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Gippsland H28's turn on a fantastic weekend

Posted by Stephen Lake, Monday, 15th April 2013 @ 12:44pm

  • We had a fantastic weekend on the Gippsland Lakes at the 70th celebrations of the H28.

    Here is the first picture:  Sunday 14th - 5 H28's and an H23 (Prudence) rafted up at Picnic Arm for lunch.  
    The H28's were Janessa, Sandpiper, Thetis, Shadowfax and Spellbound III. Earlier in the day we were joined by Marloo.

H28 Gippsland Lake's Weekend - 70th Anniversary Event

Posted by Stephen Lake, Wednesday, 10th April 2013 @ 2:17pm

  • Interest is gathering in this 70th Anniversary event.

    We expect potentially 10 yachts:

    • Janessa
    • Kookaburra
    • Melody D
    • Matalita
    • Marloo
    • Orion
    • Sandpiper
    • Shadowfax
    • Spellbound
    • Thetis

    In addition, we are expecting 4 members, including President John Forsyth, will travel from Melbourne for the weekend.

    You can register at: http://www.h28.com.au/item/314335.

    We meet at Paynesville on the Saturday at 11:30 am, and depending on the direction of the weather there will be plenty to see:

South of Perth Yacht Club Wooden Boat Regatta celebrates their H28 Fleet's 50th Anniversary - 12th January 2013

Posted by Stephen Lake, Saturday, 22nd December 2012 @ 5:57pm

  • Saturday, 12th January 2013 at 12:30pm

    Location: South of Perth Yacht Club

    The South of Perth Yacht Club fleet of Herreshoff H28's is celebrating their 50th anniversary of their H28 fleet:

    South of Perth Yacht Club
    50th Anniversary of the H28 Fleet
    Wooden Boat Race and Rally

    12.30pm Saturday 12th January.

    Wooden boats, old gaffers, power and sail welcome

    For further information, contact:

    • John Wright 9364 5236,
    • Glen Stanley 9364 3354
    • Richard Steuart 0418 907 792, or
    • Brian Phillips 9525 0065

    Entry Fee $25.00 Entries Close Wed 9th January, 2013

    South of Perth Yacht Club
    Ph: 9364 5844 Web: www.sopyc.com.au or Email

Association Change of Name

Posted by Stephen Lake, Friday, 14th December 2012 @ 9:39am

  • At the General Meeting of 4th December 2012 the Association voted to change its name from the Herreshoff H28 Association of Victoria Inc. to the Herreshoff H28 Association of Australia Inc.

    This name change has been approved by Consumer Affairs Victoria.

H28 70th Anniversary Regatta

Posted by Stephen Lake, Monday, 5th November 2012 @ 10:30am

  • The 70th Anniversary for the H28's Melbourne celebration consisted of a regatta at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria with the Classic Yacht Association of Australia, Bar B Q on the Saturday after the race and then a delicious greek dinner at Remvi on Saturday night.

    Regretably the Sailmaster trophy could not be presented to Rod Fuller and Shamrock on Saturday night as it was still "under guard" at Hobson's Bay Yacht Club.

    Despite all efforts by the crew of Doug McLean's Ellen Lewis who received line honours to locate the handicapper he could not be found.

    The day was sunny with light and variable winds at the start.  David Le Roi on board the start boat was heard to comment that there would be no likelihood of an H28 recall at the start, such was the reticence of skippers to soldier down the line.

    Picking the shifts was tricky on the first leg which was a beat to 71 on starboard.  Thence off to RMYS F further down the channel.  It was during this leg that depite Shamrock's attempts to fight off Ellen Lewis that they were convincingly passed as the breeze lifted to the occassional 10 knots.

    Ellen Lewis received the gun at RMYS F as the course was shortened.  Shamrock, confused by the meaning of code flag "S", raced to the RYCV marina whilst Ellen Lewis relaxed and showed new H28 member Dean Wilson the advantages of the mizzen staysail.

    When all boats returned to RYCV members enjoyed a BBQ followed by a snooze followed by a greek feast, with some non sailing members joining us.  All in all a great way to acknowledge the 70th anniversary of the publishing of the Herreshoff H28 plans in Rudder Magazine and the building of the world's first H28 in Brighton Victoria - Marloo.

    Boats attending were:

    • Bronzewing (Blairgowrie)
    • Ellen Lewis (RYCV)
    • Leisurely (HBYC)
    • Meriki II (WBBC - Geelong)
    • Shamrock (HBYC)
    • Talofa (Blairgowrie)
    • Tapuru (Geelong)

    Click here for further photographs 

H28 70th Anniversary Regatta Results

Posted by Stephen Lake, Sunday, 4th November 2012 @ 1:51pm

  • The results for the H28 70th Anniversary Regatta are:

    • Line Honours - Ellen Lewis - Doug McLean
    • Overall Winner on Handicap - Shamrock - Rod Fuller

Herreshoff H28 Annual General Meeting & Dinner

  • Friday, 30th August 2013 at 7pm - 11pm
    Location: Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, 120 Nelson Place, Williamstown and afterwards at a Williamstown Restaurant


    President's Welcome Attendance & Apologies Minutes of AGM 30 August 2012…

H28 Winter Lunch

  • Sunday, 2nd June 2013 at 12pm - 4pm
    Location: RYCV 120 Nelson Place Williamstown

    Meet at Royal Yacht Club of Victoria from noon onward

    Lunch indoors in the Dining…

    • 11 people attended

H28 Gippsland Lakes Weekend

  • Saturday, 13th April 2013 at 11:30am - 5pm Sunday, 14th April
    Location: Paynesville, Gippsland Lakes


    There will be a casual sail in company to destinations governed by…

    • 11 people attended

H28 Queenscliff Long Weekend TBC

  • Saturday, 23rd February 2013 at 9am - 7pm Sunday, 24th February
    Location: Queenscliff CYC - Event Update

    Tuesday 19th January Update:

    3 boats have indicated they will be attending:

Portarlington Weekend (Australia Day)

  • Saturday, 26th January 2013 at 9am - 12pm Monday, 28th January
    Location: Portarlington

    Program Outline:

    The Grand Hotel has been booked for dinner at 7.30 pm on Saturday…

RYCV Magical Mystery Tour Cruising Event

  • Wednesday, 26th December 2012 at 9am - 5pm Monday, 31st December
    Location: Assemble Queenscliff - cruise in Company outside the Heads - return Queenscliff

    This is a Royal Yacht Club of Victoria (RYCV) hosted event and there is a boat entry fee of…

Herreshoff H28 Cup / Regatta & Social Function - 3rd November 2012

  • Saturday, 3rd November 2012 (all day)
    Location: RYCV Nelson Parade Williamstown

    Dear Members,

    Classics Race and 70th…

    • 9 people attended

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