There was a misprint in our June issue of COMPASS Magazine. The Dinghy Section update included the previous article from our March issue. Apologies to the Dinghy Section and all the sailors for this error. You can read Tim Tucker’s June 2020 update below and also in the amended version of Compass online.

Dinghy Update June 2020

I was expecting to fill this edition of Compass with stories and pictures from Sail Easter and the WALA State Championships, but alas, they were not to be.

Instead, as restrictions are removed in the time line we expect, we will find a date before season opening for Laser States, and ramp up for hosting WestSail and State Youth Championships in September.

We did however, complete our Summer race programme with the exception of Little Is., and indications are that Winter series can go ahead as planned. We have begun training events in accordance with your expressions of interest, on Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings, complying with current government guidelines.

The off-season provides us with a chance to identify and train volunteers for our future. Opportunities to support our sailors arise not just for HYC events. With Nationals taking place in Perth next year, we can represent our club by assisting other clubs’ race management teams, just as we accept their help at ours. The strength and health of our club will come from members participation. We plan to provide a level of membership suitable for all our participants, and supporters.

Under the leadership of our Commodores, works have occurred to the Junior Clubhouse, and a dinghy shed clean up has started. RIB trailer repairs have been conducted and maintenance on the boats themselves, is ongoing.

Our Annual Presentation night is on Sunday Jun 21 at 1730 and AGM on Monday Jun 22 at 1900 with Committee meeting straight afterwards. Join us on Sunday to celebrate the achievements of our sailors and thank our volunteers for the season behind us. Join us on Monday to help shape the success of dinghy sailing at HYC in the season ahead. Here are our series and trophy winners. Congratulations to you all.

2019 Winter Series

Optimist Green 1 Jude Hawley 2 Nathan Lang 3 Bradley Turner

Optimist Inter 1 Lily Wild 2 Ben Ilett 3 Valerie Van der Hoek

Optimist Open 1 Sam Williams 2 Ben Graham 3 Bindy Vitales Jones

Laser 4.7 1 Alicia Tucker 2 Mitchell Graham 3 Aiden Gardner

Laser Radial 1 Caitlin Shaw 2 Bryce Taylor

Laser Standard 1 Conner Shaw 2 Harley Dymond

Summer Consistency 2019/20

Optimist Intermediate 1 Lily Wild. 2 Skippy Vitales-Jones. 3 Matt Coulter

Optimist Open 1 Oliver Tucker 2 Ben Graham 3 Jasper Stay

Laser 4.7 1 Bradley Dick 2 Joe Finnigan 3 Toby Menken

Laser Combined 1 Bryce Taylor 2 Harrison Childs 3 Mitchell Graham

Club Champion

Optimist Intermediate 1 Lily Wild. 2 Skippy Vitales-Jones. 3 Nathan Lang

Optimist Open 1 Sam Williams 2 Ben Graham 3 Jasper Stay

Laser 4.7 1 Bradley Dick 2 Joe Finnigan 3 Alicia Tucker

Laser Combined 1 Bryce Taylor 2 Harrison Langford-Tebby 3 Mitchell Graham

Other Awards

Dinghy Section “Best Club Person” Phillipe Goudeau

Most Improved Sailor Ben Illet

Encouragement Award Amelie Barrett

Merv Nabbs Award Maxime Goudeau

I look forward to celebrating with you when we can, and getting sailing underway in June.

Tim Tucker, Dinghy Captain