Latest Results

2006-2007

Summary

Position

No.

Races

1st & Fastest

1

Nautilus Marine Trophy - RPYC,

Fastest

2

Nautilus Marine Trophy - RPYC,

FVSRG Trophy - RPYC,

1st

3

Nautilus Marine Trophy - RPYC,

Auto Classic BMW Trophy - RPYC,

Taskers Trophy - RPYC,

2nd

4

Governor's Cup 'B' Division - RPYC/RFBYC,

Ben Lexcen Trophy - RPYC,

Print by Design Trophy - RPYC,

Hyatt Regency Trophy - RPYC,

3rd

1

27th Annual SS34 Commodores Race (skippered by Swan Yacht Club Commodore Peter Marshall) - SS34 Assoc./FSC,

4th

2

Plan B Financial Services Trophy - RPYC,

Sunsail Australia Trophy - RPYC,

5th

2

FVSRG Trophy - RPYC,

International Paints Trophy - RPYC,

6th

1

Governor's Cup Overall - RPYC/RFBYC,

7th

0

8th

1

SeaChangeLife Trophy - RPYC,

9th

0

10th

1

Cocos Restaurant Trophy - RPYC,

11th

1

Kilcullen Constructions Trophy - RPYC,

12th

1

Gull Petroleum Trophy - RPYC,

13th

0

14th

1

Hitchhiker Trophy - RPYC,

Results
RPYC - Hitchhiker Trophy - 28/04/2007 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - Digger's Cup - 25/04/2007 - Results
RPYC - Gull Petroleum Trophy - 21/04/2007 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - Kilcullen Constructions Trophy - 14/04/2007 - Results - Consistency
SS34 - 27th Annual Commodores Race - 31/04/2007 - Results - Commentary - Fremantle Sailing Clubs famous hospitality offset at least a little of the damp/blustery conditions the crews of 11 S&S34's observed from FSC's balcony just prior to the start of the 27th Commodores Trophy Race. By the time the luncheon and wine had been polished off (one brave crew actually took a bottle of red out with them - not sure how much of that got drunk!) the wind had lifted to 17-20 knots and it didn't take long for the fleet to get from the shelter of the marina to the start line just off Fremantle harbour.
After a few quick tacks for the Commodores to get used to the boats in the lumpy swell, so typical at this time of year, the warning gun went off. Tactics, as always, play a major part of a yacht race pre-start and today was no different; Delphis (Commodore Maurice Cooper, SoPYC) thought the gun was a 10 minute warning so headed off towards Rottnest Island instead of the start line, Constellation (Commodore Greg Hill, NYC) reached to the pin end of the line in an attempt to get clean air on a port start, yet it was SuperStar (Commodore Greg O'Bryan, EFYC) who timed the start to perfection and got the drop on the rest of the fleet with a near perfect starboard start (where is that best start trophy??).
Unfortunately Commodore O'Bryan's advantage wasn't to last long and by the first mark he had slipped down the fleet as the usual racers easily overhauled him. Slight navigational errors in laying the top mark upset the first half of the fleet thus giving the tail enders a chance to make up a little of the gap. A rolling run back to the leeward mark made for interesting tracks as the Commodores struggled against the quarter seas that did everything possible to prevent steerage in the desired direction.
Despite, allegedly, undergoing an extensive pre-race training program with much tactical support from the rest of his flag officers, our host Commodore (Garry Webb, FSC) sadly had to retire without completing the first lap. I believe his re-election hopes are now resting on extensive damage control at the yacht club bar!
A second lap in gradually increasing wind and swell managed to soak any remaining dry crew members but also resulted in smiles all round for the nominated Skipper/Commodores; I think all of them were impressed with the solid handling of the S&S34 in such challenging conditions. Once back in the club house tall stories were exchanged and tea and cakes consumed prior to the results and presentations.
Commodore Tim Anderson (PFS) sailing Arwen collected the Commodores Trophy which is an excellent result after receiving the 'Two Knot Trophy' last year (i.e. if he sailed 2 knots faster he may have won). Commodore Maurice Cooper (SoPYC) was this years recipient of the 'Two Knot Trophy' for, well averaging about two knots around the course. Maybe next year....!!
Guy and Nicola Bessell-Browne, owners of Arwen, collected the 'David & Kathleen Walters Memorial Trophy'. This is the second year the trophy has been presented in memory of our great friends who are very much missed here in WA.
RPYC - Taskers Trophy - 31/03/2007 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - Hyatt Regency Trophy - 24/03/2007 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - Print by Design Trophy - 17/03/2007 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - Ben Lexcen Trophy - 17/02/2007 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - Sunsail Australia Trophy - 20/01/2007 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - Plan B Financial Services Trophy - 13/01/2007 - Results - Consistency
RPYC/RFBYC - Governor's Cup - 16/12/2006 - Results
RPYC - Auto Classic BMW Trophy - 09/12/2006 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - Charlies Estate Wines Trophy - 02/12/2006 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - Cocos Restaurant Trophy - 18/11/2006 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - International Paints Trophy - 11/11/2006 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - FVRSG Trophy - 04/11/2006 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - SeaChangeLife Trophy - 28/10/2006 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - Nautilus Marine Insurance Trophy - 21/10/2006 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - Opening Day - 14/10/2006 - Results

