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Anniversary Harken Championship draws international line-up aiming for cash prizes

The countdown is on for the best line-up of shortlisted international teams in many years about to contest the 25th anniversary Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship on Pittwater over November 22-26, 2017.

‘The Harken’, as it’sbest-known, is one of only two top-tier Australian youth events that offer prizemoney. The other stipulates the prize be taken as a travel grant whereas Harken Australia offers the winning teams $1000 cold-hard no-strings-attached cash for first place, $750 for second and $250 for third.

Not only is 2017 the regatta’s notable silver anniversary, it also marks 20 continuous years of Harken’s naming rights sponsorship, which is considered a milestone in the sport.

Entry is based on rankings and from 30 team applications The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club has whittled the number down to the maximum 12 teams. The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Royal Perth Yacht Club are fielding an U23 squad as part of a longstanding agreement between the clubs to support each other’s youth programs.

A Japanese team made selection, one of the few times the island nation has been represented in the event’s 24 year history. Called Pacific Racing Team, skipper Leonard Takahashi has a world match racing rankingof 43 reflecting his recent podium finishes at the New Zealand National Championships and 2017 Governor’s Cup. Takahashi also campaigns a 49er skiff.

Top ranked skipper Jelmer Van Beek is representing The Netherlands with his Team Dutch Wave. Currently ranked 42nd in the WS Open Match Racing Rankings, the team has been busy contesting various match racing and keelboat events across Europe.

Sarah Parker from the host the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s Youth Development program, one of two women skippering the RPAYC’s Elliott 7s, is returning to defend last year’s podium finish. Parker is hungry and match fit having just returned from South Korea’s Busan Cup where she placed eighth against the world’s best female match racers.

The RSYS team features helm Charlotte Griffin, who made her match racing debut at this year’s Marinassess Women’s Match Racing Regatta, and a mix of new and experienced sailors.

Two American yacht clubs, Balboa and the Chicago Yacht Club, plus New Caledonia’s Cercle Nautique Calédonien are sending Harken International debutants.

RPAYC head coach Tom Spithill said: “It’s the best line up in terms of represented countries I’ve seen for a long time and indicates the regatta’s standing among the youth match racing scene that teams would travel from as far away as Chicago and The Netherlands.

Milson’s Silver Goblets: Yandoo XX too Strong

Media release                                                                                                                            21 November 2017

An abandoned final race didn’t change the outcome for Jeanne-Claude Strong’s Yandoo XX, the deserving winner of the 2017 Milson’s Silver Goblets Etchells regatta sailed out of the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron from November 13-17.Credit Darcie CottingtonCredit Darcie Cottington

A twilight racer on a busy Sydney Harbour veered too close to a mark of the Etchells course during the closing race and dragged it out of position, thereby throwing the Goblets fleet into chaos. Rather than trying to sort out a messy multi-boat situation in the protest room, race officer Rob Ridley decided the cleanest solution was to abandon the fifth and final race of the unique twilight series, which became the fleet’s one dropped score.

Second by seven points, Rupert Henry’s Vivienne, is a new crew who came together for their first sail on the opening day of the Goblets. The skipper is in the early stages of a possible class comeback after five years away supporting his children’s dinghy sailing pursuits.

Henry’s regular crewman Greg O’Shea plus Josh Chant and RPAYC Youth Member Alice Tarnawski combined smoothly to slot in behind Strong’s practised Yandoo XX crew of tactician Seve Jarvin, Marcus Burke and Tiana Wittey.

“I love the Goblets regatta,” said Strong. “It attracts really talented sailors and the competition is tough. We were lucky to sail pretty consistently all week and my thanks go to my beautiful team who did a great job, as did the Squadron in spite of a twilighter sabotaging them on the last day. Congratulations to Rupert Henry and Grant Crowle and their teams,” the lone woman owner/skipper among 26 starters added.

