Final NB Sailsports Sprint Series

The NB Sailsports Winter Sprint Series concluded in very Spring like conditions at Double Bay Sailing Club on Saturday 29th August.

Results for the day are below:

The final series results are here for Standard and Radial and here for 4.7′s.

NB Sailsports Sprint Series Double Bay 29th August

DBSC_flagThe final three races of the NB Sailsports Sprint Series will be at Double Bay Sailing Club on 29th August. The first race will be 1.00pm.

After racing we will draw for the winner of the fabulous NB Sailsports  prizes which include a new Laser upgrade.

Entry is $20 and you can enter using a credit card on the NB Sailsports web site here or using cash on the day at DBSC.

The results for the series to date are here and the Sailing Instructions for DBSC are here.

DBSC Commodore Luke Parker extends the following invitation to all Laser sailors.

On behalf of all at DBSC, I’d encourage Laser sailors from far and wide to join us for the final leg of the 2015 NB Sprint Series.  

We’ll be racing on Sydney Harbour, not far from the Bridge, the City, the Harbour Islands and Fort Denison.  Its a spectacular and challenging place to race.  Of course, we won’t have the harbour to ourselves, but we’ll be positioning courses to make the most of the prevailing winds with consideration of other traffic.

There’s an abundance of grassed rigging area, arrangements have been made for parking, our change rooms have ample hot water and the canteen will be stocked.  What more could you want?

We look forward to racing with you on 29 August.

More information on  the schedule, catering and parking arrangements are on the DBSC web site here.

Port Stephens Council Support for National Masters

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The Port Stephens Council have been supportive of many sporting events and especially sailing in the past and we thank them for their help to us for this event.

Bruce Taylor Winner of New Laser Sail

Bruce&JanBruce Taylor from Belmont 16′s won the Avalon Sailing Club raffle of a new Laser sail.

The raffle was initiated by Avalon Sailing Club to help with the costs of the replacement for the deck at the club.

The sail was generously donated by NB Sailsports. The draw was delayed to Gosford to allow Avalon to sell more tickets.

Pictured with the lucky winner is Avalon Sailing Club Commodore Jan Scholten.

NB Sailsports Sprint Series Gosford 2nd August

33 boats raced in the Gosford leg of the NB Sailsports Sprint Series on Sunday 2nd August. The NW breeze which was over 20 knots before the start moderated and sailors had a pleasant if tricky 6 to 12 knot wind to contend with for the three races.

On the day each of the fleets saw clean sheet wins for Jack Littlechild in 4.7′s, Finn Alaxander in Radials and, fresh from his second in the World Masters in Canada, Zac Skulander in the Standards. The full results for the day are at here.

The five venue series will conclude at Double Bay on Saturday 29th August. On that day the draw will be made for the NB Sailsports prizes including a new Laser trade (your old boat for a brand new Laser). Tickets for the draw are won by participating and performance in the series. The results for the series to date are at here.

Thanks to R.O. Brian Baker, starter Bill Bollard and the GSC volunteers who ran the event and the after race sausage sizzle.

There are photos below of the clear winners at Gosford and some more on the water pictures here.

FinnAlexander JackLittlechild ZacSkulander

 

NB Sailsports Sprint Series Gosford Sunday 2nd August

GSC LogoThe next round of the NB Sailsports Sprint Series will be Sunday 2nd August at Gosford Sailing Club. There are three races scheduled the first of which is 1.00pm.

There is a new coffee shop at the club which also serves hot food and there will be a free sausage sizzle at the club after the event.

You can enter online on the NB Sailsports web site here or using cash at the venue on Sunday. Entry fee is $20.

You still have lots of chances to get tickets for the draw for fabulous prizes from NB including a new Laser upgrade. The more races you compete in as well as how well you do will determine how many tickets you get for the prize draw which will occur at the final NB event at Double Bay Sailing Club on 29th August.

Results for the NB Sailsports Sprint Series to date are here.

Laser Worlds Kingston

Congratulations to the Australian Laser sailors who participated in the Open Men’s and Masters Worlds at Kingston Ontario Canada.

Tom Burton was third in a challenging open series which saw all six Australians in the 158 fleet qualify for the top 53 gold fleet.   Full results are here.

