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Camp Quality Cruise Day
Mark Riley will join forces with Camp
Quality for the Camp Quality Cruise Day
on Sunday, 13 November.
They are looking for boats to host a
family on board, taking them for a cruise
around beautiful Pittwater.
This is a great opportunity to allow
children and their families a chance to take
their mind off their illness and breathe in
some fun and fresh air.
“ Due to the generosity of RMYC
Newport allowing us to use their dock
and facilities for the day, we can expand
the number of boats therefore getting
more kids and their families out for an
unforgettable day,” Riley said.
It is planned to have all families arrive
at the Royal Motor Yacht Club for a 10:00am
departure, with each family partnered up
with their boat, prior to the day.
Contact Jessica; (02) 9979 7000 or email
Bayview Baths centenary
Residents of Bayview and Church Point
plan to mark the centenary of Bay view Baths
on Sunday, 20 November.
The baths were built adjacent to the
Bayview wharf, which was opened in
December 1900. The wharf was a focal
point for residents of the area and the
construction of a shark-proof swimming
pool east of the wharf added to its
The organisers are seeking old photos
of the baths. The centenary event will be
held at the pool from 11am on Sunday.
Call David Williams on 0408 608 842 or
Jenny Rosen on 9997 5920.
Don Lees classic sailing
dinghy up for grabs
Win a brand-new hand-built timber lug-
rigged sailing dinghy with all the trimmings.
The 9-foot clinker Hunky Dory built by
Don Lees is to be raffled, with all proceeds
going to the Nerang Vietnam Veterans
Men’s Shed. Prize includes delivery within
1,000km of Nerang as well as Queensland
registration for the trailer.
Tickets are still available until
Wednesday, 30 November and can be
purchased via the raffle link on the Vietnam
Veterans website: w w w.vietnamveterans.
Quantum Sails NSW J24
The J24 Class is continuing to resurface
not only in Cronulla but NSW and beyond.
What other keelboat class offers competitive
racing at a bargain price?
Entries are flowing in for what just could
be the largest gathering of J24 Class yachts in
Australia for some years from 5-6 November
at Cronulla Sailing Club.
First entry came from the ever keen Ron
Thomson from Melbourne. Simon Grain
another Sandringham YC stalwart will also
be making the journey to Cronulla.
Defending the high ground of the
Cronulla SC will be the forever young David
McKay, Yachtsman of the Year 1970-71, who
continues to celebrate his 1969/70 Moth
World Championship win; Barry Ryan with
his local crew, and Clinton Hood with his
loyal crew who have been sailing to success
in many club races.
Other competition from NSW includes
Arthur Crothers, John Crawford, Terry Wise
and reports of Sean Kirkjian gathering
teams, along with the always present Marc
Van Dinther from Botany Bay SC bringing
his gun crew.
If you own a J24 and are interested in
dusting it off and getting involved there’s
still time. Contact the NSW J24 Committee
to find out just what you need to do.
Event website: www.j24.com.au
Massive Murray Paddle
The longest paddling race of its kind
in the Southern Hemisphere, the Massive
Murray Paddle will see participants wind
their way along the picturesque Murray River
from Yarrawonga to Swan Hill, covering 404
kilometres in five days from 21-25 November.
Paddle sports are growing in popularity
with around 4,000 new paddle craft sold
across NSW each year. To promote the
importance of paddle safety among kayak,
canoe and stand-up paddle board users
Transport for NSW has put together a free
introductory online paddle safety course.
The free Paddle Sport safety course
was developed for the Australia and New
Zealand Safe Boating Education Group and
can be accessed at www.boaterexam.com/
Massive Murray Paddle website: www.
The 2016 Slake Raceboard World
Championships will be hosted by Brisbane’s
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron from 20-
This is the first Raceboard Worlds
in Australia this century. Logistically it
is challenging. Recently airlines have
increasingly closed off the option of being
able to transport a board over 3m in the
hold. So rounding up sufficient charter
equipment to meet the needs of international
competitors is a priority.
Raceboarding seems to be undergoing
somewhat of a revival of late. Dobroyd
Aquatic Club in Sydney was one of the
first sailing clubs in Australia to embrace
windsurfing, with racing introduced around
Soon it was the largest windsurfing club
in Australia with 70 sailboards. Apart from
club racing on Saturdays, the sailboards
began Wednesday twilight racing with
Daylight Saving. It’s a handicapped, off-
the-beach start, which allows for some very
close finishing. And for getting on to 30
years, the racing has been closely followed
by socialising at the local pizza emporium,
Toto’s. The restaurant is now run by the
son of the initial owner who served the first
sailboarders, but the pizzas are still as good.
Slake Raceboard Worlds website: www.
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