2015 Presidents Report
We have had a good year and my report will show this.
80 year Anniversary celebrations
We celebrated the 80 year anniversary with a luncheon party and the re-launching of Freydis, the number one Jubilee in November 1935. Andrea Roberts the great grand-daughter of my mother who launched Freydis, broke the wine bottle on the bow of Freydis and christened her again, 80 years later. Wine glasses with Jubilee 80th Anniversary Year printed on them were given away to all who attended. There were 96 people in all and they travelled from Vic, NSW, SA and QLD. It was a great party which was very successful.
We would like to thank the Royal Brighton Yacht Club staff for being so attentive and helpful.
A promotional poster was developed by Mike Blythe (Sapphire 119). Posters were sent out to all yacht clubs on the bay and interstate telling them about the 80 year anniversary events.
It was a costly time this year with all the items that had to be paid for but we are still in front.
The Huntingfield Cup The Cup was held in NSW this year at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. It was a good series and won by Steve Wright of NSW.
J A Linacre Memorial Trophy The state Titles were held in Metung on the Gippsland Lakes. The yacht club was very obliging and in particular the Commodore and Race committee who worked very hard to have things just right. The series was won by Steve Wright of NSW.
The Shield was raced in Ballarat this year. I went up there for the series and it was a lot of fun and good racing. Ballarat won, Brighton was second and Sorrento was third.
Sailing at Ballarat
The racing at Ballarat with 16 boats to choose from has been very intense with much competition between the yachts. The club house has been very popular with a lot of people just coming to the club to watch the races.
I wish to thank all of the committee who have worked so well and in particular our secretary Leonie Crosbie who has carried the heavy load so well. Thank you and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Bryan Linacre, 26 November 2015