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Vanuatu Cruising Yacht Club

Weekly Sailing News

Greetings,

In this weeks VCYC newsletter:-

  • Sailing This Weekend
  • International Coastal Clean-Up day
  • VCYC Club Series Race Results

VCYC International Coastal Clean-Up Day

The Vanuatu Environmental Science Association (VESS) are teaming up with Big Blue Vanuatu and the VCYC this Saturday for a joint national contribution to  International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) day.

The ICC is a global effort coordinated by the Ocean Conservancy and is now in it’s 31st year.

Vanuatu contributed for the first time last year with events hosted by VESS and everyone, not just VCYC members, are asked to please participate in this year's project.

Details of the ICC project this Saturday are:-

  • Morning: Underwater dive clean-up off Ifira Point led by Big Blue. If you are a certified diver and want to join in the dive email Christina at seashawconservation@gmail.com or telephone Big Blue on +678 27518 for more info.

  • Afternoon (from 1pm): Beach clean-up starting from VCYC Club / Port Vila Boatyard to and around Ifira Point

To protect your hands and feet please remember to bring gloves and to wear beach shoes during the clean-up operation.

To motivate participants in the afternoon VCYC Beach Cleanup a free raffle ticket will be awarded for every full bag of rubbish collected. A draw will take place at the end of the afternoon with the winner, depending on their age, being awarded a case of Tusker or Coke donated by RS Sailing.

More info on the VESS, the ICC project and the fantastic work performed in Vanuatu by the VESS may be viewed online here (http://www.vanuatuconservation.org/).

 

VCYC Club Race Report

The final races of the VCYC Club Race Series I were sailed in blustering winds last weekend.

After only Manu and Justin managed to complete the first race, and to prevent damage to sailboats and for the safety of the sailors, it was deemed prudent and sensible to abandon the second race and for everyone to retire to the bar.

Congratulations to Manu on his victory and a huge thank you to all sailors who participated in and made the series such fun.

The final results of the VCYC Race Series I are as per below:

Position
Sailor Class
R1
R2
R3
R4
R5
R6
Points
1
Manu Lore Laser Radial
2
1
3
2
1
ABN
4
2
Benny Kaltonga Laser Radial
1
2
2
4
DNC
ABN
5
3
Justin Jenkin Laser Standard
3
3
DNC
DNC
2
ABN
8
4
Paul Pettitt Laser Standard
4
4
4
3
DNF
ABN
11
5
Nicola & Crew RS Quba
DNC
DNC
1
1
DNC
ABN
14
6
Shale RS Tera
5
DNF
7
6
DNC
ABN
18
7
Hayden Laser Standard
DNC
DNC
5
5
DNC
ABN
22
8
Laura & Crew RS Quba
6
DNS
6
DNS
DNF
ABN
23
9
Shale's Friend RS Tera
DNC
DNC
8
7
DNC
ABN
27
10
Steve Hibben RS Quba
DNC
DNC
DNC
DNC
DNF
ABN
35

Scoring Codes

DNC Did not compete  =  Number of entries +2
DNF Did not finish =  Number of entries +1
DNS Did not start =  Number of entries +1
ABN Race abandoned =  Not counted
XXX Discard allowance (two worst scores)


Each race series consists of six races sailed over three weekends with the best four races of each sailor counting toward the final result and trophy.

Race 1 & 2 of the VCYC Club Race Series II will be sailed next Saturday afternoon with the first race starting at 2.15pm sharp.

VCYC Weekend Sailing Program

The unfavorable wind conditions forecast this weekend have resulted in the start of the VCYC Club Race Series II being postponed to next Saturday.

This has allowed our focus this weekend to be the International Coastal Cleanup Day (details above) in which everyone is requested to please participate.

The Saturday sailing schedule and club activity for this weekend is hence as follows:-

  • 10.30am - Casual supervised sailing and tuition

  • 12.30pm – Break for lunch (BYO picnic or Vt200 sausage sizzle available from the bar)

  • 1.00pm – VCYC International Coastal Cleanup
  • 3.00pm – Happy Hour at VCYC Bar


Everyone, even if you are not yet a member, is welcome to join in the club activity - be it on the water or from the VCYC bar.

We look forward to you, your family and friends joining us for the VCYC club activity, be it on the water or from the bar, at the VCYC (located at the Port Vila Boatyard - just past the cruise ship terminal) this Saturday.


VCYC Scribe
Phone: 7767360 / 22909

 

 

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