Jervis Bay Sailing Club

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Results for the First Club Races on 12 October 2019

The first Championship and Sprints Races of the season were run on Saturday 12 October in ideal 8-10 Knot SSW winds, gusting to 15 knots at times. JBSC hosted the first heats of the GOF event and welcomed visitors from Nowra Community Sailing Club and Illawarra Yacht Club, with 13 yachts competing. NOTE: A link to the GOF results will be posted here when available. What follows are the results for the JBSC Club races (members only) run concurrently with GOF.

The JBSC Club Championship event was won by Merv Lotze (Spiral) from Nev Lotze (Impulse), Greg Thornton (Laser Radial) and Mike Wootten (Spiral). Leading the Sprints after the first four races are: Merv Lotze (Spiral), Greg Thornton (Laser Radial), Dave Ginty (Spiral) and Mike Wootten (Spiral). Thanks to Dave Braidwood and John Anderson on the duty boat who set an ideal 600 m equilateral 60x60x60 triangle course allowing 4 races to be completed for the GOF event. The next Club race on 19 October, is a Pointscore event, followed by the Yacht Racing Rules evening at Club Callala at 7 pm, with dinner at 5-30 pm. Note: there is no race in 26 October as the start boat is being used for another event. The next GOF round is at Illawarra Yacht Club on Sunday 2 November. Note: The GOF results will be posted elsewhere.

The Second Race for the 2019/2020 Season is on Saturday 19 October (Pointscore), with Richard Pryor on Duty. See you There & Then!

For Results for the Club races


1. Jervis Bay Sailing Club October (5th & 6th) Long Weekend Regatta - Results


A wonderful Regatta was enjoyed by more than 40 competitors sailing a wide range of yachts. A full set of SIX Races was competed in a wide range of conditions which provided a great test of abilities and strategies. Winds ranged from 5-10 knots (S-SE) on Saturday to 12-20 knots on Sunday (NNE), with some larger gusts, which saw many capsizes especially in the International Canoes, and some breakages in some classes.

Congratulations to Geoff Carne (JBSC), (sailing 'Josie') who won the International Canoe National Championships from (Syntax - Craig Phillips), (Twist of Fate - Hayden Virtue) and (NoName - Sean Langman). Geoff won the last race with a sail that began to tear about half way through the race, and which got progressively worse throughout the race. Well done Geoff. Twist of Fate was the only other International Canoe to finish the last race.

The NSW Windrush Championship was won by (Titan - Bob Porter), from (The Fox - Kurt Griffiths), after a count back, as they shared equal points after 6 races. Third was (Goroove Thing - Tony Sanderson), and fourth was (Exit Plab - Paul Leaudais).

The Division Two (slower monohulls - yardstick) winners were (Dash - Laser Radial - Rick Longbottom) from (So you Think - Spiral - Peter Eslick ), (Twist n Shout - Spiral - Bill Jauncey), (Cheng Nuo - Spiral - Henry Zylmans) and (Dynamite - Spiral - Merv Lotze).

The Division Three (faster monohulls - yardstick) winners were (Ratz Thing - Taser - Gary Ratcliff), (Blewn - Tasar - Bruce Hilleard), (GOF - Finn - Michael Fairbairn), (Cruzn - Tasar - Mark Hopper), and (Bandit - B14 - Glenn Cardwell).

The Division Four (multihulls - yardstick) winners were (Pointed Reply - Maricat - Rodney Anderson), (Titan - Windrush - Bob Porter), (The Fox - Windrush - Kurt Griffiths), (Curglaff - Weta - Keith Chidzey) and (Shockwave Supernova - Paper Tiger - ??).

Special thanks to Steve Lymbery who ran the regatta for JBSC, and all the JBSC club members who helped to make the regatta an enjoyable success.

Come Back next Year Folks!!!
See you then!!!

2. Australia Sailing Racing Rules Evening Oct 19, Callala Club

3. For Trailer Sailers - The Illawarra Yacht Club will be holding its 35th Annual Lord Mayor's Regatta on 16th and 17th November 2019 on Lake Illawarra.

4. Club Race Program
Please advise of any changes. Please NOTE: Changes to the roster are made via SWAPS.

5. Expired Flare Disposal Locations

Please see below for local expired flare collection locations, dates and times. Further information can be found at Flare Disposal Guidelines


Next to Marine Rescue NSW Base, Ulladulla

Friday, 22 November

11.30am - 2.00pm

Sussex Inlet Lions Park, Sussex Inlet

Saturday, 23 November

7.30am - 10.00am

Wollamia Boat Ramp, Woollamia

Saturday, 23 November

1.00pm – 3.00pm

Greys Beach Boat Ramp, Nowra

Saturday, 23 November

4.30pm - 6.30pm

Kiama Harbour Boat Ramp, Kiama

Sunday, 24 November

7.30am - 10.00am

Please NOTE: Memberships for the 2019-2020 season are now due:

New Member Application Form for 2019-2020 OR

Renew Your Membership for 2019-2020

Note: A new membership category of 'Crew' has been added for $55 per year. Crew Members shall be entitled to all the privileges of the Club other than the right to hold office, vote at the annual general meeting, or vote at committee meetings. Crew members do not have the right to enter a yacht in events conducted by the Club. However, a yacht entered by a Full Member, may be skippered by a registered Crew Member, provided the Full Member is on board. Crew Members will be registered as Australian Sailing card holders (SIN) by the club, to satisfy the 46 PERSON IN CHARGE rule, and would be covered by personal accident insurance provided by Australian Sailing. Casual crew are encouraged to join the club as Full or Crew Members, after they have sailed three races as guest crew in a season. Crew who are financial members of other clubs, and have a current SIN, are not necessarily required to join the club, but it is encouraged, if they crew regularly. Associate members do not sail but enjoy the social benefits of the Club and its activities.

Please Note: Membership forms need to be completed and signed before membership registration can be uploaded to Sailing Australia (formally Yachting Australia) web site. Payment is not sufficient. If forms are not completed and paid by 30th September, personal risk insurance provisions will lapse. Sailing Australia have advised that 1 December is deadline for membership renewals to be finalised (so please submit your forms)

Get involved by joining the committee
Committee Nomination Form

See DRAFT Program for 2019/2020

For News, Upcoming Events and Regattas, and For Sale Notices see NEWS

See Australian Sailing Safety Page and Special Regulations  and   NSW Marine Safety Regulations
and Australian Sailing => 2017-2020 Racing Rules of Sailing with Australian Sailing Prescriptions and Addenda

See Draft Sailing Instructions

See Race Day Risk Assessment

Jervis Bay Sailing Club conducts races at Callala Bay on Saturday afternoons throughout the sailing season, from the October long weekend to the end of May, inclusive. Briefings are at 1:00pm and races start at 1:30pm.

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Additional Frostbite Series races are held on the first Sunday of every month during winter off season, briefings are at 1:00pm and races start at 1:30pm. The club also hosts Special Events and Championships - see Special Events for details.

All off-the-beach dinghies, catamarans and smaller Trailer Sailers are welcome. Visitors are most welcome. Just come to the rigging area and introduce yourself! To join the club and start racing please complete: Contacts:
click link to email
=> David Braidwood, Commodore
   Telephone: 0421 191 009
=> Steven Lymbery, Secretary / Treasurer
   Telephone: 0400 104 451

We are located near the Callala Bay Boat Ramp. The street address is 42 Boorawine St, Callala Bay, NSW, which is approximately 3 hours from Sydney and Canberra.

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