the world and we want to continue this tradition,” she said. “We can’t wait to see the same boats return year after year, in addition to hosting new competitions that test the locals. Ultimately our goal is for more boats to race here. ”

The Rolex Big Boat Series 2022 will be held September 14-18 at the St. Francis Yacht Club. The notice of race will be published in February and registrations will be open at that time for selected one-design fleets, classic boats with ORR-EZ certificates and monohulls with ongoing ORC certificates.

An informative ORC Q&A with Dobbs Davis and the ORC Support Team will be hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club via Zoom on January 19 at 6:00 PM PST. All interested parties are invited to attend. Register, Click here.

For race information: https://rolexbigboatseries.com/


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The Royal Lymington Yacht Club to celebrate its 100th anniversary with a year of events https://saltwaterconnections.org/the-royal-lymington-yacht-club-to-celebrate-its-100th-anniversary-with-a-year-of-events/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 00:30:00 +0000 https://saltwaterconnections.org/the-royal-lymington-yacht-club-to-celebrate-its-100th-anniversary-with-a-year-of-events/ New Years Day will mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club, which is preparing celebrations throughout 2022 to mark this milestone. Originally formed as the Lymington River Sailing Club, it boasts of producing Olympic gold medalist sailors including Sir Ben Ainslie, Pippa Wilson and Sarah Gosling, and world match racing champion Ian […]]]>

New Years Day will mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club, which is preparing celebrations throughout 2022 to mark this milestone.

Originally formed as the Lymington River Sailing Club, it boasts of producing Olympic gold medalist sailors including Sir Ben Ainslie, Pippa Wilson and Sarah Gosling, and world match racing champion Ian Williams.

“The club has come a long way in its 100 years, from a somewhat elitist organization to an organization that today embraces all who are active on the water,” said a spokesperson.

The Royal Lymington Yacht Club celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2022

“As the website says, we are the birthplace of yachting, dinghy and powerboat.”

The club was formed in the aftermath of World War I which thwarted all previous attempts to bring local sailors together.

Members of the Cowes Royal Yacht Squadron who lived in Lymington decided they wanted their own club on their home river.

Major Cyril Potter and his friends purchased the disused Coast Guard boathouse – which today remains the club’s HQ, having undergone numerous expansions and upgrades.

The post-war canoe shed
The post-war canoe shed

Royal status was conferred in 1938 – which supplemented the royal patronage granted in 1925. The current patron is HRH the Princess Royal.

At first, the members sailed everything from small dinghies to larger cruising and racing yachts, many initially seeking the advice and skills of Dan Bran, a boat building legend from Lymington who had his shed near the baths. sea ​​water.

From Dan came the Lymington Pram which, along with the smaller Lymington Scow, has been seen on the river for many years. Nowadays the Lymington Scow is raced on the river in great numbers with many modern dinghies.

XOD dayboats also continue to race, while Nordic Folkboats, J80s and racing cruisers contribute to a thriving keelboat racing scene.

The old boathouse
The old boathouse

But it is the junior sailing program that is considered by many at the club to be its “crown jewel”.

Junior Wednesday Sailing began over 30 years ago as a community project and continues to be as popular as ever.

Her goal is to teach young people in a fun and engaging way everything from tying knots to sailing small dinghies.

New members are welcome and the club is hosting an open house on March 26. Visit www.rlymyc.org.uk




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Key Busselton Mail Moments – August 2021 in Review | Busselton-Dunsborough Courier https://saltwaterconnections.org/key-busselton-mail-moments-august-2021-in-review-busselton-dunsborough-courier/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://saltwaterconnections.org/key-busselton-mail-moments-august-2021-in-review-busselton-dunsborough-courier/ ‘Undalup rangers’ – August 4, 2021 Graduated from Undalup Wadandi rangers The first cohort of Undalup Wadandi Rangers graduated from a program connecting young people to the country and to employment. Seven rangers spent 24 weeks with Greening Australia training and educating themselves on a number of environmental and practical topics, earning a Certificate II […]]]>

‘Undalup rangers’ – August 4, 2021

Graduated from Undalup Wadandi rangers

The first cohort of Undalup Wadandi Rangers graduated from a program connecting young people to the country and to employment.

Seven rangers spent 24 weeks with Greening Australia training and educating themselves on a number of environmental and practical topics, earning a Certificate II in Land Conservation and Management.

