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Core Strength
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Written by The Doctor   
Thursday, 28 August 2014

Don't forget - Big movie night on at Freshie tonight, 7.30pm!

And here's a little teaser, this bowman has been doing some core strength work outs.....

Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 August 2014 )
 
Monday Video
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Written by The Doctor   
Monday, 25 August 2014

Not really sailing related, but still, I just don't get it?

Last Updated ( Monday, 25 August 2014 )
 
Redline Racing Wins Riga Cup, Latvia!
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Written by Patrick Vos   
Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The Redline Racing team has just won the Grade 3 Riga Cup in Latvia in front of a packed river bank during the Riga City Festival! The regatta was held on the Daugava River in the middle of Riga and with the added hype of the city festival, it made for a spectacular sailing venue. The competition for the top few places was very stiff with the experienced Mati Sepp from Estonia (Word Ranked 22), Olli-Peka Lumijarvi (World Ranked 23) who had World Tour Helmsman Phil Robertson as Tactician and some Latvian teams had the local knowledge of the boats and the river.

Last Updated ( Monday, 25 August 2014 )
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Nedlands YC Sailing Courses
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Written by NYC   
Friday, 22 August 2014

For the little kids....

 

....And the big kids!!!

 

 

Last Updated ( Friday, 22 August 2014 )
 
Why Some Men Take Up sailing....
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Written by The Doctor   
Thursday, 21 August 2014

Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 August 2014 )
 
Next Freshie Film Night Thur 28 August
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Written by The Doctor   
Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Wood Sails Dreams

Following on the great success of the inaugural Freshie film night recently, the next one is set down for Thursday 28 Aug at 19.30hrs upstairs in the Athol Hobbs room for members & their guests. Ausmagic & I are happy to have anyone as our guests on the night!

I think of Wood Sails Dreams not as a documentary but rather as visual poetry-an impressionistic film that

reveals not so much the deep histories of classic yachts themselves, but instead the histories

 

of the passionate people who saved them.”

Wood • Sails • Dreams from John Stanton on Vimeo.

 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 20 August 2014 )
 
Cut the Ropes!
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Written by The Doctor   
Monday, 18 August 2014

 So who cut the ropes?

All she needed was a bit more speed to crash through all three bridges!    

 

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/24738303/roofs-ship-and-trains-stricken-by-storm/

Last Updated ( Monday, 18 August 2014 )
 
Monday Video
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Written by The Doctor   
Monday, 18 August 2014

Here's some vid from Calm during teh recent winter series off Fremantle.

More here: https://vimeo.com/calmracing

Calm Racing-Winter season 2014 from Calm Racing on Vimeo.

 

 

Last Updated ( Monday, 18 August 2014 )
 
2014 World Laser Radial Youth Championships
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Written by Tristan Brown   
Tuesday, 12 August 2014

 2014 World Laser Radial Youth Championships

 By Tristan Brown

 

 

 

The 2014 World Laser Radial Youth Championships were recently held in Dziwnow, Poland from the 26th July – 2nd August. The team representing Australia at this event consisted of Lachy Gilham (WA), Finn Alexander (NSW), Jacinta Ainsworth (WA), Conor Nicholas (WA) and I was fortunate enough to be the coach.

 Lachy, Finn and Conor all competed in the World Laser Radial Men’s Championships and consequently took the chance for some rest for the two days in between each of the regattas, however, there was no rest for me as I hit the water the next day coaching Jacinta.

 Due to the large numbers competing (81 female and 159 boys) the girls were divided into two fleets and the boys three fleets for four days of qualifying racing. During the qualifying series sailors race together in even fleets as allocated by the overall results and for the last two days of the championship they race in what is known as a Finals series where the fleet is separated into Gold, Silver and Bronze. The top sailors (based on the results) go into Gold, the middle of the rankings into Silver and so on.

 

 Following a week of stronger winds for the Open Men’s championship, the Youth sailors were treated to a change of scenery with several lighter wind days. This meant that they needed to be towed out of the River Dziwnow and out to the racecourse most days.

 Day one of racing saw light winds with the second race of the day needing to be shortened to avoid exceeding the time limit. Jacinta had the best day out of the Australians posting a 7th in Race 1! Lachy Gilham also showed improved form, however, this wasn’t reflected on the scorecard due to an unfortunate yellow flag near the finish line of his better race.

 

 Day two we were greeted by sea fog, and this delayed racing initially. Once we arrived on the course conditions were clear, however, once the first race of the day begun the fog made an unwelcome appearance back across the course. For the girls racing visibility was reduced to less than 30 metres and the sbest strategy was to follow the nearest boat in front of you, to enable you to locate each of the course marks. The jury boat motored around the course just ahead of the leaders escorting them towards each of the marks. By the bottom mark the mark laying boats were needing to blow whistles to enable the sailors to hear where the marks were as they definitely couldn’t see them! Somehow all sailors managed to find their way around the course, but due to the deteriorating conditions we were sent ashore to wait for the fog to clear. All of the coaches and sailors had to follow a compass bearing to ensure that we got back to the marina! The fog didn’t faze Lachy Gilham as he sailed his way to his best result in the regatta, a 7th place.

