Archive for August 2015

Final NB Sailsports Sprint Series

The NB Sailsports Winter Sprint Series concluded in very Spring like conditions at Double Bay Sailing Club on Saturday 29th August.

Results for the day are below:

The final series results are here for Standard and Radial and here for 4.7′s.

NB Sailsports Sprint Series Double Bay 29th August

DBSC_flagThe final three races of the NB Sailsports Sprint Series will be at Double Bay Sailing Club on 29th August. The first race will be 1.00pm.

After racing we will draw for the winner of the fabulous NB Sailsports  prizes which include a new Laser upgrade.

Entry is $20 and you can enter using a credit card on the NB Sailsports web site here or using cash on the day at DBSC.

The results for the series to date are here and the Sailing Instructions for DBSC are here.

DBSC Commodore Luke Parker extends the following invitation to all Laser sailors.

On behalf of all at DBSC, I’d encourage Laser sailors from far and wide to join us for the final leg of the 2015 NB Sprint Series.  

We’ll be racing on Sydney Harbour, not far from the Bridge, the City, the Harbour Islands and Fort Denison.  Its a spectacular and challenging place to race.  Of course, we won’t have the harbour to ourselves, but we’ll be positioning courses to make the most of the prevailing winds with consideration of other traffic.

There’s an abundance of grassed rigging area, arrangements have been made for parking, our change rooms have ample hot water and the canteen will be stocked.  What more could you want?

We look forward to racing with you on 29 August.

More information on  the schedule, catering and parking arrangements are on the DBSC web site here.

Port Stephens Council Support for National Masters

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The Port Stephens Council have been supportive of many sporting events and especially sailing in the past and we thank them for their help to us for this event.

Bruce Taylor Winner of New Laser Sail

Bruce&JanBruce Taylor from Belmont 16′s won the Avalon Sailing Club raffle of a new Laser sail.

The raffle was initiated by Avalon Sailing Club to help with the costs of the replacement for the deck at the club.

The sail was generously donated by NB Sailsports. The draw was delayed to Gosford to allow Avalon to sell more tickets.

Pictured with the lucky winner is Avalon Sailing Club Commodore Jan Scholten.

NB Sailsports Sprint Series Gosford 2nd August

33 boats raced in the Gosford leg of the NB Sailsports Sprint Series on Sunday 2nd August. The NW breeze which was over 20 knots before the start moderated and sailors had a pleasant if tricky 6 to 12 knot wind to contend with for the three races.

On the day each of the fleets saw clean sheet wins for Jack Littlechild in 4.7′s, Finn Alaxander in Radials and, fresh from his second in the World Masters in Canada, Zac Skulander in the Standards. The full results for the day are at here.

The five venue series will conclude at Double Bay on Saturday 29th August. On that day the draw will be made for the NB Sailsports prizes including a new Laser trade (your old boat for a brand new Laser). Tickets for the draw are won by participating and performance in the series. The results for the series to date are at here.

Thanks to R.O. Brian Baker, starter Bill Bollard and the GSC volunteers who ran the event and the after race sausage sizzle.

There are photos below of the clear winners at Gosford and some more on the water pictures here.

FinnAlexander JackLittlechild ZacSkulander