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Blues Point Yacht Club
If you enjoy yachting on Sydney
Harbour but have an urge to try racing, or
if you’re a seasoned racer wanting to join a
small, competitive fleet, Blues Point Yacht
Club could be just what you’re looking for.
This small, friendly Club began racing
in 1978 and conducts 18 events throughout
the year including 15 point score races, an
Xmas cruise and BBQ, and an annual cruise
to Pittwater staying overnight, so there’s
plenty of opportunity to demonstrate your
Races are held about every third week-
end, and after each race, participants gather
at the “club house” (the Blues Point Hotel)
for friendly post-mortems and prize-giving.
BPYC is affiliated to Yachting NSW and
membership and racing fees are extremely
BPYC is happy to welcome new
members, interested skippers should
contact the Commodore, Ross Heyder,
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, phone or
SMS 0412 096 090.
Georges River Sailing
Club to host 2016 NSW
Building upon the success of the 2015
New South Wales Youth Championships,
Georges River Sailing Club has been
announced as the host for the 2016 regatta
to be held from 1-3 October.
Several hundred competitors and more
than 350 boats are expected to descend
upon the waters of Botany Bay over the
October long weekend to compete in over
ten classes. Sailors come from every State
and Territory in Australia for the NSW
Youth Championships, making it one of the
biggest State Championships in Australia.
The Notice of Race will be online mid-
June with entries taken online so book it into
your calendar now. Australian Sailing Team
Performance Manager, Mark Robinson
said that the State Youth Championships
provide a pivotal stepping stone for athletes
to put their best foot forward and for
coaches to identify that talent.
“ It is a great opportunity for our coaches
to get out and amongst the up and coming
youth sailors while providing competitors
with necessary facilities to do what they
enjoy, sailing,” Robinson said.
More at http://www.ynswyouthchamps.
2018 Melbourne to Osaka
The Organizing Committee for the 2018
Melbourne to Osaka Double-Handed Yacht
Race has published the Preliminary Notice
of Race for the next race due to start in Port
Philip Bay in March 2018.
It is anticipated a fully subscribed fleet
of 25 yachts will be at the race start for
5,500nm journey, during which yachts will
encounter multiple weather systems and
seasons as they cross the Pacific Ocean
from south to north.
First run in 1987 to celebrate the 150th
anniversary of the opening of the Port of
Osaka the race will be run for the eighth
time in 2018 to coincide with the 40th
anniversary of the Melbourne Osaka Sister-
Timed to avoid both the end of the
Cyclone season in theSouthernHemisphere
and the beginning of the Typhoon season
in the Northern Hemisphere yachts race
first through Bass Strait and then turn
north to pass between the Solomon Islands
and Papua New Guinea on their way to the
equator. There they face the challenges
of The Doldrums. On their final leg they
complete their journey backwards through
the seasons to meet the Japanese spring
at the finishing line in Osaka.
The race record is held by Wild Thing
who completed the race in a little under
26 days 21 hours in 1995.
More info at <http://www.orcv.org.au/
Hosted by RMYC Toronto from 19 -21s t
August the regatta is open to all vessels
built by Northshore yachts, including
Northshore 27, 31, 33, 34, 37, 38, 46 &
variants. Cole 19, 23 & Santana 30.
A Novelty/Invitation race will be held
for all boats on Friday 19th August with
a handicap start by type (NS 27, 31, 33
etc), around a bay course. The race will be
non-spinnaker, sailing in this race is not
compulsory for entry to the Championship,
and finish position in this race will not
affect the Championship.
It is intended that there will be a total
of four championship races sailed for
Spinnaker division and Non-Spinnaker
All effort will be made to accommodate
boats requiring berthing.
For further information contact: RMYC
Toronto, Ph 02 4959 2051 <info@
Unique Vehicle Show
The Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken
Bay at Newport is staging the 9th Annual
Unique Vehicle Show on Sunday 24th
Event Organiser Rob Brown said
he is working closely with the Pittwater
Motor Enthusiasts Association and their
members, who will be show casing some of
the rarest motor vehicles, bikes and engines
dating as far back as the early 1900s.
“Adding even more colour and flare to
what has been a fantastic array of motoring
history over the last seven years here at
RMYC, the show will incorporate a new
category, a selected number of moderns
from the year 2000 through to the present
day,” Brown said.
There will be over 60 vehicles on
display including beautifully restored
vintage cars, classics, sports cars, hot
rods, motorcycles, working engines and
models in the waterfront car park at the
Royal Motor Yacht Club, 46 Prince Alfred
Parade, Newport. 10am till 3.00pm.
Contact RMYC tel: 9997 5511.
Australian Wooden Boat
Already 158 “high-quality” applications
have been received from wooden boat
owners around Australia and overseas
for the 12th MyState Australian Wooden
Boat Festival (AWBF) in Hobart from 10 -13
“Among our early applications we have
had 21 from NSW, 15 from Victoria, 13 from
Queensland, one from Western Australia
and two from overseas,” the festival’s
General Manager, Mr Paul Cullen, said.
“ We’re pleased to see that eight of the
interstate boats that were forced to turn
back in 2015 because of shocking weather
conditions are having another crack at the
Bass Strait. There are some very determined
skippers out there.”
Expressions of interest for the ‘boats-
afloat’ section of the AWBF are accepted
up until 17 October.
For registrations and all the up-to-
date details, visit the AWBF website at
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