Amendment to 2017 National AGM date and time

Amendment

Item 6.5 on the Nationals NOR should read:

6.5    In the event of a re-sail, the date and time will be determined by the Race Committee.

Tuesday 3 January 2017

Registration. Measuring and Weigh In.                                            0800 – 0900hrs

1600 – 1700hrs

Invitation Race                                                      Warning Signal            1155hrs

Wednesday 4 January 2017  

Registration. Measuring and Weigh In.                                             0800 – 0900hrs

Wednesday 4 January to Saturday 7 January 2017

Racing                                                                  First Warning Signal    1055hrs

Thursday 5 January 2017

J24 National Association AGM                                                                  0800hrs

 

Quantum Sails J24 National Championships 4-7 January 2017

The Quantum Sails J24 National Championships will run over 4 days from 4-7 January 2017 at Cronulla Sailing Club, with a Invitation Race taking place on 3 January.

Quantum Sails J24 National Championships 2017 Notice of Race

Quantum Sails J24 National Championships 2017 Entry Form

Remember that we still have two carbon fibre spinnaker poles, exclusively for sale to NSW members for $857 so if you want a lighter, stronger pole for the Nationals let Paula know on 0404 539176.

Anyone intending to race who is not currently a NSW J24 Association member is encouraged to join now.

Notice of National Association AGM. This is to be held at Cronulla Sailing Club on 5/1/17 at 0800hrs. If you have items you want added to the agenda they should be sent by email to the National President by 10/12/16

J24 NSW Membership Application 2016/17

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Life jackets and horse shoe life ring.

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Contact Warren Campbell on 0418 530 670

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NSW STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS – CRONULLA 2016

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John Crawford’s Innamincka flying down the run, Convicts Revenge and the surf behind

 

‘The Shire’ as it is known to the sedentary Australian TV watching population and the people who live there is an area around 30km south of the Sydney CBD centred on Cronulla that has been known in the past for a bit of rough and tumble.

It’s a slightly secret place that the rest of the greater Sydney population rarely go to and that’s the way the locals like it. But things are changing – in a big way. After a few years of Mid Winter regattas and a bit of water testing by a few outsiders, the J24 circus is coming to town in a big way with an expected 30+ boat fleet (the largest in 20 plus years) for the 2017 Nationals in January.

An indication of that was the Quantum Sails 2016 NSW State Championships just held over the weekend of the 5-6 November, with plenty of rough and tumble on the water and characters like ‘Hoody’, ‘Bucko’ and ‘Magoo’ neck deep in the proceedings it’s no surprise the regatta was a roaring success.

You can easily miss the yacht club entrance, but you couldn’t miss the 500 plus regular Friday evening revellers on the terrace (apparently it is a great place to meet a new lady friend for the evening) and for the gladiators and crews getting their boats ready for the weekend’s racing in the hot afternoon sun, it did seem like a strange mix of hot sweaty yachties side by side with the tarted up Cronulla youth (and those exploring their on-going mid life crisis’s).

Saturday morning and the balcony belongs to the yachties again but the wind is howling down Gunnamatta Bay straight into the assembled protagonists. A postponement is called and the Wise is thinking about a sit down lunch with cold refreshing wine – Terry is running his two sailing school yachts from his RIB – I decline on the basis of the dropping forecast and the need to be clear headed if we get on the water.

Some of the fleet downwind with Cronulla in the background

Some of the fleet downwind with Cronulla in the background

That’s just what happens and our biggest fleet in years of 22 boats hit the water for the sail out to the start line off the main Cronulla surf beach on the opposite side of the small peninsular that is the southern end of Cronulla. The wind did actually drop for a bit but the three afternoon races were sailed in 15 to 30+ knot SW winds and a huge 3-4m SE swell that grew rapidly in the last race making for some exciting racing with many wipeouts. With huge surf breaking on the main beach on one side of the course and a tsunami like set of waves breaking on the reef on the other side it was, shall we say exciting, for those not normally used to these ocean conditions.

