Duty Officer, Merv Lotze, set a wonderful long course in a classic 8-10 knots NE breeze that featured stronger puffs and nice shifts. There were small waves to ride on the reach legs. Damien & Jacob Bates sailing a Contender, and Warren Cash,
skippering John Anderson's Hunter 216 for the first time, had a great tussle with the lead changing many times. Eventually Damien and Jacob prevailed by 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
Nev Lotze sailing his Impulse worked his way through the fleet after starting as scratch boat with 12 minute handicap behind the 'rabbit' Richard Pryor sailing a Spiral. Nev finished third just one minute behind second place. Mike Wootten (Spiral) was 4th, and Richard Pryor 5th.
David Bannell sailing a Laser, continues to improve, and was up there early, but dropped back to finish 6th. Nice to see Geoff Carne, sailing his Leader ('Follow the Leader') with a fresh sail and other improvements! John Anderson was seen secretly trialling a Spinnaker on his Hunter 216, with Merv instructing, before the race, - so Watch Out Folks!
It was a fabulous day of racing in the classic Autumn NE conditions, that were enjoyed by everyone. There was only five and a half minutes between first and last positions over the 100 minute race showing the merits of the handicap system. An unofficial sprint race was won by Peter Eslick (Spiral) from Mike Wootten (Spiral), Richard Pryor (Spiral) and Dave Ginty (Spiral).
The Overall Pointscore leader is Damien & Jacob Bates (Contender), from Richard Pryor (Spiral) in second place, Dave Braidwood (Spiral) in third place, and Merv Lotze (Spiral) in fourth place. Overall Leaders in Championship are Merv Lotze, Nev Lotze and Richard Pryor. The Sprints Leaders are likewise, Merv Lotze, Nev Lotze and Richard Pryor.
The next Race on 30 March, is a Championship and Sprints event, with Dave Ginty on Duty. See you there!!! Cheers!!.
Memberships for the 2018-2019 season are now due:
New Member Application Form or
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Note: A new membership category of 'Crew' has been added for $55 per year. Crew 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 at committee meetings. They also do not have the right to skipper or enter a yacht in events conducted by the Club, except for special events as guest skippers and relief skippers. 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. 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)
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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.
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:
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=> 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.