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Singapore Laser Trophy
The News
Written by FSC   
Tuesday, 10 June 2014

 The Singapore Laser Trophy was recently held from the 5th – 8th June at the National Sailing Centre, Singapore.  The event also incorporated the Singapore National Championships for the 420 class.

 Fremantle Sailing Club was represented by Alistair Young, Conor Nicholas and James Stewart in the Laser Radial (coached by Tristan Brown), Mark Wong in the Laser Standard and Elliot Young in the Laser 4.7. Sarah Kirke and Zane Sicree were the lone Australians contesting the 420 Championship.

 The team encountered a wide range of conditions throughout the event ranging from extremely light wind and lots of current through to 20 knots and good waves (the later being very uncommon for Singapore!).

 In the Laser Radial Alistair Young lead the fleet all week with Singapore Ryan Lo and fellow FSC sailor Conor Nicholas hot on his heels, however, the double points medal race presented a chance for significant change in the results. In what was the closest medal race of the day, Conor Nicholas claimed the medal race victory and in doing so overtook Alistair to win the Singapore Laser Trophy. Alistair had to settle for 2nd overall after sailing well all week, whilst James Stewart’s third place finish in the medal race was enough for him to maintain 5th overall.

 In the Laser Standard FSC sailor Mark Wong dominated the competition winning every race. Although Mark is now back living in Singapore as part of his National army service, Mark has spent significant time training and learning from the Laser group at FSC.

 In the Laser 4.7 Elliot Young showed glimpses of brilliance throughout the week, and left his best effort till last, claiming a 3rd place in the medal race to move up two spots overall, to eventually finish 8th out of the fifteen boat fleet.

 Sarah Kirke and Zane Sicree battled gear failure throughout the regatta as their charter boat was not durable for competitive racing, however, the girls learnt a lot about boat set up and maintenance and finished the event in 7th overall.

 The regatta was a great experience for the sailors to get used to competing overseas in different equipment, living conditions and confining to unique race management procedures. The sailors learnt a lot that they will now hopefully be able to transfer into the rest of their programs for 2014 and beyond.

 

 

 

 

FSC Results below:

 Mark Wong - 1st Laser Standard (pictured left)

Conor Nicholas - 1st Laser Radial (pictured right)

Alistair Young - 2nd Laser Radial (pictured above)

James Stewart - 5th Laser Radial

Elliot Young - 8th Laser 4.7

Sarah Kirke & Zane Sicree - 7th 420

 Full results can be found here: http://www.sailing.org.sg/events/regattas/14/08NatWindsurf420Laser/index.php

 More photos here: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Fremantle-Sailing-Club/299228786771112

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 10 June 2014 )
 
It was a dark & stormy Tuesday....
The News
Written by My Sailing   
Tuesday, 10 June 2014

...But www.mysailing.com.au has plenty of news to report!

A hot new boat for WA.......

 

 

 

 

In Germany, Keith Swinton's Team Alpari comes second in the Match Racing Titles, Team Gilmour posting 6th.

 

 

 

And in news totally unrelated to WA, but fascinating nonetheless, here's some terrific 3D side scan sonar images taken recently on the bottom of Sydney Harbour.....

 

 

Enjoy!

 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 10 June 2014 )
 
Inshore Winter Series
The News
Written by The Doctor   
Monday, 09 June 2014

 The FSC winter inshore series has started, result in the forum.

Here's a great shot of Calm, Tony's "new" TP52.

Last Updated ( Monday, 09 June 2014 )
 
TG through to quarter finals at Match Race Germany
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Written by TG   
Monday, 09 June 2014

TG through to quarter finals at Match Race Germany

David Gilmour, Will Mackenzie, Luke Payne, Peter Nicholas and Kyle Langford

It has been a tough qualifying round here at Match Race Germany with very very light and variable winds throughout. Early starts compounded with long periods waiting for wind have made the days long and frustrating. But after our 11 round robin races we managed to finish with 6 wins and 5 losses placing us 6th. The format at this event allows the top qualifier from the round robin a place directly into the semi finals, Ian Williams finished on top and gets to wait the quarter finals out. The next top qualifier was Phil Robertson and his Waka Racing Team from New Zealand, Phil chose us as his opponent for the quarter finals, while Bjorn Hansen from Sweden had the next choice and decided to sail against Mathieu Richard from France which left Keith Swinton to race against last years Tour champions Taylor Canfield. 

