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.
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,
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.
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
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
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.
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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.
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.
Check out the photos on Beaus facebook page.
After waiting until 2:30 to get some wind (after a week of too much wind) the race committee got the 7th heat away. In 6-10 knots we were given a display of just how fast the foilers can go with Darren Bundock winning the final heat by nearly a leg. Great fun watching these speed freaks go in ideal conditions.
Congratulations to Stevie who wrapped up his 4th Australian Championship with only 1st and 2nd places. Adam Beattie second, Darren Bundock third.
48 competitors, 24 foilers, 19 C boarders and 5 straights. Great job done by SLMASC under very trying conditions, which sent the campers packing inside and to motels. 346 mm of rain fell in nearby locations whilst a tropical low hung just off the Australian East coast for the entire week. Shades of Florida.
Great party last night and now for the long drives home. Stay safe.
Final results on SLMASC web site and Australian facebook sites.