Please select your home edition
Edition
Zhik Yachting Range

Club Marine Pittwater and Coffs regatta hangs visitors welcome sign

by Lisa Ratcliff on 6 Dec 2012
NCYC Commodore Phil Arnall and son Richie are looking forward to the race north - 2013 Club Marine Pittwater & Coffs Harbour Regatta Damian Devine
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Commodore Phil Arnall and his Corby 43, Anger Management, is one of a number of visiting entries lining up for the Club Marine Pittwater and Coffs Harbour Regatta in the New Year.

Also on the current starter’s list from up north is Lake Macquarie Yacht Club entrant, Peter Hewson’s Sydney 41, Storage King Wallop, and from across the border Bill Wild has nominated his racy RP55, Wedgetail, from Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.

'The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club welcomes all enquiries and applications from category 2 keelboat owners interested in what is typically a challenging overnight race,' said RPAYC Commodore, Rob Curtis.

'Our premier blue water event is strongly supported by RPAYC members and the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, plus we have a number of entries from the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron and Middle Harbour Yacht Club.

'We welcome owners from all clubs and we look forward to activating our ambassador program on arrival at the RPAYC marina, and continuing the great hospitality at the finish,' added Curtis.

Given the start is 'down the road', Arnall is a fan of the annual 226 nautical mile Pittwater to Coffs ocean race, which starts 1pm January 2nd off Palm Beach Headland and finishes at Coffs Harbour.

'The start is pretty easy for us Novocastrians. Hopefully it’s just an overnight race; 30 hours of sailing to a good destination. We’ll stay for a couple of days’ recreation then bring the boat home. Unfortunately we can’t stay for the regatta as my son Richie and I have a wedding to get to'.

Father and son have had a long sailing association and while there is the occasional barney, Arnall assures the 'chequebook rules'.

'Richie and I have sailed together since we’ve had boats together, probably from the time he was eight, which is more than 20 years ago. I’m skipper and cheque book signer and he’s navigator and organiser.'

The boat’s moniker, Anger Management, is unrelated to family ties promises Phil. 'We decided on the name when we were sailing the first Anger Management, a Beneteau 40.7, back from the broker Vicsail in Sydney.

'I wanted to call it The Shed, but in deference to some of the interactions between the delivery crew we decided on Anger Management, which has since become an iconic name around Newcastle with the Corby being the third boat by that name.'

In this year’s Pittwater to Coffs yacht race, Anger Management finished eighth over the line and 12th on IRC handicap in 2012. On their likely performance come January Arnall says, 'We will be more competitive than last year. It was our first on the water with the new boat, it takes time to learn and know where things are.

'We’ll have our stable crew with us and we’ll try to find boats with a similar IRC rating to race against. Touch wood it will be one of those pleasant races, if not the duration means we won’t be stuck out there forever.

'We have two Newcastle boats going in the Sydney to Hobart; as I say to them, ‘we play in the shallow end of the pool going to Coffs’.'

Entries for the Club Marine Pittwater and Coffs Harbour regatta close this Friday, December 7 at 5pm.

The 2013 Club Marine Pittwater and Coffs Harbour Regatta Notice of Race is available from the event website at www.pittwatertocoffs.com.au

Online entry here

For race enquiries and documentation please contact the RPAYC Sailing Office on (02) 9998 3771 or yachting@rpayc.com.au
Jeanneau Sunfast 660x82Yachtspot J Boats Sportsboats 660x82Auckland On the Water Boat Show

Related Articles

TP52 Super Series Mahon – Race 2 images gallery by Max Ranchi
Max Ranchi provided this gallery of images from race two Max Ranchi provided this gallery of images from race two
Posted today at 1:20 pm
Clipper World Yacht Race – Day 31 – Wind returns for final push
After a frustrating 24 hours languishing in a wind hole off the southern coast, most of the fleet is on the move again. Minus any mishap, Sanya Serenity Coast is the favourite to take line honours, and currently has a lead of around 80nM (nautical miles) on second-placed PSP Logistics, and around 100nM on Great Britain in third. But, there is a stiff challenge for the overall Atlantic Trade Winds Leg one win forming in the shape of Greenings.
Posted today at 11:44 am
J24 World Championships – Day 1 images gallery by Christopher Howell
Christopher Howell provided this gallery of images from day one Christopher Howell provided this gallery of images from day one
Posted today at 11:23 am
Gladwell's Line - More from la Stampa...and from (la) Taipa
More leaks from Italy overnight on what the Protocol and Class Rule could look like for the 36th America's Cup More leaks from Italy Monday night on what the Protocol and Class Rule could look like for the 36th America's Cup - which is being defended by Emirates Team New Zealand and Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. All the running is coming out of Italy - mostly from Turin based newspaper La Stampa, which seems to have the hotline to the key players who reveal a few snippets about what is in the agreed
Posted today at 10:23 am
Azzurra wins the first race in 52 Super Series Sailing Week Menorca
There were two windward-leeward races scheduled today, but shifty unstable northerly winds forced to abandon the second. Azzurra started on the left, third from the pin, fast and perfectly on time. While the rest of the fleet was compact, Azzurra was free and skipper Guillermo Parada to helm powerfully through the waves that were up to three meters.
Posted on 19 Sep
Qld Beneteau Cup and French Yacht Challenge - Action coming soon...
Now in its eleventh year the event comprises two passage races over two days in Moreton Bay. Now in its eleventh year the event comprises two passage races over two days in Moreton Bay. The French Yacht Challenge, on Sat 29th Oct is open to all French production boats (Beneteau, Jeanneau, Dufour etc), while the Beneteau yachts combine their results from the Saturday race with those from a second, Sunday race for the Queensland Beneteau Cup.
Posted on 19 Sep
Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship – Bella Mente Racing wraps campaign
The regatta started off on a high note for Bella Mente, with the team playing the light winds and shifts to their favor Bella Mente closed the gap between the leading boats significantly on the final day when it finished first and second in the last two races, finishing in third place overall – less than two points behind Momo in first place and less than one point behind Proteus in second place.
Posted on 19 Sep
52 Super Series Sailing Week Menorca – One step closer?
A complicated, challenging weather situation resulted in just one race being sailed on the opening day season decider Big, bumpy, leftover seas were out of proportion to the 10-12kt N’ly winds that swung around in direction, and rose, and fell in strength. Race Officer Maria Torrijo and her team achieved one good, solid race before the winds became too unstable for a second contest, and the 11-boat fleet was returned to shore.
Posted on 19 Sep
TP52 Super Series Mahon – Race 1 images gallery by Max Ranchi
Max Ranchi provided this gallery of images from race one Max Ranchi provided this gallery of images from race one
Posted on 19 Sep
Registration open for The Hague Offshore Sailing Worlds 2018
Offshore racing will be competed in three classes on different types of yachts between nine and 20 meters in length. Everything is measured for each boat's handicap ratings: the crew, the sails, the boat above and below the waterline. Using these measurements and clever hi-tech models will give each racing yacht ratings to help equalize the competition among unlike boats.
Posted on 19 Sep