It isn’t strange anymore how the good guys seem to get all the good luck and the names on top of the afternoon’s honour roll proved that experience, cunning and a fair bit of bravery carried the day. Arthur Crothers showing off a new set of Doyle’s and with Shane Guanaria at the helm of Kaotic took the first race by clear couple of minutes from Dave West in Ace and Steve Girdis in Convicts Revenge only 3 sec apart, John Crawford  in Innamincka a further 4 sec back in forth, so the usual bunch plus a few that fought it out in most of the following races and formed the top pack of the regatta.

Race two saw a general recall and a black flag, another tough fight with Convicts taking the honours from Innamincka and our own ‘Jet’ (sailed by me and my brave crew) the first of what the ‘cockroaches’ (NSW people) call the ‘Mexicans’ from Melbourne – down south of the border, Kaotic came home forth.

Race three and the wind was getting stronger from the SW and the swell getting bigger from the SE, we are sailing in an arena of wind whipped water surrounded by a ring of huge breaking white surf and quite a few of the gladiators are now beaten and returning home. Those who stayed flogged their way upwind and screamed downwind, some successfully and others not so. Many not using their kites. Steve Girdis showed his skill to take a narrow win from Kaotic, Innamincka and Jet.

After three races we were all happy to be going home over mountainous swells and flattening gusts on the top of them as we enjoyed our ice cold beers – didn’t everyone?

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Magoo has another look at his bottom, as do we all

 

The regatta’s iconic pic came out of the afternoon sailing with (Magoo) Dave McKay’s ‘Stockcar’ lying on it’s side in the middle of the fleet, keel 3 feet clear of the water. This little episode of course goes onto his well known list of achievements like winning the world moth championships back before most of the fleet were born – (something he is still trading on). Seriously though he is a good sailor, a past champ and Australian Sailor of the Year – but what were you thinking Magoo – masts should point up !

In Cronulla Sailing Club you know the beers are cold and the BBQ hot, it’s the club tradition and it’s a perfect place to be on the terrace after sailing watching the sun go down over Gunnamatta Bay. You’re all yachties – you know what I mean !

Sunday and the forecast is for light – medium SE to E breeze making for glam sailing out into the Tasman Sea off the main surf beach. Three races again in sunshine, swell and perfect racing. If you missed this you need to get thinking about your entry in the nationals, this is stunning stuff.

Convicts is on fire and takes out race four from Innamincka, Kaotic and Stephen Wright in ‘Renaissance’, the first of the local boats to get into the top 4 placings. ‘Renaissance’ is the old ‘Excite Your Senses’ from Sandringham and proves like Ron Thomson in ‘Kicking’ that an older Jarkan sailed well can be very competitive.

Race two and the left out to sea pays big time, ‘Jet’ banged the corner and lead around the course to finish first from Convicts, Sean Kirkjian in ‘Sailpac’ (not having a good regatta) and Kaotic. Local skipper Barry Ryan in ‘Pinot’ who is one of the top local boats pushed the top pack all the way round.

Race three and surprise, surprise Sean Kirkjian in Sailpac (School crew) is at the front from Steve (Wiley Young Dog) Girdis in ‘Convicts’, Kaotic and Magoo in ‘Stockcar’ – finally showing some form !

The fleet had some interesting stats, there was the Thomo Cup (unofficial of course, between brother Ron (Kicking – 7th) and sister Jeanette (Wildfire – 12th). Father Dave McKay (Stockcar – 8th) from daughter Julie (MacKay Marine – 11th). Alejo Morales came the furthest from South America sailing Bandit for the Pacific Sailing School, Marc van Dinther sailing with his Ausea sailing school crew.

The assembled and tired but now lubricating mass of humanity we call J sailors, is finally addressed by the Rear Commodore of the club, otherwise known as ‘Bucko’, and standing on a chair with a voice to slay the noisy Macquart at 30 paces and an irreverence that makes even the most informal in the crowd blanch, starts dishing out the silverware with appropriate stories.

While I still don’t understand the results, Jet is awarded 3rd on handicap, Magoo 2nd and Ron Thomson 1st.

Steve Girdis in Convicts Revenge on 7 points is the 2016 NSW State Champ, Shane Guanaria in Kaotic 2nd and NSW Class President John Crawford in Innamincka 3rd. The first visitor was us in Jet in 4th place – well you have to have a Mexican in the mix don’t you.

Full results are in a separate post below.

