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EYAV Newsletter


Volume 3 Issue 4
SEPTEMBER 2009

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EYAV Trophy Presentations

Frank Rendell EYAV President presents the State Championship Trophy to Mark Sheahan, our EYAV Treasurer/ Secretary, for the second year in a row. The EYAV State Championship began in 1973, since then it has been competitively contested 34 times with some of Port Phillip’s most active skippers whose names are proudly engraved on the trophy. Mark’s win this year filled the last space on the trophy; however this invaluable historic trophy will be slightly modified and refurbished next year to accept more winners in the future.

For those of you who are keen to take your place in EYAV history, we can guarantee a competitive challenge for the trophy in 2010. Check out the EYAV race calendar and start practising with your crew now!

The E24 skippers are preparing their yachts for the 2010 race series, and we now have several new E26 skippers considering re-instating the E26 State Championship event. The last E26 Title race was won by Venus in 2006, hopefully the championship will be re-held in 2010.

Inside This Issue


2009 Trophy winners
Frank Rendell, Mark Sheahan & James Walshe..

Photos used in this newsletter are available in greater detail if required - contact rendellf@bigpond.com

President's Report

  • 2009 saw an EYAV crew travel to Lake Macquarie to compete in the Endeavour 24 Yacht National Championship. Our EYAV representative Skipper, James Walshe and his crew performed well in their first interstate event, although they were handicapped not having their beautifully presented yacht “ROCKET SCIENCE” to sail. The 2009 EYAV E24 State Championship was won by our EYAV Treasurer/ Secretary Mark Sheahan with “CATHMARINE”. The E24s contested the other five trophies but unfortunately due to lack of numbers, we were unable to run the E26 Championship.  Gary Cook in his E26 “ONEDIN” performed very well throughout the year in HBYC events winning many races. Gary is looking forward to competing with the new E26 owners next year.
  • Financially we continue to have a positive balance, and we would like to thank our members for their prompt payment of the EYAV subscriptions. We are reluctant to increase the $10.00 subscriptions despite the rising costs associated with running the EYAV. We have increased costs coming up in 2010 and will review the decision again next year; you can help by paying your subscriptions promptly.
  • Congratulations to Noel Robbins skipper of E24 “KARINA 2”, Noel has been elected HBYC Rear Commodore.
  • We welcome new members who have recently purchased E24s and E26s.
  • Frank Rendell and Mark Sheahan have been re-elected as 2010 President and Secretary/ Treasurer respectively, we would like to thank the EYAV members for their support and giving us their help operating the Endeavour Yacht Association of Victoria.

Safe and Happy Sailing
Frank Rendell, EYAV President

Karina

“KARINA 2” Ready for the coming season. Skipper Noel Robbins began racing with the E24’s in 2008 and improves with each outing.

Noel also assists with the HBYC race start officials running our EYAV events and therefore is unable to compete in all of our series.

Noel’s added responsibility as the HBYC Rear Commodore will take more of his time; however we welcome his presence on the start line whenever possible.

Aboard “SPRITE”, Skipper Kevin Moles his son Dean head out in the second last race of the E24 Scratch & Handicap series.

Kevin has competed in the previous two racing seasons and has “SPRITE” performing faster every race.

Sprite

RACING SEASON 2010

Our racing season for EYAV is about to begin, for those of you who have wondered what is involved and may wish to join in, we have prepared this introduction. We run our EYAV races in conjunction with HBYC events; this has a number of advantages for us.

  • HBYC satisfies the Australian Yachting Federation recommendations for racing.
  • We use an excellent well equipped HBYC start boat, the “Privateer”.
  • We have members on board the start boat who have been trained in race start procedures.
  • Our members can gain experience & training by volunteering to crew on the start boat.
  • Laying the turning marks for the race is carried out by the start team.
  • Handicaps, start sheets and race results are provided by the HBYC handicapper.
  • We gain race experience sailing in large fleets with different size yachts.
  • Plus we actually sail in two races at the same time with EYAV and HBYC events.
  • Experienced skippers, crew & novices should do themselves a favour and have time on the start boat.

There are two main courses we use, the first is for the championships, scratch and handicap events, which is a triangular course from Williamstown to Port Melbourne then to St Kilda. Two laps of this course is approximately 7 nautical miles.

The second is for our longer distance races and is a two handed spinnaker event. The yachts start at Port Melbourne then sail to the Outer Anchorage, then on to Spoil Ground and back to Williamstown. A distance of 18 nautical miles.


 

Privateer

HBYC’s “Privateer” with the start officials onboard ready to set up the buoys for
the day’s racing.
Showers and a forecast of 25 knots with gusts and 2 meter waves means wet weather gear is the order of the day.

"Privateer” specs; Length 9.0m, Beam 2.7m, Draft 1.0m.
Cruise 20 knots using 17ltr/hour, Top speed 30 knots.
Fuel 250 ltrs, Water 75 ltrs, Hull & Deck GRP.
Privateer

“Privateer” ready for action

Volvo Penta
Volvo Penta 230 hp Turbo Diesel

Rocket Science and Onedin

“Rocket Science” and “Onedin” put their sails up in gusty 25 knots for the last race




EYAV Race Calendar 2010

Date

Event

Start Time

Host Club

Course

Heat

Series

29-Nov-09

FRANK KONKOLY E24 TROPHY

11:00

EYAV/HBYC

18 N. MILES
2 Handed

 

E24 TROPHY RACE

31-Jan-10

CHARRISSA E24 TROPHY

11:00

EYAV/HBYC

18 N. MILES
2 Handed

 

E24 TROPHY RACE

21-Feb-10

ENDEAVOUR STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

13:30

EYAV/HBYC

SEE NOTICE OF RACE
Hot Pursuit

HEAT 1

STATE TITLES
E24 & E26

14-Mar-10

ENDEAVOUR STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

13:30

EYAV/HBYC

SEE NOTICE OF RACE
Hot Pursuit

HEAT 2

STATE TITLES
E24 & E26

21-Mar-10

NARRANDA E24 TROPHY

11:00

EYAV/HBYC

18 N. MILES
2 Handed

 

E24 TROPHY RACE

11-Apr-10

ENDEAVOUR STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

13:00

EYAV/HBYC

SEE NOTICE OF RACE
Hot Pursuit

HEAT 3
FINAL

STATE TITLES
E24 & E26

15-May-10

E24 Scratch Non Spin
E24 Handicap Non Spin

13:30

EYAV/HBYC

SEE NOTICE OF RACE Brass Monkey

HEAT 1

WINTER AGGREGATE

29-May-10

E24 Scratch Non Spin
E24 Handicap Non Spin

13:30

EYAV/HBYC

SEE NOTICE OF RACE Brass Monkey

HEAT 2

WINTER AGGREGATE

26-Jun-10

E24 Scratch Non Spin
E24 Handicap Non Spin

13:30

EYAV/HBYC

SEE NOTICE OF RACE Brass Monkey

HEAT 3
FINAL

WINTER AGGREGATE

Further Information can be obtained from the President Frank Rendell
Phone: 03 9397 6538
Post: C/O HOBSONS BAY YACHT CLUB P.O. BOX 24 WILLIAMSTOWN VIC 3016

email: rendellf@bigpond.com

Last Updated:7 November 2009

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