51st Marlay point overnight Race

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51st Marlay point overnight Race

Postby Mango » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:30 pm

Hi Careelers,

Mango Madness will be doing our 5th Marlay Point this year. We have a team of 4 on board which makes the overnight sailing easy as some crew can have a sleep as necessary. It's a fantastic event and memorable adventure!

Who else will be there?

Cheers,

John

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Re: 51st Marlay point overnight Race

Postby Mango » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:44 am

Only 4 weeks to the Marlay! Who's going this yea?

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Re: 51st Marlay point overnight Race

Postby don47 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:03 am

Haven't heard who is going this year John but, keep eye on Entries list thru site for details.
Rob & I now sitting this one out but, will spectate.
Don.

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Re: 51st Marlay point overnight Race

Postby Mango » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:40 am

Hi Don, sorry we won't see you there. So far there are only 2 18s registered Kerro (Myles Nott) & Mango Madness. There's one 22 Freestyle (David Lewis).

Hopefully the number swill increase closer to the race.

Cheers,

John

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Re: 51st Marlay point overnight Race

Postby Rocky » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:26 am

John,
The Magic Bus has just entered the MPONR, this will be its 11th time. Casper is coming as well.

Let’s hope it will be as good as last year.

As you know, it is more of an adventure than a race.

Thanks,
Rocky
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Re: 51st Marlay point overnight Race

Postby paul trotter » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:27 pm

I’ve done it once with the great Don Ray! Maybe again but not his year. A bridge too far!

In 2020 they are holding lots of laser championships in Victoria so maybe a combined laser / careel excursion would be the order of the day in late Feb / March?
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Re: 51st Marlay point overnight Race

Postby Mango » Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:28 pm

Sounds Great Paul!

Hey Rocky do you want to firm a team entry?

Thanks,

John

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Re: 51st Marlay point overnight Race

Postby Rocky » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:53 pm

John,
Yes, let’s put in a team.
If you are looking for another yacht for the team,I’m sure Chad with Casper would be interested.
Rocky

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Re: 51st Marlay point overnight Race

Postby Mango » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:53 pm

Great, we have a team!

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Re: 51st Marlay point overnight Race

Postby Rocky » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:52 am

John,
What is the official Careel 18 CBH?
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Re: 51st Marlay point overnight Race

Postby Mango » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:18 pm

Hi Rocky, the official CBH is .630.

It was great to see you at Marlay - Well Done on being the first Careel home!

We had a quick run across Lake Wellington and a smooth run through the McClennan Straight - thank God the current was flowing the right way.

It was a bugger the wind died for so long late morning/early afternoon on Lake Vic, we finally crossed the line at 2PM.

Fantastic sunset, stars and sunrise - Marlay Magic!

Cheers,

John

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Re: 51st Marlay point overnight Race

Postby don47 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:51 pm

Yep,, that's right the official AS CBH is now .630 with lil chance for it being reviewed & altered back to .590.
The Marley operators still utilise the .590 however for your C18 results (plus adjust back some other classes as they disagree), thumbing their noses at AS & a particular official thereof.

Robyn & I didn't get to see to much of the action choosing to spectate on the Paynesville end of the event & from Raymond Island (where we had great accom) for a few hours. There appeared to be hardly a breath of breeze on the water at dawn (plenty of glassy water about & spinnakers just hanging) however, I noted that a good number had already completed the course. Must have been a decent starting wind & for at least a majority of the race I instantly thought. We departed for some local sightseeing after viewing Rocky about to cross the finish line & looking westward could hardly make out a sail & realising,, some are going to be hours away.
Later that day (early evening) at a BBQ for some competitors plus some Raymond Island locals who have competed in the event over the years we learnt that one boat & crew completed the course & beat the time limit by a mere 4 minutes. One of that boats same crew said to me,, that's it, never again but, I'm proud of my 32 starts in the Marley. His female forwardhand who actually owned the boat & lived on the northern side of The Snowies some 4 hrs drive away had completed near the same number. A remarkable effort however theirs is not the only story like that !
Don.

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Re: 51st Marlay point overnight Race

Postby Mango » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:16 pm

Hi Don,yeah the wind was great on Lake Wellington and the current in the straits was favourable, the wind gave out in the mid morning to early afternoon however my view is don't give up as it teaches you to sail in challenging conditions, the wind finally did come in and we finished at 2PM awhile after Rocky.

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Re: 51st Marlay point overnight Race

Postby don47 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:48 am

You & crew did well to stay focussed & finish the course Johnno some 18.25 hrs after the start signal.
Don.

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Re: 51st Marlay point overnight Race

Postby Mango » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:01 am

Thanks mate. Now for the Bay2Bay!


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