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Creswell Cup

posted Mar 6, 2019, 3:32 AM by David Churchward   [ updated Mar 6, 2019, 3:33 AM ]

The Creswell Cup is just over a week away (16 March) and preparations are well under way for a challenging race followed by a fantastic after race function. The race will start off HMAS Creswell with the race start called by the CO of HMAS Creswell, Captain Warren Bairstow, on board a Navy Steber. The race will finish at Callala Bay about mid afternoon. The race briefing will commence at 9:30am at Callala Bay with a second on water briefing at about 11:30am (Ch 77). 

All competing yachts will need to sign on at the Callala briefing or by calling JB1 on VHF 77 between 10:30 and 11:30am. Competing yachts are also required to sail past the stern of the Navy Steber and hail them following the on water briefing at 11:30am. 

The race will be conducted as a matched pair race between Team Navy and Team JBCYC.  Competing vessels will be assigned to either Team Navy or Team JBCYC with pairs formed by matching each Team Navy vessel against an equivalent Team JBCYC vessel. The team with the greatest number of matched pairs wins will be the winner of Creswell Cup.

The after race function will commence at about 6:00pm at the clubhouse with the presentation of the Creswell Cup as well as the results for the first race of the Autumn series. Live music will be provided by Cameron Little. 

This will be a Self Catered event and we are requesting that everyone coming bring a plate of food to put on a central table to be shared. A microwave and a pie warmer is available for those who need to re-heat their contributions. The ‘bring-a-plate’ contributions could be nibbles, entree, a suitable main, or even a desert. In the past people have brought chips, cheese platters, dips, salads, mini pies, chicken niblets, nachos, etc. Plates and cutlery will be available on the night. Please bring your own drinks and a chair.

The cost for the function will be $10 per head collected on the night. This is to cover the cost of the entertainment.  

We need to know:

* Which yachts are competing - if you are competing we need to know by Wed 13 March for handicapping purposes, and so we can allocate yachts to either JBCYC or Navy Teams.


*Who is coming to the after race social event. We need your name and the number of people in your party. The cost is $10 per person which can be paid by cash on the night. 

Please RSVP by emailing: