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mike1Mike FREEBAIRN - Attends a significant ammount of WMRMYC Club sailing days. - Ensures the club is run in a professional manner as a Not for Profit organisation. - Provides and encourages leadership for all club activities. - Organise bi-monthly meeting agendas. - Chairs the General Committee meetings. - Represents the club at Official functions. - Ensures that the club is run according to its Rules and Constitution. - Provides monthly Commodores Comments for The Tell Tales newsletter editor. - Chairs, and provides a report at the AGM

John GowerJohn GOWER - Chairs the bi monthly Sailing Committee meetings. - Represents the club at Official functions in the absence of the Commodore. - Provides and encourages leadership in the club's sailing activities. - Attends the General Committee meetings providing a report on sailing issues. - Ensure all sailing is run according to the Sailing Rules. - Oversees the production of the Sailing Programme. - Arranges and oversees the social activities of the club

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John GOWER: Responsible for the Club administration as required by law and in accordance with the club’s constitution. - Is the point of contact for Club correspondence from outside agencies. - Sends official correspondence on behalf of the Club. - Attends the General Committee meetings providing a report. - Produces the agenda for the General Committee meetings. - Takes and distributes minutes of the General Committee meetings. - Sends out notices of the AGM and EGMs to Club members. - Produces the agenda for the AGM. - Takes minutes of the AGM. - Has overall responsibility for membership matters. - Keeps up to date record of members (including past members) in conjunction with the club Treasurer. - Ensures that any disciplinary processes are conducted within the club's rules. - Commissions updates to the Club's Policy Statements and Procedures for General Committee approval. - Keep members informed of any significant events, rule changes etc that may affect the running of the club.

 

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John GOWER: Maintains all club accounts to an auditable standard. Responsible for administering the club funds as required by law and in accordance with the club’s constitution. - Arranges payment of invoices within time. - Raises invoices as required and ensures receipt of payment. - Deposit all monies received into the club’s account as soon as practicable. - Reconciles the bank account with the accounts on a monthly basis. - Monitors the state of club accounts. - Immediately advise the Commodore and Management Committee of any matters that may create any insolvency in the club’s financial position and any financial matters requiring urgent attention. - Presents a monthly report at General Committee meetings. - Raises concerns at General Committee meetings. - Presents the annual accounts at the AGM. - Makes recommendations on subscription rates to the AGM. - Liaise with the secretary to keep the membership list up to date. - Prepare all the necessary papers at the end of the club’s financial year (31st March) for the approved club auditor to prepare the necessary papers for the relevant state authority

Attend a significant ammount of Club sailing days. - Reports directly to the Vice Commodore. - Produces the Sailing Programme for the Club sailing activities. - Attends bi monthly Committee meetings. - Reviews handicaps for WMMYC members and visitors.- Arranges trophies for the Annual Prize-Giving. - Monitor the sailing carried out by the club. - Assist in setting courses. - Ensures that Officer of The Day and safety boat duties are covered. - Acts as the point of contact for other sailing clubs on sailing issues

Maintains results of all club and Open meeting racing. - Publishes results of racing on the Club website.

Contact Us

COMMODORE:Mr. Mike FREEBAIRN
PH  0407 911 010
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VICE-COMMODORE: Mr. John GOWER
PH  0403 825 561
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WEBMASTER: Mr. Eduard COWELL
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WMRMYC Handicapping System

WMRYC Handicapping System

Our club sailing comprises of two forums of sailing. The first is scratch racing which of course has all boats starting at the same time on the same start line.

The second is handicap sailing which is designed to allow those still improving their sailing skills to effectively race against those who may have been sailing for a bit longer and may be able to get around the course a little quicker.

To do this skippers/boats are set off at staggered intervals of 10 seconds. These handicap times are based on known past performances and at WMRYMC are reviewed every two months. The approximate range at the start of the day is from zero or scratch through to approximately 60 seconds.

During a handicap sailing day start times are further adjusted based on results from the previous race. If a skipper obtains a good result it is evident he/she is sailing well or the weather might be suited to that end of the spectrum and as a result the start time is pushed back. Likewise if a skipper is struggling and finishes at the back they are given an earlier start time.

