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: Mornington

The 2018 Flying 15 National Championship out of Mornington Yacht Club on Port Philip Bay have been completed with Matt Owen and Andrew Reed from Canberra Yacht Club this year’s Champions.  WA’s John Wilson and Matt Summers completed a great regatta to finish second with the Rainey brothers from Gippsland third.

Read a full report here.


1 AUS4023 Cool Change – Matt Owen/Andrew Reed – 2,1,1,2,1,1,(8),(12) = 8pts
2 AUS3989 FFast – John Wilson/Matthew Summers – (12),6,2,3,2,4,(21),7 = 24pts
3 AUS3880 Where the bloody hell – Craig/Ian Rainey – 9,5,7,(20),4,6,1,4 = 27pts
4 AUS4007 FF – Sue Thompson/Cameron Taylor – 3,3,4,(9),6,3,(11),(24) = 28pts
5 AUS4053 Phar Lap – David Swan/Matt Elliot – 6,8,3,(10),5,5,(9),2 = 29pts
6 AUS3972 Sake – Ashley Smith/Adam Kingston – 5,7,(11),1,8,11,3 (36OB) – 35pts