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VCYC Burgee

Vanuatu Cruising Yacht Club

Weekend Sailing Schedule


Despite the late notice of the change to the sailing program the first of the new Saturday VCYC club sailing days last weekend got off to quite a nice start.

Details of the sailing schedule for this weekend and results of the sailing last weekend are as below:-

Revised VCYC Weekly Sailing Program

The revised sailing schedule for this and all all future Saturdays is as follows:-

  • 10.00am - Casual supervised sailing and tuition (see below for details)

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

  • 1.30pm – Skippers briefing, allocation of boats / berths and registration for club race(s)

  • 2.15pm – Start of first race (please be rigged, ready and on the water by 2.00pm)

As always everyone is welcome to join in the sailing activity, be it on the water or from the VCYC bar.

VCYC Club Race Report

The first two races in the new series were sailed last Saturday afternoon.

Heading the fleet were four Lasers who, together with the RS Quba and RS Tera, enjoyed an absolute blast in somewhat mixed weather conditions.

The recent lack of practice by Justin, and more so Paul, who both sailed with full rigs was taken advantage of by Benny and Manu who both sailed fantastic races on the smaller radial rigs while the inexperienced Shale performed admirably on the RS Tera in wind marginally stronger than his ability.

After they appeared to be enjoying a romantic sunset cruise rather than racing the deteriorating performance of Hayden and Laura turned out to be a sinking boat forcing an emergency beaching and lots of bailing out on Ifira Island that eliminated them from the second race.

The final results for race 1 and 2 are hence:


1 Benny Kaltonga Laser Radial 1 2 3
2 Manu Lore Laser Radial 2 1 3
3 Justin Jenkin Laser Standard 3 3 6
4 Paul Pettitt Laser Standard 4 4 8
5 Shale RS Tera 5 DNF 12
6 Hayden & Laura RS Quba DNF DNS 14


Each race series consists of six races sailed over three weekends with the best four races for each sailor counting toward final result and trophy, so even if you missed the races last weekend you may still race the remaining four races and win the trophy!

Race 3 & 4 will be sailed this Saturday afternoon with the first race starting at 2.15pm sharp. All sailors are invited to participate and we look forward to you joining the fleet and racing with us this weekend.

To contribute toward safety / rescue boat fuel cost and prizes an entry fee of Vt500 per series will be charged for each sailor. Please note that even if you only sail part of a series the full entry fee remains payable.

Sailors who do not own a boat and rent one of the VCYC club boats to sail on will be allocated the same boat for each of the races.

Youth and Development Sailing

A revised supervised youth and development sailing program will operate every Saturday morning.

In addition to supervised casual sailing a structured introduction to sailing tuition course will be offered over three consecutive Saturday mornings during each five week cycle starting at 10am this Saturday 27 August.

To enable proper planning and delegation of instructors sailors wishing to participate in the first course are requested to please arrive no later than 10.15am.

Cost of the course will be Vt5,000 for all three sessions including use of a VCYC sailboat during course time. Sailors successfully completing each course will be awarded relevant VNSA and YNZ certification.

Sailors who already know how to sail are still welcome to sail on Saturday mornings and, if they do not already have their own sailboat, may hire use of a VCYC club boat.

Other VCYC News

Sailboats for Sale

Jim Coates has and knows of the following sailboats currently available for purchase by sailors looking to acquire their first or an additional sailboat:-

  • Jim's Banana Split with a road trailer
  • Jim's Hobie 16
  • Hobie 14 (missing jib and one bridle wire - rest appears good)
  • Hobie 16 (project boat with good set of sails - very cheap!)

Anyone interested in purchasing these boats or wanting more info on them should please phone Jim on 5525573.

2017 Masters Sailing Championship

A reminder for anyone interested in sailing the 2017 World Masters Games Sailing Championship in Auckland, New Zealand from 21 till 30 April 2017 to please contact me asap.

You can view details regarding the Sailing competition including boat and equipment guidelines, racing format and the program here and in the Sailing Sports Information Guide.

If anyone is interested in enjoying this event please contact me on 22909 or 7767360.


We look forward to you, your family and friends joining us at the VCYC this Saturday.

VCYC Scribe
Phone: 7767360 / 22909



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