In a perfect situation the start times would be adjusted exponentially right through the fleet with the middle boats staying the same, the winning boats pushed back in increasing increments and the opposite with the later finishing boats. This would be too complex to put in to effect in quick time. i.e. 10 second handicap for the 1st and last boat, 8 seconds for the 2nd and 2nd last boat, 6 seconds for the 3rd and 3rd last boat, 4 seconds for the 4th and 4th last boat and so on,

Therefore, to simplify this, times are only adjusted for a quarter of the fleet and for the same amount of time for these boats for both the front and back finishing boats. The amount of time we use for this at WMRMYC is 10 seconds.

E.g . If there are 12 boats racing then the first three will go out 10 seconds and the last three start 10 seconds earlier.

This system quickly equalises the fleet in relation to the weather which typically favours the front boats in more consistent and heavier breeze and the back boats when it is lighter and takes longer to complete the course. Additionally, it does not isolate a competitor who is featuring at the back end of the fleet for the first few races until the fleet are progressively handicapped to meet them.

At WMRYMC the start times are displayed on a board. The boat runs from zero through to about 90 seconds. A typical board will look like this.

  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80
 

16

30

48

76

40

35

12

29

90

99

61

20

   

In this case there are 12 boats.

The first three boats to finish are 90, 76 and 20

The last three are 48, 61 and 16

Therefore these boats are adjusted and the board will look like this.

-10 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80

16

48

30

   

40

35

12

76

29

61

99

90

20

 

As 16 has finished in the last three and was the scratch boat then 16 is now at -10.

Rather than set 16 of 10 seconds before actual start signal the whole fleet goes back 10. This should not be looked at as ‘penalizing’ these boats. It is applied to the whole fleet and everyone is still relative to each other including the now scratch boat.

Therefore the start times for the next race will look like this:-

  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80
 

16

48

30

   

40

35

12

76

29

61

99

90

20

As you can see no individual boat has been handicapped any more than they have been after the 10 seconds have been applied to the first and last three boats. Likewise if there is no scratch boat then the entire fleet come forward until there is a boat on scratch. For example, if 16, 30 and 48 had featured in the top three then there would be no scratch boats and so after the 10 second adjustments had been made all boats would come back 10 seconds.

WMRMYC Inc Sailing Events

ribbonsAGM SUN 15th MAY 2016 13SUMMER (SCRATCH AND HANDICAP) POINTS SERIES NOV-APRIL— First, Second and Third Place Ribbons presented monthly in the Points Day Series.  Trophies presented to the Overall winners at the end of the series.  Format and Scoring; ten races sailed per day with two discards per day, sailed over six months (first and thirds Sunday’s).

WINTER (SCRATCH AND HANDICAP) POINTS SERIES MAY-OCTOBER— First, Second and Third Place Ribbons presented monthly in the Points Day Series.  Trophies presented to the Overall winners at the end of the series.  Format and Scoring; ten races sailed per day with two discards per day, sailed over six months (first and thirds Sunday’s).

RIBBONS— First, Second and Third Place Ribbons presented monthly in both the Scratch and Handicap Summer and Winter Points Day Series.

COMM CUP 1AGM SUN 15th MAY 2016 12COMMODORES' CUP (SCRATCH EVENT)— First, Second and Third Place Medallions presented with a perpetual trophy. Format and Scoring;

Sailed over twelve months.

 

 

 

 

 

CLIVE BROOKSCLIVE BRROKS 3CLIVE BROOKS SCRATCH— First, Second and Third Place Medallions presented with a perpetual trophy. Format and Scoring;

Sailed as a one day event.

CLIVE BROOKS HANDICAP— First, Second and Third Place Medallions presented with a perpetual trophy. Format and Scoring;

Sailed as a one day event.

SUN 30th AUGUST 2015 494CLUB CHAMPSCLUB CHAMPS (SCRATCH EVENT) — First, Second and Third Place Medallions presented with a perpetual trophy. Format and Scoring;

Has been sailed as a one day event or two day event with accumulative scores, with several weeks between each regatta.

 

 

JL SULLIVANSUN 29th November 2015 2JL SULLIVAN TROPHY HISTORY (HANDICAP EVENT) — First, Second and Third Place Medallions presented with a perpetual trophy. Format and Scoring;

Sailed as a one day event.

For those members new to the club and who may not be aware of the trophy’s history; John SULLIVAN was one of the original members of our club and he was also to be the first editor of a newsletter he was going to call “Tell Tales.”  Unfortunately John soon became seriously ill before he could fulfill this role and he sadly passed away on Wednesday 10th September 1997. 