2005-2006

Summary

Position

No.

Races

1st & Fastest

4

Auto Classic BMW Trophy - RPYC,

Coco's Restaurant Trophy - RPYC,

Diggers Cup (Division 2) - RPYC.

Fastest

10

Opening Day - RPYC,

Taskers Trophy - RPYC,

Optima Press Trophy - RPYC,

Auto Classic BMW Trophy - RPYC,

Commodores Trophy - RPYC,

Coco's Restaurant Trophy - RPYC,

Ben Lexcen Trophy - RPYC,

Hyatt Regency Trophy - RPYC,

Diggers Cup (Division 2) - RPYC.

1st

5

Auto Classic BMW Trophy - RPYC,

Coco's Restaurant Trophy - RPYC,

SS34 Commodores Cup (skippered by East Fremantle Yacht Club Commodore Colin Hall) - SS34 Assoc./FSC,

Inaugural David & Kathleen Walters Memorial Trophy for winning owner of SS34 Commodores Cup - SS34 Assoc./FSC,

Diggers Cup (Division 2) - RPYC.

2nd

9

Trident Boat Insurance Trophy - RPYC,

Overall FSC Mini Regatta (SS34) - (3 x 2nd's) - SS34 Assoc./FSC,

Bricklanding Trophy - RPYC,

Ben Lexcen Trophy - RPYC,

Diggers Cup (Overall) - RPYC,

City of Subiaco Trophy - RPYC,

Night Invitation Race (=2nd) - SoPYC.

3rd

5

Optima Press Trophy - RPYC,

Print by Design Trophy - RPYC,

Hyatt Regency Trophy - RPYC,

Sunsail Australia Trophy - RPYC,

HitchHiker Closing Day Trophy - RPYC.

