Weekly Aussie Sailing news – Oct 28th

Brett Gibson October 28, 2013 0
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/farrforty.australia

Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/farrforty.australia

Tasmanian’s blitz the 1st leg of the Farr 40 Championship

Voodoo Chile, on charter from Lang Walker by Andrew Hunn and Lloyd Clark, has won 6 of 8 races over the weekend in the strict one-design class. As always Transfusion was in the mix on the courses sailed on Moreton Bay. The Fleet will head south for the next leg of the Championship when they race for the One Design Cup at Middle Harbour YC.

537264_671755259502011_1559102550_nDiscover Sailing Day another success

Making it easy to get into a boat and have a go Discover sailing Day has become an institution over the past few years. With more and more Clubs getting on board each year there is are more and more opportunities for beginners throughout November – Check the Discover Sailing Site for your nearest Club



Photo Credit: Balmain sailing Club

Photo Credit: Balmain sailing Club

The Historic Balmain Regatta attracts 130 boats.

What a great day of sailing we had at the 2013 Balmain Regatta. 130+ boats, with many more spectators following the fleet. A delayed start with some fickle wind – then it started to fill in very nicely and sailing got underway. From 12 Metres, Modern go fast yachts to Classics – the Balmain Regatta lived up to its traditions – a fun day down the river at the Balmain Sailing Club. The party started just before the waterman’s race with The Cope Street Parade, and music spilled out around the sailing club and all the locals turned up. – Words: Balmain Sailing Club

Team Australia wins the Coastal Classic in NZ.

It might not be the Bledisloe Cup but any win in NZ is a good one. Especially when you beat a Boat that has won the last three editions of the race.  The 119nm Race took Team Australia 18:15.44. Team Vodafone finished in 18:52:34. The two boats will next line up in an Exhibition race for the Sydney to Hobart on Dec 26th.

84 entries have been received by CYCA for the Sydney to Hobart

So far, Australian entries have been received from NSW, Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia.

Originally expecting a fleet of around 80 yachts, the CYCA is now anticipating at least 90 yachts will be on the start line for the 628 nautical mile race which starts at 1.00pm AEDT on Boxing Day.  Entries for the Rolex Sydney Hobart 2013 close on Friday 1 November 2013 at 1700hrs AEDT. Words – CYCA



Finally – A note from Skiffie  - A sad loss to the sailing community – Vale Ian Souter.

I first remember meeting Super when he brought his kids up to Brisbane for a Manly Junior regatta, and have immense respect for his contributions to our great sport. The Historical Skiff road trips to Brisbane 18 Footers Sailing Club just won’t be the same without Super being one of the lead instigators of that rather derogatory song about the Brisbane River mud :-P.

Fair winds and following seas Super!
- Skiffie