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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MYC Fall Race Week is Almost Here

Just two more days until the start of MYC‘s Fall Race Week

Things kick off this Saturday, Oct. 20th, with the Small Boat Regatta.  Registration begins at 9:00 am, and the first warning will be at 12:30 pm.  A dinner will follow after racing concludes on Saturday.

The second day of racing will begin on Sunday with the first race at 11:00 am.  Awards will follow at MYC at 3:00 pm.

If you have a sailing dinghy, you should not miss this event!

More activities follow all week, and conclude with the Big Boat Regatta next weekend.  Don’t miss it!

MYC Big Boat Regatta – Looking For Crew / Boat

MYC’s Fall Race Week is rapidly approaching and both crew and skipper’s alike are scrambling to get ready.  MYC has asked that we offer a way to for boats and crew to find each other.

If you find yourself in need of a ride for the regatta, please add a comment below with some information about yourself and how you can be contacting.  Skipper’s in need of crew should do the same.

Hopefully this will prove useful for matching available crew up with undermanned boats.

MYC Rum Race, Fall Series Oct 14th Results


Boat Name Oct 5 Oct 14 Nov 04 Nov 18 Dec 02 Dec 16 Total Place
Chaser 6         6 6
Epic 10 9         19 1
Flashback 8 7         15 2
Half Ass 8         8 5
Slot Machine 10         10 3
Hillbilly 5         5 7
Bull Rush 9         9 5
Nordic Star 9 8         17 2
Purr-Fect 10 10         20 1
Skimmer 8 7         15 3
Sleighride 7 6         13 4
Sudden 6           6 6
Alivio 7 8         15 3
Caribe 6         6 6
Down Pat 9 9         18 2
Mamook 6 5         11 5
Maverick 10 10         20 1
Swept Away 8 7         15 3
128 5           5 7