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Arlene Race Woo Hoo!!!
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Written by The Doctor   
Sunday, 21 June 2015

 Top day out on the water yesterday.  Superb on & off water organisation by FSC.  Full results here:  

http://www.fsc.com.au/cproot/3523/3/arlene%20results.pdf

Some great photos here thanks to Rick Steuart:

http://perthsailingphotography.weebly.com/the-valmadre-cup-fsc.html

Last Updated ( Sunday, 21 June 2015 )
 
Cocktail Hour!
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Written by The Doctor   
Monday, 15 June 2015

 

Last Updated ( Monday, 15 June 2015 )
 
PANTAENIUS AT THE WEST AUSTRALIAN 2015 IRC STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
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Written by The Doctor   
Thursday, 11 June 2015

From the 20th of June to the 1st of August 2015 hundreds of WA yachties and spectators will meet for the PANTAENIUS AUSTRALIA 2015 WA IRC STATE CHAMPIONSHIP on the Gage Road , Cockburn Sound and greater Fremantle Waters. Fremantle Sailing Club hosts this years IRC State Championships and is welcoming yachts from all of WA to this interclub event. 36 yachts and daily increasing have already registered.

Jamie MacPhail MD of Pantaenius Australia happily states: ‘Our involvement in sponsorship is another item that grows in accordance with Pantaenius’ own success since being 3 years in Australia and 52 years worldwide and it also marks the best way to put back into the boating community.

Part of this series is a fortnightly competition of West Australia’s finest, fastest and newest yachts meeting in Division 1- 3 and Double Handed Division. The YWA IRC championships consists out of Passage and Windward/Leeward races on an inshore course offering Safety Cat 4 equipped yachts to compete for the vetted daily prizes and the ultimate bragging rights for the State Championship title.

The PANTAENIUS AUSTRALIA 2015 WA IRC STATE CHAMPIONSHIP is held in conjunction with the popular FSC VALMADRE CUP series 2015.
Local Pantaenius WA BDM Manfred Speicher and team is on scene for the entire event with the Pantaenius Media Boat to support the race committee and crews during this unique event.

For more information visit the FSC website at: http://www.fsc.com.au/sailing-events/valmadre-cup-irc-state-championships/

Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 June 2015 )
 
Offshore Presentation Dinner
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Written by The Doctor   
Thursday, 07 May 2015

 There's still time to book your tickets, get in quick!

Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 May 2015 )
 
Huck Scott Series - Change of Start Time
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Written by FSC   
Wednesday, 06 May 2015

The NoR for the Huck Scott Winter Series on Saturday 16th May will be amended to starting at 11:30am instead of 10am as advertised in the Notice of Race.
All other race dates will continue as normal at the advertised start time of 10am.
This change for the 16th May has been made due to a clash with the start of the Fremantle to Bali yacht race also on the same morning.
Entries are still open and we look forward to receiving plenty over the coming two weeks!
http://www.fsc.com.au/sailing-events/huck-scott-winter-series/

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 May 2015 )
 
Albany to Fremantle Race from the Air
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Written by The Doctor   
Wednesday, 29 April 2015

There may not have been much wind at the start, except for that drone buzzing around. Check out this superb footage!

 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 April 2015 )
 
Albany 100th
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Written by The Doctor   
Thursday, 16 April 2015

 Game on at 11am tomorrow!

Watch it live on the trackers: http://yb.tl/rpycfa2015

More info on the race here http://www.rpyc.com.au/2015-fremantle-to-albany-race  and here  http://www.sailalbany.com.au/

Last Updated ( Thursday, 16 April 2015 )
 
2015 Huck Scott Winter Serie
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Written by FSC   
Thursday, 09 April 2015

 

The Huck Scott Winter Series at Fremantle Sailing Club is on again!

 The dates for the series are as follows:

 DATE                                 TIME       EVENT

Saturday 16th May          1000       Heats 1 & 2

Saturday 20th June         1000       Heats 3 & 4

Saturday 27th June*       1000       Resail (*If Required)

Saturday 11th July           1000       Heats 5 & 6

Saturday 15th August     1000       Heats 7 & 8 and Series Presentations

 

Entry for the event is now available online at: https://events.fsc.com.au/eventapp/registration.aspx?eid=32

 Or sailors can view everything Huck Scott related at: http://www.fsc.com.au/sailing-events/huck-scott-winter-series/

 The event is open to all dinghy classes, however, we require a minimum of four boats to constitute a fleet.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 April 2015 )
 
Report for Tasar 2015 W.A. State Championships
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Written by The Doctor   
Thursday, 26 March 2015

 Tasar 2015 W.A. State Championships were the biggest ever.

 

The 2015 Tasar W.A. State Championships had the most entries of any previous W.A. States, with 22 boats entered it was twice the number in previous years .  This increase in boat numbers has resulted from recently conducting the World Championships in W.A. which caused more boats to be brought into the State.  Both parts 1 and 2 of the race series had big fleets, but the weather for Part 2 at Hillarys Yacht Club provided breakages and an injury, to reduce the number of boats completing the series, which was unfortunate for those involved.

 

Scott Olsen and Niko Striega on 2937 "Escape Boat" continued their consistent good form to win the last four races to make it five first places in the nine race series, to win the State Championships.  Second place went to David Meehan and Peter Brown on 2938 "Critical Path", with third place going to Matt and Leanne Hoffman on 2782 "Fusion".

 

The bigger fleets have resulted in more competitive events which has continued to improve the standard of racing skills.

 The Club Team trophy was won by Hillarys Yacht Club, and was accepted by their Rear Commodore Sailing Neil Harrison who sails on 2919 "A Day at the Races".

 The first place on Handicap went to Greg Jennings and Berenice Jamieson on 1042 "Wave".  Second place went to Dean and Zoe Dixon on 1651 "Straight Jacket".  Third place went to Trevor Date and Zale Horne on 2915 "Zailing".

 

There were lots of humorous stories and some not so funny, about what was happening at each event, and helped to make it a relaxed event off the water.  It was good to see everyone interacting well and helping each other when needed with such things as launching and retrieving boats.

 

Thank you to the many volunteers who helped make the event a success at both venues, especially to Robin Olsen for being Race Officer at Busselton and assisting & mentoring at Hillarys' Race Officer John Porter.  Also a special thank you to Sue Olsen for processing the race results at both venues.  The prizes and trophies provided by TAWA for the event were well received.

 Due to the event being held in two parts, the first in November 2014 in Busselton as part of the 2015 World Championships Test Event, and the second part on 21 & 22 March 2015, not everyone was available for both parts.  So the biggest number of boats on the water at one time was 19, which was great to see and also great to sail with.  Also there were other boats who were unavailable for the event, so next year we can expect more entries and more fun.

Complete results are available on the Tasar web site at http://www.tasar.org/regions/australia/western-australia/programme-and-results/tawa-event-results/ and also photos in the Gallery section of the W.A. part of the web site. 

 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 March 2015 )
 
Just keeping it real
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Written by The Doctor   
Sunday, 22 March 2015

 Oh dear  

Last Updated ( Sunday, 22 March 2015 )
 
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