Rupert Henry’s boat has sat untouched on the RSYS hardstand since the club hosted the Etchells Worlds 2012. He’s excited about dipping his toe back into the closest racing he says he’s ever experienced. “Etchells racing engages my head so much; I’m exhausted every night. If you make a two metre steering error it will catch up with you at the next mark, it’s not like ocean racing where you can recover. It’s the closest racing I’ve ever done; the same reason the ‘legends’ love it.”

Asked whether he’ll try for a spot at the class’ world championship in Brisbane in October next year Henry said, “That’s a TBA. Three of us have young kids so we are just happy at the moment being harbour warriors. But we have a trailer....”

Third placed Etchells, The Hole Way skippered by Grant Crowle, finished five points off Vivienne and fourth overall was Doug Flynn’s Wobbegong 2. 

Hooligan throws the monkey off its back

Hooligan throws the monkey off its back

Hooligan’s unquestionable victory in the MC38 Summer Series act 2 and Steve Barlow’s second overall with Lightspeed could mark a new chapter in the class’ lifecycle, as the standard across the super competitive one design fleet continues to rise.Credit: Lisa RatcliffCredit: Lisa Ratcliff

Marcus Blackmore recalled what he believes was his last regatta win, Audi Hamilton Island Race Week back in 2012 with his TP52 also called Hooligan. Now the monkey is off his back. “It’s my first win in a long time and my first MC38 win after three years trying; it’s very satisfying. Most of the crew have sailed with me for some time and that consistency helps a lot.

“It’s a great pleasure to have Tom Slingsby at the back of the boat and Will Ryan on main,” the skipper added. “It’s intense sitting between two Olympians and having them both on my case. I had more on than the first settlers in 25 knots on day one. The class is more even now, and that makes for really good competition. I don’t think there’s any better one design racing than the MC38s.”

At the trophy presentation Blackmore thanked class president John Bacon on behalf of the other owners for the effort he puts in behind the scenes to secure the host clubs, prepare the regatta documents, book the on-water umpires and respond to technical questions. “I’m sure we wouldn’t have the class and the racing we do without John Bacon,” Blackmore said to appreciative applause.

Easterlies 8 - 12 knots and tricky 30-40 degree shifts at the top gate of the windward/leeward course made it another tough day for the tacticians trying to read the wind. Highlights video by Tilly Lock https://www.facebook.com/tillylockmedia/videos/1755649281404895/

Christmas Giving Tree & First Friday Progressive Dinner

A Christmas tree will be set up in Halyards for all members to donate a gift, gifts will be distributed to local organisations supporting children and familes in need. Gifts may include toys, non-perishables and gift vouchers. Its best not to beautifully wrap your gift as they need to be unwrapped to check on safety etc. Just place in a gift or brown bag, or simply add unwrapped. If you wish to contribute a voucher - please hand to Reception and clearly identify that it is for the Giving Tree.

So far contact has been made with Bear Cottage, the Manly Warringah Resource Centre (Women’s' Refuge) and Royal Far West. The Giving Tree will remain open for two weeks from First Friday.

December First Friday

You're invited to attend December's First Firsday progressive Chrismas dinner. The evening will start with Christmas Happy Hour from 6pm with a sparkling wine on arrival (members).  
REMEMBER to bring your gift(s) for the Club's Christmas Giving Tree.

SIT FOR DINNER AT 7PM - Dinner will start with a platter of 'nibbles and light snacks' on your table before the first progressive move. Our main course will be a chef cooked Christmas themed BBQ. Dessert to order will follow. Main Course will be accompanied by a buffet of vegetables and salad.

A progressive dinner allows everyone to meet old sailing mates and make new sailing friends - be prepared for two changes of seating during the evening.

