COME and TRY Day - Windsurfing

Come one, Come All - and ALL ages - Sunday 4th November 2018.

With the support of Yachting Queensland and RQYS the Queensland Windsurfing coach and ex member of the Australian Sailing Squad, Lara O'Brien, will be bringing a truck load of Windsurfers suitable for ALL ages for Club members to come and have a try and some fun.

The session will kick off at 10:00 and finish in time for a Sausage Sizzle and the River Runners in the afternoon. Maybe we could get a Windsurfing Division together for the racing?

Please let Graeme (training.maroochysailingclub@gmail.com) know with an expression of interest if you are thinking of coming

Great opportunity, book the date, don't miss out - IT'S FREE!!

Sailing Report - Sunday 16 September.

An interesting day on the water for all Sailors!

In the morning, there was a large group on Adventure sailors undertaking their Training with our Training Co-ordinator, Graeme. Conditions were pretty benign with a moderate NNW breeze that only started to swing around midday, giving them a great opportunity to develop their sailing skills.

Race Officer Mike Groves set an interesting course for the afternoon Long Course racing, with a long windward beat and four crossriver reaches on the downwind legs towards the motorway bridge. The breeze had swung from the NNW in the morning, to ESE and freshened as a Southerly change moved across the Sunshine Coast. Five Lasers, nine Pacers and Sabres and three Junior boats ( 2 Optis and a Bug) faced the starter.

The wind strengthened considerably as the fleet completed their First Race with gusts reaching over 20 knots. Given the conditions, the young skippers in the Junior fleet headed for shore, and a number of Senior boats had capsizes or gear issues forcing them ashore.

Brent Simons sailed well to lead the Lasers home in both races, as did John Ladewig and Ilan Scofield in their Sabres. Joy Jessett showed great persistence in her Optimist to finish the first race. Also worthy of mention was the young crew of Sean Saunders and Lou Agnew sailing one of the Pacers very competently in testing conditions.

Many of our younger sailors now head north to Yeppoon for the Queensland Youth Camp and Youth Sailing titles over the School Vacation - Good Luck to you all!

Next week (Sunday 23 September) those remaining at Maroochy will have a River Runners Event - a Fun Race(s) with Race Officer, John Ladewig. In the morning will be Adventure Sailing and Tackers 3 Training.

Tackers One Program fully booked

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Maroochy’s October Tackers One Program has been fully booked - an indication of the popularity of this great program.

Expressions of Interest can be lodged for future Tackers One Programs by contacting our Chief Instructor, Graeme

This Program provides an ideal pathway into the Sport of Sailing for children 7 to 12 years.

For further Information, see our Tackers page.

SAILING REPORT - Sunday 9 September

A nice Spring day with a 10knot Easterly breeze greeted sailors.

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Morning activities included Adventure Sailing in the Club Pacers while the Tackers 3 group went through their drills with Casey.

Afternoon racing was part of the Short Course Series, with Race Officer Neil Noble setting a tight triangular course for the 5 races. He was assisted on the water by Gard Saunders and Stuart House in the Support Boat.

Phil Gray led the Division One boats around the course in his Impulse dinghy, taking out all five races.

Results for Division Two, were shared between John Ladewig,  Rhys Jones and visitor James Grieve, while Mike, David and Meryl had a good tussle behind the leaders.

Good to see a small fleet of Optimists take to the water, with Riley House taking all five races. A great effort by Cody Markey to finish all five races in his first afternoon of racing while Baden Johnson completed his first race in an Optimist.

Next Week - Sunday 16 September

Morning - Adventure Sailing Training

Afternoon - Races 3 and 4 of the Spring Long Course Series with RO Mike Groves.

My Sailor Website

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Members can view and amend their personal data held on the Australian Sailing Membership website through the MY SAILOR portal.  The gateway to this site has changed in 2018 with the re-organisation of Australian Sailing websites, and revSports now providing Membership Management Services.

When you joined for the 2018-19 year, you were assigned a new Membership Username, which was shown on your receipt/invoice.If you require help in fining this username, contact Peter.

When you first log-into the MY SAILOR site, you will need to retrieve a temporary password matched to your Username. This password will be emailed to your registered email address.