The first group of Undalup Wadandi Rangers obtained a Certificate II in Land Conservation and Management. To learn more about this story, please visit busseltonmail.com.au.

“Sofia’s voice shines” – August 11, 2021

Dunsborough singer Sofia Watt turns four chairs on The Voice

Dunsborough singer Sofia Watt turned all four chairs on Channel 7 The Voice Australia program at the first blind audition of the season.

Anglican school 15-year-old Georgiana Molloy took on a James Brown classic It’s a man’s world mind-blowing judges Rita Ora, Jessica Mauboy, Keith Urban and Guy Sebastian.

“I feel over the moon and so overwhelmed with all the love and support, it’s been awesome the first day since my episode aired,” she said.

15-year-old Dunsborough singer Sofia Watt turns the judges' four chairs during her performance on Channel 7's The Voice Australia program. Image provided.

15-year-old Dunsborough singer Sofia Watt turns the judges’ four chairs during her performance on Channel 7’s The Voice Australia program. Image provided.

‘Culvert vandal’ – August 18, 2021

WA Police are investigating culvert damage on Chapman Hill Road in Busselton

Residents of Busselton “terrified” by rising waters in the Lower Vasse River last week went to investigate the cause and discovered that a culvert along Chapman Hill Road had been cut.

The culvert was installed as part of the Vasse bypass drain upgrade – when closed it prevents water from flowing into the Lower Vasse River.

Residents had noticed that the river was flowing rapidly, but there was nowhere for the water to escape, causing the water to rise rapidly and move closer to the properties on Isaacs Street in Busselton.

A culvert along Chapman Hill Road was illegally tampered with causing water to flow to the Lower Vasse River, threatening homes with flooding.  Image provided.

A culvert along Chapman Hill Road was illegally tampered with causing water to flow to the Lower Vasse River, threatening homes with flooding. Image provided.

‘Yachts stranded in the Port Geographe marina’ – August 25, 2021

The yachts of Port Geographe trapped in the walls of the marina

Busselton yacht owners are increasingly frustrated that they are unlikely to be able to haul their keelboats out of Port Geographe Marina before between mid-October and November.

Seaweed clogged the marina channel causing the depth to be less than a meter, forcing owners of keel boats to seek help from other boat users or sea lifeguards. ‘they get stuck trying to exit or enter the marina.

The problem has persisted since 2015, when the reconfiguration work was completed to resolve the problem of wrack in and around Port Geographe.

Geographe Bay Yacht Club Commodore Barry McLennan and Sailing Social Organizer Gavin Sorrell are trapped inside marina walls as cracker build-up prevents keelboats from exiting or entering Port Geographe .

Geographe Bay Yacht Club Commodore Barry McLennan and Sailing Social Organizer Gavin Sorrell are trapped inside marina walls as cracker build-up prevents keelboats from exiting or entering Port Geographe .


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On select boats for the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Three’s a Crowd https://saltwaterconnections.org/on-select-boats-for-the-sydney-hobart-yacht-race-threes-a-crowd/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 10:00:19 +0000 https://saltwaterconnections.org/on-select-boats-for-the-sydney-hobart-yacht-race-threes-a-crowd/ “We both like to be really involved,” said Gough, adding that in the two-man race the two sailors become “skipper, cook, trimmer, tactician, radio operator and navigator”. Serious offshore sailors often say that races are really won when preparing the boat for the race. Two-man sailing is no different, except there are fewer crew members […]]]>

“We both like to be really involved,” said Gough, adding that in the two-man race the two sailors become “skipper, cook, trimmer, tactician, radio operator and navigator”.

Serious offshore sailors often say that races are really won when preparing the boat for the race. Two-man sailing is no different, except there are fewer crew members to tackle the details.

Given the race’s difficult reputation, organizers are demanding that teams achieve qualifications, including first aid certification, radio operator training and sea survival instruction. On board fully-crewed boats, only certain sailors need to take this training. In the doubles division, both skippers must meet these requirements, in addition to completing previous (and specific) ocean races and a 24 hour stint together on their boats.

Then there is the task of equipping a boat so that it can potentially withstand winds of over 50 knots and massive seas.

“The boat has sailed some 30,000 nautical miles in two, so everything is set,” said Rod Smallman, who sails aboard Maverick, a Jeanneau Sun Fast 3600, with his co-skipper. Leeton Hulley. This is Smallman’s second race at Sydney Hobart and Hulley’s seventh. “Once it’s installed, all that’s left is to tinker with and maintain.

