NSW State Titles & SMS Reminder

It’s almost that time of year again folks, with Airlie behind us and another summer looming it’s time to get organised and get sailing. The next ASBA event is the NSW state titles falling on the long weekend at the end of September at Botany Bay. Our apologies for the late notice via the website, we’ve had technical difficulties and some of the committee have been away overseas.

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See the event page for more details soon! http://www.asba.org.au/2017-asba-nsw-state-titles/

A reminder that for the NSW Titles and other ASBA event this year you’ll have to renew your SMS certificate for October 1st and beyond. YRS have been working on improving their website, http://www.raceyachts.org/, and are emailing reminders this year, please use their new and improved website to get your SMS revalidated!

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For Sale – Shaw 650 – Monkey Business

 

The most fun you can have on a sports boat without racks,a high speed, lean machine and the best bang for buck you’ll ever buy.  Designed by Rob Shaw and one of the original unitech builds, Monkey Business is well known (be green, be seen) and one heck of a lot of fun. Able to keep pace with later generation sportsboats as well as be competitive on handicap, she is also able to outstrip much bigger boats. She has been well cared for with a complete rig service, new halyards and new Harken blocks last year, TLC as necessary and upgrades made in a few areas. Glass, cedar, and carbon in places construction, full carbon rig, brolga turnbuckles and is generally in excellent racing condition.

A turn key entry for the ASBA NSW state titles at the end of the month!

Selling due to spending too much time doing this offshore sailing malarky.

 

Inventory

  • Regatta Sails
    • 1 x Evolution A2 (the mac daddy runner)
    • 1 x Quantum A3
    • Light / Heavy North Jib
    • Full-size North Main
  • Club Sails
    • 1 x Quantum A2
    • 1 x A3
    • Light / Heavy Quantum Jib
    • 2 x Quantum Mains
  • Bonus Sails (Everyone loves options)
    • 1 x A7 (the oh shit oh shit oh shit kite)
    • 1 x C0
  • Practise Sails
    • 1 x A2 (Patches, I won’t lie, you’ll find out why)
    • 1 x A4 (Little brother to patches…)
  • Misc Gear
    • Velocitek ProStart
    • NSW registered trailer until 2018
    • Cat 6 Safety Gear (upgradable to cat 5 easily, last held for Airlie 2016)
    • 3.5hp Tohatsu
    • Road cover + boat cover
    • New Gottifredi Maffioli halyards 2016
    • New Harken running gear 2016
    • Spare Ronstan running gear
    • Mast + Boom resprayed 2016

$28,000

Jon Rowe, mail@jonrowe.co.uk 0448 561 577

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2017 – Bay to Bay

Our nationals are only a few days away now and we have a record mixed fleet size of 21 boats entered for what promises to be a beautiful regatta on the waters of Salamander Bay. Whilst the fleet is getting ready (we’re expecting some road trip pics here people!) it’s not the only event on April, you’ll already have the boat packed up on the trailer so why not take on the Bay to Bay on the 29th – 30th of April.

For those not familiar with it, the Bay to Bay race takes place annually for a mixed fleet of trailerable yachts, sports boats and sports multihulls as is a 45NM long Category 5  race through the sheltered and protected waters from Tin Can Bay to Hervey Bay through the Great Sandy Strait, with an overnight stop in the sheltered waters of Garrys Anchorage between Fraser Island and Stewart Island. You will sail in the company of some 140 plus trailerable yachts through the largely unspoilt and truly spectacular Great Sandy Marine Park and past the World Heritage Listed Fraser Island and the Great Sandy National Park.

Find out more at http://www.herveybaysailingclub.org.au/

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Notice of AGM 2017

With our national championships fast approaching (at Sail Port Stephens, see for http://www.asba.org.au/event/2017-national-championship/ more details) it’s once again time for us to hold our AGM. To be conducted this year at Soldiers Point Marina after the first days racing. If you have something you’d like to be discussed send us a submission by the 23rd of March and if can’t attend in person, send us your proxy by the 3rd of April.

For thee association to be vibrant and active, we need a vibrant and active committee. We need people with a variety of skill sets relating to sailing and more general management but more importantly we want people who are passionate about sports boat racing and want to put something back into our community. Anyone with good marketing skills would certain help fill a skills gap on the team at the moment but we would love to see any member willing to step up and make a contribution. 

There’s not too much for you to do to be nominated, you just need to put your name forward at the AGM and we get a proposer and seconder from the floor of the meeting. However it would be great to discuss this with you beforehand to work out what role you could fill. Just send an email to info@asba.org.au and one of the existing committee will contact you.

You can find the official notice here.

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This week in ASBA – NSW regatta busy season

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With summer in full swing and all that silly offshore racing done and dusted its time for the NSW regatta season and Sports boats are well represented. If you’re from across the border then consider bringing your boat down for 3 consecutive weekends of sportie racing and call yourself a FIFO sailor! Our man on the ground Jim Dwyer (james.dwyer@asba.org.au) can help assist with storage.

