This Wednesday is the series final of the Jane Brook Wine Midweek Autumn Series and Pinocchio tells me it’s going to be a day for shorts and sunscreen. Not a race to be missed!
Friday marks the final of the DF95 Autumn Series with the start of the Winter Series next week.
This Sunday belongs to the Off The Beach Boats namely 125, Flying Fifteen, Pelican, Windsurfer LT and Bic Techno classes. Volunteers are encouraged to get out on the water and help with the running of these Winter Series races. Please contact Sailing Administrator email
For your convenience, the Notice to Mariners issued by the Department of Transport for the Swan and Canning Rivers can be found at the bottom of this weekly newsletter. There is a current notice regarding a sunken yacht near the Raffles Hotel. Be reassured this boat is not in the racing area and has been marked with an isolated danger mark. Click here to view the vessel location.
Still on river marks, the mark at Bond Spit has been changed from a pink pimple buoy to a yellow club mark. Click here for a photo.
The Australian Womens Match Racing Championship has been postponed to the same time next year due to the current Covid situation around the country. A media release on this postponement is available here. The good news is that a State Womens Match Racing event will be conducted in it’s place this September. More on this soon.
Another reminder to diarise is the next Information Night session on Safety at Sea by Warren Erasmus on Tuesday 27 July. Most will know that when Warren talks about safety, you won’t leave without having learnt something new. If you want to be prepared for those little emergencies at sea of anywhere for that matter, be sure to attend this one. Entry is free but please register. Scroll down for details.
Attention Midweek sailors: Just as a general bit of advice, following the start and when the RPYC boats are charging down towards Foam Buoy for the first time, do try to keep well clear of that area otherwise your pleasant afternoon sail could turn into a real demolition derby. We want to avoid ugly scenes like this, so after rounding Sampson Spit, pass Foam Buoy (55) to starboard and stay safe.
Alright, that’s it. Let’s roll! Hey, let’s be careful out there.
Notice to Competitors
Please keep checking here for important race information for both Keelboats and Off The Beach Boats.
Thinking about venturing along the coast this summer? Then do yourself a favour and find out how to do it safely by coming along to listen to the Safety at Sea information session by Warren Erasmus. The session will go over how to manage an emergency whilst cruising including handling fire extinguishers.
For further information and to register, please click here.
2021 AUSTRALIAN SAILING AWARDS – NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN
Nominations for the 2021 Australian Sailing Awards have now opened. giving clubs and club members the opportunity to be recognised for outstanding achievements and contributions to the sailing community across the past year. For more information and to nominate, please click here.
RACE OFFICIALS TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
Australian Sailing have secured funding to present a range of free training seminars for the following official roles:
If this interests you, please click here for course details.
WINTER RULES SESSIONS
Attention all Keelboat, Off the Beach Boats and boards, your Rules session “workshops” commence in June 2021.
Years ago, the rules sessions were Lectures, which later became a mix of Lecture/Tutorial. This year we will be changing to a Workshop/Tutorial format. We have a constant core of sailors who have been advancing their rules knowledge every year & the new format will enable these Core sailors to keep advancing & not get bored.
The “Core” sailors consist of a range of demographics. I would like the experienced sailors to step up and present their tactics and how they use their knowledge & the rules to advance around the course. Then the group can discuss both the tactics and the relevant rules.
The sessions will start at 1800 & last for one hour. It will be beneficial to come to every session as every session will be different & you will be expanding your knowledge from one week to the next. If you cannot attend every week, that is OK, because each week is a stand alone session.
This group has a strong bond which has been created over the years & I hope that experienced sailors who have not attended will come to the sessions to assist & mentor others. Experienced sailors need competition!!!!!
Experienced Sailors we need your assistance so that everyone will benefit and the less experienced Sailors, it is time to get into the heads of the boats at the front!
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JANE BROOK WINES MIDWEEK AUTUMN SERIES
A Keelboat series of races consisting of 4 divisions under jib and main only. There are 4 series in one season – Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring. A very popular event during the week that keeps on rolling on month to month all year round.
Held on selected Sundays during the winter months, this series is often used as an opportunity for training in preparation for the summer season. Consisting of three divisions, with Spacesailer 27s combined with Division 2 and H28s combined with Division 3. Racing on Club Courses with spinnakers. End of series prizes this year will be generously supplied by our new Frostbite Sponsor, The Good Grocer.
Skippers, please note that your Equipment Audit Forms have now expired as of June 30. To be eligible to compete in the new season starting from Opening Day on Oct 3, a new Equipment Form must be submitted online. Most, if not all Skippers have had their previous Audit form submitted online via YachtSafe already, so it should be relatively easy to resubmit a new form in time for your first race of the new season and the good news is that you can view your previous form in Past Audits on your YachtSafe dashboard.
The ability to replay club fleet races is now available. Try the free Yacht Bot tracking software yourself. It can be downloaded and installed on your smartphone or tablet via an App. If you interested and don’t mind taking your electronic device with you on the water, please let us know. Past races can be viewed using the button below.
An Australian Sailing (AS) Number is your unique identifier in the sport of Sailing in Australia that recognises you as a member of an affiliated club. Once you are registered in the system, you are generated:
– An Australian Sailing number
– A system username
– An online profile