What's On

19/10    Handicap Pointscore Round 4 (Dick Clarke)
26/10    Marathon Round 2 (Anthony Duchatel)
02/11    Handicap Pointscore Round 5 (Jon Hoile)
09/11    Club Championship Round 3 (John Forbes)


Race Report:  14/09/2019 Marathon

A big thank you to David Fisher and Hayley for manning the start boat and running the first marathon of the season.
 
Scratch Results (Cats)  - standard class Yardsticks
1st - H16 - Michael Henman & Regina Renfree
2nd - H16 - Phillip Malcolm & Anna Hill
3rd - H16 - Andrew Wilson & Alex Willett
4th - A Class - Dick Clarke
 
Handicap Results (Cats)
1st - A Class - Dick Clarke
2nd - H16 - Michael Henman & Regina Renfree
3rd - H16 - Phillip Malcolm & Anna Hill
4th - H16 - Andrew Wilson & Alex Willett
 
Scratch Results (Windsurfer Raceboard)
1st - Steve Newman 
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Save the Date:  Beware of the Bullets 16 & 17 November 2019
 
Calling all catamaran racers
 
Give your sailing skills a workout at the Palm Beach Sailing Club’s annual Bullets regatta held this year on the weekend of November 16 and 17 2019.
 
Running now for more than 50 years, the ‘Beware the Bullets’ regatta is open to any off-the-beach catamaran. It’s a fun, friendly weekend for all ages on beautiful Pittwater, and if you’re a gun – a real test of your sailing skills.
 
This year we are expecting participants to compete in several classes including Hobie Cat 16, Hobie Cat 18, Formula 18, A Class and more.
 
Boats will rig and launch from Sandy Point, (via Sandy Point Lane), while the actual Palm Beach Sailing Club is located on Iluka Rd. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at a reasonable price by our friendly Club members.
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Training:  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