In the Masters 28 Australians competed in the fleets totalling some 260. Brett Beyer (SM), Mark Bethwaite (SGGM) and Rob Lowndes (RGGM) were winners in their divisions while Zac Skulander (RM) and Jeff Loosemore (RGM) were additional cube winners. Full results are below;

Standard Masters

Radial Masters

Photos from the events are here

Good luck and and good sailing to the Australians who will compete in the Youth Worlds at the same Kingston venue between 15-20th August. You can follow their results from the regatta web site here.

Australian Masters at Kingston

Australian Masters at Kingston

 

Tom Burton at Laser Worlds

Tom Burton at Laser Worlds Photo by Sailingshot

H2O Laser Training and Coaching

h2o_logoH2O Sports Academy have a number of training and coaching session planned. Of particular interest are the following.

H2O Laser 4.7 Race Team – Applications open to any keen U19 Laser 4.7 sailor. Team coach is Laura Baldwin, Olympian and Coach. The program kicks off at the NSW Youth Sailing Championship 3-5 Oct at George’s River and continues through to the completion of the Australian Youth Championships. Team members will get uniform including t-shirts, caps, bibs and boat stickers. More info link

H2O Laser Class Training – with World # 1 Tom Burton, Ryan Palk who recently finished 11th at the Laser World Championships and Laura Baldwin, Olympian and Coach. A series of training days have been set with a newly developed H2O Laser Training Program almost ready to launch. This program is mapped out in a logbook, with the coaches signing off skills you demonstrate correctly in the training session, leaving the areas to work on next clearly listed. More info link

H2O Kids Race Training Camps – September 21-23 and 28-30, H2O are offering two 3-days, 2-nights fully catered residential race training camps with world-class coaches, Karyn Gojnich, Ryan Palk, Laura Baldwin and Haylee Outteridge for Lasers, Optimists, Sabots and 29ers sailors 8-17 years. More info link

Masters Sailors Tom Burton Coaching at the NSW States - World number  one ranked Tom Burton will be coaching a team of 6 sailors at the NSW Laser States at Wangi Wangi 14-15th November. $350 includes a weekend of coaching, t-shirt, boat and sail stickers and use of a race bib. Email  info@h2o-sports-academy.com to book a place.

NB Sailsports Series Belmont 16′s

The Belmont leg of the NB Sailsports Sprint Series saw a continuation of the light conditions experienced at Georges River and Avalon. Three races were completed in light westerly winds with 35 boats competing.

Thanks to Belmont 16′s for running this event. The winds were not kind but the management on the water and the facilities were first rate. The rain stayed away and despite the lack of wind it was a pleasant day on the water.

Lorenzo Cerretelli won the Standards convincingly with two first and a second place from Ric Longbottom on a countback from Ian Alexander. Lorenzo continues to lead the series overall.

The Alexanders also had a win in the Radials with series leader Finn the winner from Jordan Makin and Chris Meech. Finn’s two wins and a second on the day keep him firmly at the top of the overall series leader board.

Jack Littlechild also had a 1,1,2 result in the 4.7′s  winning from Mark Lewis and Jack Moran. Tom Farley leads the series overall.

The full results for the day are here and the series results overall to date are here.

The next leg of the event will be on Sunday 2nd August at Gosford Sailing Club with the first start at 1.00pm.

 

NB Sailsports Sprint Series Belmont Sunday June 21

B16_logoThe next round of the NB Sailsports Sprint Series will be Sunday 21st June at Belmont 16′s Sailing Club.

There are three races scheduled the first of which is 11.00am.

Belmont is the venue for the Open National Laser Championship next season so this is a good chance to get some miles on the race track. The club has great facilities for sailing and for socialising on a winter Sunday.

You can enter online on the NB Sailsports web site here or using cash at the venue on Sunday. Entry fee is $20.

You still have lots of chances to get tickets for the draw for fabulous prizes from NB including a new Laser upgrade. The more races you compete in as well as how well you do will determine how many tickets you get for the prize draw which will occur at the final NB event at Double Bay Sailing Club on 29th August.

Results for the series to date are here.

Double Bay NB Sailsports Sprint Leg now 29th August

DBSC_flagThe final leg of the NB Sailsports Sprint Series at Double Bay has been moved forward one week to 29th August.

At this event the draw for the prizes, including the new Laser upgrade, will be made. If you participate in any of the races in the series you will qualify for the draw but the more and better you sail the better your chances of winning.

The revised Notice of Race for the series is here.

Coast Championship Port Kembla 17-18 October

PKSC_LogoIt is a whole winter and a bit away but the Coast Championship this year will be held on 17-18th October at Port Kembla Sailing Club.

This should be a great event and a while since we have had a Laser event on Lake Illawarra.

The club has unpowered camp sites and will allow sailors with swags to bunk down in the club. The club will be open from mid day on Friday 16th October. There is also motel style accommodation availble in the area.

The club has a fully licensed canteen and a cafe and it will be serving dinner on Saturday night at very reasonable cost.

More information on the venue and arrangements for the event are here.

The Notice of Race is here and you can enter online here.

To assist with indicative planning and catering the club have asked that on entry you indicate if you would like to avail of the camping, swag space or dinner on Saturday. There are check boxes on the entry for this purpose.

NB Sailsports Sprint Series Avalon Sailing Club

Radial winner and series leader Finn Alexander on a better wind day

Radial winner and series leader Finn Alexander on a better wind day

66 boats turned out for the NB Sailsports Sprint Series run by Avalon Sailing Club off Sand Point at Palm Beach on Sunday.

Thanks to Commodore Jan Scholten and the team at Avalon Sailing Club the event ran smoothly, if slowly and the après sail sausage sizzle was much appreciated.

The weather was cold and damp and the wind took a holiday so only two of the scheduled three races were completed for the Standards and Radials. The 4.7′s completed only one race when the race time ran out in in their second as the shifty four knot breeze retired early.

It was great to see the large contingent of 4.7′s towed up from RPAYC on the day. They probably enjoyed the tow more than the sailing – such is life.

Winner on the day in the 26 boat Standard’s fleet was Chris Dawson. Chris won by one point from fellow RPAYC sailor William Dargaville. Malcolm Parker was another point away in third.

In the Radials Finn Alexander from DBSC posted a first and a second in the tricky conditions to win in the 21 boat radial fleet. Second was Jordan Makin from GSC closely followed by Noah Taylor from CYC.

Nathan Bryant from RPAYC won the only completed 4.7 race from Jack Littlechild and Charley Wells. 19 4.7′s competed.

Results for the day are here.

The results for the series to date i.e. after four races are here.

Avalon are raffling a new Laser sail. Tickets are $5. The funds raised from the raffle will be put towards the club’s deck construction which is currently underway. The draw for the sail will be made at the Gosford leg of the NB Sailsports on 2nd August so you still have a chance to win. If you would like to donate to help Avalon then there is a form here.

The next round of the series will be at the National’s venue Belmont 16′s Sailing Club on 21st June. A good chance to experience an interclub Laser event on the National’s race track.

NB Sailsports Sprint Series Avalon SC Sunday 31st May

ASC_LogoThe next round of the NB Sailsports Winter Sprint Series is on Sunday 31st May hosted from Avalon Sailing Club. The rigging and sign on and off location will be at Sand Point Palm Beach on Sand Point Lane off Iluka Road and Woorak Roads. You can see the location by clicking the link here.

The sailing course will be off Sand Point and will be windward leeward with three races. The first race warning will be at 11.00am.

The Sailing Instructions, the Notice of Race, and the results to date are on this web site.

As usual you can enter online, paying by credit card, on NB Sailsports web site here or by beach entry in cash at Sand Point. Entry fee is $20.

After racing results, a sausage sizzle and a drink will be available at Avalon Sailing Club. There will be a raffle for a new Laser sail drawn on the day at ASC.

Newcastle CYC Laser Fleet Summer Friday Twilights

NCYC_LogoNewcastle Cruising Yacht Club Laser fleet races on Newcastle harbour on Friday nights during summer.

The fleet has grown from three boats five years ago to more than 20 each race. With the races being at the end of the week, there’s a casual but competitive atmosphere with everyone heading over to NCYC bar afterwards for a beer or “Laser burger”.

The club has built a launch pontoon off the end of one of its piers to give easy access into the harbour. The fleet has experienced phenomenal growth over the past three seasons due to the relaxed atmosphere, location and timing of the races.

During daylight saving the NCYC races are from 5.30pm and are usually finished by 7.30pm, or sunset, at the latest. The series starts on the first Friday after daylight savings begins i.e. 9th October this year.

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