BOOK HERE: http://www.rpayc.com.au/cruising/first-friday-form

Hooley Dooley: Hooligan’s MC38 Summer Series act 2 first day

Media Release                                                                                    18 November 2017

Event: MC38 2017-18 Summer Series act 2, November 18-19, 2017 on Pittwater hosted by The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club

Hooley Dooley: Hooligan’s MC38 Summer Series act 2 first day

The MC38 Summer Series act 2 opening four races on a gusty grey Pittwater day threw some curly ones into the customary MC38 first-half pointscore.


Resounding North Sails boat of the day and series leader, Marcus Blackmore’s Hooligan, has moved into a new performance sphere this season, coinciding with professional tactician Tom Slingsby supporting an already accomplished team.

Neville Crichton’s Maserati was on par with Hooligan until the last race of the day when they went polar opposites; a third bullet for Hooligan and a last place for Maserati as “the wheels fell off” admitted tactician Joe Turner.  Maserati shifted backwards, joining a three-way points tie with Steve Barlow’s Lightspeed and Leslie Green’s Ginger, and creating a handy six point buffer for the clubhouse leader.

Patchy Pittwater blew ENE up to 25 knots on the track just north of Scotland Island. “The breeze was anywhere between 15 and gusts of 25 knots and it was actually a really good day,” Slingsby commented. “In the big puffs obviously you had to hold on, but in general it was perfect sailing for the MC38s; shifty, flatwater and surfing downwind. We had some good starts and Marcus had a lot of fun. He was right on the ball with his driving.”

Decorated Silver Goblets fleet led by Yandoo XX

Media release                                                                                              16 November 2017

Decorated Silver Goblets fleet led by Yandoo XX Etchells Milson Goblets 2017 - Credit Andrea FrancoliniEtchells Milson Goblets 2017 - Credit Andrea Francolini

There is local club racing, and then there’s the Etchells Sydney fleet fighting for the annual Milson Silver Goblets trophy on Sydney Harbour, and raising a warning flag for other states and nations on the strength of the NSW field preparing for next year’s world championship.

Half of the 26 Silver Goblets skippers are either past Etchells national champions, world champions in any class, America’s Cup sailors or Olympic representatives in sailing, and some fall into multiple top-level categories. Then there are the likes of Magpie’s crew, Iain Jensen and guest skipper Tom Slingsby driving for owner Graeme Taylor, who between them add Olympic gold medallist cachet to the talent mix.

Three races into the five-race twilight series on Sydney Harbour and the only female skipper, Jeanne-Claude (JC) Strong, leads the fleet by six points with her Etchells Yandoo XX.

Tactician Seve Jarvin said, “We’ve had three good starts and stayed in the top bunch. The courses are short, within the harbour’s natural boundaries, and that makes the starts all-important.  We aren’t winning races but we are finishing in the top two to four, and in the Etchells fleet that’s pretty solid. JC runs a very good program; she’s very dedicated to doing it properly and it’s good to see the results coming for us at the Queensland title and here,” Jarvin added.

Second on progressive scores is Rupert Henry’s Vivienne and third is Magpie, in spite of the crew playing musical chairs.

London Laser gold medallist and Oracle Team USA tactician Tom Slingsby skippered races one and three, and will see out the week, and Iain Jensen moved aft from mainsheet to tiller on Tuesday. Steve Jarvin and James Mayo are both regular Magpie crew and not long back from finishing second at the 2017 Etchells World Championship with Taylor at the helm. Jarvin’s holding onto his seat for this Goblets and Mayo jumped in as third crew when Slingsby needed a leave pass.

New Etchells Sydney fleet website https://sydneyetchells.org.au/and full results so far at https://sydneyetchells.org.au/race-results

Currently - Parker 8th, Costanzo 9th in the Busan Cup Women's Int. Match Race Regatta

 
Team Kattnakken (Trine Palludan - skipper, Lea Richter Vogelius - main, Josefine Boel Rasmussen - trimmer/tactics, Helle Jespersen - trimmer, Joan Vestergaard Hansen - bow) on their way to going undefeated in the round robin. Photo: Kim Wolf, 2017 Busan Cup.

