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 Post subject: Re: Mponr
PostPosted: Mar 12th, '18, 15:16 
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Those nightime pictures really capture the Marlay Magic. one year virtually none of the fleet ( and it was in the 400 plus days) got into the straits till daylight. The most magical sight ever but the cameras of the day struggled to capture it. At one stage in the stillness we heard a call of starbrd and the reply was "I am on anchor", one boat passed us with the skipper without a hint of guilt gently paddling his rudder.

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Those nightime pictures really capture the Marlay Magic. one year virtually none of the fleet ( and it was in the 400 plus days) got into the straits till daylight. The most magical sight ever but the cameras of the day struggled to capture it. At one stage in the stillness we heard a call of starbrd and the reply was "I am on anchor", one boat passed us with the skipper without a hint of guilt gently paddling his rudder.


Thanks, Mal. Unfortunately I couldn't catch the night sky - I was too tired to think or setting the camera to RAW so I could pull out the details later.

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Conflicted emotions -watching the wind arrive but seeing all those boats coming with it!

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Bachus, sorry I didn't get any better shots - I was a bit tired by this stage.

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pdandy wrote:
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Those nightime pictures really capture the Marlay Magic. one year virtually none of the fleet ( and it was in the 400 plus days) got into the straits till daylight. The most magical sight ever but the cameras of the day struggled to capture it. At one stage in the stillness we heard a call of starbrd and the reply was "I am on anchor", one boat passed us with the skipper without a hint of guilt gently paddling his rudder.


Thanks, Mal. Unfortunately I couldn't catch the night sky - I was too tired to think or setting the camera to RAW so I could pull out the details later.

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At risk of being a pedant, what's the go with all the masthead lights in conjunction with navigation (green & red) lights. :?

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 Post subject: Re: Mponr
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At risk of being a pedant, what's the go with all the masthead lights in conjunction with navigation (green & red) lights. :?


Yeah, protest the lot of them for motoring?

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As you said Paul - a bit of everything... and aahhh that kite finish!!! Pure testosterone from the crew!!! Not sure it gained anything but an adrenaline rush!
So pleased to finish after the last few as DNFs, and to enjoy the company of No 1 grandson for his first Marlay experience. He has to write a story for his homework this weekend so I think he has plenty of material after this one! Haven't sorted the few pics I took. Hoping to collect some from the crew as well.

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pdandy wrote:
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At risk of being a pedant, what's the go with all the masthead lights in conjunction with navigation (green & red) lights. :?


Yeah, protest the lot of them for motoring?

Ah, they can see the wind indicator ;)

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Love the pictures everyone - particularly the night time shots.

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 Post subject: Re: Mponr
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Re mast head navigation lights. It is recommended that yachts use mast head
Port and starboard lights when sailing so the sails do not obscure them. It’s in the
Regulations. Also they are easy to see if their is a swell running


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Re mast head navigation lights. It is recommended that yachts use mast head
Port and starboard lights when sailing so the sails do not obscure them. It’s in the
Regulations. Also they are easy to see if their is a swell running


Limpy was talking about the all round white mast head lights in the pics - my understanding is by running them they are indicating they are motoring ( or at anchor if the nav lights aren't visible) - it'd make for an interesting protest?

More importantly, some of them were stupidly bright and made it hard to see other boats. It even made it hard to see the p/s lights on the boats in question - take a look at the blue boat, sail no 58 in the middle of the picture he quoted! That boat was definitely not at anchor!

This was my first year cruising mid fleet, usually up the pointy end nobody runs mast head lights - we want to keep night vision so we can see our sail trim / see the banks etc.

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Fair enough. Clear Mast head lights should not have been on if
Sailing. I thought the article was referring to navigation lights on top of the mast.


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An all round white light at masthead should indicate the boat is at anchor in which case the navigation lights, red & green and stern light, are normally turned off. A masthead light in a sailing boat can be used as a steaming light in the absence of a mid-mast white light in which case the navigation lights will be left on.
As Paul says, lucky no one is going anywhere fast because their night vision would be stuffed. :roll:

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Some great images of the 1st finish, taken by JEMBS!!


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www.msq.qld.gov.au/Safety/Navigation-lights

Explains it pretty well.


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Bgr, apparently the mast head can also mean you are drifting...which was technically correct with conditions at the time...

" All recreational vessels must show an all-round white light while at anchor. If the vessel is drifting (underway but not making way) the vessel must display sidelights, masthead light and stern light."

https://transportsafety.vic.gov.au/mari ... ion-lights

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https://transportsafety.vic.gov.au/maritime-safety/recreational-vessel-operators/powerboat/safe-operation/buoyage-and-navigation/vessel-navigation-lights


Sailing vessels underway (not using power) less than 7m in length and boats under oars

If practicable, any of the combinations for vessels under sail, or an electric torch or lighted lantern showing a white light, exhibited in sufficient time to prevent collision.


So the vessels under 7m under sail need to turn off either the masthead light or the red/green side lights!

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Well We entered our very first MPONR.Never raced and never sailed after sunset.We came over the line LAST.However,in our division(A) we came 70 out of 78 on handicap.We were that white TS16 with the orange and blue tip to mains'l.SWN y MOR was our name.Had a frustrating time.Saw the sunrise just as we approached Holland landing.Got caught in the incoming tide and with no wind were taken backwards for what seemed like a kilometre or so.

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HELLICONIA54 wrote:
Well We entered our very first MPONR.Never raced and never sailed after sunset.We came over the line LAST.However,in our division(A) we came 70 out of 78 on handicap.We were that white TS16 with the orange and blue tip to mains'l.SWN y MOR was our name.Had a frustrating time.Saw the sunrise just as we approached Holland landing.Got caught in the incoming tide and with no wind were taken backwards for what seemed like a kilometre or so.


Awesome effort, you got absolute top value for money with the maximun possible race time . More importantly, next year you get to improve heaps ( because there is no way that 229 boats will ever be in front of you again)

For what it's worth, my first race was a mponr and it's still my favourite event

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More MPONR photos - the first 60 boats home by Bruce Jennings.

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That reminds me, it turns out my night shots WERE taken in both jpeg and raw format. I really should try playing with them .

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Will be a handy experiment - just what detail can be pulled out of darkness in the RAW images. I have seen some amazing things done with such images (in this format). Get to it sir :-)

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I’ve just spend an hour or two looking at all the posts and photos. Thank you very very much it was fantastic. Now the glaring omission was the almost zero number of masthead boats.
Were they so far ahead or is it there is just is not many around these days .
Never owned a fractional and it is my one and only regret with Mango.

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