Coming up…

Feb 18th

Heaven Can Wait Charity Regatta at RMYC at Toronto on Lake Macquarie. This is one of those bucket list events like the Bay to Bay or Marley Point. It also supports the Cancer Council and Marine Rescue. Get the NOR and enter at https://www.rmyctoronto.com.au/heaven-can-wait/

Feb 25th

Choose your own adventure with both a RSYS Mini B regatta on the beautiful but busy Sydney Harbour, (great practise run for the Sydney Harbour Regatta for those interstate boats, enter at http://www.rsys.com.au/online-entry-system) and a 2 day RPAYC Sports Boat Regatta in Pittwater. Enjoy some great racing in the beautiful Pittwater – Get the NOR and enter at http://www.rpayc.com.au/yacht-racing/regatta-and-championships

March 4th

The Sydney Harbour Regatta, now in its 12th year, is based out of Middle Harbour Yacht Club. With two days of windward leeward racing during the busiest regatta of the year, it’s not to be missed! Early entries close today so get your entries in now. See http://shr.mhyc.com.au/ get the NOR at http://www.shr.mhyc.com.au/racing/notice-of-race.html and enter at https://www.topyacht.com.au/db/aus/entry_menu.php?EventID=712 

 

April 7th

Our National Championships will be held this year at Sail Port Stephens, on the 7th, 8th, and 9th of April. 10 Windward/Leeward races on the perfect waters of Salamander Bay. We have also done a massive deal on accommodation with Salamander Shores hotel, at the gate to the marina, For single/twin share, a B&B rate of $125.00 per night, bunk rooms B&B $109.00 per night (for 2 people $35.00 pn for each extra person) and $242.00 per night for family rooms B&B (up to 4 people). Check out http://www.asba.org.au/event/2017-national-championship/ for more details.

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Save The Date, Nationals 2017

This years ASBA Nationals are to be held at Sail Port Stephens, on the 7th, 8th, and 9th of April. 10 Windward/Leeward races on the perfect waters of Salamander Bay. Last year Sail Port Stephens offered some spectacular sports boat sailing and this year is sure not to disappoint either. With the IRC states being held at the same time we’re sure there will be a variety of apré sailing entertainment for the crews as well.

We have also done a massive deal on accommodation with Salamander Shores hotel, at the gate to the marina, For single/twin share, a B&B rate of $125.00 per night, bunk rooms B&B $109.00 per night (for 2 people $35.00 pn for each extra person) and $242.00 per night for family rooms B&B (up to 4 people). See www.salamandershores.com.au and ask for the ASBA deal.

As is traditional we will also be holding our AGM after racing the first night of the regatta, including further discussion on the ASBA into the future, and if enough input is received prior and following our Geelong discussions we will set a Special General Meeting to confirm our future.

NOR is coming up shortly but you can already enter now.

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Heaven Can Wait

Yes, I know, you are probably thinking about getting over Xmas and New Year before you think of anything else – right?

But spare a thought for the 2017 Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta on beautiful Lake Macquarie – it is less than 2 months away, and the earlier you get your entry in, the earlier you can start in the ‘Virtual’ Fund Raising race and challenge for the Fund Raisers Trophy. Its easy, all you have to do is register in the event, take the option to raise funds through Everydayhero and then ask your friends and business associates to sponsor you in the event. Go to www.heavencanwait.com.au or https://www.rmyctoronto.com.au/heaven-can-wait/, and follow the links for the Entry System.

And don’t forget the charity fund raising dinner dinner on the Friday night before the regatta – Friday February 17 where you will hear from Tom Burton – Laser Gold Medalist at the Rio Olympics and Leisl Tesch – Gold Medalist at the Rio Paralympics, interviewed by Helene O’Neil – well known ABC Newcastle sports commentator. Another highlight of the dinner will be the Charity Auction and we will also have some legendary and unique items to auction off including shirts and photos signed by our sailing olympians, a mens suit, vintage Port and more, so put the date in your diary now. The two course dinner will be at the Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto and tickets are $55 per head and you can book your place now by sending an email to hcwdinner@rmyctoronto.com.au

So, are you up to doing the Classic events – the Long One Lap Dash, the Short One Lap Dash or the Dinghy Dash, or are you Challenged by the 12 Hour Race and sailing around the cans half way into the night, or do you and your crew have the stamina to do 24 Hours around the cans in what is a unique charity sailing event in Australia. Whatever you leaning, you wont forget the experience, so, register now and start raising money for this worthwhile charitable cause – the Hunter Branch of Cancer Council NSW and their Home Help Program supporting terminal and recovering cancer patients with domestic duties that they are unable to fulfill because of their condition.

The Heaven Can Wait Notice of Race is on the club website – https://www.rmyctoronto.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/HCW-2017-NOR-V6-Rev-1.pdf and the Sailing Instructions will be available approximately 1 week before the event.

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