Three Teams Through to the Semis 
–Courtois, Macgregor, and Östling Advance
 
A slow start to the day as the wind alternated between spinning circles and glassing off completely. The patience of the race committee paid off as the round robin was completed in a light cold northerly breeze before moving on to the quarter-finals. Three of the four quarter-finals were decided with the last one to be finished tomorrow at the Busan Cup Women's International Match Race. 
 
The morning saw the completion of the round robin stage and the fight for the top of the leaderboard. Trine Palludan and her Danish Team Kattnakken continued their domination finishing the round robin undefeated and earning the right to choose their quarter-final opponent. “It was difficult out there. It must have been very frustrating for Alfredo (Ricci, event Principle Race Officer) as the wind shifted around. It was a bit crazy – one minute the crew is hiking out fully and then they are sitting to leeward” Palludan commented as she waited ashore for her quarter-final match to begin.
 
After the round robin the skippers gathered on the signal boat for the quarter-final draw where they surprised Principle Race Officer Alfredo Ricci with a lighthearted rendition of “Happy Birthday”, much to the embarrassment of Ricci. With the focus back on the races at hand, Palludan selected WIM Series rookie, Sarah Parker from Australia, as her opponent in the quarter-finals.
 
With six K30 boats in the Busan Sailing Federation fleet, the first three pairs of quarter-finalists took to the water leaving Team Kattnakken and Team Parker to wait for one of the other pairs to finish before they could sail.
 

Royal treatment for OptiChicks weekend

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC), on the Pittwater side of the wonderful Northern Beaches peninsula, about an hour from the hustle and bustle of the Sydney CBD, was the venue for this season’s OptiChicks weekend – and what a weekend it was for our next generation of female sailors.

With an excited gaggle of 35 current OptiChick attendees, four OptiGrads as mentors and “big sisters”, along with some outstanding senior sailing talent, backed up by wonderful OptiParents, volunteers and the ever-helpful staff of the RPAYC Junior Office and Function Centre team, all that was left to chance was the weather! And was it perfect? Of course it was – it always is on the Peninsula!

RPAYC is celebrating its 150th year, having been founded in October 1867, and taking the Royal prefix by decree in 1911. It has a rich and storied history of sailing in craft of all shapes and sizes, a tradition that continues today with a very strong yacht racing scene, all the way down to a great learn to sail program in Optimists and other small dinghies. High performance sailing doesn’t quite do justice to the level of sailing achieved by members of RPAYC, with America’s Cup and Olympic winning skippers, match racing world champions, skiff and dinghy champions all regulars at the Club. It is an exciting place to visit and experience, with wondrous grounds and a lively entertainment area. Just how lively was put to the test by the arrival of the OptiChicks!!!

This was the fifth running of OptiChicks in NSW, with previous iterations having been run at BYRA, Hunters Hill (x2) and Gosford. What was terrific this year was the input the OptiChicks themselves had into the event, with current Australian Optimist Squad member Olivia Wiliams designing the wonderful T-shirt the girls were presented with upon arrival, and the event logo generally. Again, the request was from the girls for less structure, more adventure and new experiences, and great speakers. And that the things that matter to girls in a social sense are really important to foster and develop, in the company of fantastic role models and mentors. OptiChicks 2017/18 delivered on all fronts!

A Great Weekend for the Opti Chicks at RPAYC

By Karen Williams

On Saturday the 11th November, 35 excited girls arrived at The RPAYC ready for a great weekend. The perfect weather ensured this was the case and all planned activities went ahead. These including Elliott sailing, Hobie sailing, Optimist sailing, BBQ dinner, Guest Speakers and movie night. 
 
On Saturday morning Clare Costanzo and her match racing team took the girls out sailing on the club Elliots before they flew off to South Korea. You can follow their progress  
http://www.wimseries.com/event/2017-busan-cup-womens-international-match-race/.  The Sailing on Club Eliott 7's was a first and a unique experience for the girls, especially the younger ones who's first time it was on a keelboat.
 
