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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Nationals Progressive Results

Nationals - Photos

There are plenty of lenses on the water to capture those awesome and awkward moments.
Peter Kovesi has been out on the water taking photos.

Peter's gallery can be accessed on here

Lou Hollis has also been on the water each day aswell as roaming the rigging area.

Lou's photos are now online on google photos

Monday, December 30, 2013

Results - Day 2 - Race 1

Sharpie Nationals Perth 2014 Day 1 Video

2 minutes of entertaining carnage as well as some pretty good backdrop shots Thanks to Chris Bell for staying up late last night

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Results - Day 1 - Invites

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Nationals Support Boat Regulations

Please see attached regulations for support boats for use during the National Champioship.

Support Boat Regs Final.PDF

Andy Curnow
Principal Race Officer

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Latst minute nationals charter? yellow boat.

"Cut the Mustard" WA839 (aka the Yellow Boat) is a respectable windrush sharpie in the right hands.  Incapacitation of  skipper due to belly wounds means she is available at this last minute for anyone who is keen to be a part of this great series at MBSC. Willing to lease for a token sum (5 cartons), with option to buy also for a token sum (22 cartons). Singing female sheethand negotiable....(lifetime supply of rum, or similar offer)

Contact Chris Bell;

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Nationals Event Tickets

Online sales for events have now closed. Event Tickets can be purchased from the regatta office.

Monday, December 16, 2013

GBYC short course series 3

Hi all

Saturday at gbyc saw the running of the short course series
With Abbots ramped up attempts to "stop the boats" in full swing
the breeze died away just at the start allowing the fleet of five to drift towards the first mark.
before the start in 10ks of wind the length looked a tad short but in zero breeze it was a long way off.

luckily the breeze filled in to about 12k and gave some respite from the heat and took the minds off shark watch!!

The lads on Amber Dreams again lead the way to win narrowly from Uninvited, Suicide Blonde,The Asylum and Norma.

Race two was a rabbit start leaders choice, or so it appeared to us as we missed the briefing.
The Asylum was the rabbit and was the first one to a mark, this is the leaders choice part where the leader gets to choose the next mark, Amber Dreams took over the lead and threw in a new dimension by going around the opposite way,
creating so,e fast gybing and drops to get on the right side. with the breeze dropping Suicide Blonde succumbed to the call of the bar and the tree of knowledge and went ashore leaving the others to fight out the last lap,
some chaos ensued as again Amber Dreams changed the rounding procedeure, interesting to see two brothers not taking a backward step and going head to head the opposite way to each other, neither gave in or weent back and proceded to the finish,

The winner in the end was Suicide Blonde as we were two coronas up and in the shade.

On the water i think Amber dreams beat Norma The uninvited and The Asylum.

Next week sees the club heat and xmas party
till next week
Pete C

Thursday, December 12, 2013

71st Nationals Sailing Instructions

Sailing Instructions for the upcoming 71st Sharpie Nationals hosted by Mounts Bay Sailing Club (WA) has been released.

28th December 2013 - Saturday 4th January 2014.

Download it here:
71st Nationals SIs Final 121213.pdf

GBYC Update

Hi all

After a few weeks of no breeze the sailing returned to the bay

The last three weeks have seen some varying winds but winds just the same
the racing has been close as usual with only minutes seperating the fleet,
the lads in amber dreams have been unstoppable, with mozz in the uninvited
with good turns of speed. Dean has the Asylum wound up in the lighter stuff.
Craig in Norma has shown flashes of brilliance only to be undone by a bit of bad luck.

Saturday saw a good breeze of 20+ for most of the day resulting in some good reaches and some
huge carts in the puffs, Craig lead at the last gybe only to get smashed early into the last reach
which let Snow and Pete through for the work to the finish,
as usual the tree of knowledge was open for business and stories were swapped and beers drunk.
A pleasing sight is to see a few juniors hanging around the sharpie fleet and not the lasers
hope for the class in the future.

This saturday is a short course series starting at two oclock not one as thought,
for those that turn up at the last minute this is thirty minutes before normal time (jess n jeff)

till next time
good sailing
Pete C

Sunday, December 8, 2013

MBSC Sharpie Update

Hi All,
Hughie was on song over the weekend.
A good 20 knots both Saturday and Sunday afternoons on the river.
Now I preface my commentary with I had so few mates I was left on the beach Sunday with no wireman or woman.
Saturday afternoon was spent with many of the Sharpie crew at Dave and Sarah Lightfoots for a BBQ and carbo loading. I snuck of for a windsurf at Leighton late afternoon and it was smoking.
Sunday for me consisted of Nippers Surf Club, measuring sails, boat work on Impact before heading out on the slalom gear to watch the boys racing. Ash and the boys on Bullit were on fire early leading at club and stretching the lead further at Addison, Robins and Addison. Apparently at this point Lewie made several rigging errors and reset the rig to 25'9". In 20 knots this is, even with 120 kg on the wire a little less than optimal. After discussion between all three it was decided to leave the rig as it was all messed up in the boat and they could hold off PC who was a good 2 minutes behind. Ash and Grinder ranked Lewie at 4 out of ten for the day. Themselves of coarse we in the 9.5 range!@#$%^&*(.
PC was a little off his usual pace as Nick D invoked the "Im hung over as hell and not hiking rule". After a few chirps from PC he coped and elbow to the face and decided I was not worth the dental bill and let Nick cruise. In the end they pegged the lead back to about a minute.
Pete Ivanac not far behind until he mixed up Brewery and Quarry allowing Greg Creeper to squeeze by. Perth Patholgy, Don McCracken and mainie rounded out the finishes, several others 907, 916 and 800 with drew half way around.
Next weekend is the last Club scheduled racing however we plan to sail the following weekend in Melville water east with a few planning mid week training sessions in the at the bar.

Datie does the drain pipe

Monday, December 2, 2013

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