2016 Victorian State Titles NOR available

2016 – ASBA Victorian State Titles

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The Victorian championships this year are taking a visit to Mornington Yacht Club, close to Melbourne and Geelong with a commanding view over the peninsula and sailing taking place on the flat but challenging waters of Port Phillip it promises to be a great regatta. Mornington is no stranger to holding top regattas and this years ASBA victorian championships is shaping up to be bigger than ever.

You can find the NOR here.


This week in ASBA

This week in ASBA…

The NOR and entry for the NSW state titles (taking place up at Gosford over the October long weekend (1st/2nd)) are up, get your leave pass in and get amongst it!  Entry NOR

Can’t wait for the 2017 Heaven Can Wait? Get a taste of what’s to come for the annual charity hit out with the NOR issued. It’s once again part of lake fest providing entertainment for all! Check it out.

Need a new boat? The might Conquistador is up for grabs at a bargin price, $30,000.  See here for details.

The sportsboat scene in Southport had it’s season opener and down in Sydney a 6 boat fleet contested the first mini regatta after their season opener was blown off.


NSW State Championships NOR available

ASBA Fleet 2015

The next ASBA regatta is the NSW state championships, taking place up at Gosford on Brisbane Water.

Gosford Sailing Club is keen to build a sports boat fleet on the back of their fleet of four Magic 25s, which they are entering into the state championships. This is our opportunity to not just participate in our championships but also to promote sports boat sailing at one of the premier sailing clubs on NSW’s Central Coast.

The NSW championships last year saw the largest sports boat fleet of the season with 19 boats. Get organised, chill the beers and get involved to see if we can beat that this year.

You can find the NOR over at http://www.asba.org.au/event/2016-asba-nsw-state-titles/


Need a fix?

Don’t want to wait until the next ASBA regatta to get out on the water, but want to face regular sport boat competition? We all know that urge to be out on the water and this year several clubs will be hosting sports boat dedicated series:

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Southport Yacht Club

Southport Yacht Club will be hosting an “offshore” series for any keen SMS rated boats. Racing will take place across the year on  the 17th September, 12th and 26th November, 10th of December and 11th of March.





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The RSYS is once again adding sports boats to it’s mini-b regatta series, hosting an SMS and PHS divisions (with possible one design sub divisions for J-70s / VX Ones etc with enough entries), 3 x windward leeward races on the 3rd and 17th of September, 8th and 29th of October, 19th November, 3rd of December, 14th and 28th of January, 25th of February, 4th, 5th and 25th of March and April 25th.

Is your club hosting a sports boat series (SMS or otherwise) let us know!


Airlie Beach & QLD States Wrapped Up


Another year, another Airlie Beach Race Week done and dusted. This year the famous tropical Queensland regatta also hosted the state titles for the northerners and the wind came out in spades to ensure all the crews worked as hard as they partied. 10 boats competed in the mostly warm tropical waters but several suffered damage over the regatta including one losing a rig but when the dust and the dusty heads had settled the winners were decided and this year the honours go to Graham Sherring with Retuned, with Andrew Wiklund’s Crank in second and Rees Howell’s Octopussy in third. See here for the full results.


  • 1st – Graham Sherring – Retuned
  • 2nd -Andrew Wiklund – Crank
  • 3rd – Rees Howell – Octopussy

Congratulations to all skippers and crew.

Next up on the ASBA calendar will be the NSW state titles over at Gosford Sailing Club. NOR and entry available soon.


New season starts


With the first event of the season fast approaching (it’s not too late to get organised and join in the Airlie Beach fun) it’s time to remind you all that a new financial year means a new ASBA season and that means we need your subs!

To compete in ASBA events you must be a current financial member and as a volunteer driven organisation your subs keep the lights on and allow us to organise events (state titles, national championships, winter championships) across the season;

You can do this online via the website (http://www.asba.org.au/shop/) or by bank transfer after filling in the form (http://www.asba.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/APPLICATION-FOR-MEMBERSHIP-2016-17.pdf) and emailing it to us at: info@asba.org.au

So get organised and get them in!


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