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Friday, July 17, 2015

Travel Planning for Tassie

See below travel info for getting to Tassie for this years Nationals. The Tasmanian Sharpie sailors have done their best to assist. Contact Camel if you require further assistance

>>It is with pleasure we confirm arrangements for The 73rd Australian Sharpie Championships for travel >>aboard Spirit of Tasmania.
>> All details regarding this event including how to book are listed below:-
>> · An Exclusive Member?s Page has been created on our website and is ready for your participants use
>> · The URL address to your Exclusive Member?s Page is:
>> · When booking/amending via this page, members will have access to the best available fares on their chosen sailing dates.
>> · All passenger, accommodation and vehicle space is subject to availability at time of booking/amending.
>> · Please keep in mind our fares do fluctuate and are subject to change until payment has been made and a booking number and e-ticket provided.
>> · Alternatively availability and bookings can be requested via our Special Events Team on 1800 204 687. Opening hours are Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.00pm EST.
>> · Please note booking and amendment fees do apply.
>> · Bookings for this event are valid for travel between 01/12/2015 ? 30/01/2016
>> · Limited car/passenger space have been protected for:
>> · Depart Melbourne to Devonport on 27-29/12/2015 inclusive ? AM departures only( Protected space ) ? PM are available on availability only
>> · Depart Devonport to Melbourne on 09/10 and the 11 /01/2016 inclusive ? PM departures and also a AM sailing on the 10/01/2016
>> · In regards to the carriage of yachts/boats, the overall length for vehicle and trailer(at the time of travel) must include the drawbar and all overhang items including masts etc.
>> · Protected space for vehicles is based on vehicles under 2.1m and over 2.1m in height.
>> · Protected space for accommodation is based on Twin Porthole cabins ? alternative accommodation styles & vehicle dimensions will be subject to availability at time of booking.
>> · Protected space will be held until cob 16/10/2015 or until sold out. However protected space may be reviewed prior to this date and adjusted to match member interest and bookings to-date.
>> · When booking via the Exclusive Members Page, the following fare types will be offered (subject to availability):-
>> Name of Event ? SHARPSP15 (Spirit)
>> Name of Event- SHARPFL15 (Flexi)
>> If the name of your event is not included in the fare type name, this indicates you may have left the Exclusive Members Page booking platform and may need to re-check before proceeding.
>> If a Spirit of Tasmania Logo is required for your website, please contact us at If you require written content pertaining to Spirit of Tasmania for this event (for example for your Member?s Magazine or your website) please forward the information through to for review and approval.
>> Please feel welcome to contact our Groups & Special Events Department on 1800 204 687 or by return email if you have any questions.
>> Thank you for the opportunity to include Spirit of Tasmania as part of your Event.
>> Kind regards
>> Ange
>> Angela Biggs
>> Groups and Special Events Team
>> TT-Line Company Pty Ltd
>> Esplanade (PO Box 168E)
>> East Devonport Tas 7310
>> P: 1800 635 877 | F: 1800 636 110 |
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AGM Set 30th August

Sharpie sailors! The WA Sharpie Association AGM is coming up at 4pm on Sunday August 30th at East Fremantle Yacht Club.We REALLY hope you can put it in your diaries and make the meeting as it's important we get good support for the association, the class, and all of us as sharpie sailors.
All positions are open for election and I encourage everyone to consider applying. The constitution requires those interested to nominate at least 7 days before the AGM by sending me an email as the secretary. If you want a copy of the constitution please contact me direct and I will happily email it out.
Here are the roles and a brief overview of what they do. The committee meets approximately quarterly or as required, so the demands aren't great:
President - this person chairs meetings, leads strategies and has a casting vote where necessary.
Secretary - this person takes minutes at meetings, writes the odd letter (not common in these email days) and does general admin tasks for the committee.
Treasurer - pays the accounts, updates the committee on financial position of association and is responsible for acting dues.
Vice President - chairs meetings when the president isn't there.
Publicity officer - updates Facebook page once or twice a week, on-shares photos and reports from clubs and generally takes the lead on any marketing work.
Committee members (general) - a couple of very important roles to give the committee more clout and provide advice and feedback from members.
Please note that the patron, vice patron and other positions the committee may determine are also elected at the AGM. For example, a State Measurer.
The AGM agenda will be circulated soon but will follow this order of proceedings as the Constitution requires:
Read notice of meeting
Confirmation of minutes of last AGM and any extraordinary meetings held (none this year)
President's report (incorporating financials)
Filling of vacancies (a returning officer will be appointed by the committee and have total discretion re any discrepancies.
As most of you know, the business gets dealt with fairly smoothly, no doubt there'll be general discussion at the end and I look forward to seeing you there!! Please consider giving a year's service to the committee as our strength as a class depends on many people's input.
Neil Stanbury

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