Saturday 26 November 12:30 – The event not to be missed!

The Tally Hobbs Memorial series is a one day race event alternating yearly between RFBYC and SOPYC to bring together the Western Australian fleets to remember and celebrate the life of Tally Hobbs who was responsible for the introduction of the Flying Fifteen into Australia in 1950.

Racing will be conducted using fixed marks in the area known as Freshwater Bay and Melville Water West. Warning signal for race 1 on the 26 November will be 1230. Races 2 to 5 will follow as soon as practical following the previous race.

See RFBYC supplementary sailing instructions.

Light refreshments will be provided at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club following racing on the 26 November 2016. Results will be announced at the RFBYC Senior Clubhouse from 1730.

The Tally Hobbs trophy will be presented at the FFIWA State Championship Regatta at Easter 2017 in Geraldton.

Places in each race will contribute toward the overall score of the FFIWA Walkabout Series.  The Tally Hobbs Series is Walkabout 3 of the Walkabout series.

Download a copy of theTally Hobbs  NOR, entries required no later than Thursday 24 November 17:00. View a copy of the supplementary sailing instructions. You may also like to view the NOR for the Walkabout Series 2016- 17 season.

FFIWA has been advised there will be a tow for all boats coming from SOPYC to the event.

Walkabout Series 2 – Saturday 12 November

Variation of scenery, course marks and a mix of great competition is key to great sailing on the Flying Fifteen. Saturday 12 November is the second Walkabout of the series, held on the RFBYC start line mid river near Nedlands foreshore with a 1410 start time.

Saturday’s Walkabout series combines with RFBYC Flying Fifteen Club Championship heat series number 2 with plenty of sailors out training for the up coming Nationals at Esperance. Supplementary Sailing Instructions can be downloaded and read on RFBYC website.

Walkabout Series 1 results

The first two races of the Walkabout Series saw some testing times on the water for sailors with light winds 5 – 1o knots.

Well done to Chris Paterson ‘StoryTeller’ with stand in crew Jen Sims while Ed recovers from minor cycling accident first place with a first and second. In second place the ‘Ineffable’ Jerwood’s with a first and third and Absolutely Ffabulous Philippa Packer and Dean McAullay in third with a second and sixth. Further results