Someone, in their wisdom, decided that the “sportsmanship” rule in our sport should be called Rule 69. Similar I suppose to Mitsubishi naming a car Pajero and not checking the Spanish meaning for the word.
It is a serious matter and one which should not be taken lightly by any in the boat park. What you consider acceptable, others may not. Yachting Australia have now published a Policy Document on the matter which basically outlines the process and consequences.
It’s not a place anyone wants to go but there have been a few cases in recent years where Sporties have considered referring a matter on Rule 69.
Have a read and let’s keep the 69er’s where they belong. Continue Reading →
“Play up! play up! and play the game!” – Henry Newbolt
Everyone loves a winner!
Gold Medals, AC and World Ranking is what our sport and yachting authorities strive to win. Great stuff. Great sailors. Magic boats (a few exceptions of course). We all love it. Right? Continue Reading →
There is always a bit happening around the traps with builds and rebirths – along with sales/purchases, they are a sign of an active fleet.
A good “Stuff It!” story is hard to beat so please send us your build or rebirth story – how is your machine going to change the world? (even if it’s just your world). In keeping with our premise of supporting those that support our habit, our Build Stories will be brought to you by our long term supporters Production Shaw 650 and Evolution Sails Gold Coast. Continue Reading →
The first session of the FAST! program was conducted in Brisbane on Saturday the 29th of March.
As with all things new, it will take some time to bed the process down and develop how we can get the most out of this program for the fleet. The main purpose of FAST! was to assist and lift the fleet. It’s going to be different things to different people and this was evident at the first session on the weekend. Continue Reading →
Do Kiwi Sports Boats go quick, have great stereo’s and large built in “chilli Bins”?
They are all this and some. This build is presently underway in NZ and to a Paul Bieker Design (Seattle based US Naval Architect). The owner/builder is Phil Jameson who does a bit of sailing here and there (bow/boat captain on Artemis Racing to name just one). Continue Reading →
Everyone loves the notoriety a SBS Profile provides – we all dine out and jump queues on them. After months of pestering, we finally got two time and current ASBA President, Andrew (Jocks) Waugh to complete his. Andrew was President of ASBA for a few years till January 2011 and now again since January 2014 (he was Measurer in the interim years). Zippier has done every ASBA Nationals except Fremantle this year and with the 2015 Nationals on Sydney Harbour, she will be a hot favourite to take a second title to go with their crown from 2013. So while we’ve now given him a new nickname, its also seems appropriate we should anoint him with one of our PM’s new/old Titles – Sir Andrew. Champion effort. Continue Reading →
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