Sydney Series 2017 – 2018

Come and join us for the 2017-2018 Sydney Series – all welcome

Heat #1 November 25, 2017  Balmoral Sailing Club, The Esplanade, Mosman NSW 2088, with ‘Try Windsurfing’ and Bic Techno race series.   Briefing 10am.

Heat #2  January 14, 2018  Narrabeen Lakes Sailing Club, The Esplanade, Narrabeen NSW 2101,

Heat #3  March 4, 2018  Woollahra Sailing Club, 2 Vickery Ave, Rose Bay NSW 2029, with Bic Techno

We’ll be using sailor’s rankings (1st, 2nd, 3rd..) from all three events (no drops) to crown the ultimate Sydney Champion.

You must be a current financial member of Windsurfer Class and have appropriate insurance to compete.

No separate series registration is required; just turn up and join in the fun.

Notice of Race (download)

Balmoral Beach Windsurfing

Series heat #1 Balmoral also features Try Windsurfing sessions for children and adults

Nov 25 2017 Try Windsurfing 9.30- 10.30 and 10.30-11.30 am, Balmoral Sailing Club.

Try windsurfing at Balmoral

 

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NSW State Championship results

Rainy weather did nothing to dampen the spirits of the 15 competitors at last weekend’s NSW State Championships.

Actually those of us who chose to camp at the sailing club might have been feeling slightly “dampened” as we packed up our dripping tents on Sunday morning… But the breeze was good, the courses were fantastic and the hot chips afterwards were AMAZING!

The fleet was very competitive and included a nice mix of experienced sailors, new faces, young and old, male and female sailors from Sydney, the Central Coast and Melbourne.  We raced as part of the Zhik single-handed regatta at South Lake Macquarie Amateur Sailing Club on a trapezoidal course with Bic Technos, Bic Open Dinghies, Optimists and Flying Ants.  Nacras, Moths and Lasers raced nearby.  It was a really well run regatta, with a friendly, inclusive family vibe and super-professional race officers and boat crew.

Birthday boy Rob Jones (blue sail) and Stuart Gilbert on day 1 of the 2017 NSW State Championships.

Paul Ivshenko led the windsurfer fleet by a few points at the end of the first day, although the top 6 or 7 places changed constantly through every race.  A little more wind and steeper chop on the Sunday changed the pecking order slightly and Michael Lancey dominated, with Paul’s son Matt, Sam Treharne and Melanie Webb hot on his heels.   One point separated Paul and Michael before the final race, with Michael coming out on top to win the overall point score and the Medium-weight division.

The 1st Heavy-weight was Stuart Gilbert, 1st light-weight was Paul Ivshenko and 1st woman Melanie Webb.

Mat Hanaut sailed superbly in his first Windsurfer regatta, while his daughter joined the ‘try windsurfing’ session with the Little Rippers Bic team.

A special thanks to Walshy who organised the excellent glass-ware trophies and who had a disappointing regatta, ending Day 2 with the bottom of his semi-transparent board looking like an animated Monet painting because of all the water sloshing around under the skin.

Full results (pdf): 2017-11-nsw-championships-score-sheet

Michael Lancey, point score winner and first medium-weight, 2017 NSW State Championships

Zhik, sponsors of the regatta at SLMASC

Twilight Windsurfer Racing

3eyeTwilight windsurfer racing will again commence on the first Wednesday after the October long weekend on the pristine waters of Iron Cove (Drummoyne/Leichhardt area) and continue up to Christmas. Racing restarts after the Christmas holidays and continues up the end of Daylight savings.

The race is a handicap start and open to all board classes. The racing is more social than serious, but there is a massive trophy for the winner

Registration is typically done on the first night. The typical format is :

  • Rigged by 6pm
  • Briefing (after first week, celebrate previous week’s winners)
  • Start countdown.

The race takes about an hour and there is an after race dinner up the street at Toto’s Pizza (Rodd Point).