John SULLIVAN originally won this trophy for sailing many years ago himself and it was his intention to donate the cup to the club for a regatta before he died.  After John passed away, his wife Mrs. Pat SULLIVAN kindly carried out John’s wishes and donated the trophy to our club in his name.


CLUB TROPHY EVENTS—SAILING ELIGIBILITY—&—FINANCIAL/NON-FINANCIAL MEMBERS
 
i) Membership Renewal
Membership is due on the 1st April each year and is payable by the 1st Sunday in May. As of that date, skippers who have not renewed will be considered to be unfinancial, and therefore will be ineligible to sail in any Sunday competition, vote or stand for office at the AGM.
 
ii) Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The Club’s AGM is scheduled for the 3rd Sunday in May each year. The draft Agenda, nomination and proxy voting forms may be included in the March / April Issues of the Club Newsletter. To be eligible to vote or stand for office at the meeting, a skipper is required to be financial. [Editors Note: AGM—Committee Nomination Forms & Proxy Voting Forms are available from the Club Secretary upon request].
 
iii) Trophy events:
To be eligible for trophy events, all skippers including new members, must have sailed with the club at least once and be a financial member of the club, prior to the day of the event.
 
iv) Prospective Members:
Prospective members are able to sail with the club on three occasions and thereafter are expected to become a financial member of the club.  [Editors Note: This also addresses any insurance obligations].    Ratified June 2014 Committee Meeting.

Some basic information on Club scoring

Some basic information on Club scoring

A minimum of six competitors are required for an event to be recognised

A minimum of four races are required for an event to be recognised

The highest scores are discarded (dropped) and occur at

  • One drop at four races
  • Two drops at eight races
  • Three drops at sixteen races
  • Four drops at twenty four races
  • Five drops at thirty two races

DNS or DNF (did not start or did not finish) is scored as the number of eligible boats in Race 1, plus one, for that race. If 12 boats then DNF/DNS is scored 13 for that race.

DSQ (disqualification) is scored as the number of eligible boats in Race 1, plus two. If 12 boats then DSQ is scored 14 for that race

DNA (did not attend) is scored as the number of eligible boats in Race 1, plus three, for every race completed in that days event.   If 12 boats and 10 races completed on the day then DNA is scored as 15 for each race x 10 races becomes 150 for the day

PRO (principal race officer) is scored as that skippers average points for the day for the race he/she acted as PRO

RDRS (redress) if awarded, is scored as that skippers average points up until the race incurring redress. It is not available in Race 1 as there can be no average

Handicaps are adjusted in 10 second increments after each race and are awarded to the top twenty five percent of the fleet (rounded up).   If 12 boats then the first three placegetters incur an additional 10 seconds

A trial is currently being carried out to also reward the bottom twenty five percent of the fleet by reducing their handicap in each race

If there are no Scratch starters in a Handicap race then all handicaps are reduced so that there is a Scratch starter

The Club’s Competitions

Scratch Racing is held on the first Sunday of each month. Placegetters are awarded a ribbon.

Handicap Racing is held on the third Sunday of each month. Placegetters are awarded a ribbon.

                         The following events are Member Only events.

The above races are then accumulated to compile a Winter Points Series (May to October) and a Summer Points Series (November to April). The placegetters in each Scratch and Handicap Series receives a trophy.

The Clive Brooks Trophies were donated by founding member and life member, Clive Brooks, in <year> for an annual Scratch racing event and an annual Handicap racing event. The racing is undertaken on the same day with Handicap racing in the morning and then Scratch racing continuing into the afternoon. The Winner of each event receives the relevant Perpetual Trophy and a medallion, second and third placegetters in each event receive a medallion. The winners name is engraved on a shield and attached to the relevant perpetual trophy.

The Commodores Cup was donated in 2008 by previous Commodore John McLachlan and life member, for the lowest annual Handicap gross score each year. This rewards the most consistent skipper and is calculated from the Handicap Summer and Winter Series race scores. Gross scores only are counted, no race day discards are included. However one discard from the Handicap Summer series and one discard from the Handicap Winter series are made to enable more skippers to be competitive over the year. The winner receives the Perpetual Trophy and a medallion, second and third placegetters receive a medallion. The winners name is engraved on a shield and attached to the perpetual trophy.

