Virtual Skipper ACC Racing Club International

Join the VSK ACC Racing Club International, for all Virtual Skipper ACC Fans!
 
HomeSearchRegisterLog in
Latest topics
» Recist Criteria Version 1.1 Pdf Download
Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:57 am by heargilb

» Power Line Communication Circuit Pdf Free
Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:10 am by heargilb

» Where is Dan
Sat May 02, 2015 5:26 am by AussieXII

» Race results convertor
Sat May 02, 2015 5:01 am by AussieXII

» RULES & REPLAYS
Sat May 02, 2015 4:55 am by AussieXII

» To pen or not to pen.
Fri May 02, 2014 4:25 am by AussieXII

» ACC Racing Club (ARC) Boat Numbers
Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:06 am by KennyD

» Hello from the USA
Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:56 am by KennyD

» World Premiere
Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:59 am by Josen®ique

Affiliates
 
 

 
Top posters
AussieXII
 
USA 77-Pat
 
Seahorse914
 
SAF009339
 
gato_9
 
Josen®ique
 
lionhart
 
duaner
 
rwi
 
J316
 

Share | 
 

 ANZAC DAY REGATA

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
AussieXII
Admin
Admin
avatar

Posts : 691

PostSubject: ANZAC DAY REGATA   Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:23 am

2 x 12 Mile Races:

Sydney - Australia
Auckland - New Zealand

Racing From: 10:00am Australian Eastern Standard Time

15 Minute Break Between Races.

FPC Manual Pens Format
Rule 14 is enforced
Racing Room Must Be Given At All Times
No Contact Allowed
Failure To Answer Penalty Requests Will Result In Instant Disqualification
Starboard/Port Barging Is Strictly Prohibited



" ANZAC DAY - A Short History"

At dawn on the 25th of April in the second year of the Great War (WW1) a bold initiative was proposed by Winston Churchill the "then" 1st Lord of the Admiralty later to be the Prime Minister of Great Britain during WWII. The plan was to attack the Turkish strongholds lining the Agean Sea in force using Naval bombardment following by amphibious assaults by British and the newly formed ANZAC Corps this corps was formed with Australian and New Zealander troops to what would be famed as the ANZACs (Australian & New Zealand Army Corps). The plan was to move quickly and attack Constantinople and knock the Germans main ally out of the war.

It didnt turn out quite that well, the ANZACs were landed at the wrong beach and instead of facing minimal opposition they instead felt the full force of the Turkish Army. Facing heavy fire from entrenched machine guns shooting down on the troops below the cliff face of what is known today as ANZAC Cove on the Gallipoli Penisula. The ANZACS undaunted clambered up the steep cliffs eventually setting up entrenched positions of their own under continued artillery bombardment and suppressive fire.



What was to be a decisive victory for Great Britain knocking the Turks out of the war in just over a week became a long protracted and bloody stalemate lasting 8 months. Eventually the ANZACs "unwillingly" were evacuacted and transferred to the Western Front in France where many of the remaining ANZACs were later killed. But it was the grit and determination and sacrifice that has long been remembered on every day since. The legend of the ANZACs is what lives on and every year on the vigil we comemorate their sacrifice and indeed all the "Diggers" from all the wars on this very special day.

It is a day where we not only comemorate the ANZAC Legend but also what it means to be Australian, BBQs are fired up and the pubs and clubs are filled to capacity where men play "Two-Up" a game played by tossing two coins (old Australian Pennies) and players bet on a combination of heads or tails.



It can be a somber day for some but it is a day very much respected in our country. I would like to share this day with you guys as we celebrate ANZAC Day in our own special way. Here's to the ANZACs may their legend live forever.



At the going down of the sun...and in the morning...We will remember them.

Lest We Forget


Cheers guys, please join me there. Smile Smile Smile

Dan

-------www.vsk-arc-------
Remember its just a game, have fun, relax and chat with your friends
chatting
JOIN THE ARC


Last edited by AussieXII on Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:31 am; edited 3 times in total
Back to top Go down
http://www.vsk-arc.com
USA 77-Pat
Admin
Admin
avatar

Posts : 253

PostSubject: Re: ANZAC DAY REGATA   Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:55 am

Too bad thats 1900 my time. If any one has any servers open around 21 or 2200 New York time please let me know, I havent raced with you guys much lately.















i

-------www.vsk-arc-------
It is easy to be a good winner, only in defeat lays the true test of sportsmanship.
Back to top Go down
http://sailmaker77@hotmail.com
USA 77-Pat
Admin
Admin
avatar

Posts : 253

PostSubject: Re: ANZAC DAY REGATA   Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:22 am

No takers. I see a few of the ARC boys about.

-------www.vsk-arc-------
It is easy to be a good winner, only in defeat lays the true test of sportsmanship.
Back to top Go down
http://sailmaker77@hotmail.com
USA 77-Pat
Admin
Admin
avatar

Posts : 253

PostSubject: Re: ANZAC DAY REGATA   Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:22 am

Never mind. I cought up with Andy. fun tracks and good sailors.

-------www.vsk-arc-------
It is easy to be a good winner, only in defeat lays the true test of sportsmanship.
Back to top Go down
http://sailmaker77@hotmail.com
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: ANZAC DAY REGATA   Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:45 pm

Are you picking the nights I'm working on purpose? Sad
Back to top Go down
USA 77-Pat
Admin
Admin
avatar

Posts : 253

PostSubject: Re: ANZAC DAY REGATA   Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:09 am

Ha Ha. Im online from 2200 to 2400 most nites. some times I get lucky. thats New York time. or Detroit time. The beat goes on.

-------www.vsk-arc-------
It is easy to be a good winner, only in defeat lays the true test of sportsmanship.
Back to top Go down
http://sailmaker77@hotmail.com
AussieXII
Admin
Admin
avatar

Posts : 691

PostSubject: Re: ANZAC DAY REGATA   Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:29 am

Hi guys,

Sorry I was running a little late, ANZAC Day celebrations started one day early this year. Laughing

We are all set for a start at 10:00am thats 30 mins from the time of this post. I will be opening up from 0930 this morning.

Cheers guys, I hope to see some of you there.

Dan Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

-------www.vsk-arc-------
Remember its just a game, have fun, relax and chat with your friends
chatting
JOIN THE ARC
Back to top Go down
http://www.vsk-arc.com
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: ANZAC DAY REGATA   

Back to top Go down
 
ANZAC DAY REGATA
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Virtual Skipper ACC Racing Club International :: ACC Activities & Events :: Upcoming Events-
Jump to: