Optimist Nationals 2nd Jan - 9th Jan 2017 - Largs Bay Sailing Club

Optimist Nationals 2nd Jan - 9th Jan 2017 - Largs Bay Sailing Club

Laser Nationals 27th Dec 2016 - 4th Jan 2017 - Adelaide Sailing Club

Laser Nationals 27th Dec 2016 - 4th Jan 2017 - Adelaide Sailing Club

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O'pen Bic Nationals 4th Jan - 9th Jan 2017 - Henley Sailing Club

O'pen Bic Nationals 4th Jan - 9th Jan 2017 - Henley Sailing Club

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International Cadet Nationals 11th Jan - 19th Jan 2017 - Largs Bay Sailing Club

International Cadet Nationals 11th Jan - 19th Jan 2017 - Largs Bay Sailing Club

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60th Skate National Championships - Ceduna Sailing Club 29th December - 6th January

60th Skate National Championships - Ceduna Sailing Club 29th December - 6th January

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Jerwood and deVries lead the way in strong 420 fleet

Jerwood and deVries lead the way in strong 420 fleet
The second day of the Australian 420 championship got underway on January 4 with the races sponsored by The Fibreglass Factory in Lonsdale. The fleet left the shore in light easterly winds which eventually settled in from the southeast. The wind strength gradually increased throughout the afternoon, which provided excellent racing conditions for the 46-boat fleet. Yet again, the fleet displayed very close and exciting racing, and as the wind increase...

Another Laser nationals in the books | FULL WRAP

Another Laser nationals in the books | FULL WRAP
By Cass Schlimbach The final day of the Peter Lehmann Wines Adelaide Laser Nationals had a somewhat relaxed feel to it. With two of the three fleets having their winners secured coming into the final day, everyone was just happy to be at the end of such a challenging event. With another light forecast for the day, crews went out with the aim of waiting for breeze to ensure there was at least one good race. As Principle Race Officer Ross Wilson said “th

Home state sailors perform well in opening 420 races

Home state sailors perform well in opening 420 races
A fleet of 46 boats has entered in the Australian 420 Nationals, which are being held at the Brighton and Seacliff Yacht Club this week as part of the SA Summer of Sail Festival. Of the boats entered, approximately half of the skippers are females, which is excellent to see in this growing youth class. There is also a strong South Australian contingent for the home state nationals and locals are performing well so far already. The event is sponsor...

Unusual Adelaide winds create close racing | VIDEOS, PHOTOS

Unusual Adelaide winds create close racing | VIDEOS, PHOTOS
By Cass Schlimbach With only one day of racing to go the Peter Lehmann Wines Adelaide Laser Nationals at Adelaide Sailing Club has been one to remember. With challenging light winds for the first three days and windy, wavy conditions for the next two, it’s unclear as to what the final day of racing today will bring to the table with the forecast often missing the mark on its predictions in one way or another. These conditions are definitely not

Carey combination claims Australian Mirror championship

Carey combination claims Australian Mirror championship
By Marcus Cooper Damian and Emily Carey in 'Bob' have taken out the Australian Mirror Championship in a dominant fashion after clinching the regatta with a race to spare. The pair were consistent throughout the entire regatta and were able to sail well in races 6, 7 and 8 to come away with a well-deserved victory 30 December - Races 6, 7 & 8 Races 6, 7 and 8 were sailed in what is best described as a washing machine, light winds against a tide and s

Plenty of breeze for opening races of Skate titles in Ceduna

Plenty of breeze for opening races of Skate titles in Ceduna
After four heats, the 60th Australian Skate Championship, hosted by the Ceduna Sailing Club, has developed into a two-horse race between Brett and Cam Fannon on 'Tasty Fish' and David Luck and Damien Vlotman on 'Any Which Way'. The championship has been sailed on the picturesque waters of Murat Bay in the Far West Coast town of Ceduna with 11 competitors from both New South Wales and Western Australia that have made the journey to compete. And in...

Racing gets interesting in Australian Laser Nationals | VIDEOS, PHOTOS

Racing gets interesting in Australian Laser Nationals | VIDEOS, PHOTOS
By Cass Schlimbach There were challenging conditions yet again on the final day of 2016 as sailors at the Peter Lehmann Wines Australian Laser Championships were greeted with light winds and big waves. The competition is certainly starting to heat up while sailors begin to tire and their mental strength is becoming continually challenged. With the top 5 in the Radial and Full Rig fleets well within reach of working into the top position, the 4.7

Mirror Nationals | High-quality racing heats up at Henley

Mirror Nationals | High-quality racing heats up at Henley
Racing is well and truly underway for the Mirror class nationals at the Henley Sailing Club with some great racing for the 19-boat fleet. Results are live up to and including Race 8. Reports are below up until Race 5. CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS December 27 — Races 1 and 2: Races 1 and 2 were held in a light to moderate ESE breeze. The racing was close and the start line congested in both races due the the tide pushing boats onto and over the line. Race 1

Nationals prove Lasers a competitive class for life | VIDEOS, PHOTOS

Nationals prove Lasers a competitive class for life | VIDEOS, PHOTOS
By Cass Schlimbach With more testing conditions yesterday due to easing wind and a lot of cloud about, it became clear how well the sailors get along out of racing and the large difference in demographics within the class — with the youngest sailor at this event Will McMillan being only 10 years old and those sailing in the great grand masters division in the 65 to 74 year old age bracket. Will decided to sail Lasers after outgrowing the optimist and h

Challenges continue for first race of Laser champs | VIDEO, PHOTOS

Challenges continue for first race of Laser champs | VIDEO, PHOTOS
Positive minds were the key to success yesterday with challenging light winds to kick off the championship racing of the Peter Lehmann Wines Australian Laser Championship. All three fleets headed out in what was a comfortable light breeze, however it unfortunately faded off during the first race with many sailors on the Radial course being caught out with the strong tide pushing them onto the marks, into each other at rounding’s and also over the lay-li...