Archive for August 2016

NB Sailsports Winter Sprints Double Bay

NB LogoThe final leg of the NB Sailsports Winter Sprint Series was held at Double Bay SC on Saturday 27th August.

The wind gods were finally kind with an 8 knot NE breeze springing up an hour after the scheduled start time enabling the running of the three scheduled races.

52 boats competed.

Results for the three races at Double Bay are HERE and for the five races of the series HERE. Due to the tight finishing there may be a few boats missed. If you are one of these please let us know by sending a message from HERE.

Josh Kirton was the lucky winner of the NB Sailsports new Laser trade. Josh has Laser 207197 so not such a big upgrade for him as for some previous winners of the great NB prize  but no doubt appreciated none the less.

Final NB Sailsports Sprint Event Saturday 27th August

NB LogoThe final NB Sailsports Winter Sprint Series will be held at Double Bay Sailing Club on Saturday 27th August.

The Sailing Instructions for the event are HERE. The first of the scheduled three races warning will be at 1.00pm. A briefing will be held at DBSC at 12.00pm.

Entries can be placed with NB Sailsports HERE or in cash at the club on race day. Entry is $20.

The draw for the fabulous NB Sailsports prizes, including a new Laser trade, and the presentation will be as soon as possible after racing at around 4.30pm. There will be a BBQ at the same time.

Sailors rigging at Double Bay can park their cars at the Double Bay School across Steyne Park from the DBSC. The cost is $10.

Competitors who are sailing over from other clubs should enter online on the NB Sailsports site HERE and should sign on and off via SMS to mobile 0409 391 304. Please include sail number and name in the SMS message.

Other information about the event and DBSC logistics are HERE.

Congratulations to Australian Olympic Sailors in Rio

Tom_Burton_Rio_2Well done all the AST in Rio. In particular Tom Burton for his nerves of steel win in the Lasers which you can see in summary on Youtube HERE. Tom overcame a 10 point lead held by Croatian Tonci Stipanovic going into the double points medal race to win by 2 points. Sam Meech from New Zealand won the bronze medal.

You can see the post Olympics interview for Laser World HERE.

In the Radials Ashley Stoddart made it into the medal race and finished 3rd in that race and 9th overall. The Women’s gold medal was won by Dutch sailor Marit Bowmeester from Ireland’s Annalise Murphy and Anne-Marie Rindom from Denmark.

You can see the full results of all the Olympic Sailing HERE.

Rio Olympic Sailing

Rio_LogoThe sailing in Rio starts at 2.00am tomorrow AEST.

We wish our Laser sailors Tom Burton and Ashley Stoddart and all the Australian sailors good luck for the event. Australian Sailing’s site with information on the Australian Sailing Team is HERE.

The schedule for the sailing events and the course locations are HERE.

You can follow the sailing results for all the classes on the World Sailing site HERE or on the Olympic site HERE

You can see the action with Channel 7′s free and premium coverage on the net HERE , free to air on Channel 7 or via 7′s Android or iOS apps.

World Sailing has a sailing tracker site with links to 2D and 3D tracking HERE. There is a 3D tracker app for tablets at iOS Android.

Rio is 13 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time. You can check the time in Rio HERE.

Another Drifter for NBSS Series at RSYS

nbsailsportslogoIn winter lately it seems it is either blowing the oysters off the rocks or flat calm. The 30 would be starters for the NBSS round three at Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron experienced the latter in spades on Sunday with most boats towed to the start and then towed home after racing was called off by RO Rob Lowndes.

A nice day of drifting around Kurraba and Cremorne Points and on water socialising replaced the normally very competitive racing.

The final three races of the series will be held at Double Bay Sailing Club on Saturday 27th August. The draw for the new Laser and the series prizes will occur after sailing on that day.

All the sailors who entered the RSYS and the Georges River NBSS events (both of which saw no races completed) will receive a ticket in the draw for each event. Thus, with only two races run at Middle Harbour, if you  sail at Double Bay you will still have a good chance to win a prize.