sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : New Competition for the Club Marine Series
New Competition for the Club Marine Series


'Rohan at the 2003 Moth Worlds in les Sables, France.'    Rohan Veal

Melbourne's Club Marine Series (CMS) is a terrific example of co-operation between yacht clubs. Each year, around 150 vessels with around 1000 crew on board compete across four divisions and three categories to see who is top dog. On offer for the winner is the ability to hold the auspicious Range Trophy for a year. Whether you're on a TP52 or a Noelex 25, there is a race for you and a spirit of both competition and camaraderie that will have you not only looking to do your best, but keen to do more.

Port tacking the fleet on the start line during the 2007 Moth World Championships on Lake Garda. Bet you want some of that experience coaching you and your crew. -  Oskar Kilbhorg  

'We are delighted to see the 'prep gun' fired for the beginning of the 2013/14 Club Marine Series. The Notice of Race is available from the website and the Organising Authority is to be praised for expanding the range of classes to include novice skippers and crew, sports boats and multihulls. We really do hope all of these new divisions attract large fleets in their own right. It will really add to this truly unique yacht racing experience on Melbourne's Port Phillip, so please support this wonderful initiative to get more people involved in our great sport', said Club Marine CEO, Greg Fisher.

Expressions of Interest are sought for these three new classes and you can register your boat, Here. The first is the ever-expanding and exciting sports boats. The second are the spectacular multihulls. The final is for Novice Skippers and/or crew who can nominate whether they will chose to use a spinnaker or not. This division will not do the regular windward/leeward courses, but rather use one of the many fixed mark courses in the top of the Bay.

Time to go racing, whether you have in the past and don’t anymore, or are completely new to it. -  John Curnow ©  

This latter division has been introduced to provide pathways for those first time boat owners to utilise their boats more often and see what they can go on to achieve. To assist with the process of taking yourself from stern-chaser events to proper start lines and races, there will be a series of seminars that will cover topics such as starting, tactics, sail trim, spinnakers and crew work. These will be conducted by revered sailors and industry legends alike, including World Champions, offshore geniuses, inshore wizards and some of the Bay's best and most experienced.

Also part of these seminars will be a 'meet and greet' aspect, so as to allow Skippers to find extra crew and the many souls looking to get on the water a chance to talk with their potential new boss. This is also bound to be of great help to those boats that used to compete in the Club Marine Series and would very much like to again, but over time have not been able to get sufficient crew.

Penfold Audi Burwood gets a head of steam up on Port Phillip. -  Teri Dodds  

To help make it all a reality, would prospective owners/skippers from any of these three divisions please place their expression of interest into TopYacht via the clubmarineseries.com.au website, where you can also see who else is interested. Potential crew can join the event on the Melbourne Sailing site – melbournesailing.com.au. With the first round starting on October 26, you'll need to get on to it now.

In addition to all of that, seven lucky crews from any Club Marine Series division will win the opportunity to have on board coaching with them for the whole day. One of these experts is Rohan Veal, the former foiling Moth World Champion. See the CMS website for how you can do that. Now that just has to be worth having a crack at, no matter whether you're a complete beginner or an old salt!!!!

'The team from 38 South Boat Sales is delighted to be involved in the CMS this season. We'll be out there to support not only the Jeanneau and Archambault owners, but also all sailors. If you would like to have at least one of us come out on board your boat to help you sail better, simply send in your response to the question, 'Why I need a yachting coach?' Your responses can take any form you like. The best seven will be our winners and get one round each with us on board. Jump to it, October 26 is not far away...'

Multihull action could be part of the next Club Marine Series. -  Teri Dodds  

Got your interest then? Now usually the Ts and Cs associated with this sort of competition will say something along the lines of 'no further correspondence will be entered in to...', but the CMS Media Team is far more obliging. All creativity (read bribes) will be reviewed most favourably!!!

Still want more information? Considering why coaching from the 38 South team would be beneficial? Perhaps take some of this on board, then. 38 South Boat Sales is one of Melbourne’s longest established brokerages and derives its relatively new name from the latitude that is synonymous with the heart of boating in Victoria. Now 38 South is also without doubt, the only destination for Melbourne's largest range of boats including Jeanneau yachts, Archambault yachts, Jeanneau power boats, Prestige luxury motor yachts and of course quality second hand vessels. With over 100 years of combined staff boating experience, the new team at 38 South offers experience that is literally unprecedented in Victoria. 'We know boats, we race boats and we only offer honest advice to customers and boat owners', said Rohan Veal.

