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The Jubilee Huntingfield
A historic Jubilee Championship
event for Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s
Sesquicentennial year is to be held on
Jubilee yachts were the formation class
of the RPAYC on Pittwater with the first
race being held on the 17 December 1938
when 14 Jubilees competed. The Jubilees
formed the backbone of RPAYC racing on
Pittwater in these early days.
So it is most fitting that the RPAYC will
host the Huntingfield Cup – the Jubilees
National Championship. This is one of the
key events on RPAYC’s Sesquicentenary
calendar with a comprehensive social
itinerary and will be welcoming boats from
all around Australia.
For more details visit rpayc.com.au or
Lake Jindabyne SC –
60 years of sailing in the
Sailing in the Snowy Mountains,
started by workers of the Snowy Mountains
Scheme in 1957 with great support from
the Authority’s head Sir William Hudson,
will be celebrated over the three races of
the club’s Foundation Cup series during
Three Twilight races will be run by the
club on 4th, 11th and 18th January 2016
to mark the club’s Diamond Jubilee year.
Each race will be followed by a BBQ
dinner at the club. More information at:
Geelong’s Festival of Sails
has plenty to offer
Planning is in full swing for the 2017
Festival of Sails in Geelong, to be held from
January 21-27 – with plenty of sailing action
and shoreside entertainment.
As the largest keelboat regatta in the
southern hemisphere, the Festival of Sails
traditionally kicks off with the Passage
Race from Melbourne to Geelong – the
2017 Passage Race promises to be even
more spectacular, with Jubilee Sailing
Trust’s impressive tall ship Tenacious leading
Additions to the racing schedule in
2017, include a separate series for the
Grand Prix boats, a new extended series
for Off-The-Beach dinghies, trailable racing
classification and tall ships, alongside the
ever popular categories of Sydney 38s, VX
Ones, S80s and Cruising.
There will be free Discover Sailing
activities for the kids on Eastern Beach,
free entertainment and waterski shows in
Steampacket Garden, culinary choices and
markets all the way along the foreshore. Not
forgetting the Australia Day firework display
at the foreshore from 9.15pm onwards.
Skate Class 60th Nationals
The Skate Class will hold the 60th
Australian Title at Ceduna Sailing Club S.A .
from 29th December to 6th January 2017.
Ceduna was chosen as it is geographically
halfway between the Western Australian fleet
and the NSW fleet.
A Reunion of past and present sailors will
occur in conjunction with the title. Reunions
in NSW will occur in the New Year at St George
Sailing Club and at Toronto Sailing Club.
Murat Bay is expected to provide fresh
breezes for the traditional Australian sailing
class. The first Nationals were held 60 years
ago on the Georges River and won by Ray
Young and crewed by John Barter from NSW.
Contact: John Grant mob. 0413 843 572;
Catalina Rendezvous 2017
The 12th edition of the Catalina Owners
Lake Macquarie Rendezvous will be held
from January 13-15 at Lake Macquarie Yacht
Friday 13th – Gather at Lake Macquarie
Yacht Club, Belmont (marina pens and
moorings can be arranged). Informal get-
together/drinks Friday night.
Saturday – Catalina Cup. Fun (non-
spinnaker) race/sail around Pulbah Island.
Dinner and prize presentation Saturday night
at the club’s Crusoe’s On The Lake restaurant.
Sunday – A leisurely cruise down the
Lake and raft up at Styles Point for those who
wish to come along. An overnight extension
of this raft up is being planned by some and
should be fun like last year!
Proudly sponsored by Club Marine,
RA Mackay Yacht Brokerage and Lake
Macquarie Yacht Club. Contact: Rod
Mackay 0419 633 345, 02 4950 5706; LMYC
Belmont: 02 4945 0022
Sussex Inlet to host 27th
One of the highlights in the South Coast
sailing calendar is the Sussex Inlet and St
Georges Basin Yacht Club annual regatta to
be held the weekend of 4-5 February.
Headquarters for this popular trailable
yacht event will be the Sussex Inlet RSL
Club – the ‘fisho’s shed’ – on the river at
The sailing program will remain
unchanged from previous years – Saturday
morning briefing as soon as possible after
11am, participants then heading out onto
St Georges Basin for a Basin Chase passage
race with a start not before 1pm. An earlier
start on Sunday at 11am on the Basin for an
outside triangle course, presentation at HQ
following compilation of results.
During Saturday afternoon, social
activities will include ‘tall tales and true’
and photos of the day’s racing on the screen.
For more details check out their website
<www.sibyc.com.au> or 0408 241 130.
Sir William Hudson presenting trophies at
Invitation Regatta, Lake Eucumbene.
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