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Another Busy Racing Weekend in Melbourne

This weekend will be another busy one for racing in Melbourne. 

Sunfish Fleet 669 will be hosting the MYC Sunfish District Championship at Melbourne Yacht Club on Saturday and Sunday.  Volunteers are needed to help man the chase boats, contact Dave Noble if you can help either or both days.  25 boats are expected for this regatta.

Saturday will see the return of J/24 Fleet 87 and the PHRF fleet for IRYC’s Dragon Point Co-Ed Series.  Racing starts at 1pm just north of the Eau Gallie Causeway.

On Sunday, MYC will be doing double duty, finishing up the Sunfish regatta and running its regularly scheduled Rum Race as well.  Note that this race will start at 3:00pm instead of the normal time of 2:00pm.

MYC 2018 Fall Big Boat Regatta, Final Results

2018 PHRF and One Design Regatta
*preliminary*
J/24, PHRF A, & PHRF B

Summary printed: 10/28/2018 3:17:24 PM
Scoring System: ISAF Low Point

Congratulations to:
  • Dave Noble – Half Ass – J/24 Class
  • Brad Stowers – Hillbilly – PHRF A Class
  • Dave “6 Seconds” Nesbitt – Epic – PHRF B Class & OVERALL Winner

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2018 MYC Fall Big Boat Regatta Kicks Off Tomorrow

Melbourne Yacht Club‘s  Fall Race Week event is coming to a close this weekend, and going out with a bang — three days of keel boat racing.

PHRF Triangle Races will be held on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. There will be three races altogether, each run and scored independently, with prizes for each race. Scoring will be PHRF Time on Time. You may participate in one, two or all three races.  These races do not count towards the Big Boat Regatta winner, meaning if you can not make the races on Friday, it will not hurt your scoring for the weekend regatta.

10/26 Triangle Races

Registration for PHRF Triangle Races from 11:00 to 12:30 with Skipper’s Meeting at 12:30. The first two of three PHRF Triangle Races will be held on Friday afternoon, and the third on Saturday morning. First Warning at 14:00. Second race start follows (approximately 16:00). Dinner of burgers and dogs included for racers. Awards presented at dinner.

Registration for Saturday and Sunday distance and one design races Friday night 18:00-19:00 $100, (Includes t-shirt and dinner, additional dinner tickets $12).

10/27 Big Boat Regatta, Day 1

Registration 8:30. Skippers meeting at 9:30. The third PHRF Triangle Race starts at 11:00, with awards to be presented at Saturday dinner.

PHRF distance races or J24 W/L Start at 13:00. Pork loin dinner served at 18:00, with door prizes and fun. The bar will be open.

10/28 Big Boat Regatta, Day 2

PHRF distance races and J24 W/L First start at 11:00 Dark & Stormy Party at 15:00, with awards, prizes for Sailor of the Week, Boat of the Week. Bar opens at 14:00 and hot dogs will be available.

Man Overboard Presentation – 2018 MYC Fall Race Week

Discussion of man overboard (MOB) situations and equipment available to assist in recovery.  Running time 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Panel includes:

  • Don Lasky (ASA / US Sailing Certified Instructor),
  • Petty Officer Second Class Gerald Sparkman (United States Coast Guard)
  • Rich Galasso (ACR North American Representative)
  • Shane Allen (West Marine Store Manager, West Melbourne)

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