Tig Thomas Trophy
MHYC is looking at awarding a new trophy in memory of Gilbert (Tig) Thomas. Tig was not only just a great champion of our club, but also a champion sailor. He competed in World (1973 Half Ton Cup in Denmark), National and State Championships as well as many other major regattas and offshore races.
Tig in Plum Crazy won the inaugural 1972 South Solitary Island race and again in 1974. This was a race from Sydney to South Solitary Island and back to Pittwater (500nm). He also won his division in the 1971 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and set a record in the 1975 Sydney-Hobart race for boats under 9.5m (31ft) that took many years to beat.
So, in recognition of Tig’s feats, his family and a couple of mates are donating a new trophy to recognise MHYC's active sailing members who have competed in interclub events and major championships. Points will be awarded for both participation and placings. MHYC Pointscore races will not be counted as we already recognise these trophy winners.
By Monday 30th April, we need to know your Name, Boat, Class, Event, Placing and Month. You do not have to have been the skipper.
(The E-News edition of this notice had the deadline date of 13th October, this is incorrect as the correct cut off date is Monday 30th April)
The annual Sail Port Stephens Regatta put on a variety of conditions over the last week - from light to moderate breezes early on, storms over the weekend and the final being blown out due to winds of 30 knots and strengthening.
Over 100 yachts across the IRC, Super 12, Performance Racing and Performance cruising divisions enjoyed some great racing and the 14 MHYC yachts participating performed well.
In the Commodore’s Cup, sailed from Monday to Wednesday April 9-11, Macscap (Peter McClelland) was 2nd in EHC Division 3, Lumiere (Warwick Miller) was 3rd in EHC Division 1 and Mortgage Choice Rumba (Kerry Burke & Rod Carr) was 6th in EHC Division 2.
The full fleet arrived for the start of the Port Stephens Trophy series, including the NSW IRC Championships and Super 12 Championships, held from Friday to Sunday April 13-15.
Nine Dragons (Bob Cox) built a 5 point lead by Race 4 in the NSW IRC Championships to claim the trophy. Philosophers (Peter Sorensen) was 7th and Toy Box 2 (Ian Box) 8th.
In the Performance Cruising Division 1, Kayimai (Rob Aldis) finished 4th, one point ahead of Mortgage Choice Rumba (Kerry Burke & Rod Carr). In Division 2, Macscap (Peter McClelland) was 10th.
Little Nico (Sonja Walters) was 9th in the NSW Super 12s Championship.
Congratulations to the Nine Dragons crew especially, but well done to everyone and a safe trip back home!
The inaugural MHYC Women's Regatta will be held on May 6, 2018 and online entry is now available.
The Open Keelboat divisions will be contested by yachts with all female crews and mixed crews with a female helm. One Design divisions for mixed crews with a female helm are available for Adams 10, Melges 20, Yngling and Elliott 7 classes with a minimum of 3 entries.
Commencing at 11am, two short windward-leeward races will be followed by a passage race starting at 2pm, with sailing conducted on the waters of Sydney Harbour and The Sound.
Back at MHYC after racing, there will be music, nibbles and the presentation of prizes.
Visit the MHYC Women's Regatta webpage for more information including the Notice of Race, Online Entry, Sailing Instructions, Entries and Results - click here
Middle Harbour Yacht Club's 2018 Winter Series gets underway on May 5.
Fourteen races are scheduled for the MHYC Winter Full Series this year, incorporating six races of the Sydney Harbour Combined Clubs Winter Series and eight races of the MHYC Winter Sprints Series.
Six passage races will be held with the Combined Clubs fleet on May 5 & 19, June 2 & 23 and July 7 & 28. Two sprint races per day will be conducted by MHYC on May 12 & 26, June 30 and July 14.
For the Combined Clubs races, the scheduled warning signal for Division 1 is 1225hrs, 1230hrs for Division 2 and 1235hrs for Division 3. The first warning for the sprint races is at 1225 each scheduled race day.
MHYC boats will be racing in Divisions 1, 2 & 3 of the Combined Series passage races. On Sprint Racing days, divisional starts may be combined depending on fleet numbers.
To enter the MHYC Winter Full Series – click here
A block entry is also available which includes MHYC Winter Full Series and the Leading Edge Series of pursuit races conducted during August.
To view the Combined Clubs Winter Series Sailing Instructions – click here
To view the schedule and the Sprint Sailing Instructions – click here
MHYC's Feature Events program continues later this month with the ANZAC Day Two-Up Cup being held on the 25th. The Perpetual ANZAC Day Two-Up Cup Trophy will be awarded to the joint winning boats in each division at a post-race presentation followed by Two Up in the Harbour View Room.
To enter online - click here
To download the Two Up Cup Sailing Instructions - click here