Summer Series – Races 3 and 4

Sundays racing saw 6 boats make their way out to the race course in conditions that were building from a light breeze to what ended up being gusts to 20 knots from the NE.

Race 1 had 5 starters but only 3 finishers with the Lightweight Sharpie retiring before the start with problems. Both 3710 SNAffU and 3572 Relience 17 elected to use the new style jibs and both met at the top mark together ahead of the fleet with nothing but a layer of gel coat to separate them. After the excitement of the first mark rounding behind them, SNAffU lead for the remainder of the race, closely pursued by 3257 Think Big. Think Big declared the victor on corrected time, Relience 17 a retirement.

By the start of race 2, the breeze was solid with strong gusts, but underneath the dark clouds was softer breeze. Only 3 boats started this race, 2 finishing with Stirfry withdrawing on the second lap. SNAffU declared the winner on CT and Think Big 2nd.

Next race day is 9th December. If you want to get involved on or off the water, please reach out. We have a club boat available to sail and positions on the Race Officers boat.

Results can be found on the Events page, or by clicking here.

Summer Series Day 2


Racing again this coming Sunday. First warning signal is scheduled for 1200 hrs. If conditions are suitable, the race officers will try to fit in another race to make up for the abandoned races from 14 October.

Hope to see you there. Remember, we have a club boat available to sail and if you are a skipper looking for crew, or crew looking for a skipper, please let us know and we can put you in contact with someone.


SYC will be hosting the 505 State Titles on both Saturday and Sunday in conjunction with our club races on Sunday. Racing for the 505 State Championships commences Saturday at 1230hrs and continues Sunday with a separate start to our usual All-Boat Fleet for races 1 and 2 of the Summer Series at 1200hrs.
High tide is predicted 2.03m at 1246hrs.
Presentation for the 505’s will take place upstairs in the Clubhouse after racing concludes on Sunday. All welcome.

Club Champs and Summer Series sheepstations

What a great way to finish off both the Club Championship and Summer Series events today with champagne sailing conditions.

There was some close racing with the two 505’s going at it hammer-and-tongs, 2 leading Flying Fifteen’s match racing around the course and solid action in the rest of the fleet too.

This from SNAffU crew Chris: “I think Greg and Laurie knew exactly what the scoresheet was prior to the first race starting. The first reach, we were both heading well above the layline, each trying to protect our air. We were giving each other a hard time! The boys got the jump on us and lead into the wing mark. From there we were not able make any in-roads, although we gave it our all to the line. The following races we were given a lesson in how to position your boat to defend.”

Congratulations to Peter and Gary running away with 3 line honours victories, showing their heels to rest of the fleet.  Full results can be found on the Racing page.

There are 2 events remaining in this years official sailing season. 22 April is the Ted Rice Shield, a single day multiple race event for all off-the-beach craft. Final event is the Fun Race and trophy presentation on the 20th May.

If you want to join in the fun, the club has 2 boat that are available to hire on club days.

Final Club Championship races this Sunday

The current weather forecast from the BOM looks very good for races 7 and 8 of the Club Championship.  These 2 races are the last 2 races of this years Championship and points matter with many boats separated by just a point in the current standings.

Following these 2 races, Summer Series race 4 will be re-sailed which will complete the events in this series.  The Summer Series events are handicap based events and the placings in this event are also closely fought.

First warning signal is scheduled for 13:00.  High tide is 1.54m @ 15:13.

See you Sunday.