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Power Section 13 May 2017 – Irene Sherwell Memorial Trophy

16.05.2017
The Irene Sherwell Memorial Trophy event was held in near perfect conditions, apart from a smoke haze that increased the challenge on cross-checks.  Competitors hoped it might also make it difficult for Checkpointers to monitor the transits.  But no, the eagle-eyes steadily stripped points from...

Winter Opening Day 6 May 2017

09.05.2017
There was a three-way tie for LEAST POINTS LOST with Amazon, Sunhunter and Dalusional all coming in on the same excellent score of 6 points lost.  It is going to be a very interesting season!         Winter Opening Day Brilliant sunshine and a warm...

Flying Fifteen Update 1.5.17

02.05.2017
In the category of saved the best till last: Sunday’s closing day of centreboard sailing makes the grade;  warm, consistent breeze, good fleet, tight finishes, some lovely reaching angles, free beer (after racing) and a delicious meal with good company in the clubhouse.  A terrific finale to...

Power Section – Pre-Season Cocktail Party 28 April 2017

02.05.2017
The Power Yacht Section Pre-Season Cocktail Party, one of the best parties of the year, was held on one of the best evenings of the year in one of the best venues on the river.  The Wardroom was elegantly attired in true cocktail-style, opening onto the balcony to take full advantage of the warm...

Ocean Racing Report – April 2017

02.05.2017
OFFSHORE DRIFTS TO A CLOSE This weekend’s Offshore Racing series closer was the Cape Vlamingh race which is intended to be around Rottnest but it also has a short course that takes the fleet tantalisingly close to the Quokka Arms at Kingston Reef buoy. The race got away in good breezes but...

SISKA NERVES AND BLUE WATER FEVER

11.04.2017
This weekend saw the final Bluewater Siska race of the 2017 series with RPYC’s 54th Cape Naturalist Race. This a gruelling 225 mile race to Bunker Bay then onto Bunbury and returning to Fremantle  and  is second only to the Geraldton races in its level of demanding sailing. This year with...

Flying Fifteen Update 11.04.2017

11.04.2017
Navigation was the name of the game on Sunday with only 4 boats sailing the correct course and, therefore, sharing the chocolates. Plonky, despite sailing on the river for 40 years ( his words, not mine !) managed to direct Ffollow Us around the wrong “Dolphin” and a large portion of the fleet...

OFFSHORE RACING UPDATE – MANDURAH WEEKEND

28.03.2017
Another intriguing weekend of offshore yacht racing was run last weekend with the final Weekender Series races held at Mandurah. This series comprises a weekend of racing in Rockingham in November followed by a weekend in Hillary’s in February and concluded with the Halls Head  race to Mandurah...

Flying Fifteen Update 28.3.17

28.03.2017
Chris and Ed had that winning feeling following 2 Championship heat wins on Sunday. In conditions that emphasised the physical requirements for the Flying Fifteen, and sailing in general, Storyteller recorded a narrow victory in the first heat and had a bit more breathing space in the second. Tim...

Wild Card entry takes Redline Racing to the finals at the 2017 Perth WMRT

28.03.2017
Phil Robertson of New Zealand wins the 2017 Perth World Match Racing Tour but Matt Jerwoods Redline Racing rules the river. Offered the chance of a wild card into the World Match Racing Tour event at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht club last week, Matt and his team of Niall Morrow, Pat Vos and Alex...
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