A decision on two-man racing equipment has been controversial.

Autopilot systems, which steer a boat to a specified compass heading or wind angle, allow the crew to set sails, perform other tasks, or rest. Unlike fully crewed boats, two-man teams can use autopilots in this year’s race.

However, the yacht club announced last year that the two-man teams would not qualify for the Tattersall Cup, which is awarded to the winner of the race in corrected time (handicap). The two-handed division is competing for its own trophy.


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Sport for life https://saltwaterconnections.org/sport-for-life/ Sun, 19 Dec 2021 21:00:00 +0000 https://saltwaterconnections.org/sport-for-life/ Sport for life by John Curnow, Editor-in-Chief, Sail-World AUS December 19 21:00 UTC Whisper, who won the first Australian Maxi Championship. © Andrea Francolini It is often emphasized that sailing is a sport for life. This was the overriding thought that stuck with me as I mulled over a new event that will begin on […]]]>

Sport for life

by John Curnow, Editor-in-Chief, Sail-World AUS December 19 21:00 UTC

Whisper, who won the first Australian Maxi Championship. © Andrea Francolini

It is often emphasized that sailing is a sport for life. This was the overriding thought that stuck with me as I mulled over a new event that will begin on January 3, 2022. The simple reason is that there are bound to be sailors spanning many age groups who will make it to the World. Sydney Harbor for the David Forbes. Shield Regatta.

Once I got past that point there was the wonderful aspect of paying homage to David Forbes OAM, who along with John Anderson OAM won Olympic gold in Munich in the venerable Star Class.

The David Forbes Shield Regatta is an open regatta for all boats that have been registered once as Etchells. It’s about racing, getting all the sailors out on the water, being competitive, but doing it in a fun and friendly environment, as well as including the crew ashore, so if you’re involved however it is, it is inevitable that it will be a big and spectacular four days.

It’s about recognizing each other’s precious time, and to that end, the emphasis is on a correct, efficient run. The referee’s observation on the water is one of them, so “the room” can be left empty. Several of the participating sailors all expressed a feeling that it was a tight and tight race that respects the rules, so play well now …

There are up to 12 races to be organized from January 3 to 6 inclusive, with the main aim of working as well as possible in the prevailing weather systems. Three races make a series, and there is a drop after the seventh. Three of the last four world champions are in the fleet, as well as the last eight Australian champions in the class.

Indeed, as usual with this kind of race, the AST, VOR, AC, other class champions, Olympians and current medalists will be scattered throughout the fleet, so if you are sailing during this period in the port, there will be some great races for everyone on board to watch as they will be fairly short courses.

There will be over a dozen, and possibly up to 20 ships making up the fleet, which is impressive considering it’s holiday season and other national titles are on the way, but it shows how much everyone loves this very close-knit and tight race, where everyone can have their day. An apology has already been received from the Swan River fleet in Perth, which still faces Covid restrictions.

Former Australian champion in the class himself, David Forbes commented: “It is a great honor to be recognized in this way. My relationship with the Etchells dates back to 1967 when I sailed with Skip Etchells in the original attempts to select a new keelboat for the 1972 Olympics. I was able to help Skip between my Star Boat campaign.

“Even though we won all the races, sometimes one stage, the Soling was chosen because the Etchells was considered too wide to tow Europe! As times change.

“All the best for what promises to be a hotly contested regatta!”

David Forbes has mentored many people from yacht racing. Richie Allanson competed in his first international event with David, namely the 1988 Kenwood Cup in Hawaii. Allanson not only recognizes the importance of this to him, but also the high regard that Forbes holds in so many people, all over the world.

John Bertrand AO is one of the sailors very looking forward to it all and has reflected not only on that but on the importance of David Forbes to the Australian sailing scene. “Naming this regatta after David Forbes is very fitting. David is one of the greatest sailors this country has ever produced.”

“The Olympic gold medalist in the super competitive Star class at the 1972 Olympics, it is important to note that he got there without training or financial assistance. He was one of the most naturally gifted sailors to ever have competed for Australia, a wonderful ambassador for the sport and a mentor to many, including myself. ”

“I’m looking forward to some hot races. In particular, having members of the Australian Sailing Team integrated into the entire fleet is a wonderful opportunity for these young world-class sailors to cross swords with the “old” legends!

