Archive for July 2014
This is always a great event and RQYS will make everyone very welcome. Right at the Club there is motel and dormitory accommodation. Other accommodation options are in the guide here.
You can enter online here or fill out the entry form contained in the Notice of Race and mail to the address listed.
The Belmont leg of the NBSailSports Sprint Series on Sunday saw a SSW wind which was from 11 to 16 knots and nice sailing conditions except for the temperature of 14 degress and wind chill 11 degrees. Everyone was pretty well rugged up but still appreciated the beautiful hot shower at the end. Part of the fabulous Belmont 16′s sailing facilities.
Three half hour, two lap, windward and return races were completed with nearly all boats sticking it out despite the cold.
In the 4.7′s Noah Taylor surprised a few quick Radial and even some Standards beating them across the line. Noah won the 4.7′s on the day with two wins to series leader Jordan Makin’s one. Marlena Berzins was consistent with three third places and finished third.
Vanessa Dudley showed the way in the Radials with a first and two seconds. She holds a clear lead in the Radials in the overall series. Adam French was second after winning the first race and Peter Heywood third.
In the Standard Rigs Sean Feeney had a clean sweep and leads the series overall as well. Marcus Whitley was second just a point in front of series sponsor Rob McMillan. No favours were shown to Rob on the water though he clearly enjoyed the conditions.
Thanks to Belmont 16′s and to Jacqui Bell Sailing Manager and the volunteers who did a great job and who provide arguably the best sailing venue and facilities in the State.
The next Sprint Series will be at Gosford Sailing Club on 31st August with the first of three races at 1.00pm.
The first start is 11.00am and three races are scheduled.
You can enter online on the NBSailSports web site at: http://www.nbsailsports.com.au/store/product-list.php?pg1-cid227.html or make a $20 cash beach entry at the club on Sunday.
About the NBSailsports Winter Sprint Series
The series will be held with 3 races at each of 5 venues. There will be three drops for the overall result so you can miss one venue and still get a respectable score. So far at Middle Harbour and Woollahra we have only completed three of the schedule races so the series is still wide open.
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.
The ILCA International Laser Class Association has sent a reminder about its earlier request asking district members to vote on eight Laser class rule changes. To me these rule changes seem to be non controversial, largely reflecting formally into the Laser rules arrangements or interpretations which are already in place.
Voting on these ILCA rule changes began on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 and runs until Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Voting is open to all district members – one vote per member. The results will be announced later in the year.
You can see the issues and vote online by clicking on the link here.