Archive for October 2013
At the conclusion of racing at the Coast Championship last Saturday Mitch Buckingham from NB SailSports took the opportunity to try out the Laser foils using what is proving to be the most desirable rig for foiling the 4.7.
As expected there is a learning curve both for the set-up of the foils and how best to get airborne in a Laser.
You can see in the photo that Mitch did manage the feat.
For more information on the foiler kit check the Glidefree site here.
The Coasts at South Lakes were blown out on the Sunday with the series being scored on the three races sailed on on Saturday 12th October with no drop.
Safe competitive racing was not possible on Sunday due to over 25 knot NW winds combined with very large and potentially boat breaking waves on the course.
Saturday on the other hand was picture perfect with a 15 knot ENE breeze for the three heats. There were 47 entries for the series. The on water SLMASC team and our PRO Col Chidgey set a very nice course which stayed the same for the three races.
The 4.7 series had six boats and was won by South Lakes local Scott Singleton-Turner with two bullets and a second to edge out fast improving Gosford sailor Jordan Makin (3,1,3) with Peter Charlton also from South Lakes third.
The Radials had 24 competitors and were headed by Shane Conoly from Middle Harbour Amateur Sailing Club. Shane finished with two bullets and a second. Second was Nick Connor from RPAYC (5,1,2) and third Stuart Penderleith also MHASC (2,3,6).
The Standards were won convincingly by Sean Atherton from MHASC with three straight heat wins. Chris Dawson from RPAYC was second (3,2,2) and Richard Howard from Belmont 16′s third (2,3,5).
Thanks go to the great team at South Lakes for their organisation both on and off the water. It is a great dingy sailing club in a fabulous location.
You can see the full results and photos on the Results and Photos tabs above or click the links below.
We need plenty of players again this year – fun is more important than golfing ability as it will be the usual Ambrose format to cater for all skill levels!
Please be there by noon for a 12:30 first tee time. Cost is $40 per player. As always, we need a strong mix of players to counter the strong onslaught from Georges River sailors……
Any queries, contact Rob Lowndes on 0419 266 257
The State Masters is coming up on 16 and 17th November at Port Stephens Sailing and Aquatic Club. The Notice of Race is here.
While we may not get the giant NE’er we had last year at Great Lakes (pictured above) Port Stephens is always a choice venue offering fair winds and good clear water sailing in a great location.
There is lots of accommodation available in the area. Check out Port Stephens Accommodation, the Port Stephens Visitors Centre or just Google it. IBIS Salamander Shores Resort, right at the club, is offering special deals for bookings – check them out for online rates here or ring 02 4982 7210 and mention the Laser Masters Regatta.
There will be a Gourmet BBQ at the Salamander Shores on the Saturday night. The cost is $30 with tickets available at registration.