Forward WIP 2018 A Class Worlds Special Offer

Dear Competitor,

Forward WIP A Class Worlds Special
WIP LINE POSTER 2018

Forward WIP is proud to be the Official Technical Gear & Safety Partner of the 2018 A Class Worlds at Hervey Bay.

As part of our sponsorship we are offering a Special Discount for all A Class Worlds competitors that Pre Order any gear before the 30th October.

All orders placed before 30th October will receive the discount and can either be picked up at the Forward WIP Tent at Hervey Bay from 10th Nov or we are happy to offer FREE Postage Australia wide if you prefer to have the gear now.

Price list and product line pictures attached.

Please email Gavin to check Stock availability & to order info [at] forward-sailing [dot] com [dot] au

Regards,

Gavin

Forward WIP Australia

Ph: 0413 208 777

www.forward-wip.com.au

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Regatta report: Torquay Hotel Multihull Challenge

Thanks to all the travelers who joined us for a great weekends sailing. Hervey Bay gave us a variety of winds with a nice 10-15knots from the north on Saturday and a varying South – Southeasterly on Sunday.

The third race on the Sunday caught the southerly bluster with 20 knots finishing the regatta. Unfortunately Neil Caldwell sail slipped from tracks and turned into a spinnaker  breaking his mast.

So far we have 99  entries for the Worlds. Please Please ensure that you measure and have the correct certificates along with proof of insurance you when you arrive.

Next regatta Humpy Bash, then Lake Cootharaba Cat Challenge.

Attached is overall results.

For online results go to https://www.mysailingclub.com.au/DisplayResults/DisplayPublicSeriesResults?Id=294&Id2=.

The individual race results with times and handicaps are hyperlinks via the Race numbers.

or

via the “Sailor” app (free IOS and Android ) and go to Hervey Bay Sailing Club and select the series.

Sail Hervey President has advised that it is planned to use this app for the Worlds in November – results, messages and documents.

Keep sailing,

Mrs Bling.Torquay Hotel Multihull Challenge 2018 Overall

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Notice of Race: Hervey Bay Sailing Club Inc Multihull Challenge

Hervey Bay Sailing Club is hosting a multi-hull challenge this weekend. Notice of race attached.

This will be a great warm up regatta to test your skills on our fine Bay.  We have had great conditions since the start of the season and hope that this continues.

There are 49 days left to hone your skills before the Nationals / Worlds begin. Take this opportunity to do some training. 

Next regattas are Humpybong Yacht Club ( HumpyBash) on 20th/21st October followed by the Lake Cootharaba Cat Challenge on 3rd/4th November

Looking forward to seeing you all.

(Please don’t forget to get your measurement certificates organized)

Mrs Bling.

Notice of Race here: Hervey Bay Sailing Club Inc Multihull Challenge_

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Notice of Race: HARKEN NSW A Class State Titles

The NSW A Class catamaran Association will be holding the HARKEN NSW A Class State Titles at Vincentia Sailing Club on Jervis Bay over the 27th – 28th October 2018.

Event page and entry is live:   https://vincentiasailingclub.com.au/regatta/2018aclass/

Notice of Race: 2018-NSW A Class-Championships-NOR Final-v2

The NSW A Class catamaran Association will be holding the HARKEN NSW A Class State Titles at Vincentia Sailing Club on Jervis Bay over the 27th – 28th October 2018.

This event will be the last major event on the race calendar before all the boats head to beautiful Hervey Bay, Queensland for the start of the Australian and World Championships taking place in mid-November where we are looking at seeing 90-100 World class sailors taking to the water.

Americas Cup winning sailors Peter Burling, Blair Tuke & Glenn Ashby will be leading the charge aiming to take the glory, but stiff competition will be set by local sailor and current World champion Steve Brewin doing his upmost to cut them off at the post. Also racing will be Volvo Ocean Race sailors Tom Johnson & Kyle Langford adding to the mix.

Everyone is looking forward to seeing how they all match up against the rest of the fleets before heading into the World Championships. Harken’s Grant Pellew and avid A Class sailor says ‘I’m really excited about heading to Vincentia as I missed last year’s event there, it’s a great club with members that understand our racing and are very open and friendly’

The question that remains is what the top speeds will be by the end of these events. Boats are already hitting the low 30’s downwind and well into the 20’s upwind which makes the A Class the highest performance single handed catamaran in the World.

One note from the state measurer is if you are planning on sailing at the Worlds please book in early (read as now!) anything you would like measured for the Worlds as no new measurements will take place at the Worlds.