 

 Eventually the fog did clear later in the day and by 4pm we were racing again. Finn sailed extremely well to claim his first World Championships race win, whilst Conor Nicholas finished close behind in 3rd.

 Unfortunately on Day three we didn’t get any racing in due to a lack of wind for the majority of the day. Late in the day the wind did come in, however, we were unable to make the most of it due to the risk associated with the lightening that came with it!

 

 Day four of racing was make or break for the sailors. Today was their last chance to qualify for the Gold fleet and due to no racing the previous day, three races were scheduled. Both Finn and Conor had good first two races posting a 5th & 4th and 4th and 3rd respectively, however, they both struggled in the final race of the day with Conor sailing a drop (25th) and Finn being disqualified via Black Flag after finishing 10th. Jacinta ended her day one a high with a 6th place solidifying her position in Gold fleet, however, Lachy Gilham struggled with some starting issues to miss the Silver fleet cut by 2 points!

 Day five was the first day of gold fleet racing and the rise in tempo was noticeable with the sailors separated by much less distance and no one giving an inch.  Notable moments for the day were Conor’s 4th place finish in the opening gold fleet race and Jacinta’s comeback after a top mark altercation saw her lying in last position. She clawed her way back through the fleet to end up 25th out of the 41 boats.

 

 Day six saw Finn find some form again to finish 7th in the first race of the day whilst Conor reveled in the stronger conditions presented in the final race of the championships to claim 2nd and secure his place inside the top 10 overall.

 Final overall results for the team were as follows:

 Boys (159 Boats)

 9th – Conor Nicholas (2nd Under 17)

32nd – Finn Alexander

125th – Lachy Gilham

 Girls (81 Boats)

18th – Jacinta Ainsworth

 

 Thanks to Paul Gilham for being the nominated team manager, to Diane Ainsworth for organizing the team uniforms and to all of the parents for their support in the lead up and during the regatta!

 Congratulations to the entire team for all of their efforts not only during the regatta, but for the several months spent preparing at home. I look forward to seeing how the team progresses leading up to the Australian Laser Championships and Mandurah Offshore and Fishing Sailing Club and Australian Youth Championships at Fremantle Sailing Club later in the year!

 For full results visit: http://www.dziwnowlaserworlds2014.com/home/

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 12 August 2014 )
 
Team Gilmour wins Jubilee Yava Trophy in Yekaterinburg, Russia
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Written by Team Gilmour   
Tuesday, 12 August 2014

 

 

 

David Gilmour, Will Mackenzie, Luke Payne, Peter Nicholas and Ed Powys

Team Gilmour wins the 20th edition on the Yava Trophy Match Race in Yekaterinburg, Russia in light fickle conditions

After 3 days of next to no wind on a small lake in the middle of Russia Team Gilmour managed overcome the light and shifty conditions to take the win in a white wash final against Eugeniy Neugodnikov from Russia.

The 2 middle days of the regatta were pretty much a right off with so little breeze that only 3 flights were completed of these days. Fully credit to the race committee who spent long hours on the water monitoring the breeze and getting in a race whenever the conditions were suitable. These two days were filled with extremely competitive card games and enthralling and intellectual conversations!

The 4th and final day arrived and after only a short wait ashore the breeze filled in and appeared to be quite stable (compared to what we had had over the days before).
The race committee again did a good job at getting through all of the round robin with enough time to start a semi finals series. Me managed to top the round robin after winning a close race against Neugodnikov. We chose to sail against fellow Aussie Neville Wittey, a veteran of the event and a local celebrity. We won the first race convincingly over Wittey and started another which we were also winner for it only to be abandoned due to a massive wind shift on the first beat.
With the time limit for the semi finals approaching fast the race committee decided to run another race of the semi finals, which Wittey managed to take from us. However after that race the time limit had expired and we were through to the final due to a tied semis which we won on count back as we topped the round robin

 

Neugodnikov won is semi final in straight sets against other local Sergey Musikhin. By this time the breeze had steadied and we had a 5 to 8 knot southerly. 

We dominated Neugodnikov in the prestart of the first race and lead the whole way around the course, with tactician Ed Powys picking every shift almost perfectly. The second prestart was a little more even but we still had the better of the starts and managed to massage Neugodnikov to a layline early on the first beat, from this point it was all about clean defensive sailing. The team managed to get the boat around the course with superior speed and boat handling to win the 2nd race and take the win in the Jubilee Yava Trophy, albeit with a slightly nervous last downwind where Neugonikov came around the top mark with better pressure and managed to make some small gains.

"We are really stoked to take the win in what has been a very tough and tricky week, the boys did a great job and really stepped it up in the final. Everyone has really made us feel welcome here and it has been a great event" said skipper Dave Gilmour

  

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 12 August 2014 )
 
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