TIMPENNY DEAD SEA SCROLLS FOUND!
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.
MORE TITLES PHOTOS & TIMPENNY ARTICLES ADDED
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 sailoring. So please check out the updated articles page!
NEW TIMPENNY MEMBERSHIP STICKERS NOW AVAILABLE!
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.
NEW TIMPENNY 770 TITLE TROPHY ANNOUNCED!
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.