The regatta will take place under the auspices of the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, which will not only administer the races, but also take care of the entire social calendar. Commodore Christian Brook commented, “The squadron is delighted to host this regatta recognizing the accomplishments of David Forbes.

“We welcome all sailors to our first event of the year and look forward to favorable winds and good times at the club.”

Feel so lucky

And it’s simply because it had been a while since I had been able to talk about a lot of local events. The proof of concept was the quintessential notion that remained after seeing the first Australian Maxi Championship attract such a good fleet. Brought to you by Income Asset Management, the format rocked, the navigation covered the entire spectrum, and best of all, the boats and their crews had a good shot at fixing things ahead of Boxing Day and the race that captures the nation. .

I am sure the Australian Maxi Association will continue to grow both as an organization and for other key events that will be created as a result of this tasting plate.

Income Asset Management CEO Jon Lechte commented: “The series has been a great success for our company and we look forward to continuing to be the primary sponsor of the AMC series and partner of CYCA. He suggested that the IAM products are in some ways similar to sailing. They offer bonds and deposits to investors looking for income, not just capital gains. Like sailing, a successful income investment requires a plan, the ability to execute change quickly and effectively – but it is mostly a matter of patience and incremental gains. Slower and more regular! The sailing community will see the name IAM around the club for many years to come. ”

Pretty much everyone was there except Queensland entrances like Stefan, purely because of Australia’s intriguing border issues. The hot races and high levels of participation definitely grabbed the attention of all sailors, and I think they will be looking for more than tasting plates to devour in 2022. Kudos to David Griffith’s JV62, Whisper. “Griffo” is a really nice person, so everything seems awfully appropriate.

You have to think that overseas entries in 2022 will only add to it all. Not only did everyone involved love it, but I’m guessing planning for next year is well and truly underway, using the same format and adding more down-to-earth fun to the mix.

Well done to the host club, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, and all the owners and crew. No wonder many were heard to say that the combination of short-term ocean work, the Cabbage Tree Island crossing race and the SOLAS event final at the harbor made it “the best ever!”

It must be time for Il Duce …

Our friend Andrea Francolini is out now that events have taken place (including the first Maxi Championship), so I asked him for his selection of his photos, as well as some ideas on how he saw it. . Il Duce said: “The start of the Cabbage Tree Island Race was brutal! Rain, no light and waves. It was far from ideal filming conditions, let alone sailing conditions! Still, it was something different, so I took up the challenge.

“The Maxi Championship was a great show of power, and I hope we see it again next year.

“For me the icing on the cake was the Classic Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. 30 knots of wind, and at least 3 meters of swell between the heads. When we saw the conditions, I said to my boat pilot: ‘We stay between the Heads and let everyone come to us. This is where the action will be. By the time I said this, the Manly ferry nosed into a wave. We both saw him, didn’t say a word for two seconds, then laughed.

In conclusion, Francolini said: “I don’t remember a day like this on the port and a lot of people either. It was just amazing. Sun, wind, waves and more wind. Perfect day at the office if you want my opinion! ”

We already mentioned that Stefan left BrisVegas on Saturday, just like Maritime 11 Friday from the Gold Coast, after his farewell from the mayor, Tom Tate. All that’s left is to say well done to TeamAUS in SailGP, season greetings everyone, and now bring the Hobart, huh!

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John curnow
Editor, Sail-World AUS


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Charlotte Dobson, Saskia Tidey’s 49erFX partner for Tokyo 2020, retires from Olympic sailing https://saltwaterconnections.org/charlotte-dobson-saskia-tideys-49erfx-partner-for-tokyo-2020-retires-from-olympic-sailing/ Sun, 19 Dec 2021 18:44:23 +0000 https://saltwaterconnections.org/charlotte-dobson-saskia-tideys-49erfx-partner-for-tokyo-2020-retires-from-olympic-sailing/ Saskia Tidey’s 49erFX partner of Dun Laoghaire at Tokyo 2020 spoke of her fond memories of competing at the highest level as she ended her Olympic career. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Charlotte Dobson was among the big names in British sailing who announced their retirement from the Olympic campaign this week. Originally a Laser […]]]>

Saskia Tidey’s 49erFX partner of Dun Laoghaire at Tokyo 2020 spoke of her fond memories of competing at the highest level as she ended her Olympic career.

As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Charlotte Dobson was among the big names in British sailing who announced their retirement from the Olympic campaign this week.

