Off The Beach Club Racing

The waters of Mangles Bay (in the Southern end of Cockburn Sound) provide a unique sailing ground that is characterised by flat and uncongested water, with an uninterupted and often strong afternoon seabreeze. These are the optimum conditions for lightweight, high powered Off The Beach boats. 

Off The Beach boats set off from the beach, setting up on the grassed area directly in front of the clubhouse. Racing occurs between October and April, aligned with the club's summer sailing season.

 

Flying Ant

A small fleet of these pocket rockets regularly race from the club on a Saturday afternoon and they require a full set of skills to be able to sail them to their potential. The Ant is ideally placed to attract participants from the club’s Saturday morning training programme.

TCYC boasts having had several Australian Champions in the fleet over past years. As well as Saturday afternoon club racing boats will compete in many events hosted by other yacht clubs as well as State Championships and this year’s Australian Championships being sailed at Mounts Bay on the Swan River.

Many of our clubs past Ant sailors have progressed to 29’ers and to senior fleets such as Yvonne Catamarans and even in the Sydney to Hobart experiencing considerable success culminating in several Australian Championships in the Yvonne fleet alone.

For more information, check out the Juniors section.

 

29er

The 29’er is a strict one design international boat ideally suited to our young teenage sailors, being a smaller version of the Olympic 49’er & 49’erFX classes. The club’s small fleet is set to grow as younger sailors progress through the club’s training programme and feeder classes. 

Club training takes place on Saturday mornings during the sailing season with racing during the afternoon. Regular events are held at kindred yacht clubs around the metro area attracting larger fleets with competitive racing.

 TCYC hosts the classes State Championship over the March long weekend whilst club sailors will also participate interstate in Australian Championships in Victoria. This coming Easter will see the club hosting the 29’er Associations short race Ranking Series.

For more information, check out the Juniors section or Contact John Clements on 0424 021 134

 

Yvonne

 

The Yvonne catamaran was originally designed by Victorian father and son team in Charles and Lindsay Cunningham in 1954 and named after their daughter and sister.  It has been raced around Mangles Bay for as long as anyone can remember (from the late 50’s) and has truly stood the test of time.

The Yvonne was the first catamaran to use a spinnaker and transformed to full fibre-glass hull construction with updated mainsail profile and larger asymmetrical spinnaker. Still the nicest looking catamaran around it’s no wonder that the Class retains a loyal group of sailors. This coming season’s Australian Championship will be the classes 62nd consecutive Championship and will be sailed in Victor Harbor, South Australia.

Marcus Towell from SA sialing 'Natural Born Killer', returned to become the 2017-18 AUstralia Champion defeating TCYC Yvonnes 'Hi Tech' (Ashley and Lindsay Snow), and last years Winner 'Trumpcard' (Shane and Jason Phillips).

TCYC will be hosting the coming Season's 63rd Australia Yvonne Catamaran Championships from 30th December to 5th January 2019 and it is expected to attract all of the Club's Yvonnes, plus a visiting inter-state contingent. 'Bulletproof', 'Trumpcard', 'High Tec' and 'Another Moggee' are front runners who are expected to challenge SA's 'Natural Born Killer'.

State Championships are to be conducted end of October - mid November this year.

 

Mixed Dinghies

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