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Thursday, February 9, 2012

WA Sharpie States 2012 Presidents Brief

WA Sharpie States
Mounts Bay Sailing Club
Feb 11th and 12th 2012

Presidents Brief


We were trying to convert the SI’s to the latest ISAF configuration but as always it is not quite so simple and access to the website downloads has been problematic etc etc.

As no true sharpie sailors read it anyway I have done a condensed version with the basics for general distribution.

The Flying Ants will be sharing the start boat Saturday AM for three heats using a trapezoid course an separate finish line.

Anyone who is able to lend some assistance in the canteen or on the water please drop me a line and I will allocate yo a small and important job.

  • Send your entry and money in early or pay an extra carton.
  • Briefing 0850
  • Saturday 11th Start 1000
  • Sunday Start 12th  0900
  • Windward leeward courses Saturday racing before 1300 Number of laps will be displayed on the Start boat. 30 to 45 minute target times.
  • Post 1300 on Saturday (if required) we must use fixed marks. Intention is to stay on w/l format using a Swan River racing mark as the top mark and utilising the start finish line as the gate. Courses/Marks will be posted on the notice board at MBSC.

  • Saturday afternoon/evening will include many beverages, pizza from Broadway pizza and several Sharpie style games on the lawn.
  • Sunday 0900 start to complete remaining races W/L format.
  • Presentations in the downstairs sharpie bar. Jim O’Grady will present the Trophies.


 As we do not want protests a one turn penalty will apply.
      5 Minute start sequence.
      In back to back races boats failing to finish within 10 minutes of the first boat will          
      be recorded as DNF. 

      See you all Saturday and Sunday,
      Craig Mann

Notice of Race

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