Racing will be under the authority of the Elwood Sailing Club (ESC) governed by the NoticeofRace (NOR) LightningRegatta 2023, the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2021-2024 and the Yachting Australia (Australian Sailing) Prescriptions there-to, including Special Regulations Part 2 for off-the beach boats.
Two 125s left Elwood Sailing Club via a container for the National Titles in Perth. Which was a mission in itself – with a race to get the boats there on time.
Jamie Thomson took Slow Boat and Geoff, Hugh and Rufus Craig took Boarlistic. Despite the weather being extremely hot – typical WA – the regatta was extremely competitive but amazing fun. The winds were lighter than expected with some quite shifty weather. The series was successful with a win of the Open Title by Jamie Thomson and Katie Gill (Ex Elwood SC members – who now live in Perth), this was Jamie’s eighth title and Katie’s third.
We also took back a trophy for the club by winning the Family Division. Triumph by Elwood’s SC members and ex members all around
Ever wanted to sail or get to know one of the most exciting catamarans in the world?
Well here is your chance.
Saturday 5th of March from 9am to Midday.
Come down to the club to see the F16 and F18 catamarans. Both an F16 and an F18 will be on display but the day will be focused on the F16. Association president, Mark Stichbury-Cooper will be here to show off his Viper F16 and answer any questions you may have. He will have information on new and second-hand F16.
For those of you who are serious about getting into a F16 or F18, today will be your day of discovery. Note this is not a general come and try day, a test sail will be made available either by making a booking on the day or if time permits, those who are seriously interest in getting into the class may be able to take the F16 or the F18 for a spin.
Elwood Sailing Club is once again participating in the Top of the Bay Interclub Challenge. This year Altona Yacht Club as organising authority is hosting the event and ESC is requesting a large turn out of club members to compete.
The day starts with pre-race briefing at the AYC at 12.30pm on Saturday 6th Feb. For further details about the day view the Sailing Instructions. Further updates will be posted (NOR and Entry Form) as they come in.
After the successful pre summer and Summer Holiday tackers and adult start sailing courses. Elwood Sailing Club will be running a new set of courses beginning the 30th January for 5 weekends. If you are interested in teaching your children how to sail – please check the web site under Learn to Sail or contact firstname.lastname@example.org