March 11, 2020

The Myora Cup Navigation Event was held last weekend with 23 vessels competing in either Traditional or GPS.  The weather was enough to turn anyone off but the fleet headed into a strong 25-30 knots SE and an ebbing tide which created challenges for all traversing across the bay. 

Both courses commenced North of Myora down the Rainbow Channel where they split into two legs swinging wide across the bay down towards Wallen and finishing at Blakesley’s. 

There was lots of water across the deck and over the flybridge which created limited visibility.  Thanks to Chris Land for setting start times so there was no need to overtake another vessel.

This year the Powerboat Committee sourced and cooked breakfast with additional proceeds going towards better prizes.  Thank you to crews who volunteered for cooking duties.

Thank you to our major sponsor Trymax Marine Electronics for donating 1st and 2nd prizes to both divisions.

A special thank you to all the participants, as your commitment and comradery ashore made it a very successful weekend.

               P.Fenwick – Chair Powerboat Cruising & Navigation Committee



Photos courtesy of Glen Battershill


Results:  GPS

1st – 13 points – Harbor-Nating, John Higgins. $750 Trymax Voucher.
2nd – 16 points – North Light, Denis Land. $500 Trymax Voucher.
3rd – 49 points – Landia, John Frew. $200 RQYS Merchandise Voucher.


Results:  Traditional

1st – 60 points – Odyssey, Scott Anderson. $750 Trymax Voucher.
2nd – 90 points – Cloud Catcher, Phillip Holzberger. $500 Trymax Voucher.
3rd – 183 points – Taslander, Alex Crooke. $200 RQYS Merchandise Voucher.
Most Challenging Leg – Odyssey, Scott Anderson. 2x 6 pack Heinekin.
Navigator’s Prize (Steve Schollay Memorial Trophy) – Odyssey, Mark Williams. Wrapped gift provided by Christine Schollay.


Other Awards:

Encouragement Award – Rumba, Paul Pryor. 6 pack Heinekin.
Unusual Course Workings – Sunday, Fraser Spencer. 6 pack Heinekin.

Presentation Photos courtesy of David Lane

Related Articles

Mara Stransky - VIC State Champs
December 07, 2023
From Tricky Shifts to Strong Southerlies: VIC States 2023 and Sail Melbourne 2023

VIC States 2023 was sailed in typical Melbourne weather which called into question the sun’s existence. This weekend had a record number of entries, with 109 lasers competing over all […]

Fort Lytton at Night Sail Cruising 25 November 2023
November 29, 2023
Sail Cruising – Fort Lytton Night Show

Fort Lytton at Night Cruise Report | 25/11/2023   And now for something completely different. Members of the Sail Cruising group met up at Fort Lytton last Saturday evening for […]

Schools racing at RQYS Iona
November 09, 2023
Schools Racing – Team Iona White outperforms long-standing champions

Day 1 of Term 4 Schools Teams racing defied the gloomy forecast, delivering a thrilling day of sailing action. The rain turned out to be a blessing in disguise, taming […]