‘Hoody’ is Clinton Hood sailing Vertigo, one of the Shire’s gentlemen, and organised much of the sponsors products. Local sailor Barry Ryan became a happy chappie after winning the draw for a reverse cycle aircon unit – well done Hoody and your wonderful sponsors. Thanks to all of our sponsors, Quantum, Sailor Sunscreen, Wet-tech, Aussea Sailing School, Afloat Magazine, Spot-A-Yacht Photography, Cronulla Marina and Pure Aerials.

Fiona Campbell, one of the driving dynamos in the Cronulla class and club and sailing with Hoody on Vertigo, won the well deserved NSW Woman on Water trophy. On behalf of the National Association we wish to thank Cronulla SC and all the volunteers and sponsors that made the regatta a huge success.

A special mention must be made of Mick Reynolds who as a long time driving force of the class at Cronulla has seen it grow from a handful of club handicap boats to a twenty boat class fleet that is now the centre of NSW J24 racing. Congrats to you Mick and to all the people you have inspired (and probably annoyed) along the way to build this fleet with you.

Roll on the Nationals at Cronulla – January 4th to 7th 2017 !

Quantum Sails J24 NSW State Championships 2016 results

Series Results [scratch] up to Race 6 (Drops = 1)
Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper From Sers Score Race 6 Race 5 Race 4 Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1 AUS4771 Convicts Revenge Stephen Girdis CYCA 7.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 [3.0]
2 AUS4770 Kaotic Shane Guanaria MYC 13.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 [4.0] 1.0
3 AUS4793 Innamincka John Crawford MHYC 16.0 5.0 [9.0] 2.0 3.0 2.0 4.0
4 AUS4792 Jet Simon Grain SYC 23.0 8.0 1.0 [10.0] 4.0 3.0 7.0
5 AUS4801 Ace David West MHYC 29.0 [11.0] 6.0 5.0 8.0 8.0 2.0
6 AUS1636 Renaissance Stephen Wright CSC 34.0 13.0 7.0 4.0 5.0 5.0 [15.0]
7 AUS1324 Kicking Ron Thomson SYC 38.0 7.0 10.0 6.0 [13.0] 7.0 8.0
8 AUS4433 Stockcar David McKay CSC 39.0 4.0 8.0 7.0 [23.0F] 9.0 11.0
9 AUS4430 PINOT Barry Ryan CSC 41.0 [14.0] 5.0 12.0 9.0 10.0 5.0
10 AUS1301 Bandit Alejo Morales CYCA 42.0 6.0 12.0 11.0 7.0 [13.0] 6.0
11 AUS1317 MCKAY MARINE Julie Castle CSC 50.0 [15.0] 14.0 9.0 12.0 6.0 9.0
12 AUS5058 Wildfire Janette Syme MYC 51.0 10.0 [17.0] 8.0 10.0 11.0 12.0
13 AUS4791 Team CiniO’Bryan Stephen O’Rourke CSC 53.0 9.0 11.0 [14.0] 11.0 12.0 10.0
14 AUS4436 Vertigo Clinton Hood CSC 60.0 12.0 16.0 13.0 6.0 [23.0Q] 13.0
15 1.0S AUS5085 Sailpac S Kirkjian CYCA 73.0 1.0 3.0 23.0Q 23.0S 23.0S [23.0F]
16 AUS4764 Waterborne Again Marc Tromp MHYC 73.0 16.0 13.0 15.0 [23.0S] 15.0 14.0
17 AUS1311 Katiki Katanga Chris Merfield CSC 77.0 17.0 15.0 16.0 15.0 14.0 [17.0]
18 AUS1635 Seas the J Jared Macquart CSC 83.0 19.0 [20.0] 17.0 14.0 17.0 16.0
19 AUS1642 JARGON Tony Landers CSC 90.0 18.0 19.0 18.0 [23.0F] 16.0 19.0
20 AUS1314 In the Mood Marc van Dinther BBYC 98.0 20.0 21.0 23.0F 16.0 18.0 [23.0F]
21 AUS4439 Jagged Edge Greg Paterson CYCA 99.0 21.0 18.0 19.0 23.0S [23.0S] 18.0
22 AUS1646 SLIPPERY FISH Michael Reynolds CSC 115.0 23.0S 23.0S 23.0S 23.0S 23.0S 23.0S]
Series Results [handicap] up to Race 6 (Drops = 1)

Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper From Sers Score Race 6 Race 5 Race 4 Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1 AUS4771 Convicts Revenge Stephen Girdis CYCA 28.0 11.0 [20.0] 8.0 2.0 4.0 3.0
2 1.0S AUS4770 Kaotic Shane Guanaria MYC 32.0 10.0 [19.0] 14.0 1.0 6.0 1.0
3 AUS1324 Kicking Ron Thomson SYC 32.0 6.0 8.0 1.0 [13.0] 9.0 8.0
4 AUS4433 Stockcar David McKay CSC 35.0 4.0 6.0 7.0 [19.0F] 7.0 11.0
5 2.0S AUS5058 Wildfire Janette Syme MYC 37.0 2.0 [14.0] 4.0 9.0 10.0 12.0
6 3.0S AUS4791 Team CiniO’Bryan Stephen O’Rourke CSC 37.0 3.0 4.0 10.0 10.0 [11.0] 10.0
7 AUS4793 Innamincka John Crawford MHYC 37.0 14.0 [21.0] 9.0 5.0 5.0 4.0
8 AUS4792 Jet Simon Grain SYC 37.5 19.0 1.0 [19.0] 8.0 2.5 7.0
9 AUS1636 Renaissance Stephen Wright CSC 38.0 [20.0] 15.0 3.0 4.0 1.0 15.0
10 AUS1301 Bandit Alejo Morales CYCA 40.0 5.0 9.0 13.0 7.0 [15.0] 6.0
11 AUS4801 Ace David West MHYC 42.0 15.5 11.5 2.0 11.0 [16.0] 2.0
12 AUS4430 PINOT Barry Ryan CSC 46.0 [17.0] 3.0 12.0 12.0 14.0 5.0
13 AUS1311 Katiki Katanga Chris Merfield CSC 48.0 [18.0] 2.0 6.0 15.0 8.0 17.0
14 AUS1317 MCKAY MARINE Julie Castle CSC 48.5 12.0 [16.0] 11.0 14.0 2.5 9.0
15 AUS4436 Vertigo Clinton Hood CSC 53.0 7.0 13.0 17.0 3.0 [21.0Q] 13.0
16 AUS4764 Waterborne Again Marc Tromp MHYC 53.5 15.5 7.0 5.0 [21.0S] 12.0 14.0
17 AUS1635 Seas the J Jared Macquart CSC 67.0 13.0 17.0 15.0 6.0 [17.0] 16.0
18 AUS1642 JARGON Tony Landers CSC 68.5 9.0 11.5 16.0 19.0F 13.0 [19.0]
19 AUS5085 Sailpac S Kirkjian CYCA 76.0 1.0 10.0 [23.0Q] 21.0S 22.0S 22.0F
20 AUS1314 In the Mood Marc van Dinther BBYC 82.0 8.0 18.0 22.0F 16.0 18.0 [22.0F]
21 AUS4439 Jagged Edge Greg Paterson CYCA 83.0 21.0 5.0 18.0 21.0S [22.0S] 18.0
22 AUS1646 SLIPPERY FISH Michael Reynolds CSC 115.0 24.0S 24.0S 24.0S 21.0S 22.0S [24.0S]

Special thanks to Cronulla Sailing Club, and to sponsors, Quantum Sails (Matt Pearce) and Aussea Sailing (Marc Van Dinther)

 

Quantum Sails J24 State Championships 5 & 6 November 2016

NSW J4 State Championships Sailing Instructions

If you haven’t already entered, please remember that entries close on Wednesday. We have also received a lot of incomplete entries – it is clearly listed on the entry form, what supporting documents need to be submitted, so please ensure entries are complete when submitted.

