Event change

This Sunday’s Presentation of Trophies for Sandgate Yacht Club has been re-scheduled to Sunday June 17th owing to the number of members unable to attend this weekend.
An informal sail is still being considered for those interested, this Sunday May 20th, at midday (1:30 high tide).

Ted Rice Shield

The Ted Rice Shield, the final trophy race of the 2017/18 season, was held on Sunday. The wind was 12-18kts from the ESE and the Moreton Bay chop was coming from E-ENE, which made for a different feel from “usual” events on Bramble Bay. The first start was well contested with Relience 17 being called over early, but they lead the other Flying Fifteen’s closely at the first mark rounding. Stay tuned for the video!

The race committee and PRO set a course for a 3 lap Triangle-Sausage-Triangle race lasting about 45 minutes. The reaches were great fun with the fresh breeze and nice sized swell. A few clouds passing over the course during the racing required the crews to change gears. Those reacting to the changing conditions were able to make gains.

Congratulations to Relience 17 for winning both races. Also a big well done to Criss Cross for sailing competitively and consistently to secure 2nd place. Results can be found by clicking here or on our Racing page.

Next event is the Fun Race and trophy presentation BBQ 20 May.

Event alert – Ted Rice Shield

This Sunday SYC is conducting the final race for the Season 2017/18 – the Ted Rice Shield, a handicap-based event for all boats. Briefing will be around midday and a Warning Signal scheduled for 1300hrs.

Our next event is a Fun Race (usually starting off the pontoon in the creek at 1100hrs on 20th May) followed by the Season’s Presentation of Trophies at a BBQ.

Look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Club Champs and Summer Series sheepstations

What a great way to finish off both the Club Championship and Summer Series events today with champagne sailing conditions.

There was some close racing with the two 505’s going at it hammer-and-tongs, 2 leading Flying Fifteen’s match racing around the course and solid action in the rest of the fleet too.

This from SNAffU crew Chris: “I think Greg and Laurie knew exactly what the scoresheet was prior to the first race starting. The first reach, we were both heading well above the layline, each trying to protect our air. We were giving each other a hard time! The boys got the jump on us and lead into the wing mark. From there we were not able make any in-roads, although we gave it our all to the line. The following races we were given a lesson in how to position your boat to defend.”

Congratulations to Peter and Gary running away with 3 line honours victories, showing their heels to rest of the fleet.  Full results can be found on the Racing page.

There are 2 events remaining in this years official sailing season. 22 April is the Ted Rice Shield, a single day multiple race event for all off-the-beach craft. Final event is the Fun Race and trophy presentation on the 20th May.

If you want to join in the fun, the club has 2 boat that are available to hire on club days.

Final Club Championship races this Sunday

The current weather forecast from the BOM looks very good for races 7 and 8 of the Club Championship.  These 2 races are the last 2 races of this years Championship and points matter with many boats separated by just a point in the current standings.

Following these 2 races, Summer Series race 4 will be re-sailed which will complete the events in this series.  The Summer Series events are handicap based events and the placings in this event are also closely fought.

First warning signal is scheduled for 13:00.  High tide is 1.54m @ 15:13.

See you Sunday.

Bramble Bay Shield race report and results

With scattered showers, the conditions were changeable and this kept the crews and the starters on their toes. Race 1 was started in 8-10kts ESE breeze with little swell. The fleet got away cleanly, although some boats had trouble finding clean air. Mickey Occhi Blu, Relience 17 and SNAffU bounced each other around on the first work to the top mark. Once the boats cleared the top mark the teams were able to settle in. Throughout the race Relience 17 held off SNAffU‘s pressure as they were never able to get close enough to make a pass. Line honours went to Go To Red, but there was an exiting finish between Relience 17 and Mickey Occhi Blu with Relience just edging out Mickey with starboard rights at the line.

Race 2 was started in very light conditions, still with scattered weather about. Right on the cue, as the starters flag dropped, there was a substantial shift in breeze to the North. There were also inconsistencies in the breeze strength across the course. For this reason, the starters chose to abandon this race and the regatta was concluded with only the one race sailed.

Bramble Bay Shield results here

Next race is Club Championships Races 7 & 8 on April 8th. Good Luck to all competing in the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race next weekend.

Happy Easter!

Welcome to Sandgate Yacht Club

Sandgate Yacht Club was established in 1912 and is located at Allpass Parade in Shorncliffe, on the northern banks of Cabbage Tree Creek. Regular races occur every second Sunday during the season and consist of Flying Fifteens and 505’s. Of course, we welcome any classes to join our regular racing

Races are typically held out the front of Nudgee Beach, just to the south of the Cabbage Tree Creek entrance. Starts are conducted from the MV Cape Moreton with the assistance of a rescue boat.