OK. So you'd like even more of a reason to have a session of coaching during one round of the 2013/14 CMS? Then take this lot on... Rohan Veal is renowned in high performance racing specialist in the International Moth Class dinghy, where he was heavily involved in the Class' transition to the use of hydrofoils from 2003 onwards. Following a win in every single heat of both the 2005 and 2007 World Championships (usually the most emphatic way to claim a world title!), he was also shortlisted as a finalist by the International Sailing Federation for the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards. Since 2006, Veal has being involved in the marketing, sales and support of both dinghies and yachts, but is now the Dealer Principal of 38 South Boat Sales and Sales Manager of Jeanneau Yachts and Archambault Yachts in Victoria. He is also regularly seen out coaching new yacht owners and crew across Port Phillip.

KISS hard at work on Corio Bay. -  Teri Dodds  

For most of his working life, Steve Bull has been involved in the marine industry, including introducing Harken to the Australian market and being the General Manager for the boat division for Mercury Asia Pacific. Steve is now the Sales Manager for Jeanneau powerboats and Prestige luxury motor yachts in Victoria. Despite having a large involvement with the powerboat industry, Steve has actually spent most of his recreational time racing yachts. This includes the 1983 America's Cup, multiple Admiral Cup's, around 20 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Races, along with countless State, National and World Championships.

The third member of the 38 South team is the man best known as 'Not the oldest Bowman on the Bay', Chris Furey. A revered inshore and offshore sailor, Chris is also a dedicated sailing Dad and gives generously of his time to assist all manner of regattas and events. In addition to coaching your foredeck crew, Chris will take many a snap to ensure your day with the experts is captured for posterity.

Time to go racing? You bet ya. Now the usual Divisions - Zero, One, Two and Three can get there NoR from the CMS site. The Organising Authority is also expanding the Club Marine Series to account for Sports Boats, Multihulls and Novice Skipper and/or crew. There are over 20 yachts and two sports boats, already. Potential crew can join the event on the Melbourne Sailing site – melbournesailing.com.au. Indeed there are 30 new crew looking for boats to be crew on for the CMS, right now!!!! With the first round starting on October 26, you'll all need to get on to it now.

Now six out of the seven race days were in glorious sunshine last time around, so pack the sunscreen and the thermals for this season, as you never know what you'll get from Huey. One thing you are bound to get from Race Management, headed by David LeRoy, is the best fun on Port Phillip.

Don’t leave the boat in the pen and don’t miss this opportunity to get some really good help towards being a better sailor -  John Curnow ©  

Whether you're an old hand at it or new to the Bay, the Club Marine Series is a unique offering for all sailors. If you're based in Melbourne, then maybe you should come out and get amongst it. SIs to be made available soon, so keep a weather eye on clubmarineseries.com.au for all the latest information. Casual entry is also welcome and in fact, very much encouraged! Just use you home club's entry system and you are in... The first round is on October 26, 2013.
The Club Marine Series is proudly sponsored by Australia’s largest marine insurer - details and full information about the series can be found at clubmarineseries.com.au


by John Curnow

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=114000

5:06 AM Tue 3 Sep 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World

Volvo Ocean Race: The Traemeister's onboard gym session *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
On Board Reporter, Brian Carlin, claimed he did not know what a Gym before he set foot aboard Team Vestas Wind. And then compounded his issues by saying that he thought 'Gym' was pronounced 'Gime'. Fitness freak Trae has taken on the invidious task of getting the Irish OBM up to a passable fitness level, believed to be 100 push-ups. ... [more]  

Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Has slipped in the Volvo Ocean Race having led for most of Leg 2, and won Leg 1. But as has been done before Abu Dhabi has caught up, and now playing storm-watch. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Thanksgiving at Sea *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Although they may be far from home, old traditions aren't forgotten as the US crew aboard Team Alvimedica celebrate one of the great traditions. And the non-US crew partake of their first Thanksgiving, off the coast of Madagascar. There's some of the traditional fare, adapted for the Volvo Ocean Race, and some messages and mementos from home. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The official launch of Syd Fischer’s super maxi, Ragamuffin 100, will take place next Tuesday, 2 December 2014, at Sydney City Marine Complex, Rozelle. ... [more]  

The new application from PredictWind for Mac and PC is revolutionary for accessing weather data when offshore. Accessing GRIB files, Weather Routing, GMDSS forecasts and Satellite Imagery is now a simple task with the unique and user friendly interface. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Mapfre takes lead in Leg 2 as break point looms *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
The latest position report from Volvo Ocean Race Control has given the lead in leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race to Mapfre (Iker Martinez). She takes over the lead from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker), who has led from soon after the start of Leg 2, a week ago. ... [more]  

Over 270 sailors from 38 nations have enjoyed a mixed range of conditions since their arrival early on in the week. The athletes have used the time to acclimatise to their surroundings, different sea states and a variety of wind strengths. But now, the practice time is over with racing across the ten Olympic and open kiteboarding fleets to kick start the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final. ... [more]  

