Timpenny Championships 2017 At Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club
Class Sail No. Name Skipper Crew Club Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5  Race 6 Score
670 3038 Uome Doug Carswell Ken Mann Be YC 2 1 1 2 1 1 7
670 3031 Juniper Alex Shroud Ben Frecheville WNT YC 1 2 3 3 2 4 11
670 3034 Bea Jay David Marshall Filly Lang PA YC 4 3 4 1 4 2 14
670 10 Sedikat Ian Rice Rob Milner Qld 3 4 2 4 3 3 15
670 2380 Halcyon Carey Fordyce Jen Fordyce St L YC 5 5 DNF 5 DNS DNS 27
770 4085 Sparkling Burgundy Trevor Turnbull Bill Farrell YYC 1 1 DNF 1 1 1 5
770 4285 Spirit Keith O'Brien Jo O'Brien YYC DNF DNF DNF 2 2 2 12
Overall Winner
670 3038 Uome Doug Carswell Ken Mann Be YC


Nine boats faced the starter in the Timpenny Australian Titles.  Over Five races there was 4 different winners of heats and the overall winner won on count back so it was a very close race regatta.  This year the Timpenny 670 once again dominated the results with "Uome" sailed by Doug Carswell and Rod Riding winning from "Fair Dinkum sailed by Russell Denholm and Mark Gillies.  Last year's 670 winner David Marshall with crew Rowan Gillies in Bea Jay was third.  Ian Rice and Hiliary Rice from Queensland in "Sedikat" was fourth.
With good tight racing and excellent sailing conditions the regatta was enjoyed by all that attended.

Results of Timpenny Australian Titles 2015/2016


Sail No. 

Boat Name 




Race 1 

Race 2 

Race 3 

Race 4 

Race 5 


 3038Uome      670 Doug Carswell/Rod Riding Bendigo 1 2 4 1 3 7
 3112 Fair Dinkum 670 Russell Denholm/Mark Gillies Bendigo 2 1 2 2 2 7
 3034 Bea Jay 670 David Marshall/Rowan Gillies Portarlington     4 4 1 4 1 10
  10     Sedikat 670 Ian & Hiliary Rice Trailer Sailor Club Qld 3 3 5 7 14
 4085 Sparkling Burgundy 770     Trevor Turnbull/Jo O'Brien Yarrawonga 5 5 7 6 5 21
 3075 Down to Zero 670 Ian Grant/Ken Mann Bendigo 7 7 6 3 8 23
 3039 Flying Circus 670 Rob & Judy Heath Bendigo 9 6 5 8 4 23
 3092 WindDancer 670 Dennis Scammell     Bendigo 8 9 8 7 6 29
 3016 Sixpenny Bit     670 Carlie Guinan/Ron Mason Bendigo 6 8 9 9 32


We are fortunate to have received a cache of old Timpenny Times newsletters from a generous member including the very first issue! These contain numerous articles of note including much information on 770's including release dates of models etc. We will be progressively scanning these and putting up on the website so please visit often.


Thanks to Carey & Jennifer who allowed us to add some more great action shots of the titles. Like what you see? Make sure you enter next year to be in the picture!

Colin Thorne has also been very helpful in sending us his collection of scanned articles on the Timpenny 670 & 770 from magazines of the day (now defunct) from the golden era of trailer sailering. So please check out the updated  articles page!


The association needs a new treasurer. Ian Grant has been doing this since 1997 and after a magnificent effort needs a rest. You don't need to be an accountant. Here are some of the activities you can be involved in;

The Association Treasurer helps to-
  • Set up a bank account with two other signatories as well as the Treas.
  • Distribute the annual fee reminder to as many Timp. owners as possible- this may be done via Timpenny Times.
  • Use the statements and the deposit book to get a complete list of the members who have paid their subs.
  • Keep an up-dated list of who have paid and who haven’t.  The Excel membership list is very useful for this.
  • Be able to present a list of financial members at Association events, such as Titles, and be prepared to follow up on those who are ‘not current’.
  • Prepare and Statement of Revenue and Expenditure for the AGM, plus a Balance Sheet, if appropriate.
Interested? Yep I thought so - contact the webmaster or one of our committee and join the winning team!


The 2013 titles have fought and won and some members have new sparkling trophies to add to their collection. (refer titles results page and photos).

As part of their membership Timpenny members can now proudly display their own association stickers on their boat, car, saxophone case or just about anywhere they'll go (see below). These are now included in your membership fees. Many were handed out at the recent titles and if you'd like some contact us or we'll send out some on request or automatically in next years membership.


Melbourne turned on the weather for this years AGM at Docklands. Previous days of drizzle abated to a glorious sunny day making a walk down by the waterside to look at the boats a must. There was even talk of getting a new committee boat for the titles next year (see attached photo of some possibilities). The meeting is held in the Melbourne City Marina lounge at Docklands which has facilities for overnight sailors who spend the night at the public berths.

committee boats

A few last minute apologies meant numbers were down this year but a short meeting and an enjoyable BBQ afterwards was had by the members that were able to turn up.

Among topics discussed was the 770 CBH and titles trophies for next year.

A copy of the AGM minutes is available below at the bottom of the page as a pdf file for any member who wishes to view them.


To herald in the new financial year the Timpenny Association is pleased to announce the addition of a new trophy for the Timpenny titles next year. This is in recognition that there are possible issues with the 770 CBH ranking and that while the 770 is a Timpenny, it is a different boat compared to the 670. To confirm these differences there will be a seperate trophy awarded to the best boat in the 770 class in next years titles (and possibly others depending on entry numbers). In an attempt to have true class racing and compare apples with apples this exciting new initiative has been introduced. We hope this will encourage more 770's to participate in titles events in the future.

The executive is also currently looking at venues for next years titles and will let you know as soon as possible when a venue has been confirmed.

With the winter firmly entrenched in the southern states it  is pretty quiet on the water down here but we must congratulate the several Timpenny 670 & 770's that competed in the Bay To Bay race at the Hervey Bay yacht club in sunny Queensland. Testing conditions meant numerous retirements. However Marty Wallace again triumphed again getting 1st place on corrected CBH in div 3 in his modified green machine "Evergreen" and also coming 2nd on PBH. Of note another modified Timp 670 "Daisy Cutter" came in fourth on PBH.

This is a long race (87 km) and supplies are required to be carried on board for an overnight stop over so just competing and finishing is a worthwhile achievement.


It is with great regret that Rob Milner reports that Jon Simonds lost his battle with a form of Leukaemia.  Jon spend many years promoting Timpenny boats and was the first Australian champion. He also won the Australian title five times and probably participated in most titles until 2007. 

As well as building Timpenny Yachts he was the go to man for all difficult enquiries about the Timpenny yachts both 670 and 770.  Whether the question was history or rigging Jon had the answer and a lot of members gained from his knowledge of the sport and the Timpenny boats.

We have lost a friend and fellow sailor who will be sadly missed.

Please find below the death notice.

Rob Milner

Jonathan Allard (Jon).
06.09.1940 - 22.03.2012
Devoted husband of Derry, step-father to Karen, Tara, Kate, Ashley and David and step-grandfather to Milena, Lachlan, Alice, Eugene, Lucia, Maeve, Harry and Oscar. At Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, surrounded by loving family.

Funeral private, with a memorial service to be held at 3.30 p.m. on Tuesday (April 24, 2012), at St James Church, King Street, Sydney and afterwards from 5 p.m. at the Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club, Wolseley Road, Point Piper.
Donations in JONS memory may be made to the Leukaemia Foundation.

Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on April 3, 2012


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