News for February 2010

Buoy Talk

February 27, 2010
Buoy Talk 2
   Following its escape an retrieval last weekend, our No1 Buoy is all cleaned up and has been fitted out with new shackles, ropes and chain. All that remains now is to get out to the spot and put it back in position. A group of interested crew gathered on Thursday evening to make sure everything looked OK.
Buoy Talk 1

GREAT . . . backdrop

February 26, 2010
 There was a bit of a distraction for the crews setting up for the Twilight Race on Thursday evening when an attractive young lady started posing for the camera. Apparently her photographer had decided that the sights around the Island would make a great backdrop for a new Folio he was putting together for her.

Look Familiar?

February 24, 2010
   As we reported a few days back, the Wooden Boat show was held at Docklands last weekend. Bob spotted a familiar vessel during his visit. David and Dennis' old boat Leda (new name unknown) - now all shone up and looking fantastic.   

The Rescue

February 23, 2010

Scarcely back from her SYC Log Trial, Jay JayII was presented with a mission - to rescue Mordi's No1 buoy.

Skipper Des fills us in.


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Latest on the Longbeach

February 22, 2010

Looking a little weary - crews tuck into breaky before the Sunday event in the Longbeach Challenge.  Mike fills us in details of the Big competition weekend.

Read about Revised Results as well.


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Nav Rally Tracker

February 22, 2010
 Jay Jay II ran the SYC Cup Nav Rally on Sunday and tried out the new GPS Tacktracker
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Longbeach Challenge Weekend

February 20, 2010
After it's postponment a few weeks back, the Longbeach Challenge is being run this weekend. There'll be more details and results in due course but the Saturday night Twilight Event went well with boats back on the mooring by around 8:30 We caught sight of Quicksilver on the webcam as she came home.   

Wooden Boat Show

February 19, 2010

It's the Melbourne Wooden Boat Show this weekend and three boats from the club have made the journey up to Docklands. Moonbird & Samantha are entered in the exhibits while Hans aboard Binda is moored nearby. David and Derik can be seen relaxing after their run up the bay on Friday with Gary aboard Moonbird. You can check details of the Boat Show here.

A Few Strong Words

February 12, 2010
Jenny took this photo of Peter after the race on Sunday.  He ordered the wind conditions just perfect for himself and was doing really well until he needed to put the spinaker up.
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February 09, 2010
  Jack & John Emmins from BMYS took out first place while our own Des & Wayne won second place in this year Isle of Mordi Nav Trial held last weekend.  
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Dryin' Out

February 03, 2010

Clyde's sent in a great shot of Steve and Vicki’s Crossfarr on the Gippsland Lakes from across the holidays with the note: "We found them at Boxers Creek drying out after a very wet night. The boat looked more like Chinese Junk then a slick yacht."