Monthly Archives: June 2014

NBSailsports Sprint Series Woollahra Race

DiSissinghThanks to Peter Heywood for the following report on the day.

A huge NBLaser regatta with the forecast wind arriving with readings over 32 knots calling a halt to the days racing in the second race of the day. It was a chilly day and with prospect of a building wind the course was contained from Rose Bay to Point Piper with a sandy downwind beach.

The first race finished successfully with a starts at around 10:00 for the Radials/4.7 and Standards in a building wind of around 15-20 knots. The westerly wind was swinging 10-20 degrees in the gusts making upwind a challenge.

The second race was abandoned when 30+ knots arrived. The sailors got a white knuckle ride back to the Club with the 1 metre wind waves and the strong westerly gusts.

A great day with many stories après velo at the Woollahra Club Café.

You can see the results for the day here and the results for the series to date are here. There are a few missing persons in the results. If you have any information or corrections please let us know.

Entries Open For The ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne 2014


ISAF Tom BurtonThe Notice of Race for both Olympic and Invited Classes has been published online and entries are now being accepted for ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, which will be held at Sandringham YC.

The event will cater for all ISAF Sailing World Cup Classes (470 Men’s, 470 Women’s, 49er, 49FX, Finn, Laser, Laser Radial, Nacra 17, RS:X Men, RS:X Women, 2.4mR, SKUD18, Sonar, Kiteboard Men and Kiteboard Women) as well as invited classes including; FX (open), Laser 4.7, Laser Radial (men), Liberty, Optimist, 420, 29er, OK, Viper, 505, Minnows and International Cadets.

The event runs from 8th December 2014 and you can get a 25% off your entry if you get in before 1st October 2014.

Download the Notice of Race here.
Enter Online here.

World Masters Hyères Information

Additional 50 places for World Masters

ILCA has announced that 50 more entry places have opened up for the 2014 Laser Masters’ World Championships. Any sailor who meets the age criteria (born before 3 October 1979) can apply. These places are expected to fill quickly and the deadline for receiving entry applications is 12 September 2014 at 23:59 USA Central Daylight Time.

ILCA advises that anyone planning to apply for these additional positions is not guaranteed being offered an ILCA boat charter. At present ILCA is organising additional charter boats for sailors who have already been offered places in the event. There are however other providers who are offering charters for the event.

The links below will take you to the application and provide more information about this championship, including the Notice of Race and the country entry allocations.

Laser Masters Elite Regatta

Shortly before the 2014 Laser Masters’ World Championships, COYCH is hosting a “Laser Masters Elite” Regatta. 

This is a two day event, with races scheduled on 27-28 September, 2014.

There is a Notice of Race posted on the event website:

Click Here for the Master Laser Elite Regatta

Click Here for the NOR

This would be a great opportunity to tune-up for the Masters Worlds.

Third Party Insurance

Rob Lowndes has been delving into 3rd party insurance for the Hyères World Masters.

The NoR requires minimum of  US$300,000 third party liability cover.  YA’s insurance broker, Bob Masterman offers $10m cover for $230 with $500 excess.

Rob reports that Laser sailors who insure with Club Marine can get an extension to their policy to cover up to $500,000 public liability with $1,000 excess.  The amount they charge will depend on the type of policy you already have and may be around $150.

Rob is in discussion with Bob Masterman for a price on a lower liability policy, matching the NoR requirement, with a lower premium. We will keep you informed on progress.

Problem with NB Entries for Woollahra

Laura Caldecoat advises that there is a problem with NB’s web site which is preventing entries being accepted for the Sprint Series at Woollahra. They are working to fix the problem.

Laura says that NB can take entries over the phone - 02 4340 2223, via email -  or on Sunday at  the NB Shop at Woollahra Sailing Club.

Woollahra Round 2 of NBSailsports Sprint Series

NBWoollahraThe NB Sailsports Winter Sprint Series continues this Sunday 29th June 23, 2014 at Woollahra Sailing Club, Vickery Avenue, Rose Bay.

The normal Woollahra Winter Pointscore racing will be on the same course as the Lasers and with the first warning signal at 10 am.

The Woollahra Winter Pointscore sailing instructions will be used for this Round and are posted on the notice board in the ground foyer of the Woollahra Club and can be found on .

Sailors should make themselves aware of the courses and course designation symbols displayed on the starting boat transom.

An entry/sign-on point will be located in the club foyer on the ground floor.

 About the NBSailsports Winter Sprint Series

The series will be held with 3 races at each of 5 venue 12 will count for the overall result so you can miss one venue and still get a respectable score.

The participation raffle prizes include a free trade in on your old boat for a brand new Laser. Each race completed gains the participant a raffle ticket, the more races you complete, the greater your chances of being the holder of the winning ticket that will be drawn at the final event at Double Bay Sailing Club. Other prize draw prizes include; new spars, sails, tillers and ropes.

Entry is $20 which can be placed online by credit card with NB Sailsports here or in cash at the venue. If you are sailing over from another club best to enter online as notes can get pretty soggy on a Laser and the starters don’t have EFTPOS. You can call on and off at the starters boat.

The Notice of Race for the Series is here.

Laser Price Increases from 1 July

flying$NBSailsports advise that Laser prices are going up on 1st July.

They say that everything is going up and give examples:

  • Sail from $583 to $670
  • Centreboard from $670 to $770.50
  • Lower masts are going up around $45

NBSailsports say that the prices reflect cost increases on the builder PSA from commodities, shipping and production cost increases and a weaker $AUD. Again quoting NBSailsports “part prices haven’t gone up in years and were overdue”

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