Monthly Archives: September 2014

NBSailSports Sprint Series Double Bay 20th September

60 Lasers and two Finns competed in the NBSS final three races at Double Bay SC.

The three races complete the NBSS Sprint Series with the overall winners being

  • Sean Feeney MHASC in the Standards
  • Vanessa Dudley also from MHASC Radial
  • Jordan Makin Gosford SC 4.7

The full results for the NBSailSports Sprint Series are here.

There was plenty of wind , wind shifts and excitement on the day. The winners were:

1. Marcus Whitley 1,1,3
2. Matt Wenke 3,3,1
3. Mark Bethwaite 2,2,5

1. Stuart Penderleith 2,3,1
2. FinnAlexander 1,2,6
3. Dennis Kulmann 6,1,3

1. Jordan Makin 3,1,1
2. Nathan Bryant 2,3,3
3. Marlena Berzins 1,2,DNF

The full results for the day are here.

Thanks to Luke Parker and the team at Double Bay Sailing Club for the great organisation both on and off the water. Thanks especially to Ashley Deacon for managing the event desk.

Fittingly the draw for the new Laser trade in was won by Daryl Lawrence from Double Bay Sailing Club. Daryl’s current boat is 163892 and a new Laser will be  a long desired step up for him. The fitting name for Darryl’s old boat is Fluke.

Other draw winners were;

  • New Laser Sail Peter Stephinson
  • Top and Bottom Laser Sections Alan Downes
  • Top Mast Section Ryan McLoughlan

NBSailSports Sprint Series Double Bay Sat 20th Sept


The NBSailSports Winter Sprint Series concludes on Saturday 20th September, 2014 at Double Bay Sailing Club, Bay Street Double Bay.

There will be three races with the first warning signal at 1.00pm. There will be a briefing at 12.00 noon. The Sailing Instructions are online here.  There are also links and information on the Double Bay Sailing Club web site here.

Entry is $20 which can be placed online by credit card with NBSailsports here or in cash at Double Bay Sailing Club on race day. You will need to sign on and off however DBSC will accept call on and off at the start boat for those sailors who are rigging elsewhere around the Harbour. You will need to have entered online if you plan to sail over to DBSC as there are no credit card payment facilities on the start boat and wet banknotes are not accepted either.

The results for the series after 9 races are here.

There will be a BBQ after racing and the presentation of prizes and the draw for the fabulous NBSailSports new Laser. Don’t miss it.

Australian Youth Open & Masters Championships 2015

AusYouth2015Online Registrations are now Open for the 2015 Australian Youth Championships to be run from 6th to 10th January 2015 at Fremantle Sailing Club. Registration can take place via this link 2015 Australian Youth Championships Online Entry.

Entries received before 5pm, 15th October 2014 will go in a draw to win a Go Pro Hero3+ Black Camera.

The Notice of Race for the event is here.




Entry for the Laser Open and Masters National Championships at Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club between 27 December 2014 to 4 January 2015 is also open here.

The Notice of Race for this event is here.



Bart’s Bash at Narrabeen Lakes SC

The Laser fleet at Narrabeen Lakes Sailing club is one of hundreds of Clubs around the world
participating in a global sailing race and fund raising event on Sunday 21 September 2014. One of the other aims is to get the Guinness world record for the Largest Sailing Race in 24 hours (Multiple Venues). Gold and Silver medalist Bart Simpson died in tragic circumstances during a training accident for the last America’s Cup. The Foundation is a registered charity and the money raised is to be used to transform the lives of young people through sailing.

Narrabeen Lakes Sailing Club considers Bart’s Bash a great event to be part of and has 15 Lasers, often with more women than guys sailing a mixture of radials and standard rigs and races on Sunday afternoons.

Refer to for more information. The Club would welcome any other Lasers that would like to join us on the day. Please contact Peter Chapman at and see Club information at

NB SailSports Sprint Series Gosford 31st August

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Radial sailor Vanessa Dudley 199098 giving some hurry up to the Standard Rigs

On an uncharacteristic sunny day but with light winds 40 Lasers and a solitary Finn completed three races of the NBSailSports Series at Gosford on the last day of winter Sunday 31st August.

The start was delayed 30 minutes in the hope that the predicted 7 knot SE’er would kick in. It was a very slow first work but after that the light southerly (circa 6 knots) did grace us allowing, but just, the three scheduled races to be run. The last start at 3.00pm was achieved with the help of the black flag after two general recalls.

The Standard rigs were won on the day by Nicholas Skulander who had two wins from the three starts. Runner up on the day was Italian visitor Lorenzo Cerretelli with a 1,2 and 4 he was just in front of local Jack Sprague with three thirds. Sean Atherton retains his series lead going into the final three heats which will be held at Double Bay SC on 20th September.

In the Radials John Smidmore won narrowly from Zac Skulander with series leader Vanessa Dudley a few points back in third. Jordan Makin won the 4.7′s.

Results for the day are here and the almost final series results are here.

Thanks to Gosford Sailing Club and especially Brian Baker (organiser and course layer) and Bill Bollard (start boat).

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