Hot Fleet for ASBA Winter Nationals – Sail Mooloolaba

Sail Mooloolaba 2012A record fleet expected to exceed 25 boats is set to line up for the first ever Australian Sports Boat Association (ASBA) Winter National Titles being held in conjunction with Sail Mooloolaba over the weekend of June 22-23 offshore at Mooloolaba.

At least three crews are heading up from Sydney for the weekend along with individual crew members from Western Australia sailing on a number of boats. If some Victorian owners can scrap the ice off their machines and make the long trip, it will be a truly national fleet.

The Queensland fleet has embraced the event with six boats from Brisbane, four from Noosa and two from the Gold Coast so far. There will also be a joint Bundaberg/Townsville crew sailing Guilty Pleasures V (John Learmonth), Vivace (John Rae) from Mackay, Situation Normal (David Mann) from Gladstone and Rip it Up (Jamie Berndt) from Hervey Bay.

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Stealth 7 “Transit Lounge”

Transit LoungeTransit Lounge is the latest build of the very fast Stealth 7 design. She is a full cabin with the same hull shape of the very quick Raptor 1 and Blokes World/Crank. Launched june 2010 and built the owner to the designers specs.

Boat has electric winch for board ,can sleep four,main,two jibs, three spins,carbon rig,stealth canting spin pole set up,vhf,stereo,nav lights. Boat comes on a Gal trailer set up for wide load towing.

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Zippier Wins 2013 Australian Sports Boat Title

ASBA Sports Boats National Championships 2013, ASBA Sports Boats National Championships 2013The Australian Sports Boat Association (ASBA) National Titles finished up at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria on Easter Monday with all 10 races completed over the Easter weekend.

The series was dominated by NSW entry Zippier (Andrew Waugh) who has now competed in all six ASBA National Titles and finally taking out the coveted winner’s Gill Jacket for the first time. Zippier was also the winner in Division 1 with this being the first National Titles using two Divisions.

Conditions over the weekend where testing with the breeze never exceeding 15 knots at any time, with most races completed in the 8-10 knot range. A big thank you to the race officers and volunteers from RYCV on running a great event.

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ASBA Nationals Day 2

ASBA Sports Boats National Championships 2013The Australian Sports Boat Association (ASBA) National Titles at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria completed a busy schedule of four races on Day 2 after only completing one race on Day 1. The breeze was patchy throughout the day and never exceeded 12-14 knts in the biggest puffs. The series has now reached the half way point with five of ten races completed.
In the overall results NSW boat Zippier (Andrew Waugh) leaded the defending champion Kaito (Tom Kelly) by 2.5 points and then another 3.5 points to Octopussy (Rees Howell).
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ASBA Sports Boat Nationals Day 1

ASBA Nats 2103The Australian Sports Boat Association National (ASBA) Titles at Royal Yacht Club of Victoria got underway on Friday with two races scheduled. Out good friend Huey, had different ideas though providing just enough of the good stuff to complete one of these.
After a number of years out of the class, Bruce Hollis (Excel) returned to Sports Boat racing with a faultless race taking the win on SMS overall and in Division 1, collecting the coveted Magnum of 3 Oceans Shiraz.
Second was the other member of Team Ullman, Zippier (Andrew Waugh) followed by Circus School (Ben Leigh-Smith) from Southport Yacht Club.
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Sports Boats at Royals

Club Marine Series 2012/2013, Club Marine Series 2012/2013What do you call a National Title fleet made up of boats from all Australian States,  varying in size from six to eight metres long, up to 3.5 metres wide and from 250kgs – 900kgs in weight that do 6+ knots upwind and over 20 knots downwind?
An Australian Sports Boat Association National Title!
The 2013 ASBA National Sports Boat Titles are taking place this Easter weekend out of Royal Yacht Club of Victoria in Williamstown.
Arguably the best fleet ever assembled, the 2013 National Titles is the sixth event of its kind under the ASBA banner. With entries from all States and even the ACT, representation is at record levels.
Favourites? This is anyone’s event. The winner will be the crew that attack the event.
The Victorian State Titles held last weekend saw Monkey Business (Cam Rae) take their third State Title in as many years.
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