Monthly Archives: May 2015
The next round of the NB Sailsports Winter Sprint Series is on Sunday 31st May hosted from Avalon Sailing Club. The rigging and sign on and off location will be at Sand Point Palm Beach on Sand Point Lane off Iluka Road and Woorak Roads. You can see the location by clicking the link here.
The sailing course will be off Sand Point and will be windward leeward with three races. The first race warning will be at 11.00am.
As usual you can enter online, paying by credit card, on NB Sailsports web site here or by beach entry in cash at Sand Point. Entry fee is $20.
After racing results, a sausage sizzle and a drink will be available at Avalon Sailing Club. There will be a raffle for a new Laser sail drawn on the day at ASC.
The fleet has grown from three boats five years ago to more than 20 each race. With the races being at the end of the week, there’s a casual but competitive atmosphere with everyone heading over to NCYC bar afterwards for a beer or “Laser burger”.
The club has built a launch pontoon off the end of one of its piers to give easy access into the harbour. The fleet has experienced phenomenal growth over the past three seasons due to the relaxed atmosphere, location and timing of the races.
During daylight saving the NCYC races are from 5.30pm and are usually finished by 7.30pm, or sunset, at the latest. The series starts on the first Friday after daylight savings begins i.e. 9th October this year.
Entries are now open for both the Australian Open Laser Championship at Belmont 16′s 27 December 2015 to 4 January 2016 and the Australian Laser Masters Championship 12th to 15th February 2016 at Port Stephens Sailing & Aquatic Club.
You can get the Notices of Race and information as well as place entries on the dedicated event web sites:
Due to unfortunate storm damage at Middle Harbour Amateur Sailing Club the second round of the NB Sailsports Sprint Series on 31st May 2015 has been moved from MHASC to Avalon Sailing Club. The first start not before 11.00am. The revised Notice of Race is here.
The sailing will take place in the area off Sand Point. Launching is recommended at Sand Point, where plenty of trailer and car parking is available just adjacent to Iluka Road. For those that are familiar with it – this is the beach where the Hobies usually race.
Following racing a sausage sizzle and bar will operate at Avalon Sailing club and we would like to encourage sailors to come along and share in the après sail fun. To this end NB Sailsports will be running a raffle for a sail – with the proceeds going to the refurbishment of the club.
Jan Scholten is the commodore at Avalon S.C. He can provide additional information and can be contacted on 0418 245 902.
MHASC are working to repair the damage to the club. The club sustained damage to flooring, launching ramp, piles and now has a change room with a sea view. There is information on the storm damage and the club activities on their web site here.