HARKEN NSW A Class State Titles information: vincentiasailingclub.com.au/regatta/2018aclass/

International A Class World Championship information:
www.sailherveybay.com.au

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Notice of Race: International A Class Catamaran World Championship 2018

International A Class Catamaran World Championship 2018
11th to 24th November 2018, Hervey Bay, Australia
The Organising Authority will be Sail Hervey Bay Inc. in conjunction with the
International A Division Catamaran Association (IACA) under the authority of
Australian Sailing (AS).
Hosted by Hervey Bay Sailing Club located at 427 Charlton Esplanade, Torquay,
Queensland 4655, Australia

Notice of Race here: https://www.sailherveybay.com.au/regatta-information

Reminder: late entry fee applies for all Entries received after 30.09.2018

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Results: 2018 A Class Queensland Championships

Qld takes the record this year for the largest fleet at  a State Championships – 31 boats : 19 foilers, 12 Classic discipline, including 11 New South Welshman.

3 days of lively south easterlies  and occasional rain squalls saw Stevie Brewin add another trophy to his cabinet and  Darren Bundock firmly attached to second spot. Best placed Queenslanders were Matt Homan from Brisbane and Adam Beattie from Cairns with 3rd and 4th, separated by a point and a half.

Adams determination was demonstrated by having to travel via Charters Towers and an extra 300km  to get here. It was just lovely to see these 2 ‘boys’ with their wives and young children enjoying the foreshore at Hervey Bay.

Matt, Adam and my husband Paul (8th) were the only QLDers in the top 10.

Andrew Landenberger showed the floaters are not to be dismissed in 15 -20 knots with an overall 5th and was first of the classic discipline fleet.

Overall the 3 day championship was a great regatta of racing in stronger blustery breezes.  Despite some difficulties for the foilers getting to the racing area with their deep rudders in the low Easter spring tides, there were no significant collisions, no broken masts and no protests. The southern visitors also had opportunity to check out Hervey Bay – the water, the beach , the accommodation and the entertainment options. Hervey Bay Sailing Club also had some learnings  and challenges not which the least of was the complete sinking on the club tractor at bottom of the tide on Good Friday.  It was a “good Friday”  with a local excavator proprietor donating his time and machinery for a successful retrieve and HBSC shed captain Daryl Petersen reviving the red beast overnight for Saturdays racing.

Next regattas will be LCSC All Boats August 25/26,  HBSC multi-hull challenge Sep 29/30, HYC Humpy Bash October 20/21, LCSC Cat challenge Nov 3/4.

See you on the water,
Clare Neeskens
AUS 987 Mrs Bling

2018 A Class QLD Championships Race 1
2018 A Class QLD Championships Race 2
2018 A Class QLD Championships Race 3
2018 A Class QLD Championships Race 4
2018 A Class QLD Championships Race 5
2018 A Class QLD Championships Race 6
2018 A Class QLD Championships Race 7
2018 A Class QLD Championships Race 8
2018 A Class QLD Championships Aggregate Final with 1 drop |
2018 A Class QLD Championships Aggregate Open and Classic Discipline by fleet Final with 1 drop

 

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Notice of Race: Australian International A Class Catamaran Australian Championship 2018-19

Notice of Race
Australian International A Class Catamaran Australian Championship 2018-19
11th to 15th November 2018, Hervey Bay, QLD Australia

The Organising Authority will be Sail Hervey Bay Inc. in conjunction with the Australian International A Division Catamaran Association under the authority of Australian Sailing.

Hosted by Hervey Bay Sailing Club located at 427 Charlton Esplanade, Torquay, Queensland 4655

Notice of Race here: https://www.sailherveybay.com.au/regatta-information

 

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2018 Worlds Warm Up Regatta – McCrae YC – 13th & 14th October

2018 Worlds Warm Up Regatta McCrae YC 13th & 14th October

2018 Worlds Warm Up Regatta McCrae YC 13th & 14th October
13th & 14th October 2018
McCrae Yacht Club – $50 entry fee 
Short Course racing – Classic & Flying
Session times: 
Sat 13.10.18: 1430hrs
Sun 14.10.18: 1100hrs
Enquiries to Hamish Sinclair, Steve Brayshaw, Michael Kopp
Visitor & Accommodation info here http://www.mccraeyc.com.au/ 

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Information about security breach

Posted on IACA website http://www.a-cat.org/?q=node/1259

Dear members, dear sailors,

In 2016, we have conducted a world-wide poll using the Typeform.com provider. We just received a message that Typeform had a data breach, which affected the poll we sent out. Typeform reports that an external attacker managed to get unauthorized access to respondent data and downloaded it.

Beside your answers to the poll, the respondent data contained your name, country and email. These informations could mis-used to contact you. We recommend that you watch out for potential phishing scams, or spam emails. Because we didn’t collect any other personal details, I don’t think the risk is high enough to bother, but I found appropriate to inform you about this case.

Even if I’m not directly responsible for this issue, I apologize for the inconvenience it may cause. If you have any more question, feel free to contact me.

Kind regards,
Charles

— 
Charles Bueche
IACA president
iaca [at] bueche [dot] ch
+41 79 330 00 70

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Notice of Race: Lake Bullen Merri Easter Regatta 2018

Event details here: https://www.corangamite.vic.gov.au/Local-Directory/Yachting-Western-Victoria

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