Date of meeting: 6-08-2015
Meeting opened at: 19.50
Attendance: As per attendance sheet
Proposed: Confirmation of minutes from previous meeting held on 2nd July 2015
Matters arising from the minutes: Nil
Secretary’s Report & Correspondence:
Replies sent to Andrew Stansky, Peter Wilkes, Peter Hackett and Lyn Hanlon.
Matters arising from Correspondence: Nil
Treasurers Report: Allan Bolt
Payments out $4,556.38
Other outstanding amounts relate to the photography work undertaken by Julie Geldard.
Proposed: That the Treasurers report be accepted.
Sailing Committee Report:
In the Bay Series and Manly Combined Clubs the number of boats competing has been disappointing but this may be due to the series being run on varying days, a month apart and over the entire year.
In the Bay Series, Hasta la Vista is leading overall on 199 points, Renaissance is second on 195 points, followed by frequentflyer and Turning Point.
In Race 9 of the Bay Series, frequentflyer was first over the line, followed by Mojo and Hasta la Vista and on PRS and OMR the positions were frequentflyer, Hasta la Vista and Mojo.
Race 10 of the Bay Series was cancelled but only after the boats were out on the bay and had to struggle back into a strong westerly. This has been the second time this season that the Combined Clubs have elected to sail and abandoned the race after all the boats were out on the Bay, both days with strong westerlies.
Alaisdair Noble reported that most of the large boats are at Airlie Beach for race week and subsequent series.
Rod Mundle has suggested that the multihull nationals should be held during Hamilton Island Race Week next year. This would be instead of holding the Nationals in Moreton Bay as previously proposed. The advantage is that there would probably be a large fleet of large multihulls, with the only disadvantage being that smaller boats may not be able to sail the nationals due to the logistics and cost.
The Committee will consider the proposal and report back.
There has been no decision made about the 2015 Australian Titles which were to be held in NSW this year but a venue is proving difficult to agree upon and no club is prepared to run the event at this stage. There is an opportunity for the MYCQ to jump in and offer to run next year’s nationals in Moreton Bay, possibly even early in the year if NSW does not run an event this year. Refer to the Sailing Committee report above re the other option for the Nationals.
Ted Kerr reported on the winter seres and indicated that it was a good event with more multihulls than monohulls. Twelve boats entered but Airplay did not complete the series due to gear failure. With eleven competitors each boat had good racing with someone nearby at all times.
The Boat Works sailed well by Julian Griffiths won the series on PHRF (handicap) being consistent and being first over the line several races against the higher rated boats Boss Racing and Turning Point. Turning Point was second, Boss Racing and frequentflyer tied for third with Boss Racing winning third on a count-back. Boom was fifth, New Horizons sixth, Redshift seventh, Matrix eighth, Skedaddle ninth, Triple A Racing/Triton tenth and Outrage eleventh. Airplay only completed one race.
On OMR the catamarans did well, with frequentflyer coming out on top being always close to or being ahead of the higher rated boats at times. Indeed the first four catamarans were always in touch with one another, with the trimarans having opportunities in the lighter winds in the passage race to Scarborough but were foiled by the wind lightening off and in Race 7 where in light conditions Boom won on OMR, followed by New Horizons, Redshift, Triple A Racing/Triton and then frequentflyer and the other catamarans. Overall frequentflyer won with 5 wins (dropping a 2nd and a 5th), The Boat Works was second, Turning Point third, followed by Boom, Boss Racing, Redshift, New Horizons, Skedaddle, TripleA Racing/Triton, Outrage and Airplay.
The race back from Scarborough, called the Otter Rock Plate, did not form part of the Winter Series and was sailed in light conditions. Hasta la Vista sailed well to win the day on handicap, followed by The Boat Works, Boom, Boss Racing Turning Point, Redshift, Matrix, New Horizons, frequentflyer and Triple A Racing. On OMR it was The Boat Works, frequentflyer, Boss Racing, Turning Point,Boom, Redshift, New Horizons, and Triple A Racing.
The Winter Series was a great event that was championed by Peter Hackett who cajoled a big fleet of multihulls to create a great spectacle.
Last weekend was the cruise to Canaipa and was very enjoyable. The facilities at RQYS provided ideal for a barbecue and the anchorage was good with the prevailing breeze.
Cruise this weekend to Coochiemudlo Island where a meal has been booked at the Red Rock Cafe. 5 or 6 boats will make the trip.
The St Helena Island cruise is still on the agenda for this year and a tour of the island will be arranged. A programme will be finalised soon.
A cruise to Noosa is likely at Christmas.
Social Committee Report:
Socially, the activity was related to the latest cruise.
The main upcoming event is the Christmas function which will be held on Saturday 5 December at the Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club. Tickets are $50 for a seafood smorgasbord and live music. Last year the theme was port (red) and this year the theme will be green (starboard). Book early and start thinking green.
The library archives are being reviewed and there is a wealth of information about the history of the club. Chris Dewar suggested that it be scanned so he can add it to the website.
The Yachting Queensland conference was attended by John Hamaty. There were about 60 attendees. The main outcome is a proposal to centralize the management of Yachting Australia and all the state bodies in Sydney but it should not have any impact of the MYCQ.
Marine Safety Queensland went to QCYC to check on registrations and boarded some boats. They have the authority to board any boat.
The meeting was then closed to view videos of one race of the Winter Series abroad frequentflyer and a presentation by Chris Dewar of the AC45s.
|13.||The meeting closed at 9.05 pm and the next meeting will be on 4 September 2015.|