This weekend was supposed to mark the start of the series with a weekend at Palm Beach Sailing Club. Due to the uncertainty in the lead up with COVID restrictions the event was cancelled by the club. With the subsequent relaxing of COVID restrictions the club is now running racing on Sunday for those who turn up. With the forecast of 27 degrees and a good nor-easter what better place to be!
Given we had already cancelled Round 1 of the NSW Raceboard Series, racing on Sunday will be for the pure pleasure and not for Series points.But I hazard a guess that pleasure is why most of us do it anyway, so here are the details:.
When: Sunday 4th October, suggested arrival time 8am. Start depending on wind but not before 9am.
Where: Palm Beach Sailing Club www.pbsc.org.au/Location.aspxFree Parking at rear Woorak Reserve on Iluka Rd. (overflow parking area) Beach Entrance, Sand Lane Palm Beach.
What: Four back-to-back races, so bring your lunch and drinks.
How much: $20 to be transferred into the PBSC account - BSB: 012 370 Account #: 555 498 631 MUST include your name in the bank transfer also sail No contact Number.
After: Palm Beach (RSL) Club is open and serving meals and drinks, Barrenjoey Rd 400m from Car Park.
PLEASE NOTE: The usual COVID-19 social distancing rules apply.If you've recently been in close contact with a known or suspected case of COVID-19, are feeling unwell or breathless, or if you have recently travelled from Victoria, overseas, or any of the current NSW hotspot locations www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates#latest-covid-19-case-locations-in-nsw, don't come.
A great way to warm up for the series which is now planned to get underway on Oct 17th at Georges River Sailing club.
The series details are available at www.ausraceboard.org/raceboard-windsurfing-events
Due to the possible change of COVID restrictions during the season we are not taking series entries this season but you can still enter each event before heading there online at www.windsurfingnsw.com/join/
See you on the water soon!
After the initial COVID hiccup, the NSW Raceboard Series is to get underway on Saturday - 17th October hosted by St George Sailing Club at Georges River 16ft Sailing Club.
Where:Georges River 16ft Sailing Club
When:Rego from 11am,Briefing 1300,First Race 1355
What: 3 Races, course described at briefing
How to enter:Go to www.windsurfingnsw.com/join/ to enter or bring cash on the day with the filled out Entry From (attached to this email). It's $35 for 1 day events. Youth rate (U20) is half price.
Sponsor:Starboard Severne and WSS Boards.
This year each regatta will be charged separately rather than there being a series entry fee given we've already missed round one and the risk of further disruption.NOR and Sailing Instructions can be found here.
A great 15-20kn NE on the Georges River yesterday, an outgoing tide so a few tall waves in the channel to play on. Good racing and congratulations to Grae Morris for winning the day just ahead of Jimmy Levy. A special thanks to sponsors Starboard, Severne and WSS boards for their continued support and the great looking shirts that created a lot of interest up in the club after sailing. Thanks to Greg O for the photos.
The windy season continues. George's river 16footers club was an excellent venue, especially in the 15+ NE. Large waves at the top mark and flat water at the bottom of the course kept everyone honest. Tks to the organisers.
The next exciting event on the Raceboard calendar is the State Titles at Toronto Amateur Sailing Club on the weekend of 14-15 November.
The NOR is now available www.ausraceboard.org/raceboard-windsurfing-events#/2020-21-nsw-raceboard-series/. You can register and pay online at www.windsurfingnsw.com/join/. Don't forget you need to be a member of WNSW to compete, so make sure you've renewed your club or class membership.There are some super groovy limited edition series tee-shirts available, so enter early to avoid disappointment!
Thanks again to our sponsors Starboard Severne and WSS Boards for coming to the party with the merch!
The key points are:
WHERE: Toronto Amateur Sailing Club27 Victory Parade, TorontoLake Macquarie
WHEN: Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 November
Rego from 0830-0930 Saturday, so best to do it NOW!
