APC Logistics Marlay Point 40th Overnight Race-
8 March 2008
Starts in Lake Wellington at Marlay Point on Saturday evening and finishes at Paynesville sometime Sunday sailing through the beautiful Gippsland lakes.
An experience not to be missed. Classes for trailable yachts, keelboats and multihulls...click here for more details
Wangi Multihull Regatta on again -
19-24 November 2006
(Reproduced from an email received from Shane Russell, Wangi Sailing Club)
Every two years the Wangi Sailing club hosts a regatta for large multihulls. Up until 2004 this regatta has been the Trailable Multi hull National Titles. Non trailable multihulls have always been welcome but their results have been calculated separately.
This year we are making this a fully open regatta to all types of large multihulls. There will be three divisions to cater for all levels of performance and results will be calculated on PHS and OMR.
We strongly encourage all multihulls of all different sizes to come to Wangi over the 3rd week in November to take part in what has been and always will be on of the friendliest best value for money regattas in Australia. For those who have been before, don’t worry we aren’t changing a thing and for those who haven’t been yet, come along and see what you’ve been missing. The dates for this year’s regatta are November 19 to 24 so mark these down in your calendar and make sure the annual leave is booked in nice and early.
For those who haven’t been to Wangi yet we are located on the Western Shore of Lake Macquarie just North of Sydney.
For the dates of the regatta we have virtually exclusive use of the largest expanse of water on Lake Macquarie ensuring the best possible sailing and fairest competition. The time of year the regatta is also the best time of year for moderate to fresh sea breezes, though nothing is guaranteed where Huey is involved.
The Wangi sailing club is in the grounds of the local RSL so you can enjoy the cheapest drinks in the area with an unrivalled view of the start/finish area. Wangi Point has a 30m foreshore reserve around its entire length which is not only great for bush walking but offers many elevated vantage points for spectators. Wangi is also just half an hours drive from the Hunter Valley vineyards and beautiful beaches. So not only can you come and sail on one of the best smooth water venues in Australia but enjoy a great holiday in the area.
If you want to know more about Wangi week email Shane Russell on email@example.com or telephone 0249754478.
Safety Audit, Lobster Beach BBQ and a quiet little drink!
2 September 2006
September 2nd is a lay day between our Winter and Spring racing series so we are taking the opportunity to have all boats intending to compete in the following 12 months in Saturday racing and Monday twilight races to get their safety equipment audits up to date followed by a lunchtime BBQ at Lobster Beach.
(REMEMBER- NO COMPLIANCE FORM, NO START!)
Safety Equipment Audit
Most of you will be familiar with the process of getting your boat audited. This year we are trying to get ALL the boats to comply on the SAME date for the following reasons;
a) It is much easier for boat owners, Club Administration, and YA equipment auditors to manage and monitor boat’s compliance status.
b) Boats intending to sail in the twilight series will be compliant for the whole series.
c) Boats requiring audits not on this date will incur a $35 cost, which will go to the division.
d) All boats will still be compliant when they renew their yearly race fees at the end of June.
So here’s the info on how the auditing works;
You take the following steps:
1) Download from the Forms page at www.royalmotor.com.au/multihulls/
a) The category 6 Audit Form,
b) Category 6 Supplementary Notes
c) Presentation of a Boat for Safety Inspection
NOTE: All boats entering the sailing division’s twilight series should take note of the Sailing Division’s special requirements- look on the RMYC Sailing Division website. Those multihulls entering only the twilights need only have compliance to category 7 (plus the special requirements) – see the RMYC Sailing Division’s website for a category 7 audit form.
2) Prior to the inspection date have your fire extinguisher(s) inspected and retagged or replaced. (please note; Graeme Sedgman will be inspecting fire extinguishers at the club on Saturday August 5th and may be available at other times by appointment.)
3) Go through the YA ‘Blue’ Book Special Regulations and with the audit form sheet, check that your boat has the required equipment, fill the form in and tick the boxes until the boat is 100 % compliant prior to the inspection day,
4) Bring your boat to the club’s “outside jetty” on inspection day, September 2nd, from 8:30 am with your filled in and completed audit form,
5) Have all required equipment on display in the cockpit (or in the cabin if it’s raining) ready for inspection in the same order as on the audit form. (anchor out of the well also).
6) Inform an auditor that you and the boat are ready for auditing and wait at your boat.
7) The auditor will check your equipment and audit sheet, sign it and give it back to you.
8) It is advised that you take several photocopies of the completed form. Eg Always keep the original and use the copies for entry forms etc.
Lobster Beach BBQ
Following the audit, all boats (monos and anyone with an interest in multihulls is welcome!) will be crossing the normal start line at 11.30am and racing by all means foul or fair ( ie sail, motor/sail, or just motor) to Lobster Beach. Boats coming from Gosford or other locations are welcome to meet us at the beach.
There will be food (including vegesausages) drinks and a BBQ provided from 1:30 at $10 per head.
Bring as many family and friends as you like! Prior registration will make catering easier so please register for the BBQ with the number of people in your party at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call on 0412 412 324.