Another West Aussie SBS Profile and one of only three recipients of the Personality of the Regatta Trophy. You see from below that Mitch de Vries is a man of few words, so we can assume the award was won on a number of criteria. From memory it had something to do with a port bottle, grocery shopping and a Port/Starboard incident. Luckily he is a man of few words so we can publish the full time line photos of the P/S for the first time. The Ducks Nuts was built by Mitch and President Evan and she is a magic machine. She will competing in her second ASBA Nationals in January. Continue Reading →
The Australian Sports Boat Association Annual General Meeting is to be held on Thursday the 2nd of January at the Fremantle Sailing Club. This is day 1 of the 2014 Nationals.
All financial members have a chance to make submissions and vote on the agenda items, whether you are at the meeting or not. If you want to allocate your proxy, it’s handy to discuss with your proxy how you want to vote on items in the agenda. Continue Reading →
Starting to line up a few West Aust SBS Profiles before the Nationals start in a few short weeks. Greg is new to the fleet after having seen Hot Gossip in the For Sale Section of the ASBA web site (see it does work) and then moving the boat from South Aust to West Aust. He is doing the 2014 Nationals which will be his first ASBA event in this great little machine. As with all new to the fleet, please say hello and make Greg and his family crew welcome – he needs a nickname before the end of the regatta. Well done guys and welcome to the fleet. Continue Reading →
Sam in South Aust is offering his E780 Troppo up For Sale.
One of the most versatile sportsboats made. Race on Saturday, cruise on Sunday.
The boat is one of the lightest and fastest E780′s made. SMS weight 846 kg rating 0.818
Hull was totally refit in 2010/11 faired (including foils) and resprayed. All new fittings including Lowrance 880 VHF (with DSC) with integrated FM radio. Continue Reading →
Racing this weekend in Sydney at the SASC Sports Boat Regatta.
There are a couple of entries so far and this is a great chance to sail on the same patch of water as the 2014 NSW States Titles in Feb and maybe the same water as the 2015 Nationals.
As with all the events ASBA has put together with interested clubs, they only exist if you turn up and give it a go.
On offer for you is a mix of passage racing on Saturday with up to 4 windward leeward courses on Sunday.
Any questions, crew that want a ride, or owners looking for crew, please email email@example.com
NOR and online entry form are here
GET OFF THE COUCH AND COME FOR A SAIL.
We did a build story back in August on this machine owned by George Kompolthy and designed by John Biddlecombe – original story here.
Weight has come in around 800kgs which is close to expectations. The boat seems to be a mix of old and new ideas with some nice lines. Note the scoop on the stern and the wing attachments. Hull is 8.5m long and 3.5m wide with the wings in place. Continue Reading →
The AGM Agenda is presently being compiled for release next week.
ASBA holds it’s AGM as part of the National Titles event and is currently set down for the evening of the 2nd of January in Fremantle (Day 1 of the Nationals). The full agenda and proxy form will be published/emailed to all members next week but now is the time to get your two cents worth on the table or put your put your hands up for a position on the Executive. Continue Reading →