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Multiple formats for
combined clubs Winter
racing on Sydney Harbour
The combined RSYS/SASC/RANSA
racing season begins on 6th May and ends
on 19 August.
All you need is an extra jumper. That’s
the main difference between Summer and
Winter club racing on Sydney Harbour, yet
competitive fleets during the May-August
period have always tended to diminish
Last year the Royal Sydney Yacht
Squadron, Sydney Amateur Sailing Club and
Royal Australian Naval Sailing Association
got together to tackle this problem and
came up with a combined racing program
that proved an immediate success.
A choice of three Winter series raced
6 races at roughly fortnightly intervals
• The RSYS trophy series of 12 roughly
• The RANSA series of 15 weekly races
There will be competition in up to seven
divisions including Classics and Super 30s,
in spinnaker and non-spinnaker series.
Furthering the spirit of inter-club
cooperation, the Royal Prince Edward Yacht
Club will assist with Race Management.
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Darwin to Ambon
The Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race will
start on 5th August 2017. We are expecting
in the vicinity of 20-30 boats with one crew
from Ambon itself.
The annual event is run under the
umbrella of the Sister City Program
between Ambon City and Darwin City
and is supported by the Indonesian
Ministry of Culture & Tourism & Ambon
City Government, together with the Dinah
Beach Cruising Yacht Association, the
Northern Territory Government and the
City of Darwin.
The race has 4 divisions: IRC Racing,
Premier Cruising Multihull, Premier
Cruising Monohull and a Rally Division.
Sailors of all levels are welcome to
join the race with some cruising yachts
arriving six days after the start. The south-
easterly Trade Winds provide a wonderful
spinnaker run, while the tropical waters
and magnificent archipelago provide a
spectacular place to just contemplate life.
For more information go to <www.
Museum Mariner Days
Get to be a ‘Mariner’ without going to
sea! Join the fun during the School Holidays
from 5-7 April.
Program designed for children aged
8-12 years. Adults welcome to attend and
observe. Groups of six will lake part in these
activities, which will operate at set times
by the volunteer staff.
Be part of a crew and man the “ship
to shore” goods transfer; Steer a ship
and operate from the Bridge; Experience
Morse code (as used on the Titanic); Read,
understand and send a message in signal
flags and semaphore; Get to experience
Ships Radios; Get to wear and understand
the different Life Jackets (PFDs), and
Handle and use a sextant.
Also visit HMAS Diamantina’s engine
room, learn about steam propulsion and
go beneath the ship in the dry dock floor.
com.au> or tel; 07 3844 5361.
Wet Tech Rigging J24 Short
On the coat tails of a fantastic State and
Australian Championships, the Cronulla
Sailing Club will again be hosting the Wet
Tech Rigging J24 Short Course Regatta over
the period 10-11 June.
This is the Club’s signature J24 event,
with a mix of fast close racing on the waters
of Port Hacking and Bate Bay, accompanied
by the never ending hospitality and smiles of
the Cronulla J24 sailors and ever supportive
We’re looking at between 15-20 boats
at this friendly regatta where the strict One
Design Class rules are waived. At this event
if your boat looks like a J24 you’re good to go.
This is a grassroots sailing event
supported by our local business. Thanks
to Wet Tech Rigging, Macquart Marine,
AUSSEA Sailing School, Cronulla Marina,
Spot-A-Yacht, CJ Construction, Newton
Realestate, Short Marine and Ryan Short
Contact: Mick Reynolds 0414 274 412;
Discover Sailing these
Dave McClean, CRSC Head Instructor and
a group of happy sailors.
After an extremely successful January
holiday camp, Concord and Ryde Sailing
Club is running a Learn to Sail holiday camp
from Monday 10 - Wednesday 12 April.
The three day course costs $310 and
is aimed at the entire family who are able
to swim 50m in deep water unassisted. No
previous sailing experience is necessary.
All members of the family – adults and
children – can learn to sail in this weekday
course. Juniors will train in Optimist and
Sabot sailing dinghies, and adults will train
CRSC has a comprehensive racing
programme running from September
through to April. Each Saturday afternoon,
Spirals, Tasars, NS14s, Herons, Sabots,
Catamarans and Firebugs take part in racing
on the Parramatta River between Ryde Bridge
and the Mortlake Ferry.
Contact Kay Williams 0407 437 019;
Championship at Lane
Cove over Easter
Lane Cove Sailing Club is hosting
the 82nd Australian Open 12ft Sailing
Championship from 14-17 April.
Visitors and spectators are welcome
at the Clubhouse located at Longueville
Wharf, Stuart Street, Longueville. A great
vantage point to watch is from Clarkes
Point at Woolwich.
Favourites are defending champions
Sydney Sailmakers sailed by Nick Press and
Andrew Hay representing Lane Cove Club,
Geotherm Brett Hobson and Bill Lusty sailing
for the Sydney Flying Squadron and Ghetto
Sled Richard Billet and Ben Cross from
Brisbane 18 Footers Sailing Club.
Your Move Conveyancing have
sponsored the ferry Royale on Easter
Monday for spectators to view the racing
from the water. It will leave Longueville
Wharf at 1:30pm. Tickets are free but you
will need to pick them up from the club
canteen before boarding.
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