VOR 2014-15: Some of them also wake up in the middle of the night to check the latest position reports of Team Brunel. The crew is aware of that, including our skipper Bouwe Bekking. 'We are not the only ones looking out for the position reports. We know that the home front is eyeballing every move of us. Our wives, children, girlfriends, friends and supporters live this race as extreme as we.' ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014: Among the ten Olympic series represented, Franck Cammas will be participating in the event for the first time aboard a Nacra 17, this time teaming up with the young, light Alizée Desbordes. Having remained in France to satisfy her professional obligations, Sophie de Turckheim will be following the performance of her favourite helm closely. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Bjorn Allansson (SWE), Briana Provancha (USA), Sofia Bekatorou (GRE), Lara Vadlau (AUT) and Anton Paz (ESP) have fully embraced the Abu Dhabi and Emirati life, grasping the opportunities available with both hands. 'There are so many welcoming and friendly people here,' explained Provancha at the opening press conference. ... [more]  

Leading sailing marine electronics manufacturer B&G has been appointed an Official Race Supplier for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014/15. B&G will also be providing full electronic navigation systems, tactical software and race support to the organisers of the 2014 Volvo Ocean Race, which began on the October 4th in Alicante, Spain. ... [more]  

If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. Adventures of a Sailor Girl #31 - Pathways and passion! ... [more]  

Star Sailors League Finals: This Bahaman event is about much more than just sailing, however: it promises a blistering week of high emotion, passion and dazzlingly action that will deliver a unique display of sporting prowess from a slew of champions. All in an easy-to-grasp and see format that even non-sailing folk will understand perfectly. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Sweden to host World Series regatta in 2015 by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Artemis Racing and the City of Gothenburg are set to host an America’s Cup World Series event during the last weekend of August (28th - 30th) 2015. Racing will take place either on the Gota River close to the city centre, or at Långedrag, and the race village will be located in Frihamnen. ... [more]  

2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - The inaugural RORC Transatlantic Race, in association with the International Maxi Association (IMA), starts on Saturday 29th November from Lanzarote bound for Grenada, 2,995 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean. All of the competing yachts are now safely moored in Puerto Calero Marina and last night an informal welcome drinks reception was well received with crew ... [more]  

2014 Chicago Match Cup - At the end of Chicago Match Race Center's sixth season, the numbers show how well CMRC reached both into and beyond the Great Lakes sailing community. CMRC hosted a total of 12 graded events from May to October. Of these, the five Grade Three regattas were the best attended featuring 23 skippers from nine countries. ... [more]  

2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 - Tom Slingsby, Australian Olympic Laser Gold medalist, and member of Oracle Team USA, has signed up as skipper of Oman Air, one of two Oman Sail Extreme Sailing teams, for the final act of the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney, Australia (11-14 December). ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Big spread in fleet as Abu Dhabi leads *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Abu Dhabi (Ian Walker) continues to lead the Volvo Ocean Race. She is the most westerly of the fleet as they approach the coast of Madagascar. In a video, Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker explains the weather hazards of the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014: With a packed crowd of local dignitaries, VIPS and competitors, the ISAF President welcomed the world’s finest Olympic sailors and kiteboarders who will be battling it out on Abu Dhabi's waters. 'It’s a great honour for me to be here today because we have a very important regatta which will be the future of our sport,' explained Croce. ... [more]  

Sir Keith Mills GBE announced that America’s Cup Racing is to return to British waters when the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) takes place in Portsmouth 23-26 July 2015 and 21–24 July 2016. The second European location is expected to be Cagliari in Italy, where Luna Rossa Challenge have their base. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Welcome to Brian's Gime *Feature by Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, At sea
The irrepressible Brian Carlin, the On Board Reporter for Team Vestas Wind is on fitness program on board, under the watchful eye of race veteran Tony Rae. Today as my personal trainer, friend and fellow shipmate we accomplished a goal, 70 press-ups. I’m sure to some it maybe easy but I ask anyone of you right now sitting at your desk, hit the floor and give me 70 on the spot. ... [more]  

Two of the crew from Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing look at leg 2 and the race overall. Here are the latest blogs (unedited) from On Board Reporter Matt Knighton, along with an onboard video with Simon Fisher (navigator) musing on what is required to win the race, and skipper Ian Walker on how Leg 2 has panned out for them so far. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - A new deal for corinthians by Bruce Montgomery – Rolex Sydney Hobart media
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: Since 1945 starters in the Sydney-Hobart have raced the equivalent of two circumnavigations of the world, almost 45,000 nautical miles. They have been drawn from the seven seas; they come from all corners of the world; they board boats that range from 100-feet supermaxis to boats littler larger than the Owl and the Pussycat’s. ... [more]  

2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships - The International Hansa Class Association has announced that the 2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships will be held in the Netherlands. ... [more]  