After you have both your Username, and temporary Password, you will be able to log-in to the site to view and amend your data. Please check your Contact Details and Emergency Contacts as some data was corrupted in the transition to the new revSports system.  You can also set a new permanent Password - please make a note of both your Username and Password for future use.

A link to MY SAILOR has also been placed on the Quick Links side-bar.

If you need further assistance, contact Peter.

SAILING REPORT- Sunday 2 September

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Very busy morning on Chambers Island with lots of Adventurers - some commencing their Sail Training Course, a few sailing independently - while the youngsters in the Optimist Green Fleet (novices) warmed up with some on-water drills. On-shore there were lots of watching parents and grandparents, while the afternoon racing sailors rigged their boats after the long winter lay-off. Great to see so much activity at the Club!

The south-easterly change arrived in time for the afternoon race, bringing a moderate steady breeze enjoyed by sailors. The two races coincided with a high tide in the river, and with the warm afternoon sun and blue skies,  conditions were ideal for an afternoon on the water. Race Officer Sean Tisdale set a long course uninterrupted by sandbanks involving a double set of down-wind cross-river gybes and some good reaches, with a long return beat into the breeze so sailors could get into their"work" and play the few shifts in the steady breeze.

Fleets were a a bit smaller than usual, no doubt due to Father's Day commitments, but 11 boats faced the starter for the two races. Racing among the four Lasers was tight, with the honours shared by Craig Stanger and Brent Simons. In Division 2, Ilan Scofield was a comfortable leader in both races, but there was the tight battle among the other 5 Sabres and Pacers. Only youth to compete was Optimist sailor Riley House who sailed most competently. His father, Stuart, manned the Support Boat patroliing the course, providing that Safety coverage which was not needed due to the pleasant conditions. . In all, a very enjoyable day on the water. Full Results on the Results page.

Next Saturday 8 Sept - Stage 2 of the Adventurer with Training Course.

Next Sunday 9 Sept - Morning - Adventure Sailing, Tackers 3 and Green Fleet.

     Afternoon - 5 Races of the Spring Short Course Series (RO - Neil Noble)

 

 

LCSC -All_Boats Regatta Report

At the weekend a number of our members and junior sailors headed off to Lake Cootharaba for the all boats regatta, including a few for their first ever races and regatta.

It was fantastic to see our club so well represented and a huge well done to all our sailors especially the Junior and Green fleet.

The weather was somewhat mixed, Saturday was perfect with a constant 10-12, a fine sky and all 3 races completed. The clouds roll in on Sunday and with the rain went from 5kts to 20kts and then back down again which made for some interesting moments and only one race was completed.

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Final results were -

Youth Fleet

Div 1 Green Fleet (17 entries)

7th - Cody Markey

8th - Tex Granger

Div 2 (10 entries)

4th - Riley House - who also won the Good Sportsman Award.

6th - Joy Jessett

Marcel & Ester  Klatsmanyi couldn't make it for the first day but came in 1st and 2nd in the Sunday race!

Open Fleet

Div 1 (19 entries)

10th - Stuart House & Matt Hattrick

Div 2 (4 entries)

1st -  John Ladewig

Thanks to Graeme Hattrick for the Report and Photos

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SAILING REPORT - SUNDAY 26 AUGUST

Sunday morning did not break with enticing conditions for sailing - drizzling showers and very little wind, although after the recent dry spell, the showers were most welcome.

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The Tackers 3 Training Fleet launched on Sunday morning under the watchful eye of coach, Casey Sutherland. They did manage some sailing but were heavily impacted by the lack of wind and strongly flowing tide that made progress difficult.

After a BBQ lunch and some socialising, it was apparent that only a few boats were interested in an afternoon Fun Race and given that the showers were now heavier and the wind had died even further, Race Officer Rob Hagan abandoned Racing for the afternoon.

A number of our keen sailors had travelled north over the weekend  to Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club's All-Boat Regatta competing against sailors drawn from Brisbane and the Fraser Coast - see the separate report from Graeme.

Next Sunday 2 September - Tackers 2 Training in the morning from 9.30am, with two heats of the Spring Long Course Series in the afternoon . Thanks to Sean Tisdale who will be Race Officer.

Racing Sailors - remember to put your name down for your turn as RO -  email Peter