Originally a Laser Radial (now ILCA 6) competitor, the Scottish sailor switched to the 49erFX single scull when it was introduced in 2014, teaming up with Sophie Ainsworth. The pair won their place with the GB squad for Rio 2016, finishing ninth.

Dobson then teamed up with Irishwoman Saskia Tidey following the Royal Irish Yacht Club sailor’s decision to join the GBR team in 2017, citing the lack of opportunities for her to continue her career at home.

The duo quickly established themselves as a powerhouse in the 49erFX fleet, backed by a streak of silver podiums at the 2020 Olympic test event and world championships.

Dobson and Tidey led the Tokyo 2020 Regatta in the first windy stages before being revised later when the breeze turned light, eventually finishing sixth.

Dobson, who married Dylan Fletcher a few weeks after returning from Tokyo, is now looking to work in the bank.

The retired 35-year-old from Rhu, near Glasgow, says: “The latest news for me is that I’m going to hang up my sailing boots and trapeze harness and say goodbye to the Olympic world. It’s been an amazing time, and now I’m going to figure out what the next step will be.

“It was a pretty easy decision to be honest. I really felt in the few years before Tokyo that Saskia [Tidey] and I had given myself the best chance of winning a medal in Tokyo. We had worked with amazing coaches and support staff, and we had had amazing sailors in our training groups. When you are proud of the campaign you are running, you have to accept the result at the end.

“We gave him a really good crack, but it wasn’t enough in the end. I think you have to know when it’s time to say that we did our best but it wasn’t really enough.

When asked about his best memories of the Games, Dobson said, “It’s probably more of a feeling than a memory. Regardless of the outcome that does not go the way we wanted it to be, I am wholeheartedly extremely proud to be a part of this Tokyo team.

“We were surrounded by great people who were doing some pretty amazing things. The atmosphere was one of uplifting you. It was a huge honor to see some of the greats in sailing that we had do their jobs and try to emulate that.

As for his future projects? “I’m slowly dipping my toes into the real world and hoping to find a job in banking,” she says. “I’m definitely not going very far from Portland, I love it here. Sailing has brought me from the west coast of Scotland to this little island and I love it. I will not go away completely.

Dobson also had the following advice for the next generation of sailing: “I would say just stay in love with our sport. It is the most incredible sport, and so varied. You can sail on fast boats, slow boats, complicated boats, simple boats, with people, alone… Never lose the love for sport.

“Do so much sailing on a variety of boats. And if you decide to go to the Olympics, it is quite possible. Anything is possible when you set a goal, think about it, and go for it. “


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Rose ‘Strictly success inspires Isle of Wight sailors with disabilities https://saltwaterconnections.org/rose-strictly-success-inspires-isle-of-wight-sailors-with-disabilities/ Sun, 19 Dec 2021 14:06:34 +0000 https://saltwaterconnections.org/rose-strictly-success-inspires-isle-of-wight-sailors-with-disabilities/ DISABLED Cowes Sailors celebrate Rose Ayling-Ellis’ phenomenal success – after the 27-year-old danced to victory in last night’s Strictly Come Dancing final (Saturday). Sailors, many of whom are amputees, paraplegics or – like Rose – have sensory impairments, all train to compete. They believe Rose paved the way for more people with disabilities to ‘live […]]]>

DISABLED Cowes Sailors celebrate Rose Ayling-Ellis’ phenomenal success – after the 27-year-old danced to victory in last night’s Strictly Come Dancing final (Saturday).

Sailors, many of whom are amputees, paraplegics or – like Rose – have sensory impairments, all train to compete.

They believe Rose paved the way for more people with disabilities to ‘live their dream’.

“We believe that able-bodied people are starting to realize that being physically disabled doesn’t mean you can’t be successful, even in the face of stiff competition,” said Matt Grier, project director at the Andy Cassell Foundation in Cowes.

“One of our regular sailors is blind from birth and has very limited hearing.

“It is heartwarming to be in a boat with him as he confidently takes the helm.”

The association is asking sailors with various disabilities to race with sonar, 23-foot fast keel boats open to the elements.

“Much like Strictly, we make very few allowances and take a level playing field approach,” said Matt.

“Everyone is equal and just has to get by.”

The foundation was started by Andy Cassell; a top-level sailor who was born without legs, but for years competed with able-bodied sailors.

He competed in his first Paralympic Games in Atlanta in 1996 and won a gold medal.

This victory inspired him to find ways to help other people with disabilities.

