Danien and Jacob Bates set a fantastic course in ideal conditions with a NNE breeze of 8-12 knots. There was a lot of variation in wind strength with those sailing left towards the shore being disadvantaged with much less breeze. The 'lift' expected by sailing shoreward and approaching the windward mark along the layline was 'missing in action'. Richard Pryor, 'the rabbit' sailed very well despite a 'thanks for waiting'
capsize on the jybe after rounding the bottom mark. The first three starters - 1. Richard Pryor (Spiral), 2. John Anderson (Hunter 216) and 3. Dave Braidwood (Spiral) swapped places before finishing in the way they started, showing the aptness of the handicaps. There were more dramatic changes at the back of the fleet, with Greg Norton (Laser Radial) and Nev Lotze (Impulse) moving up through the pack. The race was won by 1. Richard Pryor (Spiral), 2. John Anderson (Hunter 216), 3. Dave Braidwood (Spiral), 4. Greg Norton (Laser Radial) and 5. Nev Lotze (Impulse).
The Overall Pointscore leader is Dave Braidwood (Spiral) with Merv Lotze (Spiral) in second place and Damien & Jacob Bates (Contender) in third place and Richard Pryor (Spiral) in fourth place. Overall Leaders in Championship are Merv Lotze, Richard Pryor & Nev Lotze. The Sprint Leaders are Merv Lotze, Nev Lotze & Richard Pryor.
The next race is a Championship and Sprint Event race to be held on 19 January, 2019. Be There!! On Duty is John Anderson, so bring your field glasses for an expected long course.
Memberships for the 2018-2019 season are now due:
New Member Application Form or
Renew Your Membership for 2018-2019
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.