Old Salts Race … everyone survived!
Sunday 10th June turned out to be a perfect day for holding the inaugural ‘Old Salts in Little Boats’ race at HBYC. Eight Hunter owners made their boats available, many acting as crew as well. The ‘Old Salts’ (think broadest definition of the term), were paired with their crews through drawing names out of a hat in the club beforehand. With up to 10 knots of breeze at times the ‘Salts’ battled it out, using old age and cunning, to claw their way up the fleet. Back in the HBYC clubhouse, the race was re-lived with more talk of sore backs and knee operations, than actual sailing tactics! Do they want to do it again next year? Hell yes! 🙂
Old Salts in Little Boats Race
10 June 2018 – start time 2.30pm
The ‘Old Salts’ in the club have been invited to each skipper a Hunter 19 in a race to find out who can live without winches, fancy fittings and other big boat luxuries, to use only old age and cunning, to outwit and out sail each other, to cross the finish line first, in a little boat!
A draw will be held in the bar at 1.30pm to match each Old Salt to a Hunter 19, which will be crewed either by the owner of the Hunter, or the regular crew. The rest of the crews from the handicap keel boats and Hunters will be encouraged to hi-jack a few of the boats left behind and become spectators, in the bay. A special prize giving will be held back in the club afterwards.
LTC Phoenix Admiral’s Regatta 2018
Raced over the weekend of 20-22 April, this year’s regatta attracted over 50 boats from Yacht Clubs right around
the Cape Peninsula. The offshore fleet enjoyed fresh consistent winds and the inshore fleet dealt with everything the
bay could throw at them, ranging from 0 knots to 26 knots!
Regatta Director Peter Roeloffze and his team spent several months planning both on and off the water events and
the general consensus from the sailors was ‘we’ll be back!
Prizes and Winners
ORC Offshore: Philip Baum and crew – Cape 31 ‘Nemesis’
PHRF Keelboat Inshore: Paul and Mary-Clare Tomes – Hunter 19 ‘Bleu’
Dinghy Inshore: Ian MacRobert, sailing an Extra
Medium Distance Offshore ORC: Chris Sutton and crew – Farr 40 ‘Faraway’
Medium Distance Offshore PHRF: Andrew MacKenzie and crew – Muira ‘Water Music’
John Coles Memorial Trophy: Saths Moodley / O Scuppart and crew – Pacer 380 ‘Cape Dancer’
All results can be viewed and downloaded on the Admirals Regatta Website.
Huge thanks to Photographer Alec Smith, who spent three days on the water getting some incredible images of all
the boats. Alec’s images can be viewed on the imagemundi website.
NOTE: Alec sells his images at a very reasonable rate – please support him by purchasing some. With the magnificent
backdrop of Chapmans Peak and the Sentinel, they make beautiful sailing images to cherish and print.
Thank you to those of you who tracked your boats on Race QS. The regatta can be viewed on the RaceQS platform.
A big thank you to Gavin Turner who set this up for us.
Very close racing, with 8 boats participating in the HBYC Hunter 19 fleet
Congratulations to our development Sailors. Lorenzo Yon and crew fought their way into 11th place in offshore fleet.
Winners of the Admiral’s Sword, Philip Baum and crew sailing their Cape 31, Nemisis look delighted to be taking home one of the most coveted trophies in Western Cape sailing.