We are now feeling quite confident in the large Bavaria 40's particularly after winning all 3 of our races today. We are looking forward to getting back out on the water tomorrow and taking to Kiwi's on in the best of 5 quarter final series. The conditions are forecast to be similar to today with light variable winds and sunshine, the crowds will be out for what will be a lovely Sunday!



Quarter final pairings Match Race Germany:

Taylor Canfield (IVS) vs Keith Swinton (AUS)
David Gilmour (AUS) vs Phil Robertson (NZL)
Bjorn Hansen (SWE) vs Mathieu Richard (FRA)
Ian Williams (GBR) (straight through to semi finals)

A big thanks to our partners Gul Performance Apparel and Barz Optics!

Stay tuned to our Facebook page for regular updates

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated ( Monday, 09 June 2014 )
 
Fremantle Sailing Club needs YOU!
The News
Written by FSC   
Monday, 09 June 2014

 CALLING FOR VOLUNTEERS

The Fremantle Sailing Club is looking for volunteers to help with the running of 3 significant FSC hosted events at the end of the year, and early next year.

 FSC Sailing  has created a link to register your interest and availability, we would appreciate it if you could please take a few moments to submit your expression of interest via the following links:

 ·         2015 420 National Championships (27th Dec – 4th Jan),

2015 International 420 Class Australian Championships – VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM

 ·         AIODA International Optimist Australian & Open Championships (3rd -10th January 2015), and

2015 AIODA International Optimist Australian & Open Championships – VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM

·         ·         Australian Youth Championships (6th -10th January 2015).

2015 Australian Youth Championships – VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM

 By registering your interest FSC Sailing will have you on a distribution list for regular communication about the lead up to the events including training opportunities, induction day, test event etc

 FSC Sailing are committed to making these National Events the best Australia has seen and representing all sailors and families from Western Australia.

 If you have any further questions, or need help with the volunteer links, please do not hesitate to contact FSC on phone 9435 8800 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

We look forward to working with you during this exciting time.

Last Updated ( Monday, 09 June 2014 )
 
TG in Germany
The News
Written by The Doctor   
Thursday, 05 June 2014

Team Gilmour has arrived in sunny Langenargen for Match Race Germany.


Big Luke Payne having some lunch and a drink waiting for the breeze to feel in on Lake Constance

It has been a long time coming but the first event of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour is here!
The boys arrived in Germany a few days ago and have been out training on Lake Constance on the Bavaria 40 yachts. Lake Constance is renowned for light and shifty winds; this compounded with the fact that the boats are very heavy and turn very slowly, makes Match Race Germany a tough event.

The line up for the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour is highly competitive and all teams will be looking to make a stand at the first event. We are looking forward to getting out on the water for the first day of racing tomorrow and feeling confident in the large heavy boats after a few days training.

Entry list for Match Race Germany:

Francesco Bruni (ITA)
Taylor Canfield (IVS)
David Gilmour (AUS)
Bjorn Hansen (SWE)
Karol Jablonski (POL)
Carsten Kemming (GER)
Eric Monnin (SUI)
Mathieu Richard (FRA)
Phil Robertson (NZL)
Nicolai Sehested (DEN)
Keith Swinton (AUS)
Ian Williams (GBR)

 

Some video action.....

 

 

 


Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 June 2014 )
 
Team Alpari FX Begin Assault on World Title
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Written by Team Alpari   
Wednesday, 04 June 2014

 Team Alpari FX have arrived in Langanargen, Germany for the first Alpari World Match Racing Tour event in 2014. We thank you for your support and look forward to bringing you all the news from 2014!


Message from TEAM ALPARI FX:

"We are super excited and motivated heading into this years competition on the Alpari World Match Racing. It is great to have the support and backing of the Tour Sponsor which has allowed us to focus more on each event by arriving early and getting some valuable training time in each of the separate venues and their associated boats.

 The addition of two new crew members, Ben Lamb and Tudor Owen has provided our team with a sense of freshness and has allowed us to refocus on our goal of standing on top of the match racing rankings. Both Ben and Tudor have had decorated careers in both match racing and fleet racing, their experience will be a huge advantage to us when striving to win the tight, split second situational battles which are constantly fought on the race track.