A huge thank you also goes to Sylvie, Alana, Mina and Bella who volunteered their time to help on the weekend.  They did an amazing job helping the girls on and off the water.  They are such great role models for the younger girls and it's fantastic to see them still getting involved with Opti Chicks.

 
After all the sailing, Nic Douglass (aka Adventures of a Sailor Girl) came and delivered an inspiring talk and presentation. She was joined by Annie Wilmot and Tash Bryant who recently won the Australian Sailing Female Sailor of the Year award. They spent a lot of time with girls talking about their experiences and future goals in sailing.  More information about
Annie and Tash can be found on 
asf.org.au/athletes/natasha-bryant/ & asf.org.au/athletes/annie-wilmot/ and www.sailorgirlhq.com.
 
A huge thanks goes to Andrew at Boat Crew Gear (
boatcrewgear.com.au) who was the generous sponsor for the Opti Chicks weekend.

Women's Int. Matching Racing Series - Busan - Costanzo & Parker take on the Worlds Best

PRESS RELEASE NOVEMBER 13 2017
The Dutch Match Racing Team with skipper Renée Groeneveld lead the 2017 WIM Series. Photo: Kim Wolf, 2016 Busan Cup.

Crisp Autumn Sailing at Busan Women’s Match 
–Busan welcomes all to the 3rd WIM Series event in Korea
 
The sailors were greeted by sunny conditions and warm hospitality which took the chill off the overnight cool temperatures as they practiced in the shadows of the Diamond Bridge near Dongbaek Island for the 10th edition of the Busan Cup Women's International Match Race. Beginning Tuesday, 60 sailors in twelve crews from nine countries will fight for valuable WIM Series points, as well as for a share of the 50 000 USD prize pool:
“With the support of the Metropolitan City of Busan and the Busan Sailing Federation, I am very proud to welcome the sailors to Busan for a tenth time” says Regatta Director Alfredo Ricci.
 
The 10th Anniversary edition of the Busan Cup Women's International Match Race will begin Tuesday with the round-robin, to be raced on the same waters outside Haeundae Beach as hosted the 1988 Olympic sailing competition:
“Since the beginning in 2008 when local match racing enthusiasts Mr Moon and Dr Sun met with Alfredo Ricci and conceived the idea, the Busan Cup has grown to be a star on the international calendar for women’s match racing, showcasing Busan’s ability to host world-class sailing events and shining a spotlight on the tremendous excitement of championship level women’s match racing. In those 10 years nearly 1 million U.S. dollars have been awarded in prize money to the sailors” says WIM Series Manager Liz Baylis.
 
The high level competition of the Women’s International Match Racing Series (WIM Series) – the only professional sailing series for women – attracts the world’s best women sailors. At every event Olympians, National Champions, World Champions and Volvo Ocean Race veterans fiercely compete alongside rising young stars for gold and glory:
“In Busan we have the top six skippers on the World Sailing ranking list competing as well as three teams that have not yet competed in previous WIM Series events, so we should have some great competition and exciting” Baylis comments.
 
“It is great to be back in Busan and the conditions today were nice. After a long break since Lysekil we are very keen to be back out racing and we are especially keen to have a chance to do better here than last year” the current leader of the 2017 WIM Series, Renée Groeneveld, commented after practice and remembering her less than stellar performance in the 2016 Busan Cup.

The weather forecast for the week may prove challenging as a low pressure system moves in later in the week bring with it gusts over 40 knots and cooler temperatures.
 
Skippers in the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race, the 3rd event of the 2017 WIM Series, in Busan, South Korea (name, nationality, team name, world ranking October 18 2017):
 
Anna Östling, SWE, Team Anna, 1
Swedish match racing ace and Olympian Anna Östling is not only #1 on the World Sailing ranking, double World Champion and overall winner of the 2016 WIM Series. Last year she also managed to take her first triumph in Lysekil Women’s Match. To develop their sailing skills and have fun is the ambition of Team Anna.
 
