What's On


Race Report:  23/03/2019 - Handicap Pointscore

Thank you to Dick and Sam for setting the course, running the races and cooking the post race BBQ.

Another fun day on sunny Pittwater with a lighter breeze for the first two races and kicking in a bit more for the third race. 

Unofficial results for the day are:

Scratch (based on standard standard class yardstick
1st  -  Hobie 16  -  Anthony Duchatel / Evelyn Harves (4 points)
2nd  -  Hobie 16  -  Upu Kila / Ainslie Gordon (6 points)
3rd  -  Hobie 16  -  Phil Malcolm / Anna Hill (8 points)
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Save The Date:  Annual General Meeting & Prizegiving

Come and help celebrate the end of another fantastic season of sailing with PBSC from 12 noon on Saturday 25th May 2019.

Club Palm Beach (formerly the RSL), 1087 Barrenjoey Road Palm Beach.

You will be able to purchase lunch and drinks at Club Palm Beach.  

There will be presentations for Club Championship, Pointscore winners, and some other awards.

The Annual General Meeting for 2019 will also be held.

RSVP as soon as you can to mhenman1@bigpond.com or by text to 0413051133. ...Read More

Training:  30/10/2016 - Sailing a Hobie 16 one-up

Its been 4 weeks since putting the furling jib on the Hobie 16 and this is my appraisal. Basically this is an enhancing technology not a disruptive technology.

Week 1 25 - 30 knots 2 foot wind chop. Didn't get the furler working properly on the first attempt while rigging single handed in a 25 knot 30 knot on shore breeze, went ok on the water until some righting practice and my fitness called an end to the day.

Week 2 Glam 18 - 20 knot Noréaster. Fun fun fun. no problems in three races Big loose on a speed run afterwards! More righting practice!

Week 3 15 knot variable southerly. Rigged one hole further back things just keep getting better.

Week 4 5- 15 knot gradient Noréaster shifty and patchy. Boat performed best yet. ...Read More