Winter series races 3 and 4

Races 3 & 4 of SYC’s Winter Series are being run this Sunday. First warning signal is scheduled for 1200hrs. High tide at 1157 of 1.73m.

Again, all welcome and any assistance on the start/rescue boat would be greatly appreciated.

Excelsior Cup

The Excelsior Cup will be sailed this Sunday at SYC. The series of races is scheduled with a warning signal for race one at 1200hrs. High tide of 1.79m at 1340hrs.

Any assistance given on the committee boats would be gratefully received.

Bramble Bay Shield

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.

Full results for the day can be found here.

A reminder that the clubs AGM and trophy presentation will be held this coming Sunday 12 June with AGM starting at 11:00, followed by the seasons trophy presentation and lunch.

Excelsior Cup postponed

Unfortunately, the decision has been made to postpone tomorrow’s Excelsior Cup. The event will be resailed at a date to be confirmed, most likely in June.

Sorry to bring you this news, but we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

Excelsior Cup

This Sunday 22nd, Sandgate Yacht Club will conduct a series of races to determine the outcome for the Excelsior Cup.

Dependent on entry numbers received, provision will be made for separate divisions of fleets.

First Warning Signal is scheduled for 1330hrs. High tide of 1.70m at 1509hrs.

Entry fee is $15 and nominations will be taken at the Regatta Office between 1100 and 1200hrs. There will be a competitors briefing on the lawn in front of the Clubhouse around 1200hrs.

Entrants are reminded of the requirement for competing vessels to be fully insured for racing liability.

A presentation of trophy and prizes will take place after the day’s racing upstairs in the Clubhouse.

Notice of Race

Ted Rice Shield

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.

Race Results

Next event is the Excelsior Cup on May 22.

(Rescheduled) Ted Rice Trophy

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.

All boats welcome.

Final 2021/22 Summer Series races

This Sunday SYC concludes the Summer Series by conducting races 6, 7 and 8. Warning signal for the first race at 10:30hrs with high tide of 2.19m at 10:45.

This is our only event for the month of April with racing returning on 8th May with the Ted Rice Shield.

Consideration might be given to the 2-day regatta at Tin Can Bay Yacht Club Inc. for the Cooloola Cup on the 23rd/24th April.
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No racing this weekend

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.

Summer Series Races 3, 4 & 5

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.

Summer Series racing

After the disappointment of having to cancel the Ted Rice Shield on February 6th, that event has now been rescheduled for 22nd May (a fortnight after the Excelsior Cup).

This week sees the running of 3 races for the continuation of the Summer Series (races 3, 4 and 5). First Warning Signal at 1100hrs with high tide of 2.39m at 1152hrs.

Assistance always appreciated on the Start and Rescue boats.

Keep Covid Safe.

Ted Rice Shield

Racing again this Sunday at SYC for the Ted Rice Shield. First warning signal is scheduled for 1200hrs. High tide this Sunday at 1304hrs of 2.20m.

Assistance always appreciated with starting and rescue duties.

Club Championship races 3 & 4

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.

Christmas Fun Race

Christmas celebrations at SYC this Sunday in the form of a fun race starting and ending at the pontoon in the creek around 1000hrs.

All boats welcome.

Afterwards continue to share the festivities with a planned lunch and refreshments with your fellow members.

Season’s Greetings to All.

Verdon Shield

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.

Merv Anderson Sprint Series

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 Series

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.

Club Champs update

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.

Club Champs 2021/22 – Day 1

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.

Flying Fifteen State Championships

Over the weekend of 23 and 24 October, SYC hosted the Flying Fifteen State Championships. We welcomed visitors from Tin Can Bay and Darwin, although our friends from NSW were locked out due to latest Covid restrictions. 13 boats in total competed and conditions were windy for both days of sailing – 20kt north-east breeze and choppy seas on Saturday, followed by a gusty shifty westerly on Sunday.

Thanks to Earle Alexander for the photos.








King of Bramble Bay Regatta

NOTICE OF RACE:

Next weekend (9/10 October) SYC will conduct the King of Bramble Bay Regatta – one of our signature events of the racing calendar for All Boats.

Sign-on at the Clubhouse from 0900hrs on Saturday.

Regatta fee for the two days is $30; or $20 for one day only. Cash payment or direct debit to our account:

BSB – 064 114

A/C – 0090 3732 (with the name of boat for identification purposes)

Briefing at the Clubhouse at 1000hrs.

Warning signal for day one’s racing at 1100hrs off the pier at Shorncliffe.

We hope to see you there!

Summer Series Races 1 & 2

Results from Summer Series Races 1 & 2.

We had a small fleet brave the 15-18 knot ESE. The conditions tested the boats, 1 retiring before the first start, another after the first race. We also have a new boat in the fleet and look forward to seeing Neil and Graeme sort out the systems and work out their new boat. Greg was injured and Charlotte was away on a social engagement, so Laurie and Chris teamed up together which was a blast from the past – the first time the 2 have sailed a Fifteen together for roughly 10 years.

Next event is the King of Bramble Bay 9th and 10th October.

Opening Day and Blessing of the Fleet

Sunday was the Opening Day and Blessing of the Fleet, marking the start of the sailing season. Many thanks to Chaplain David Taylor for conducting the Blessing and some meaningful words. David also conducted the Blessing of the Fleet in 2019. Many thanks to Stirling Hinchliffe MP and Councillor Jared Cassidy for taking time in their busy schedules to join us on such a beautiful morning. A sail past was led by SYC’s MV Cape Moreton and included the club boats as well as VMR Brisbane Inc vessels.

After the formalities and festivities a fun race was held starting and finishing in Cabbage Tree Creek from the pontoon. Once clearing the very shifty winds in the creek, crews were met with solid bay swell blown up by a building 15kt NNE’er. Refreshments were served after sailing and the winners of the Winter Series were announced. Congratulations to Neil and Graeme for winning the winter series again. A fitting farewell to Saffron.

Winter Series finale

6 boats took to the race course yesterday for the final races for this years Winter Series. The fleet were bracing for the forecast 15-20 NE and storms but neither eventuated. 2 windward/leeward races was the race officers selection and these were conducted under a fading 10 knot NE’er and mostly clear skies. Close starts and close finishes kept the RO’s busy.

Final results will be announced at the Opening Day and Blessing of the fleet 12 September.

Winter Series – final day

This Sunday SYC are running the final two races of the Winter Series 2021.

A later start this week of 1300hrs to suit the high tide of 1.90m at 1403hrs. The current forecast looks good for 15+knots of NNE and possibly a little rain.

Any assistance to the starters would be greatly appreciated. Hope to see you Sunday.

Qld Flying Fifteen State Championships


Sandgate Yacht Club is proud to host the 2021 Flying Fifteen Queensland State Championships on 23 and 24 October. All the necessary information and entry form can be found in the Notice of Race.

We are excited to host this event once again and look forward to welcoming you all once again.