Contact Greg McInnes (windsurfer@dobroydsailing.org)

AVOID DOUBLING UP:

The twilight racing registration fee in the past included membership to the Australian Windsurfing Association (AWA). Check when registering this season as AWA membership included third party liability insurance (TPL) and allowed you to apply and reserve a sail number for racing (eg AUS 2017) or maintain an existing number on the AWA database.  This can be used at WCAA events so you do not need to repurchase TPL insurance on the WCAA tidyclub ticketing site for events.

NSW Championships 4th, 5th November 2017

Save the date!

This years NSW Championships will be at South Lake Macquarie Sailing Club (SLMSC) at the town of Sunshine on beautiful Lake Macquarie.

The event is being held in conjunction with the Zhik single handed regatta and a Bic Techno Rippers event, so expect a great turn out and plenty of action on the water.  Plan your accommodation early!

Dates: 4th, 5th November 2017

Venue: SLMSC, Sunshine, NSW

Notice of Race:  http://slmasc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017-Zhik-NOR-draft.pdf

How to enter:  Entry forms and fees are to be posted to South Lake Macquarie Amateur Sailing Club.  Entries received before 29th October are $40, late entries are $60.  The entry form and postal address can be found in the notice of race.

Windsurfer competitors must be current financial members of Windsurfer Class Association WCAA and have appropriate insurance to be scored and achieve a result in the NSW State Championships.  Membership and insurance information: https://windsurferclassaustralia.tidyhq.com

Accommodation:  A strictly limited number of tent camp sites will be permitted in the designated area adjacent to the clubhouse. A council imposed camping fee of $30 per tent site per night is payable to SLMASC at registration. A camping permit will be issued by the club and must be retained for presentation to LMCC Rangers who may call to check these. Toilet and shower facilities will be available 24hrs at the club. If you plan to camp at the club, it is strongly recommended that you telephone Diana Charlton on 02 4973 6162 to request a camp site in advance and then confirm your booking with your completed regatta entry by 29th October. Due to council restrictions the numbers of camp sites available are strictly limited, so sites will not be held after 27th October without a completed entry.

41st Windsurfer One Design Australian Championships – The Battle on the Bay

It’s On!

The Windsurfer Class Association of Australia, in conjunction with Parkdale Yacht Club and Windsurfing Victoria invite all windsurfers to the shores of Port Phillip Bay for the next edition of Australia’s premier one design event.

What:                               41st Windsurfer One Design Australian Championships

Where:                             Parkdale Yacht Club, Port Phillip Bay, VICTORIA

When:                               Thursday January 25th – Sunday January 28th, 2018

                                           Secure board storage at Club from Wednesday 24th – 29th January.

Notice of Race:              WS ONE DESIGN Notice of Race Aust Champs 2018_final

Online Entry:                  Enter on-line via our tidyclubs registration page

All entries received before 30 December go into the draw to win a new Windsurfer One Design sail – prefect for maximum performance at the regatta.

Charter Boards:             Limited number of charter boards available.

Windgenuity will offer a board pickup/delivery/return service from Sydney and Brisbane for a nominal fee

More Information:         email: windsurfer.regatta.team@gmail.com

For – General enquiries, Charter board waiting list, Windgenuity board delivery.

 

Come and join in the fun at the home of Australia’s largest active Windsurfer One Design fleet, Parkdale Yacht Club.

You can expect sea-breezes with typical 10 -15 knots during January under glorious sunny skies and 26 degrees temperatures.

Parkdale Yacht Club is located right on the edge of Port Phillip Bay with a fantastic viewing deck facing the racing area; perfect for spectators to view the action and for sailors to unwind after sailing.

The club has a canteen for coffee, cold drinks, lunches and light snacks before and after racing.

The premises is licensed and offers a range of beverages for purchase.

Showers, change rooms and a large general lounge room is available.

There are grass and sand rigging areas at PYC.

A great social calendar is planned with a Welcome event, Australia Day Party, Saturday Session and Presentation all included in the entry fee which remains at $150.

A range of entry discounts available for families, youths and first time entrants. See the NOR.

Regular updates to follow but lock it in now.

Summer fun at Parkdale

Supported by:

Mobium Group

Namotu Island

Parkdale YC

Windsurfing Victoria

City of Kingston