To learn more about the foundation, visit www.acfsailing.org


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City postpone Muskrat transfer | News https://saltwaterconnections.org/city-postpone-muskrat-transfer-news/ Fri, 17 Dec 2021 17:46:00 +0000 https://saltwaterconnections.org/city-postpone-muskrat-transfer-news/ Hermann’s board of directors has chosen to defer any further action on the merits of transferring ownership of the Muskrat keelboat to the Muskrat Society. The move follows a presentation Monday evening by Dr Bob Koerber, representing the company as chairman, to the Hermann board of aldermen. Koerber’s recitation of a letter he prepared and […]]]>

Hermann’s board of directors has chosen to defer any further action on the merits of transferring ownership of the Muskrat keelboat to the Muskrat Society.

The move follows a presentation Monday evening by Dr Bob Koerber, representing the company as chairman, to the Hermann board of aldermen. Koerber’s recitation of a letter he prepared and delivered on this matter, given during public comment, sparked discussion within the board and ultimately led to the transfer of ownership being postponed.

Koerber provided a copy of the letter to the advertiser-mail. He said he was surprised that the FOB discussed donating the Muskrat to the Society without first notifying the organization.

“I’m surprised to hear this because of the great opportunity the town of Hermann has to build a nationally renowned museum and boathouse around this keelboat,” Koerber wrote. “There is no uncovered liability regarding the ownership of the City of the Keelboat Muskrat. We do not expect the City of Hermann to pay for insurance coverage on the Keelboat when it is in the water. outside of town, the company pays for it ourselves. “

The former mayor pleaded for the city to retain ownership of the keelboat, one of the reasons being that the boat is covered by MIRMA insurance when it is within city limits.

“Another is the attention and publicity the boat elicits for the town of Hermann whenever it is displayed in these high-visibility, high-traffic locations,” Koerber said. “In addition, some of the grants that we intend to apply for are easier to obtain if we are associated with a city or other government authority.”

A boathouse and museum, he argued, will be another big attraction for the city’s tourism program.

“Why the urgency of making this decision and why was the Muskrat Society not informed? Koerber asked. “I can’t answer it,” he said, stepping aside briefly from the text of his letter.

He asked the FOB to review his points, noting that the Muskrat was not expected to travel until April.

“I suggest that you postpone any decision on this matter until we have had time to discuss our plans and enter into appropriate alternative agreements, if necessary,” Koerber said, adding that the Company was not ready to make deals for now.

Alderman David Faerber said the muskrat “continues to expand” and is unsure of the city’s responsibility. Mayor Bruce Cox said once the city is involved in a grant process then it would be difficult to sever ties with the muskrat.

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“It might not be that easy to give up our involvement,” Cox said, also noting that he was concerned about the insurance coverage. City administrator Tricia Heaney said she was concerned about potentially higher insurance costs for the city.

“I don’t want you to foot the bill for anything,” Koerber replied.

The matter is expected to be considered by the BOA at its regular meeting on Monday, January 24.

* Council approved an ordinance reclassifying lots owned by VFW Post 4182 at 108 State Highway 100 West from single-family residential to agricultural and general commercial.

* Members approved an ordinance to approve an agreement between the city and Simpleview to provide hosting benchmark technology for the City of Hermann website.

* The Board of Directors listened to Cox and the other members express their thoughts on what should be included in a proposal to enact a Food Truck Ordinance for Hermann. City attorney David Politte will work on developing a draft ordinance for council consideration once the new year begins.

* Public Works Manager Jesse Geltz has received approval for expenses related to the repair of a piece of heavy equipment known as a track. Geltz said the unit is used in road projects and for tasks such as pushing sand along the riverside. Cost estimates for repairs are less than $ 10,000.

* An ordinance was approved which secured a contract between the city and Lamar Companies for an outdoor billboard along Interstate 70, a tenth of a mile east of Missouri Highway 19 in New Florence, to promote tourism.

* A large number of alcohol license renewals on January 1, 2022, for businesses scattered across Hermann, have been approved.

* A full liquor license with Sunday sales for Founders District Company, doing business as Alpenhorn Kitchen and Bier Garten, has been approved effective January 1.

* An outdoor seating license renewal for Doxie Slush has been approved.

* A special event request has been approved for a Santa Rides the Rails event, scheduled for Wednesday, December 22, at the Amtrak station.

* A special event request has also been approved for Go! St. Louis, a race that will feature finish line activities at the amphitheater on June 11, 2022.


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