Nearly everyone had a race win, but some very good consistency won the Series for Neil and Graeme on Ffunnily Enuff. The conditions were variable NW-NNE from very light up to gusts of 10 knots with smooth water. Full results of yesterdays racing can be found here.
Good luck to all competitors travelling to Tin Can Bay for the Flying Fifteen Queensland State Championships being held October 1 & 2.
Next race at SYC will be the first of this seasons Club Championships on 16 October.
Season 2022/23 is officially OPEN! Thanks all for attending. Special thanks to Councillor Jared Cassidy and Chaplain David Taylor for being part of annual festivities and taking time out of their busy schedules.
First event to kick off the season is Summer Series racing on 11 September with the warning signal for the first race scheduled for 10:00.
A great weekend was had in chilly Warwick. There was no Ice Boats division and no dry suits were used but getting in and out of the boats at the boat ramp was exciting! Most competitors had arrived by Friday and after rigging the boats gathered around the campfire for an exchange of stories and past victories.
Saturday morning the last few competitors arrived and there were some sore heads of those that over-indulged Friday night. The first of 3 races was started at 12:05 and the conditions were anything but stable. Getting a good start was critical and managing the fleet trumped worrying about the location of the breeze.
Sunday’s conditions were more settled with a 8-12kt SE’ly. There were areas of variable pressure and direction, but the fleet remained compressed and there were some very close finishes to keep the race officers on their toes.
A total of 7 boats attended the event – 2 from Sandgate, 2 from Tin Can Bay Yacht Club Inc., 1 from New England Sailing Club and 2 from Warwick Sailing Club. Competitors came from Armidale, Stanthorpe, Sunshine Coast Tin Can Bay, Beachmere and Brisbane. Positive feedback was received from all and thanks was extended to WSC for providing a tremendous venue to share.
Full results can be found here.
More photos when they become available.
Notice of Race for the upcoming Frostbite Regatta all-boats regatta being held at Warwick Sailing Club on July 30 and 31 is now available here.
All classes are welcome (maybe even Iceboats!) to join in the racing on Leslie Dam. Following the positive feedback from the recent Haven Regatta we are expecting more Flying Fifteens and Lasers to enjoy the warm hospitality and facilities of the Warwick Sailing Club.
Thanks to Earle, Rilke, Chris and Ian for coming and racing with us on Sunday. It was such a beautiful day and that can be seen in some of Chris and Ian’s onboard footage here
The breeze was very light with oscillating shifts of around 20 degrees made it tricky sailing and kept the fleet close. The first race was 3 laps and lasted over an hour in very light conditions. The RO elected to shorten the second race of the day to a 1 lap triangle course and with a touch more breeze, this race was completed much quicker. Team Primate were called back after the start signal due to being over the line early by the slimmest of margins.
7 boats took to the water yesterday to compete for the Ted Rice Shield. There were 3 505’s, 3 Flying Fifteens and an International Canoe.
2 races were run in grey, overcast and tricky Southerly conditions. The course was set with the PRO and start boat in SW’ly winds while the top of the course was experiencing SSE’lies. Following race 1, the course was adjusted, but again there was a slight variation in breeze over the course.
Thanks to the volunteers who made the day possible.
The second last race day of the 2021/22 season is on this coming Sunday at SYC. Racing for the rescheduled Ted Rice Trophy will be underway with a warning signal at the later time of 13:30 due to a high tide at 14:35hrs.
With regret, the Executive of the Sandgate Yacht Club has decided to cancel and reschedule this Sunday’s event, the Bramble Bay Shield. This was done for a number of reasons, primarily due to the continued amount of debris entering Moreton Bay and Bramble Bay.
We hope this information provides you enough time to make alternative plans to your weekend, as we know there were a number of people travelling to compete.
Stay tuned for an new event date. The next club event is Club Championship racing, planned for March 20.
It was an interesting day of sailing yesterday for 3 races in the Summer Series. There was a nice 10 kt SE’ly on the way out to the race course, but had dropped to 5 kts for the start of the 1st race. Conditions continued to change with each of the passing heavy clouds. There was a large southerly shift in the final race of the day.
There were some very close finishes and close racing throughout the fleet.
Welcome to Lauren who sailed with Chris, Spike who sailed with Peter on the 505 and welcome also to Mike and Jeff who sailed the club boat.
Results of the days racing can be found on the Events page.
Next race is the Bramble Bay Shield to be held on March 6.
SYC conducted its first races of the new year and it was great to see new boats in the hardstand and some friends we haven’t seen for some time, returning from cruising and locked down in isolation.
After a week of strong winds, we were greeted with perfect sailing conditions. 6 boats made their way to the start for Club Championship races 3 & 4. 5 x Flying Fifteens and a Status 580.
The breeze was a fairly steady 10-12kt ESE, but on the race course there were patches of 8-10kt breeze, a small swell which didn’t cause much drama upwind, but were handy downwind if you could get on them.
The start line was not favoured to either end and SNAffU managed the starts the best and also won the first race. Ffunnily Enuff found their groove in the second race and were able to contain the fleet for the win. Close racing was had throughout the fleet. Results of the days racing can be found on the Events page.
Next race is the Ted Rice Shield on the 6 February.
Anne Verdon and Spike Verdon, with RO John Mitchell presenting the Verdon Shield to this years winners Greg and Laurie Williamson. There were tough conditions for Sunday’s racing with 18+ knots from the SE. The fleet consisted of 3 Flying Fifteens, a 505 and a Lightweight Sharpie.
Anne and husband Tom were strong supporters of the club for many years. Many Junior’s were brought through the club and went onto further their sailing. Tom had a reputation for being one to follow and enforce the sailing rules of the day.
Tom’s father, Reg (the namesake of the trophy) was a founding member of the Sandgate Yacht Club.
Spike represents the 3rd generation of the Verdon family at Sandgate YC which we are grateful and proud to share.
Thanks all for coming along to the Merv Anderson Sprint race series. 6 races were conducted and 6 boats on the water. Starts were hotly contested with 2 General Recalls on a short and crowded start line. Close crosses up the windward works and close mark roundings made for an exciting day.
Welcome to Jeff, Lauren, Damien and Belle. We hope to see you again soon.
Next event is the Verdon Shield 5 December.
Merv Anderson Sprint racing is on this coming Sunday. First warning signal is 10:30, High Tide 10:33 at 2.37m. The format is short course races – great for starting practise and close mark roundings. The RC will conduct as many races as reasonably possible.
The previously mentioned results for the Club Championship racing yesterday, taken from memory, were indeed incorrect. The full and correct results for the days racing have now been added to the Events page.
3 races were completed yesterday for the beginning of the 2021/22 Club Championship. Only 4 boats competed but the starts were hotly contested with a recall in the last race. Courses were windward/leewards in a building breeze from the NE of about 15+ kts. Provisional results (from memory) for the day:
Reliance 17 – 1,1,1
Funnily Enuff – 2,2,2
SNAffU – 3,3, dns
Criss Cross – 4, dnf, dns.
Next event is the Merv Anderson Sprints 21 November. This event is a series of short course races, with as many starts as we can fit in. In previous years we have had about 7 races. Great practice for starting and boat handling under pressure.