The JL Sullivan Trophy is an annual Handicap racing event sailed over one day. John Sullivan was one of the original members of our Club and he was also to be the first editor of a newsletter he was going to call “Tell Tales”. Unfortunately John became seriously ill before he could fulfil this role and he passed away on 10th September 1997. John won this Cup sailing big boats and it was his intention to donate the cup to the club before he died. His wife Mrs Pat Sullivan carried out John’s wishes and in <year> donated the trophy to our club in his name.

The winner receives the Perpetual Trophy and a medallion, second and third placegetters receive a medallion. The winners name is engraved on a shield and attached to the perpetual trophy.

The Club Championship is annual Scratch racing event. It has been raced as a one day event and more recently has been sailed on two separate days a month or more apart at the same or different venues to provide more challenging racing conditions. The winner receives the Perpetual Trophy and a medallion, second and third placegetters receive a medallion. The winners name is engraved on a shield and attached to the perpetual trophy.

Club Officers

Commodore - Flag Officer

  • Attends a significant ammount of WMRMYC Club sailing days
  • Ensures the club is run in a professional manner as a Not for Profit organisation
  • Provides and encourages leadership for all club activities
  • Organise bi-monthly meeting agendas
  • Chairs the General Committee meetings
  • Represents the club at Official functions
  • Ensures that the club is run according to its Rules and Constitution
  • Provides monthly Commodores Comments for The Tell Tales newsletter editor
  • Chairs, and provides a report at the AGM

Vice Commodore - Flag Officer

  • Chairs the bi monthly Sailing Committee meetings
  • Represents the club at Official functions in the absence of the Commodore
  • Provides and encourages leadership in the club's sailing activities
  • Attends the General Committee meetings providing a report on sailing issues
  • Ensure all sailing is run according to the Sailing Rules
  • Oversees the production of the Sailing Programme
  • Arranges and oversees the social activities of the club

Honorary Secretary

  • Responsible for the Club administration as required by law and in accordance with the club’s constitution
  • Is the point of contact for Club correspondence from outside agencies
  • Sends official correspondence on behalf of the Club
  • Attends the General Committee meetings providing a report
  • Produces the agenda for the General Committee meetings
  • Takes and distributes minutes of the General Committee meetings
  • Sends out notices of the AGM and EGMs to Club members
  • Produces the agenda for the AGM
  • Takes minutes of the AGM
  • Has overall responsibility for membership matters
  • Keeps up to date record of members (including past members) in conjunction with the club Treasurer
  • Ensures that any disciplinary processes are conducted within the club's rules
  • Commissions updates to the Club's Policy Statements and Procedures for General Committee approval
  • Keep members informed of any significant events, rule changes etc that may affect the running of the club.

Honorary Treasurer

  • Maintains all club accounts to an auditable standard
  • Responsible for administering the club funds as required by law and in accordance with the club’s constitution
  • Arranges payment of invoices within time
  • Raises invoices as required and ensures receipt of payment
  • Deposit all monies received into the club’s account as soon as practicable
  • Reconciles the bank account with the accounts on a monthly basis
  • Monitors the state of club accounts
  • Immediately advise the Commodore and Management Committee of any matters that may create any insolvency in the club’s financial positi
  • Presents a monthly report at General Committee meetings
  • Raises concerns at General Committee meetings
  • Presents the annual accounts at the AGM
  • Makes recommendations on subscription rates to the AGM
  • Liaise with the secretary to keep the membership list up to date
  • Prepare all the necessary papers at the end of the club’s financial year (31st March) for the approved club auditor to prepare the necessary papers for the relevant state authority

Sailing Committee

  • Attend a significant ammount of Club sailing days.
  • Reports directly to the Vice Commodore
  • Produces the Sailing Programme for the Club sailing activities
  • Attends bi monthly Committee meetings
  • Reviews handicaps for WMMYC members and visitors
  • Arranges trophies for the Annual Prize-Giving
  • Monitor the sailing carried out by the club
  • Assist in setting courses
  • Ensures that Officer of The Day and safety boat duties are covered
  • Acts as the point of contact for other sailing clubs on sailing issues

Club Scorer

  • Maintains results of all club and Open meeting racing
  • Publishes results of racing on the Club website

QRYA Club Delegate

  • Attend the QRYA AGM and vote as directed by the General Committee

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