Notice of Race: Yarrawonga Yacht Club Australia Day Regatta

23rd-26th January 2017

Yarrawonga Yacht Club aims to provide for a regatta to coincide with the Australia day long weekend each year.

Details of the event can be found here

Come and join us for four great days of inland sailing. Don’t worry if you can only make it for Saturday and Sunday we are running a two and a four day series.
With lawns to the water edge and site facilities available over the weekend this is a must attend regatta.
Registration commences Saturday from 1000hrs and
Information Session at 1300hrs.
Two day series up to 5 races
Four day series up to 10 races

General information

  • Registration is usually from 0900 on the first day of the event
  • Lawns to waters edge
  • Canteen – Drinks, light meals, snacks and bar sales available
  • Sites/facilities available over the weekend
  • No dogs, no fires, no glass on foreshore
  • Free transport to nearby clubs (On request from respective club, Dress – neat casual)


Yarrawonga Yacht Club
River Rd, Yarrawonga

Tom Hutchison,
Mob: 0438589149

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imageThe 2016/17 A Class Catamaran Class NSW State Championships will be sailed much earlier this season than usual . They will be sailed at the Kurnell Catamaran Club over the two days of the last weekend in October. A Notice of Race will follow shortly.
The Championship will be quickly followed up by a two day regatta the following weekend at the Sunshine Amateur Sailing Club ,on Lake Macquarie, or invited one person sailing boats, which will A Class Catamarans.

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A Class Nationals 2016/17 – McCrae YC

In advance of the Notice of Race release, please use the below information in your Nationals holiday planning.

A Class Nationals 2016/17

Dates: 31 December 2016 – 6 January 2017

Location: McCrae Yacht Club, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Schedule: Invitation race session + 12 heats

Social: New Years’ Eve, Welcome Night, Ladies’ evening, Presentation Dinner
A vast array of activities and attractions can be found in the local area ranging from wineries to horse riding, golfing, other water activities, art and culture events.
Current events and attractions can be found by visiting

Accommodation: Various forms of accommodation are available throughout the region. These range from local campgrounds and caravan parks to guest houses and motels. Websites:

Further information including NoR to follow at or contact Michael Kopp (Secretary), Hamish Sinclair (Victorian Rep) , or Ian Johnson (President). contact details

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2017 Nationals McCrae

McCrae Yacht Club will host our 2017 Nationals from Sat 31st Dec 2016 until Fri 6th Jan 2017. We will combine our welcome function with the club’s NYE celebrations and fire works.

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Qld States finalise season

Congratulations to Matt Homan who followed up his 2nd in the NSW states to win the Qld States from 21 entrants on Lake Cootharaba over Easter.


Thank you to all the intrepid sailors who travelled to all of our regattas this year to continue to fly the A class banner and show a number of other classes how we are now flying.

Another thank you to all our wonderful sponsors who supported us this year.

Harken, Gill, Fibrefoam, Beau Outteridge Productions, Chisholm and Gammon Real Estate,

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VIC and NSW Titles Held now for QLD

The Vic Titles were held over the Labour Day weekend at Elwood SC. Lack of wind on Saturday and Sunday delayed the starting times, but the Racing committee managed to get all races run using the 2 lap option.

Congratulations to Steve Brewin (defending champion) who won over Dave Brewer by a point. Great turn up from the Interstate boys from NSW, SA and QLD.

This past weekend the NSW titles were held at Gosford in a variety of wind conditions. Once again well supported by Interstate members from Vic and Qld and a welcome visit from Daniel Philpott from NZ. Great to see 5 juniors attending and having great tussles on the water.

This event was won (at last) by Dave Brewer from Matt Homan, Scott Anderson, then Steve Brewin on a borrowed boat. This event was the first to have more foilers in attendance than non foiling boats.

Hope to see a great turn out for the QLD titles next weekend (Easter) at Lake Cootharaba.

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2016 Darwin Multihull Regatta

Incorporating the International Tornado Class 2016 Australian Championship
and the 2016 Top of Australia A-Class Titles
Fannie Bay and Darwin Harbour, Darwin, Northern Territory
9th July to 16th July

Notice of Race here: DMR NOR 2016 final

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Round off the Season with the State Championships

March is a busy month to round off our successful season and have your last opportunity to get some points over your rivals. We start off with the Lightning weekend (27-28th Feb) at Elwood to hone up your skills the follow up with Vic Champs (12-14th Mar) again at Elwood. Then we travel North to Gosford for the NSW Champs (18-20 Mar). Note this is a 3 day regatta starting on Friday afternoon with 2 races. There will also be 2 drops in this regatta for those who can’t make it on Friday. After that we continue further North for Easter and the Qld Champs (25-27th Mar) at Lake Cootharaba. Certainly a heavy month of competition but also a good holiday.

Qld States NOR 2016

NSW States NOR 2016

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NoR: GILL A Class Lightning Championship 27-28 February – Elwood SC

Elwood Sailing Club is hosting the A Class Lightning Championship for International A Class Catamarans on 27th and 28th of February 2016. There will be three races on each day, back to back with a target time of 40mins per race.

Download and print :

Boats can be stored at the club overnight on Friday and Saturday.  Contact John Pyers: 0412 343 056 for further information.

We will be accepting entries by email, see Entry Form for details.

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NoR: GILL 2016 Victorian International A-Division Catamaran Championships

NoR AIADCA Vic States 2016 v2

Elwood Sailing Club
Saturday March 12th 2016 – Monday 14th March 2016

The Australian International A-Division Catamaran Association Inc (AIADCA), in conjunction with Elwood Sailing Club invite entries from A-Division Catamaran Sailors to compete in the GILL 2016 Victorian International A-Division Catamaran Championships.

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