Most of the nearly 300 sailors on 216 boats in 21 classes in Alamitos Bay Yacht Club's 67th Turkey Day Regatta came to enjoy sunny sailing in mild conditions, which the weekend delivered beautifully. By tradition, the winners received turkeys, not trophies, but for a few others it was another important stopover en route to Rio de Janeiro and the 2016 Olympics. They hope. ... [more]  

Everyone was expecting a battle between Besson and Cammas. In the end, Morgan Lagravière took the Champion’s title of the seventh edition of the St-Barth Cata Cup with a near-perfect journey. The Marché U day ended with a friendly race to Public. ... [more]  

Robert Scheidt talks to us just a few days before the Nassau start of the Star Sailors League Final. How do you feel inside? I feel very calm. Myself and Bruno have tons of experience with the Star. We’ve been competing together for 10 years now. ... [more]  

The US Optimist Dinghy Association (USODA) has selected Pensacola Yacht Club (PYC) to host their 2015 National Championships. This championship will be a week-long sailing spectacular on Pensacola Bay sailed by International Optimist Dinghy sailors from eight to 15 years old. ... [more]  

More than forty five years since his historical circumnavigation, legendary Clipper Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, continues to prove inspirational to adventurers around the globe. Sir Robin, the oldest entrant in the 3,542 mile Route du Rhum, finished third in his Rhum class into La Pointe À Pitre, Guadeloupe. ... [more]  

With Olympic heroes and World Champions in their numbers at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, UAE, local children are being inspired to take up the sport. By utilising the star names on show at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final, the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club, hosts of the regatta, are using the event to promote the sport in the Emirati capital. ... [more]  

The last day of the Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup saw a grandstand finale to the 2014 PWA World Tour as the morning showers finally cleared to allow the wind to fill in and the respective titles to be decided. With the racing beginning later than scheduled the title race came down to one final race, which would ultimately decide the title. ... [more]  

Sometime during last night’s moonless gloom in the Volvo Ocean Race, the masthead lights of Dongfeng and Mapfre appeared to the west, maybe right where they would have been if we had jibed with the fleet the previous day. To say that was a relief is an understatement-that we are back in touch, back in the fray near the front, it keeps everyone motivated and pushing a little bit harder. ... [more]  

Olympic medal-winning skipper Ian Walker, from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) – the emirate’s Volvo Ocean Race contesting squad – recently took time out of his hectic schedule while he was in Cape Town, as the team prepared for Leg 2 of the race to catch-up with students at The British School Al Khubairat via a video call. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Team SCA’s super fan
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Abu Dhabi Sailing Instructions published
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Italian 49erFX duo ready for action
St Barth Cata Cup day 3
Volvo Ocean Race: Racing between a Rock and a Hard Place
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 24 Nov 0700 UTC
2014 RC44 Championship Tour trophy – Video highlights
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 23 Nov 1930 UTC
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 23 Nov 0748 UTC
Gladwell's Line: The America's Cup is now Bermuda's Cup? *Feature
VX ONE Winter Series - Norris and Family earn first weekend victory
RC44 Oman Cup - Nika wins and Team Aqua clinch their fourth RC44 title
18ft Skiffs: Club Championship, Cordukes Clubhouse Trophy - Race three
Volvo Ocean Race: On board with Abu Dhabi - torn sail and where to go? *Feature
2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Bermuda shines
2014 Turkey Day Regatta – Day 1
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Delphine Cousin officially world champ
Volvo Ocean Race: A man's got to do what a man's got to do
RC44 Championship Tour - A great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman
Sail-World Team holds first Continental Conference at METS
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Open Formula Kiteboarding event preview   
Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet heads into the Southern Ocean + Videos *Feature   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Set to be an 'experience of a lifetime'   
America's Cup: Source named in Bermuda venue leak *Feature   
2014 RC44 Oman Cup - Challenging day + Videos   
Volvo Ocean Race: A bumpy, hard driving ride in the Southern Ocean   
EPA punts on renewable fuel standard   
Yates Cup: US supermaxi Rio100 wins first offshore race + Video *Feature   
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Men’s title race takes a twist   
RC44 Oman Cup - Consistency hard to come by   
Volvo Ocean Race - Discomfort takes over for Team Alvimedica   
Volvo Ocean Race - Rapid change for Team SCA   
Viper 640 event at Lake Garda - 22-26th June 2015   
British Cycling grows by over 500%, can sailing do the same?   
GC32 Racing Tour 2015 - Dates and venues   
Class 40-footers to be featured in 2015 Annapolis-to-Newport Race   
Spectacular performance by Bakewell-White maxi early in first race *Feature   
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Big strides for Cousin and Moussilmani   
America's Cup: Team New Zealand responds to Venue rumours *Feature   
ORC reveals rule improvements for 2015   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT