Monthly Archives: July 2013

NB Sailsports Sprint Series Middle Harbour 4th August

nbsailsportslogoThe next round of the NB Sailsports Winter Sprint Series is on at Middle Harbour Amateur Sailing Club on Sunday 4th August. As for each of the four rounds there will be three races. For Middle Harbour the warning signal for the first race will be at 1.00pm.

The Notice of Race for the Series is here.
The Sailing Instructions for Middle Harbour leg are here.

Parking will be limited, so sailors including MHASC members will be encouraged to drop off their boat and gear, and then to park their cars off site. Free parking is available on Parriwi Road, but some distance up the hill. Paid parking is available in the Council Carparks on both sides of Spit Road near the club, or at on-street metres in Parriwi Road.

Trailers can be accommodated in the MHASC Rigging/Parking Area

Food and drinks will be available at the Club both before and after the racing.

It should be a great day of Laser racing so come along and enjoy it.

NB Sailsports Sprint Series Woollahra Results

Marlena Berzins

Marlena Berzins on the way to winning Heat 1 of the 4.7′s

We had 44 entries and lots of breeze from the west to kick off the NB Sailsports Winter Sprint at Woollahra Sailing Club on Sunday.

Sean Atherton won each heat in the Standard Rig. Martin White leads the Radials in the series with consistent 2,4,2 results and Hannah Ranger with 2,2,3 leads in the 4.7′s.

You can see a report on the racing on the day written by the winner Sean Atherton here.

The 4.7 sailors in particular did well in what were, at times, pretty testing conditions.

Thanks to Woollahra Sailing Club for hosting these races. Everything ran like clockwork as usual.

The results are here and you can see some photos of the action taken by Peter Heywood here.

The next race day for the series is at Middle Harbour Amateur Sailing Club on Sunday 4th August with the first race start at 1.00pm.

Win a NEW Laser at the NB Sprint Series


The NBSailSports Sprint Series kicks off 10.00am this Sunday 21st July at Woollahra Sailing Club.

NBSailSports have donated a free trade on a brand new Laser as first prize for the series.

The way the prizes are awarded is:

All entrants earn tickets based on entry and performance.

There will be a prize draw held after racing on the final day of the series at Double Bay.

Tickets for the prize draw will be awarded on the following basis:

  •  Each round entry earns a ticket
  •  Entering all rounds gets a bonus ticket
  •  The top 5 in each class (4/7, Radial & full rig) at each round get a ticket
  •  The top 5 overall in each class get a ticket
  •  The Youth – as per ISAF criteria in each class get a ticket at each event and overall
  •  The Top Female sailor in each event and overall get a ticket

Prizes in addition to some giveaways and smaller round prizes are:

1st Prize: A FREE TRADE on the LASER that you used in the regatta in exchange for a new LASER.
2nd Prize: A new Mast, boom, and top section (choice of rig)
3rd Prize: A new Top and bottom section
4th Prize: A new sail with numbers and country letters (choice of cut)
5th Prize: A new Carbon tiller and CST extension

Terms: The new boat prize includes the boat, foils, turbo kit and ropes, sail and spars. The trade-in must replicate this making a like for like swap – old boat for new boat. The trade in must be the boat you have used across the regatta series. If you have borrowed a boat other arrangements will be made at the discretion of NB Sailsports.

Eligibility: Members of the AST or Australian Sailing Squad or other non-Australian National Team or Olympic representative are NOT eligible for the main prize of the Laser.

The Notice of Race for the series is here.

NB Charters and Transport Summer 2013

NBlogoNBSailsports has a number of Laser charter boats and transport for all major east coast regattas this Summer. These will include:

  • NSW Youths
  • Sail Sydney
  • Sail Melbourne
  • Laser Nationals
  • Youth Nationals and Optimist Nationals
  • Laser Masters

For more information or to make a booking please contact NB at Somersby 0243402223, Woollahra SC 0293717475, RQYS Manly 0402970060 or email

RPAYC is looking for an Assistant Coach

RPAYCLOgoThe Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club is seeking  a highly motivated Assistant Coach to assist the Head Coach with the Club’s extensive yacht racing, youth development, sail training and cruising programs.

Interested? For more information click here, contact RPAYC’s Sailing Administrator Jenna Walters on 02 9997 1022 or send your résumé to

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