NSW J24 State Championships Entry Form

Quantum Sails J24 NSW State Championships

Ammendment

Item 4.7 on the Notice of Race should read:

heaving line  (min 15m x  6mm dia, attached to life buoy)

to replace

heaving line (min 15m x  15mm dia, attached to life buoy)

Quantum Sails J24 NSW State Championships

Quantum Sails J24 NSW State Championships Notice of Race 2016

Quantum Sails J24 NSW State Championships Entry Form 2016

Online Entry

Remember that annual memberships run from 1 October to 30 September so if you are planning on racing at the State Championships you will need to organize your membership, and this can be done anytime by sending in the form and payment:

J24 NSW Membership Application 2016

or can be done at Regatta registration and weigh in:

  • Friday 4 November 2016    1700 – 1900hrs
  • Saturday 5 November 2016   0800 – 1000hrs

Quantum Sails NSW J24 State Championships – 5 & 6 November 2016

With just a month to go, entries have started flowing in for what just could be the largest gathering of J24s in Australia for some years – the Quantum Sails NSW J24 State Championships.

The first entry came from the ever keen Ron Thomson from Melbourne—that’s correct, the Victorians have drawn first blood. Simon Grain, another Sandringham Yacht Club stalwart, will also be making the journey to Cronulla with possible others (Mr. J24 himself Hugo Ottaway?). Defending the high ground of the Cronulla Sailing Club will be the forever young David Mckay (Yachtsman of the Year 1970-71, who continues to celebrate his Moth World Championship win 1969/70), Barry Ryan (a strong contender with his local crew) and Clinton Hood with his strong and loyal crew who have been sailing to success in many club races.

As always, more competition will be heading to Cronulla from the rest of NSW: Arthur Crothers, John Crawford, Terry Wise and also reports of Sean Kirkjian gathering teams and making the journey south, as well as the always-present Marc Van Dinther from Botany Bay Sailing Club, bringing his gun crew and practicing constantly.

This Championship will be a fantastic event, held within the forever friendly Cronulla Sailing Club that prides itself on being run by volunteers and not by employees. Those volunteers are led by Fiona Campbell and David Mclachlan, who can remember the last time a NSW State Championships was held in Cronulla.

If you own a J24 and are interested in dusting it off and getting involved, there’s still time. Contact the NSW J24 Committee to find out just what you need to do. The J24 Class has and is continuing to resurface not only in Cronulla but NSW and beyond. What other keelboat Class offers competitive racing at a bargain price? Enjoying the close one-design racing and also the after-race action of the BBQ, refreshments and hospitality the club is renowned for!

Quantum Sails J24 NSW State Championships Notice of Race 2016

Quantum Sails J24 NSW State Championships Entry Form 2016

Online Entry

 

Victorian Association AGM and start of season reminders

Ladies and Gentlemen

Our first Sprint Series day is Sunday the 9th of October, this is now just two weeks away !

Daylight Saving starts on Sunday 2nd Oct right after Opening Day this weekend and the first twilight race is on the 6th – thats next week !

The Annual General Meeting of the Vic Association will be held after racing on Sunday 9th October in the member’s library at Sandringham YC.

The association encourages all skippers to attend with your crews even if you are not racing on the first day of the season. Matters will be discussed that concern you!

As your annual class subscription is also due on the 1st October, it would be a good idea to go online to the Victorian page of this website where you can most easily pay the annual fee of $50 per person online. Don’t forget to identify yourself when you do !

For more information on any prior matters relating to the AGM you should contact the President Doug MacGregor on 0400 584 067.

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The club recently held a keelboat information evening where a number of changes coming up were discussed, some of these are very important and the information covered can be accessed here :
syc.com.au/keelboat-information-evening-documents

One of the matters covered is the annual MOB declaration, please note that this is due by the end of October and boats not lodging this form will not score points in club racing.

Entry for our summer series and for twilight racing is now open and you will find a very welcome reduction in entry fees. The Sprint Series is now $80 and the Twilight Series is $100 – your club is looking after you, a parting gift from Kate Mitchell our recently crowned ‘Past Commodore”.

If you have any queries on this please call Doug on 0400 584 067 or Simon on 0413 870046

Last call for entries into the Gosford J24 Regatta on 1 & 2 October 2016

Always a fun sailing weekend – you have just a few days to get your entries in and join us for 2 days of racing on Brisbane Waters.

Gosford 24 Regatta Notice of Race 2016

Gosford J24 Regatta Entry Form 2016

Gosford J24 Regatta Sailing instructions 2016

Remember that annual memberships run from 1 October to 30 September so if you are planning on racing at the Gosford J24 Regatta you will need to organize your membership, and this can be done anytime by sending in the form and payment.

J24 NSW Membership Application 2016