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Toilets, Bunks and Galleys - Cat 4 Amendment to YA Special Regulations

An Amendment to YA Special Regulations makes it easier and cheaper for boats to race in Cat 4
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Two halves do not make the whole at the Club Marine Series.

Normally, 20 plus 20 would make 40 – happily. However, dividing 40 into 20˚C and 20knots from the South is definitely not the same thing. The inverse proportionality between the last two rounds of the Club Marine Series could not have been more profound. Personally, this scribe will take the 40˚C and light, often vague breezes from any number of directions. Frustrating - perhaps. Challenging - yes
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Bring it on at the Club Marine Series.

Div 0 and 1 Start
The forecast had been very clear. It was going to be light and variable on Melbourne’s Port Phillip for Round Four of the Club Marine Series. Reading on, you saw that the BoM also offered an afternoon sea breeze and thank goodness for that. Even at midday, when the mercury had already started its inexorable climb to 40˚C, the Bay had as many holes in it as some of Switzerland’s finest dairy
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CMS Blue - Amended NoR and SIs

Yes. Fleet starts, the use of kites and new courses for CMS Division Blue are now part of the 2014 component of the season. You can enter the lot or one at a time. These include new courses around the sticks for Rounds Four and Seven, as well as mini passage races from RMYS to RBYC for Round Five and RBYC to RMYS for Round Six.
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Sunshine brings out the adrenalin at the Club Marine Series

Race Officer, Tim Wagland, had asked for some warmth after the previous round of Melbourne’s Club Marine Series. He sort of got it with today’s Round Three of the 2013/14 event.
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One Up

Ah yes, but oh what exactly do I hear you ask?

If you've been reading these pages over the years you'll know I am never a fan of trying to tell you what the weather's going to be, but I can tell you it is one race for everyone on Saturday.
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What's happening in the UK?

Sam Haines was out on White Noise having a look and preparing some ideas for offshore sails for Jason Close. Of course that's just part of it and Sam was out on the intervening weekend doing the 5o5 State Title, so there is always something going on in the UK.
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And the winner is....

Racing is but a few days away in Round Two of the 2013/14 CMS and we already have our first winner!!!
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The Boys and Girls in Blue

EeeAwww, Eee Awwww, EeeAwwww....

Here it comes. Not the Divvy Van.... The Division Blue Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions are now available and online entry is up, too.
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Dorothy Dicks

In thanking Sam and Liz Haines for the UK Sailmakers prize for Round One of the 2013/14 Club Marine Series, Luke Reinehr ends up getting the nod from us for his outstanding reply. So as Warner Wolf used to say, 'Let's go to the videotape!
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Moguls at the Club Marine Series

The bumps were pretty decent and always capped with the fresh white stuff skiers adore. It was even cold enough to be the snow season, with the wind chill making it feel quite nasty, actually.
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Sécurité, sécurité, sécurité.

Be advised that the PRO, David LeRoy, will be making a determination regarding the impending weather window at 1000hrs Saturday November 9, 2013.
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Who gives a Gill?

Well we certainly do. Wonderful sponsor in Paul Schulz and the team, and it seems the $300 Gill vouchers have become quite the ticket.
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Teri-a-Vision 13.1

The magnificent Teri Dodds gives us more of a look in to what she sees when she comes out on the water with us, as part of the award winning Club Marine Series media team.
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Blue Note.

Let's Jazz the 20132/14 Club Marine Series up a little, shall we....

The Division Blue Notice of Race is now available and online entry is up, too.
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Narrow range at the Club Marine Series.

Just about everything operated in a small window. The waves were 1 to 1.5m, it was either freezing or just plain cold and a gap of sunshine was about as adventurous as it got before the tiny icicles returned to have you tugging at your collar once more. Thankfully, the breeze was also operating in a tight range – casual to fresh and even then, it barely spent any real time at the upper marker.
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Attenzione Marinai

The weather won't be as bad as this
NTC for Round One of the 2103/14 CMS has been released.
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Blue is for Go!!!

Normally you'd think green was for go, but in our case it is BLUE. Division Blue is a go!!!
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Nota Bene

So the SIs for the 2013-14 Club Marine Series have just been published, which you can get HERE. NB - Prep guns to fire at 1155hrs for Div0 and 1325hrs for Divs1 and 2 with 3 shortly thereafter...
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