4th

3

5th

0

6th

3

7th

1

8th

2

9th

0

10th

0

11th

2

Results
RPYC - Hyatt Regency Perth Wednesday Afternoon Race - 27/9/2006 - Results
RPYC - Hyatt Regency Perth Wednesday Afternoon Race - 26/7/2006 - Results
RPYC - Hyatt Regency Perth Wednesday Afternoon Race - 19/7/2006 - Results
RPYC - Hyatt Regency Perth Wednesday Afternoon Race - 12/7/2006 - Results
RPYC - Hyatt Regency Perth Wednesday Afternoon Race - 5/7/2006 - Results
RPYC - Final Division 2 Results - Results - Consistency
RPYC - Diggers Cup - 25/4/2006 - Results
RPYC - HitchHiker Trophy Closing Day - 22/4/2006 - Results - Consistency
SS34 - SS34 26th Annual Commodores Race - 9/4/2006 - Results - Commentary - "Swagman" drew Commodore Colin Hall from EFYC, who as a dinghy & keelboat sailor was a perfect selection. We started with a hammering pin end start on port tack. With the first mark just cracked off to windward, most other boats unaware of the location of marks started on the traditional starboard tack. This meant we were ahead from the start. Initially we headedg too high for the first mark, but this did not lose us much time, with RPYC Commodore Tony Carter on "Constellation" rounding about 30-45 seconds behind us. "Constellation" was right on our stern half way on the run between the second and third mark, and overtook us with its superior sail wardrobe just before the fifth mark. From then on it was a procession, with "Constellation" not pulling out much more than 1 minute right to the finish. That put us in second across the line a couple of minutes in front of Perie Banou III and Superstar. Our Commodore Colin Hall was award the Best Start flag, as well as finishing 1st overall, picking up the Commodores Cup for 2006. The skipper of Swagman (Andrew Waldby) was awarded the inaugural "David & Kathleen Walters Memorial Trophy" as the owner of the winning boat, in rememberance of these two great SS34 Association members and friends who tragically lost their lives doing what they loved doing sailing their SS34 "Bird of the Morning" off Rottnest Island. As the owner I would like to thank Commodore Colin Hall for doing a fantastic job at skippering and allowing me to suggest most of the tactical shots, my son Brett Waldby & Simon Torvaldsen for crewing and helping with bringing the boat up and down the river. This is a huge achievement for Swagman being the 3rd boat (with Perie Banou III & Delphis) to win 3 Commodores Races, and I am very proud to have received the inaugural memorial trophy from the Walter's family.
RPYC - Elizabeth's Bookshops Trophy - 8/4/2006 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - Kilcullen Construction Trophy - 1/4/2006 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - Hyatt Regency Perth Trophy - 25/3/2006 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - City of Subiaco Trophy - 18/3/2006 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - Bricklanding Trophy - 11/3/2006 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - Ben Lexcen Trophy - 25/2/2006 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - Print by Design Trophy - 18/2/2006 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - Macquarie Bank Trophy - 11/2/2006 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - Plan B Financial Services Trophy - 4/2/2006 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - Cocos Restaurant Trophy - 28/1/2006 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - Trident Insurance Trophy - 21/1/2006 - Results - Consistency
SoPYC - Night Race - 20/1/2006 - Results - A disappointing turn out for the night race was only matched by poor organization. Contradictory sailing instructions and a no show by the starters led to confusion on the few boats that made the start line, but despite all that SuperStar and Swagman had an interesting race and didn't fall too far behind the two Thompson sports boats they were pitted against. SuperStar got the drop on Swagman with a smoother spinnaker launch at the delayed start, however Andrew easily passed Tim on the long beat up to Point Resolution. Both boats suffered in the gusty conditions that tend to be prevalent when rounding Point Walter, but managed the short beat to the windward mark just off Meads Restaurant without incident (though there was a close call between SuperStar, one of the Thompson's and the Point Walter sand bank!). Swagman elected to reach back to Como under white sails only giving SuperStar a chance to make up the gap under main and asymmetric. Unfortunately both boats had trouble finding the final mark and by mutual consensus both hardened up beam to beam for the short sprint to the finish line, Swagman's superior upwind performance took the line with just a few seconds to spare. Despite the issues surrounding the race both crews had an excellent evening out on the river and are looking forward to the next opportunity to race again. (by Timbo Dallas)
RPYC - Sunsail Australia Trophy - 14/1/2006 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - IFDS Trophy - 7/1/2006 - Cancelled due to conflicting National Championship program changes.
RPYC - Royal Perth Yacht Club Trophy - 17/12/2005 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - Auto Classic BMW Trophy - 10/12/2005 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - Shacks Holden Trophy - 3/12/2005 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - Optima Press Trophy - 19/11/2005 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - International Paints Trophy - 12/11/2005 - Results - Consistency - We had an inexperienced crew this weekend, and therefore didnt fly a spinnaker, plus we were 4 minutes late for the start. So, it didnt make for a good day, however we did sail well.
RPYC - Tasker's Trophy - 5/11/2005 - Results - Consistency - We had minimal crew this weekend, with just Brad, Brett & my daughter Alysha, so we didnt fly spinnakers, and only used the No.3 jib against the rest of the division. So we had to do everything right and pick all the shifts, which is what we did, and were 5 minutes ahead by the first mark, and only keeping fastest by 1 minute 30 seconds at the finish.
SS34 - FSC Mini Regatta - 29-30/10/2005 - Results
RPYC - Fremantle Volunteer Sea Rescue Group Trophy - 29/10/2005 - Results - Consistency - Even though we sailed in the Fremantle Sailing Club's Mini Regatta, we applied for Average Points at RPYC.
RPYC - Gull Petroleum Trophy - 22/10/2005 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - Youngs Holden Trophy - 15/10/2005 - Results - Consistency
RPYC - Opening Day - 8/10/2005 - Results - Great race to start the new season, especially with the new crew. Brad did an outstanding job on the foredeck after being thrown in at the deep end. Antony and Simon T worked together well as new crew. The first fastest of the season was great, and despite the harsh handicap we finished with a credible corrected position.