Tally Hobbs Regatta – November 26th 2017

The great thing about sailing in a light easterly breeze is that everyone gets to be in the lead at some
point of the race. And minutes later, you can be watching the whole fleet sail past and be left
wondering what might have been. So it was on Sunday morning for the annual Tally Hobbs Regatta
which is a series of 5 short races to celebrate Tally Hobbs, the man who introduced the Flying Fifteen
to Western Australia.

The visitors from Freshie arrived late, the breeze left early but we still got 4 races completed and
then gathered around the BBQ and the esky to compare notes. Nick and Brian ( Ineffable ) won 3
races and, therefore, the series. John and Tony ( She who must be obeyed ) were second overall and
Tim and Plonky (Ffollow Us) were third. Full results are on the SOPYC web page. Thanks to RO Les
and the start team for an entertaining morning.

Russel Dawe

National Championship in Esperance

41 entries have been received to date.

Reading through the latest newsletter from EBYC this is certainly the event to make sure you have your entered to sail with some of the best Flying Fifteen in sailors throughout the world.

Esperance Bay Yacht Club has one of the most beautiful body of water to sail on in with plenty of breeze, the hospitality is superb with social functions organised throughout the week. For those who have attended an event before you will certainly remember the early morning bacon and egg breakfast rolls available each day and the volunteers who supported sailors with boat launching.

EBYC have advised the event has 41 boats to date with the list growing weekly. If you haven’t entered there is still time but t-shirt orders have closed.

Toni has mentioned in her latest newsletter if you still want to order your lunch for the week then please fill in your lunch order and email back to her. Details on the entry form.

For those sailing over the next couple of weeks prior to the event lets try and keep our boats from damage. Last Sunday at SOPYC multiple race day in 20 plus knots saw several boats collide some with major damage. Be aware of boats around you. We hope to see Roffl and Enuff Rope back on the water soon. Nick and Kevin lets hope you stay in your boats, plenty of big fish in Esperance waters.



Tally Hobbs Memorial Series – Walkabout 3

Saturday 26 November 12:30 – The event not to be missed!

The Tally Hobbs Memorial series is a one day race event alternating yearly between RFBYC and SOPYC to bring together the Western Australian fleets to remember and celebrate the life of Tally Hobbs who was responsible for the introduction of the Flying Fifteen into Australia in 1950.

Racing will be conducted using fixed marks in the area known as Freshwater Bay and Melville Water West. Warning signal for race 1 on the 26 November will be 1230. Races 2 to 5 will follow as soon as practical following the previous race.

See RFBYC supplementary sailing instructions.

Light refreshments will be provided at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club following racing on the 26 November 2016. Results will be announced at the RFBYC Senior Clubhouse from 1730.

The Tally Hobbs trophy will be presented at the FFIWA State Championship Regatta at Easter 2017 in Geraldton.

Places in each race will contribute toward the overall score of the FFIWA Walkabout Series.  The Tally Hobbs Series is Walkabout 3 of the Walkabout series.

Download a copy of theTally Hobbs  NOR, entries required no later than Thursday 24 November 17:00. View a copy of the supplementary sailing instructions. You may also like to view the NOR for the Walkabout Series 2016- 17 season.

FFIWA has been advised there will be a tow for all boats coming from SOPYC to the event.