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  1. For those of us that are SYC members, make sure that you read the Notice of Motion for the upcoming ordinary general meeting on 19th March. The proposal is to strip members of the right to stand for, or vote for, Flag Officer positions within the club. Flag Officers set the tone and direction of a club, and general committee is proposing that the power to appoint to these positions should rest with general committee only - members would not have an official voice. This is likely to be of interest to SYC members only - although I for one would be very interested in how members of other clubs
  2. Yep, that killed it for us (Syd boat). Had a good time last year - though Mel-Geelong moving crew and d gear logistics was painful. 3-4 days of racing down there over Aus day and the weekend would have worked well for the crew and the boat - like most of the Sydney IRC fleet en route from Hobart to Sydney. Getting the crew down twice in 10 days, shuffling the boat around and so on - too hard, too time consuming and too expensive. Positive feedback has been passed on. From a 'virgins' perspective, we had a good time last year, shame to miss out this year. They must be reading this thread r
  3. RGYC had 49 starters for the last Wednesday twilight race, so really FoS cannot legitimately even claim that title.
  4. “Doh !” – Sponsorship dollars from Skandia & Audi, however welcome, does not by extension equate to subsidised race entry fees. What it can do, and has been noted by several others on this forum already, is lead to a bloating of costs on the edges of the event and behind the scenes. There is no way that the current entry fee’s represent cost recovery of running the actual races. With the absence of a major sponsor those costs that are peripheral to the racing – entertainment, commercial catering, corporate event management etc etc - still need to be met, and as a consequence to avoid being
  5. I may have to move to QLD. Are there crew up there? First race of the season and NO CREW available, and by NO CREW I mean None, Zero, Nada, Zip, not one. So I may have to race a Reichel Pugh 36 carbon fibre sportyacht weighing a grand total of 2,477kgs with more working sail area than a S38 and large asy kites off a 2 meter sprit, single handed. Oh Joy, Oh glee. HOW THE FUCK AM I GOING TO GET TO THE ICEBOX FOR COLD BEER??? Well done Don; great result under the above circumstances. Just as well you got to race in Saturdays light stuff and not what was out there on Sunday
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