Briefing 0930Earliest Racing from 1030
WHAT: States - maximum of 5 races a day
WHO: Raceboards. LTs and One Designs will have separate start. Bics and other Raceboard compliant boards welcome.
Next up we're off to Jervis Bay, so start thinking about your accommodation for the weekend 28/29 November!
Only 5 sleeps to go until the State Championships at Toronto. Get your entries in and enjoy a great weekend of windsurfing.
Results from today's racing at TASC.
Great regatta with racing combined with a large LT fleet. Lots & lots of stories. Interesting seeing Grae holding the boom in one hand & the mast in the another after a really hard pump at the first mark in the first race.
Looking forward to tomorrow.
The NSW Raceboard state titles wrapped up today. Many thanks to RO Evan McHugh & Al Haynes from TASC. The combined WCAA Raceboard event worked very well with no mixing of the two fleets on the course yet both starting 5 minutes apart.
The next event will be a two day event at Callala bay hosted by Jervis Bay Sailing Club in 2 weeks.
Excellent event. So good to see 100 competitors on the water and the venue was perfect...
Congrat's to mr consistent, Jimmy Levy on the victory.
Thanks to Lissa and the organisers.
Only a few days to go until round 4 at Callala Bay. Remember to get your entries in.
When: Saturday 28/11 Registration 11:00 - 11:30 hrs
Briefing 11:30 hrs
Saturday Racing 12:00 hrs
Sunday 29/11 Briefing 09:30 hrs
Sunday Racing 10:00 hrs
How to enter:Go to www.windsurfingnsw.com/join/ Under NSW Series,
select NSW Raceboard Series. Entry Span RB is Single Event. Event - Raceboard is Rnd 4 (2 day).
Or bring cash on the day with the filled out Entry Form.
Sponsor:Starboard Severne and WSS Boards.
Rigging: To maintain COVID-19 separation from their juniors on Saturday morning, please don't rig on the grass around the clubhouse. Use the grassed area near the walk-way/bike path.
Social: Some tables are booked at the Club Callala bistro for Saturday night at 7pm. PAYG, but please let me know if you are planning on dining as they need table bookings due to COVID! You can't just rock up, unfortunately.
NB:Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be no canteen facilities available at the club, so bring your lunch! And again due to COVID-19 the showers will be closed.NOR and Sailing Instructions can be found here www.ausraceboard.org/raceboard-windsurfing-events#/2020-21-nsw-raceboard-series/.
Please note the starting time on the first day is as stated above, rather than the NOR.
Technos and other Raceboard compliant boards very welcome.
So you know how you are placed in the series here are the results so far.
Day one of Round 4 of the NSW Raceboard Series at Jervis Bay. Hopes were up because of the forecast northerly, but the unstable westerly prevailed, gusts from 2 to 25+. Grae Morris in the lead, Richie Reynolds not far behind and Jimmy Levy 3rd at the mo.
After a challenging day yesterday we were looking forward to some nice racing before the southerly change was expected in the afternoon. We were set to start racing at 10:00am and conditions were looking good, there were some interesting wind reading at other locations around the coast so we weren't really sure what was going to happen. Jimmy was first on the water keen to stretch out after having driven home for the night. He was looking pretty fast out there, then around the time when we needed to start heading out things started to change, the odd rogue gust, then it came in and before long it was looking pretty white out on the bay. Fortunately only 6 boards had got on the water. Grae and Jimmy got to the start area and when it became obvious racing couldn't happen were able to get a ride back with the race committee. Grae did have a bit of a swim with his rig as the start boat went off after his board and he was wondering about things other than dolphins in the water trying to keep his rig afloat. One of the boats recorded a 43Kn gust. The others who did not get so far from shore were able to get back to land, although a couple had a little bit of walking to do.
So the results of yesterday stand as the final results.
Some stats from the day they are in KM/h but show there was a bit on......
Thanks for the event on the weekend. CRAZY conditions...
Looking for Cinderella.
Found this booty on the exit road from Callala Bay. Maybe i should put it on ebay for a handsome profit?
Incredible grip - able to hang upside down for hours!