CYCSA 33 - RSAYS 20 - PASC 5 - Port Lincoln 4
Div 1 club racing at the CYCSA was steady this season with 6 entries for the AMS Div 1 Inshore Series. Results - 1st Shining Sea, 2nd White Knight, 3rd Alliance
Div 2 had 10 series entries [up from 6 last season] with Vertigo taking out 1st spot, No Eye Deer 2nd and Julia 3rd
The very popular Coaster Series again drew 12 entries - results :
1st White Knight, 2nd Rapid 1, 3rd That's Life
RSAYS promoted AMS in Div. 1 & 2 inshore gaining a total of 11 series entries
results : Div 1 - 1st Taniwha, 2nd Horopito ,and 3rd Vulcan - Div2 - first Blue Diamond, 2nd Quarante Deux, 3rd Take 5
RSAYS also ran their popular Club series with 9 entries . 1st Blue Diamond , 2nd Quarante Deux and 3rd Take 5
RSAYS took over administration of the TRI series AMS Results - 1st Rapid 1, 2nd White Knight,3rd Blue Diamond
CYCSA had Zero entrants for the Offshore Series so were invited to join the RSAYS in a combined AMS series making a total of 8 entries -- [6 RSAYS & 2 CYCSA] -- turned out well for the CYCSA as Shining Sea won the series with Two True 2nd and Vulcan 3rd.
The SA Champion of Offshore Racing [AMS] which is run by the RSAYS was contested by 8 yachts [6 RSAYS & 2 CYCSA] - results : Two True 1st, Shining Sea 2nd & Vulcan in 3rd place
The AMS state Championships Div 1 numbers were 9 [ down from 14 last year]
Results - 1st Shining Sea, 2nd Two True, 3rd Horopito
AMS state Championships Div 2 had 13 entries [5 up on last year] results:
1st Vertigo, 2nd Blue Diamond, 3rd Julia
The Great Southern Regatta remained in November and contested over 3 races - weather excellent on the Saturday around 10knts however Sunday was not so good with the breeze around 4 knts.
AMS div 1 [7 entries] 1st Two True, 2nd Shining Sea, 3rd Taniwha
AMS div 2 [11 entries] 1st Vertigo, 2nd Rock On, 3rd Young Einstein
As in past years the Absolute Highlight of the AMS season was the 36 entries [31 local and 5 Vic] in the Adelaide to Port Lincoln Race . Very hard race this year with the hot shots taking an extra 4 to 5 hours elapsed time - results :
DIV 1  AMS 1st Simply Fun, 2nd That's Life, 3rd Secret Mens Business
DIV 2  AMS 1st Lincoln Mentor, 2nd Enchantress, 3rd Julia
Lincoln Week Regatta AMS
DIV 1  1st Aikin, 2nd Simply Fun, 3rd SMBusiness
DIV 2  1st Born to Mentor, 2nd More Noise, 3rd Julia
The Premier's Cup regatta remained at the end of the season and in the popular 3 race format. winds were a friendly 7/9 knts on the Saturday & 6 knts on sunday
Div 1 [11 entries ] 1st Alliance, 2nd Doctor Feelgood, 3rd Aikin
Div 2 [ 15 entries ] 1st Vertigo, 2nd Rank Bajin, 3rd Witches Thimble
RSAYS AMS Club Championships
Div 1 - 1st Taniwha, 2nd Horopito, 3rd Kaesler
Div 2 - 1st Blue Diamond, 2nd Quarante-Deux, 3rd Take 5
RSAYS Winter series - DIV 1 - first Horopito, 2nd 3 Cool Cats, 3rd Arcadia 111
The Combined Winter Series was a huge success with more than double the entries from last year. Generally light breezes prevailed over the 6 race series
Results : Div 1 [14 entries] 1st Doctor Feelgood, 2nd Magic, 3rd Asylum
Div 2 [ 11 entries ] 1st Vostok Europe, 2nd Rank Bajin, 3rd Rock On
The inaugural AMS combined short handed series was well supported with 8 entrants contesting the 6 races run during the winter season by the cycsa
Results : 1st Runaway, 2nd Freedom, 3rd Carioca da Gemma
The Port Line Cup is the last Major Regatta for the season. This year it was held in perfect conditions with flat water and a 15kt N/W breeze gradually easing down to around 9 kts, giving all entrants a good chance for the silverware.
results - The AMS Overall perpetual Trophy was presented to the 2017 winner Nimrod.
William Strangways Lucus Cree [Nimrod] Kevin Stewart [secretary PASC]
Previous winners were 2014 Aikin, 2015 Peer Gynt , 2016 White Knight
I arranged a group weighing day at the RSAYS on WEDNESDAY 30th of August for any yachts who wished to take advantage of the large financial benefit in joining the group - the weather was absolutely perfect with 2knts from the N/E and glassy seas in the marina.
I weighed 3 RSAYS yachts - Audacious, Musetta & Phil Parish's new Thomson 7 - 2 from CYCSA - Playground & Runaway, & 1 from PASC - Ocean Hawk. Unfortunately 3 had to pull out at the last minute due to work commitments.
I hope we can increase the fleet again for next season.