 It's great news that the Dutch Match Cup has been added to the tour and shows the great job that Alpari have done promoting the World Tour. This has helped the Tour's status as the premier mono-hull match racing circuit remain as certain as ever. As a team competing on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour we are excited about travelling to new destinations to try and spread the knowledge and support for our sport to new shores.

 For now our focus is solely on Germany and the first event of the Tour. It is a tricky event, with light winds and heavy boats. However we feel that we are much better prepared for this event after a successful Congressional Cup campaign that taught use a lot about racing under these type of conditions. Germany is one of the more underrated events of the year but the local festival provides a great atmosphere for both the sailors, event sponsors and spectators. We are very happy to be here!


Team Alpari FX, Ben Lamb, Ricky McGarvie, Keith Swinton, Tudur Owen and Ted Hackney

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 04 June 2014 )
 
Offshore Owners Forum
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Written by YWA   
Wednesday, 04 June 2014

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 04 June 2014 )
 
505 States
The News
Written by 505 Org   
Tuesday, 03 June 2014

 Fair winds and good competition for the 5O5 WA States

 

The Swings & Roundabouts WA 5O5 2014 State Championships were held at Fremantle Sailing Club on the weekend May 17/18.  Racing started in the early afternoon in a light north east breeze slowly swinging to the west at 8 - 10 knots. A genuine water spout ("twister"??) off Carnac Island had a few crew thinking of how fast they could go in it!!! Before it died out and racing could commence.

 

With spinnakers flying and crews hanging out on trapeze the 505's provided a colourful spectacle - .  Nick Davis with Mike "Duff" Duffield set the pace in "Tenzing Norgay" winning the first race, closely followed in second place by Mark Stowell sailing with "Light" Attwell - Patrick, young son of Shane - a new enthusiastic addition to 505 sailing, in "Occy" and Scott Olsen and Sean Gregory in "Devil's Haircut" in third  place.  Another 2 new Freo XSP 505's joined in the scene skippered by Andrew Cawley with Josh Mewburn in "Shore Thing", and Roger Pell and Ian Asphar (as yet unnamed boat!).

Race 2 saw "Tenzing Norgay" again first over the line, followed by former state champions Scott Olsen and Sean Gregory back into the fleet, after a 10? year sabbatical, in "Devil's Haircut", and they followed up to win race 3 from "Tenzing".

Sunday morning saw rain and extremely variable winds ranging up through some 12 knots met the sailors on the morning's racing.  Race 4 was completed in a north north westerly breeze with "Devils Haircut" again taking first place.  This was to change in race 5 with a wind swing to north easterly, the top mark moved accordingly, then swung back again to NNW and the race cancelled.    Restarted and Nick Davis in "Tenzing" who had obviously kept a keen eye on the wind changes. resulted in another win for "Tenzing Norgay".

Into the final race, race 6, the winds steadied again and "Crimson Autograph" took off after some close seconds and thirds, to finally win one, skippered by Matt Hansen and Chris White on wire.

Overall it was a "Tenzing Norgay" event (Nick Davis and Michael Duffield) with "Devils Haircut" (Scott Olsen and Sean Gregory) close behind in second place and "Crimson Autograph" (Matt Hansen and Chris White) third overall.

Newcomer to the fleet was won by Roger Pell, and Under 21's won by Chris Charlwood.

The next 5O5 Worlds are scheduled for Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in April 2015 and WA 5O5s intend sending a team.

http://www.int505.org.au/news/latest-news/190-swings-a-roundabouts-wa-505-state-championships-2014

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 June 2014 )
 
Offshore Dinner
The News
Written by The Doctor   
Sunday, 01 June 2014

 The Doctor is a bit hungover this morning, after a superb evening of presentations at EFYC last night.  The winners included the FSC Success Cup, as well as the Siska Trophy (Bluewater) & Offshore Series.  The punters were well entertained by Jess Sweeney’s talk about the recent Cape to Rio race.  The evening was also marked by some of the worst selfies ever taken.

Happy Hoodoo Siska Team

 

 

Skipper of the Year Angus McPhee

 

Crewperson of the Year "Locky"

 

Peter Vlaar on the prowl for a trophy....  

 

Plonkers..... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated ( Sunday, 01 June 2014 )
 
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