News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery : Our Winter Series is hot
Our Winter Series is hot

'Keith Glover driving Trilogy hard downwind while Turning Point is heading up to the top mark - QCYC Winter Series'    Rachel Hackett    Click Here to view large photo

Just like the other great pictures and stories appearing on these pages during the cooler months, we think our Queensland Cruising Yacht Club winter series at Shorncliffe is one of the coolest.

This is in spite of many of the crews being able to sail in T-shirts! The first heat a few weeks back finished just before a glassout, so it was a great relief to get two solid windward-leeward races in last weekend in a classic building south-westerly blasting the froth off the water polarised by a clear blue sky.

First heat blues, but good for the tan - QCYC Winter Series -  Rachel Hackett   Click Here to view large photo

A splendid fleet of rarely seen equal numbers of monohulls and multihulls have collected from northern NSW up to the Sunshine Coast, and we were even blessed last weekend by a visit from Keith Glover and Trilogy, fine tuning his canting rig in the fibre-stretching puffs. Two OMR bullets rewarded him for the fast trip across the bay from Manly, although Tony Goschnick still holds the overall OMR mantle on 'Outrage'.

Every skipper's dream, driving hard into flat water and solid breeze - QCYC Winter Series -  Rachel Hackett   Click Here to view large photo

Although there are plenty of fast boats blasting around the cans, the focus of this series is on the fun and the rolling PCF results. Div I monohulls are being led so far by Ian Colquhoun’s ex IOR Davidson 34 'Invader', Div II by Ron Walker in his Blazer 'Grumpy', and multihulls Zebb Peters’ 'Turning Point', which showed remarkable improvement when he missed one race….

This weekend’s heat is a passage race to Scarborough for a few rums and an overnight there before a return Otter Rock Plate back to Shorncliffe, and it looks like the weather gods are going to break this London weather pattern for us to don the T-shirts again.

Commodore Phil Lazzarini cracks the whip at t he top mark to get a fast kite set - QCYC Winter Series -  Rachel Hackett   Click Here to view large photo

Scott Murphy and the boys still set the big bag in gusty conditions - QCYC Winter Series -  Rachel Hackett   Click Here to view large photo

Outrage and CocoLoco stage the usual F24 battle for the handcrafted cedar and ash F24 trophy - QCYC Winter Series -  Rachel Hackett   Click Here to view large photo

by Peter Hackett


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

4:56 AM Thu 28 Jun 2012GMT

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

News - USA and the World

International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine /,

International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine /,

Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/,

Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games by Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA

U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi   
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition   
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5   
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos   
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show   
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins   
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw   
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard   
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge   
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go   
America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.   
America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta   
WWA Wakeboard National Championships head to Waco   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 2   

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  

Switch Default Region to:

Social Media





New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World






Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text


Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery


Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery





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.
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT