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21/01    Scratch Series Pointscore (Michael Henman)
28/01    Mini Marathon (Mick Sweeney)
04/02    Scratch Series Pointscore (Peter DuRoss)
11/02    Sprint Series (Richard Lacey)

Race Report:  20/11/2016 - Bullets 2016/2017

PBSC Bullets Regatta 50th Anniversary

Day 2 of the Palm Beach Sailing Club’s 50th Anniversary “Bullets Regatta” began with the promise of light NE winds and that is what nature delivered.  Compared to the hectic Day 1 Southerly, the going was significantly easier, yet equally as enjoyable and exciting as Day 1.  It also proved to be a good a test of light wind sailing ability for sailors in all categories.
Dave Renouf and his able team of helpers on the start boat and around the course were kept busy making slight adjustments to the course and start line as the breeze shifted a little during the day.  Having a slightly earlier start to Day 2, a total of 4 races were held for each of the four starting groups which, on top of the 4 races sailed on Saturday, allowed each competitor to drop their worst finishing position over the weekend in the final tally of the results. ...Read More

Save The Date!  NSW Hobie States - Dec 3 and Dec 4 at Toukley

The 2016 NSW Hobie Cat State Titles will be sailed at Toukley Sailing Club over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of December 2016. 

For all the info, NOR, Entry Form and to see who is going, check out the EVENT SITE ...Read More

Latest News:  05/11/2016 - Australian Sailing Awards

Olympic medallists Tom Burton and Lisa Darmanin have taken top honours at the 2016 Australian Sailing Awards, held in Sydney on Saturday night, along with the entire record-breaking Australian Paralympic Sailing Team.

Tom Burton was named Male Sailor of the Year after winning Laser Olympic Gold in Rio in one of the most exciting and nail-biting final races of the Games. He sailed the race of his life, using tactical prowess to move up the standings into first place to claim Australia’s only gold medal of the 2016 Games. ...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