Renée Groeneveld, NED, Matchrace Team Netherlands, 2
Renée Groeneveld took the World Championship bronze medal in the USA last year, and later she also won the WIM Series finale on US Virgin Islands. This year she won the silver in the Helsinki Worlds and followed that with a convincing win at the 2017 Lysekil Women’s Match to lead the 2017 WIM Series. In the 2012 Olympic Games in Weymouth, the Dutch sailing star reached the quarter finals. Groeneveld represents Haarlemsche Jachtclub close to Amsterdam, and looks after customer service and planning at Vopak when not sailing.
 
Caroline Sylvan, SWE, New Sweden Match Racing Team, 3
Östling’s fellow club member of the Royal Gothenburg Yacht Club, 28 years old Caroline Sylvan, finished 5th on the 2016 WIM Series. Currently she’s holding the same spot on the World Sailing ranking, close to Groeneveld. Sylvan participated in all the 2016 WIM Series events, and earlier in her career she sailed a large number of international championships in different dinghy classes.
 
Pauline Courtois, FRA, Match in Pink by Normandy Elite Team, 4
28 years old sport teacher Pauline Courtois from Brest started sailing at seven and racing at nine. She has been in match racing on different positions since 2011. In 2013 she finished runner-up when calling the tactics for Julie Bossard in the WIM Series event in Saint-Quay-Portrieux, and took a bronze medal in the French championships. Pauline finished 7th on the 2016 WIM Series and this year finished runner-up in Lysekil.
 
Trine Palludan, DEN, Team Kattnakken, 5
As a main trimmer and tactician in successful Team Ulrikkeholm, 38 years old Trine Palludan from famous sailing metropolis Hellerup has got three World Championship silver medals. And as helm this year Team Kattnakken won the bronze medal at the World Championship in Helsinki. Trine will again be helming the Danish team, as she did in Busan in 2014 and 2016. But steering the boat is not a new task for Trine, who in 2004 became both World and European Champion as an Yngling skipper. When not sailing Trine works as a chiropractor in Frederiksberg, in the Danish capital Copenhagen.
 
Marinella Laaksonen, FIN, L2 Match Racing Team, 6
25 years old mathematics student Marinella Laaksonen is not only the highest ranked female Finnish skipper on the World Sailing ranking, but she also has two straight National Championships in Women’s Match Racing. Before getting into match racing, Marinella sailed dinghy classes like Europe dinghy, Zoom 8 and 49er FX. She finished 5th in the World Championship on her home waters of Helsinki earlier this summer and made the quarterfinals in Lysekil.
 
Clare Costanzo, AUS, Team Costanzo, 10
Clare Costanzo, 20, is one of the latest match racing skippers to come from the Australian match racing “factory” known as the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. She began match racing as a skipper in 2014 and won the Australian Women’s Match Racing Nationals in 2016. Clare was one of two all-female teams competing in the 2017 Youth Match Racing World Championship and will be making her WIM Series debut at the 2017 Busan Cup.
 
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21 Nov 2017

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Milson’s Silver Goblets: Yandoo XX too Strong

21 Nov 2017

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Hooligan throws the monkey off its back

20 Nov 2017

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Christmas Giving Tree & First Friday Progressive Dinner

18 Nov 2017

A Christmas tree will be set up in Halyards for all members to donate a gift, gifts will be distributed to local organisations supporting children and familes in need. Gifts...

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Hooley Dooley: Hooligan’s MC38 Summer Series act 2 first day

18 Nov 2017

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Decorated Silver Goblets fleet led by Yandoo XX

17 Nov 2017

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Currently - Parker 8th, Costanzo 9th in the Busan Cup Women's Int. Match Race Regatta

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