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CYA Patio Bay Weekend – 2017
The photos show that 2017 was another cracker Patio Bay year, but what photos don’t get across is what a great group of woodys were there. The numbers were down a little on previous years but those that made the trip will remember it as one of the best. Plenty of room to walk around & mingle without standing on someones dinner plate.
Several Riviera owners, did they bit to re-confirm that they all have big egos & small brains – motoring thru the race finish line at 25+ knots & creating wakes you could surf on. A little exciting if you are sitting in an 8’ dinghy taking photos & wondering if the Riviera is on autopilot & the skippers playing with his small willy 😦
One of the Patio Bay race traditions is the winning skipper of the A Division has to fill the trophy barrel with rum for the following years party. Last year Prize was the winner & based on dock chatter, a sample was drawn off for analyse at the Mount Gay distillery – purity & alcohol content results to follow 😉
(remember to click on photos to enlarge)
Classic Yacht Racing – Sailing Sunday
Sorry for the late post today, been out & about watching the A-Cup, 1-0 is a great start, even better is the fact we are actually (& mentally) 2 – Zip up on Oracle 🙂
Seems only fitting that we have some classic yacht racing today. The u-tube movie below is by Roger Mills & was bought to my attention on the WoodenBoat Magazine USA forum by kiwi classic yachtie Patrick Xavier (that’s not his real name, but I wont ‘out’ him here).
The clip shows the 1894 gaffer Waitangi preparing for a race in the winter series – 2016. Enjoy 🙂
Heading Across The Ditch In November?
The Jervis Bay Maritime Museum ( JBMM), in NSW, are holding a Classic Wooden Model Boat Festival on the weekend of November 10/11/12. Based on the info that I was sent by woody boat builder Colin Brown, whose brother Stan is on the Festival committee it’s a cracker weekend. See below details
On Friday evening (10th) there will be a casual “ Meet and Greet” in the museum. There should be chance to mingle, swap yarns & partake of refreshments.
The museum is land-locked but has large grassed areas surrounding the main building with a large shallow pond.
The northern area overlooks the Currambene Creek which flows into Jervis Bay at the coastal village of Huskisson which is only a short walk away.
We plan to have Trade Stalls and Hard Stand boat exhibits.
So woodys if your in Australia & looking for something to do put this event into their diaries. For more details you can contact Stan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the Museum here www.jervisbaymaritimemuseum.asn.au
A Woody Weekend – CYA Patio Bay Invasion
As promised today’s post is a photo essay from the 2016 CYA Patio Bay weekend. I know by saying it I will put a curse on things but the big boy up in the sky must have been a fan of wooden boats because the fine weekend % for CYA events is very high. He must also have been a launchie because he tends to smile on us weather wise more than the yachties.
For the launch fleet Saturday was a pearler, but not so good for those in the yacht race – lots of sun-screen & H2O would have been the order of the day. The lack of wind meant a late arrival in the bay for the yachts but soon after the anchors dropped, crews were heading ashore for the BBQ at Margaret & Bert Woolicott’s bach. I apologize for the lack of BBQ / Prize giving photos, for once I was just enjoying the company of the classic wooden boating community. Nice to see so many new members & boats joining in the festivities.
The above photos are just a selection of the turn out – enjoy, I did 🙂
Lake Rotoiti Calendar Winner = Simon Smith with the correct answer of Grant Cossey as the commodore of the Lake Rotoiti Classic & Wooden Boat Association. Saturdays post featuring the calendar was huge in terms of viewing numbers, 2nd highest in the last 2 months so I hope that results in lots of calendars sold 😉
I’m a big fan of what they call ‘paying it forward’ – via ww I come across quite a lot of boats bit- some of these I have re-gifted to a woody that was undertaking a very hands on restoration. Over the weekend he gifted me the below – proof that paying it forward works 🙂
Update – lots more very good photos at the link below. These ones are from the camera of Chris Miller, who was aboard Raindance with me. The one below makes me laugh – you have to twist Chris’s arm to get him to photograph a yacht – this photo sees him using a yacht to frame the real photo – the launches 🙂 http://wp.me/p6Eld4-1is
CYA Patio Bay Weekend 2014
This weekend is the best event on the CYA calendar, ticks all the boxes – enjoy the photos, I took hundreds – below is a slice of woody nirvana. Enjoy 🙂
As always – click on the photos to enlarge 😉
Now hows this for a mark foy finish after 17.8nm – take a bow Steve Cranch – the King of handicapping 🙂
Chad T When He Discovered It Wasn’t Fancy Dress This Year 🙂
I knew it was going to be a good day when we had a visit from these beauties
CYA Patio Bay Race Weekend / Xmas Party
A fantastic weekend – as always – nice boats, nice weather & nice people.
This year we had approx. 60 classic’s in the bay & over 200 people went ashore for the post race CYA Xmas party at Bert & Margaret Woollcotts bach.
In the launch race (mark-foy start) the placings were – 1st & winner of the Rudder Centennial Cup – Sterling (Brett Evans), 2nd Strathalan (Keith Munro), 3rd Kumi (Hayden Afford)
I’ll let the photos tell the story of the weekend.
More great photos from John Bertenshaw here