It’s a long story and zillions of sails – Vale Robert (Bob) McCamley

Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week 2012We have learned today of the passing of Bob McCamley from a major stroke early in the week. 

Bob only joined our fleet a few years ago when he had the Leech 650 “Slingshot” built in Noosa and has trailed it to a number of events around the country, including the ASBA Nationals of 2013 at RYCV and a few Airlie Beach Race Weeks to name a few. His major passion was for the Bay to Bay Yacht Race. Continue Reading →


Weekly Talk it Up

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Never big fans of excuses and always trying to get as much information out to the masses as possible, we thought we’d have a crack at a Weekly Talk it Up – so you know what we know.

Could be scary. Continue Reading →


Spirited but Delightful

Cadillac-3We have seen the results of Peter Chappell’s collaboration with Tasmanian Naval Architect, Fred Barrett and Windrush Yachts in Perth, Western Australia – “The Cadillac” ( last story if you missed it).

While the boat may not fit the ASBA Sports Boat criteria, the project shows off the qualities and contribution both Peter and Fred bring to sailing. Champion effort all involved.  Continue Reading →


Thompson 7 – “The Fifth Seven”

ASBA National Championships 2014When any T7 (or T boat for that matter) comes up for sale, they seem to get snapped up and are back out on the course having a ball. 

A few boats have changed hands in the last month. Zippier is heading West to Perth, Heart of Gold is heading to Bowen in Nth QLD and will be doing some ASBA events this year and the T650 Imagine is back racing on Lake Macquarie. 
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Shaw 650 – “Situation Normal”


David Mann is Gladstone, QLD is trying to find a loving home for his Shaw 650. The boat was the second production boat built in New Zealand and has a great track record at many ASBA events. The boat is in great condition and she needs a home where she can get out more often. Go for it.  Continue Reading →


Zippier dominates the 2015 ASBA National Titles

The winning crew off Zippier

The winning crew off Zippier

The Australian Sports Boat Association 2015 National Titles were wrapped up at the CYCA on Sydney Harbour yesterday with local boat Zippier (Andrew Waugh) winning the last three races of the series to secure their second ASBA National Title in three years and winners of the coveted Gill Winners Jacket.

Zippier is the only boat to have won the ASBA National crown twice in the eight year history of the Association. It was even more special for the crew who where competing at their home club with plenty of local support. Continue Reading →


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