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Offline ROD LIDDY

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CMYC WEDNESDAY WINDLERS
« on: August 01, 2009, 09:57:17 AM »


CMYC "WEDNESDAY WINDLERS"

This maybe of interest to a few or it may not be but here it is. Every Wednesday throughout the year sailing is held on the Christchurch Model Yacht Club's ( CMYC) home water Lake Victoria between 10.30am - 3.30pm.
 This  consists of an around the lake course with boats sailing between the previously placed marks and shore a distance of approximately 900m per race. Competition is keen but friendly and of a less structured format.
It is not unusual to have 30+ boats taking part which as can be imagined can cause some "confusion" on the start line and 1st mark but all is sorted out in the spirit of the day and all have a great relaxing time.
On Wednesday just gone being July 29th there was as far as I am aware the largest ever turnout for a Wednesday, 44 boats on the water! all sailing as one fleet.  A great day was had by all there and very impressive it looked to all including MANY local and overseas spectators.
It is probably fair to say that it is from the spectacle of Wednesday sailing that many new people become enthused about our sport and become involved as boat owners and of course members of CMYC, hence our steady growth in membership.

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Re: CMYC WEDNESDAY WINDLERS
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2009, 03:55:27 PM »
Pictures Please.
Do it NOW, before it`s too late!

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Re: CMYC WEDNESDAY WINDLERS
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2009, 05:39:10 PM »
Rod, what types/classes of yachts comprised this large fleet ?
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Re: CMYC WEDNESDAY WINDLERS
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2009, 10:46:34 AM »


 On this particular day as with most days of CMYC sailing the predominate class sailed is the "Canterbury J" class basically a slightly smaller version of an EC12. Amongst the fleet also were EC12's, Witchcraft's, 10R's, and from memory Marbleheads.
All start together as opposed to the more formal Saturday sailing where we apply a handicapping system involving two start lines.


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Re: CMYC WEDNESDAY WINDLERS
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2011, 06:15:05 PM »
Rod, how is the Quake affecting sailing ? :)
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Re: CMYC WEDNESDAY WINDLERS
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2011, 12:04:19 PM »

Good morning to all, as all will be aware Christchurch has had two major and tragic earthquakes resulting in disruption to virtually all activity within it, commercial and personal, radio controlled yachting included. The Christchurch Model Yacht Club have their clubrooms and are based at Lake Victoria which is close to the centre of the city.

 The clubrooms suffered only very minor damage now repaired but the lake bed and surrounding retaining wall suffered what could be described as moderate to major damage resulting in over a period of 2-3 weeks the lake draining almost dry through what has been assumed a crack or cracks in the lake bed. The repair process had been started for this prior to the February 22nd earthquake but now and very correctly has been put on the backburner due to priorities in many other area's of the city.

We model yachties in Chch are fortunate in that we do have alternative venues available to us to use, and it has been to one of these that we have relocated, this being the Groynes Reserve in the northwestern suburbs close to Chch airport. Through a lot of goodwill on the Park Ranger staff and efforts of club members this area has been changed from an "ok" venue into "not a bad" one. Whilst obviously our preference is to sail on Lake Victoria, the Groynes has and will continue to be for some time yet a very good backup area for us and we are virtually back to "normal" as far as sailing goes ie yesterday Saturday 9th April we had 19 entries to a club event from our sailing programme.

Having said all the above there is still a VERY long way to go yet before normality is restored to Christchurch, many years in fact. We are hopefull that prior to the end of this year?? we will be back sailing on Lake Victoria on what will be a greatly enhanced lake from what we had in the first place.       
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Re: CMYC WEDNESDAY WINDLERS
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2012, 10:47:16 PM »
Here is a link that may be of some interest of a time lapse photography session of a Wednesday Windlers 'race'. http://vimeo.com/49748035. From the size of some of the bellies (ahem) you will see why we walk around the lake all day  ::)