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Sailing to debut in Invictus
Games Sydney 2018
For the first time sailing is one of the
11 sports to feature in the Invictus Games
which for 2018 will be held in Sydney from
The host venue for the Sailing competition
from 19-21 October will be the CYCA who
have been working together with RSYS, RPAYC
The Sailing Base will host competitors,
families and the media as the boats are
prepared and head around to Farm Cove for
the competition. Exact times and location of
the course will be weather dependent, and
the on-water management will be handled by
the RPAYC. After racing concludes, the medal
ceremony will take place at the Sailing Base.
The Invictus Games is an international
multi-sport event open to wounded, injured
and sick ser ving personnel and veterans
set up by Prince Harry to promote the
importance of sport and physical activity in
the rehabilitation journey of wounded, injured
and ill ser vice members and veterans.
The Sydney Games will attract more than
500 competitors from 18 nations to compete
in 11 adaptive sports with events being held
across Greater Sydney, including Sydney
Olympic Park and Sydney Harbour.
Sailing is a free event, and you can watch
the action onshore around Farm Cove or on
water outside the exclusion zone.
NSW RL24 State Titles
The first NSW RL24 state titles was sailed
in 1977 and now 41 years later, the 2018 -2019
NSW RL24 State Titles will be held at Kogarah
Bay Sailing Club on the Georges River.
This year’s Titles will be held on 17-18
November 2018. It will be the first time
that Kogarah Bay Sailing Club has hosted a
complete state title series for RL24s. Plans
are underway to include around the buoys
racing in Kogarah Bay as well as longer race
out into Botany Bay. All owners are welcome
Further details can be found at website:
www.rlyachts.net or contact Colin Boylan
on 0427 273 084.
Yacht & Sports Boat
The Australian Sailing National Trailable
Yacht & Sports Boat Championship (for
those boats with an ATYSBR CBH rating),
will be hosted and conducted by the Royal
Yacht Club of Victoria on the weekend 3-4
November 2 018.
Trailable Yachts and Sports Boats from
all over Australia are expected to attend
this event, which is rotated around the
eastern seaboard states annually. The 2017
Championship was conducted at Port Kembla
Sailing Club, Lake Illawarra NSW, and the 2019
Championship will be hosted by a Queensland
The Championship will be sailed in two
divisions, with a division for Trailable Yachts
and a division for Sports Boats. The regatta
will be governed by the Australian Trailable
Yacht & Sports Boat Rule, of which Australian
Sailing is the custodian.
Notice of Race and Entry Form are available
on the RYCV website at: - https://rycv.com.
Illawarra YC Lord Mayor’s
The Illawarra Yacht Club will focus on
Sonata class yachts at the Lord Mayor’s
Regatta to be held at the Illawarra Yacht Club
on 10-11 November 2018.
The regatta has been sailed continuously
since 1985 and usually attracts about 20
trailable yachts from Sydney, the South Coast
of NSW and the ACT. At the Illawarra Yacht
Club there are three Sonata Class yachts that
Contact Colin Boylan TY Chairperson on:
AWBF Boats Afloat
registrations to close
The MyState Australian Wooden Boat
Festival (8-11 February 2019) is coming up
fast and festival organisers want to be sure
that boat owners don’t miss out on registering
because they have overlooked the dates.
Expressions of interest close for Boats
Afloat, that is boats actually in the water
at the festival, will close on Monday 14
The General Manager of the MyState
Australian Wooden Boat Festival, Mr Paul
Cullen, said there is still space available
but owners should get their applications in
“Our featured nation this year is the United
States, and they are coming in strength,”
Cullen said. “ Three 40ft containers full of
classic wooden boats to display, and around
35 shipwrights, presenters and craftspeople
are coming from the USA. We want to show the
best Australia has to offer to complement this
effort from our friends in the States.
“ So our message is ‘don’t let the side
down – we need your participation’! ”
Boat owners wishing to register for Boats
Ashore, that is boats displayed on trailers or in
cradles, have a little more time up their sleeves
with entries closing on Monday 16 January 2019.
Website link for registrations is: http://
Sir James Hardy event
ambassador for 2019
Festival of Sails
Former Olympian and
America’s Cup hero Sir
James Hardy will return
to the Festival of Sails in
2019, as ambassador of
the three-day regatta from
Sir James will be a
guest speaker of the Royal
Geelong Yacht Club at the
Skipper’s Breakfast on
Sunday, Januar y 27, 2019.
Sir James represented Australia at two
Olympics (1964 and 1968) and was an America’s
Cup skipper three times (1970, 1974 and 1980).
He also competed in four Admiral’s Cup Ocean
In 1983, when Australia 2 won the America’s
Cup, finally breaking the New York Yacht Club’s
132 year hold on the Cup, Sir James was the
back-up skipper and mentor to skipper John
Bertrand. Bertrand had been in Sir James’s
crew in each of his three earlier America’s Cup
Hardys Wines, the global wine company
started in 1853 by Sir James’ great-grandfather
Thomas Hardy will be the official wine sponsor
for the 2019 Festival of Sails.
“ The Festival of Sails is a wonderful event
and I am looking forward to being a part of the
2019 celebrations in Geelong. I love Corio Bay,”
Sir James said.
Festival of Sails website: www.festivalofsails.
The 1908 Motor Boat Protex, commonly
known as the ‘Soap Boat’, will be participating
for the first time in this year’s Davistown Putt
Putt Regatta, with a Kelvin J2 engine pushing
her along at 6 knots, she will be one of the star
attractions at the regatta from 19-21 October.
At the completion of the regatta Protex
will proceed under motor to Brooklyn, located
on the waters of the beautiful Hawkesbury
River, here she will undertake cruises for SHF
members and their guests. She last plied the
waters of Woy Woy, Toukley and the Hawkesbur y
River as a ferry in the 1970s under lease to the
late Master, Terry Hodgson.
In assisting to make Protex’s visit possible,
I would like to thank the generosity of the
Davistown Regatta Committee, owners of
Woolwich Dock, Koolewong Marina, Fenwick’s
Marina, boats by road Pty Ltd, Central Coast
Ferries & Dangar Island Ferries.
Alan Stannard, Master, M.B . Protex
SHF’s Protex to ply
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