Post by Glenn AUS 719 on Mar 31, 2010 16:42:23 GMT 10
I am proposing at our next AGM to have one of our regatta's at my home club 'Big River Sailing Club' www.bigriver.yachting.org.au/ The club is very keen and would be interested in us joining in for the laser regatta weekend which is usually held last weekend in October. The club is very small and layed back we usually encourage people to camp on the grounds and take part in the big well catered meals provided by the ladies. Kids are encouraged and the whole scene is very family orientated. Where the club is sited there are no major roads nor any suburbs just the occasional cane cutters cottage and of course acres of cane. The laser sailors who come for the regatta are serious sailors but really enjoy a good time and definitely have been known to have a drink or two, which is of course why we encourage camping. Sailing program is usually two races Saturday afternoon and three on Sunday with an early finish so people can start getting home. Most races have at least six marks to round and usually there is three laps. So you get good at mark rounding. I hope that people will be willing to partake as it is a fun regatta and the sailing tests your skills. As I said above this is just a proposal and I will be bringing it up at the AGM, meanwhile check out our website and have a think on it.
Sounds like a good excuse for another top week-end away if the date 23/24 October, 2010 fits in OK with our other events.
We'll have a chat about this and the AGM date today at Drummoyne SC at our Teams Race event. I'll mention your thoughts on the Queens Birthday long week-end date of Saturday, 12 June and your suggestion to have a couple of days sailing at Wangi on the Saturday and Sunday. With enough notice we could invite the Interstate blokes to come along too!
Any interest in these suggestions from other members?
Bill, You/we are in luck, I have recently set the dates for this regatta and 23/24 Oct is it! Tides are perfect that weekend. The regatta usually attracts 20-25 Lasers, mostly masters, who are very much into a good time! We would love to see a class minimum of 6 boats (OK's) so you have your own start and division. Better than racing mixed class on VYC. People who really can't do camping can be billeted, or there is good cheap accommodation nearby. So get a group happening, and come up, the more the merrier! Hariet Commodore Big River SC
Post by Glenn AUS 719 on May 26, 2010 12:54:28 GMT 10
More news from the far north. The Big River Yacht Club has just had their comittee meeting and agreed that the Laser regatta should be extended to other single handlers of similar yardstick ie Ok's. So please put it on your calender and give me a hand to raise the flag up north, it has been a long hard road sailing with philistines, I mean Lasers and your assistance is required up in the cane country. I figure I have about five months to keep in every ones ear and promote this so hope every one become so tired of me that they make the trip to the cane fields to keep me quiet Knowing my luck I will be at work but that is out of my hands at present. Looking forward to Wangi.
Post by Glenn AUS 719 on Aug 11, 2010 17:31:12 GMT 10
Hello fellow sailors,
At Big River Sailing Club (northern NSW) this year we are changing what was traditionally our Laser regatta, to an invited classes Single Handed Regatta. Classes invited are limited to Laser, OK, Impulse, and Sabre. These classes have all had significant representation in recent years at our Bridge to Breakers, at times forming a class division of their own. We see these classes as all being hiking centreboard dinghies, compatible to racing on the same courses and enjoying Big River Sailing. Six boats will comprise a class division, race on scratch for division prizes etc. Less than six boats will compete on VYC with the fleet. We all love class racing better, so it would be fantastic if among association members and mates, you can get the numbers for a division. Can you please post the NOR to your website calendar or circulate accordingly, or a weblink to www.bigriver.yachting.org.au Free camping and great club catering for 'apre sailing" social fun, and racing as sharp as you like, make a great weekend away. An alternative to the Bridge to Breakers, or as well as....we look forward to welcoming you.
Post by Glenn AUS 719 on Sept 29, 2010 11:10:55 GMT 10
I believe there have been the occasional shark but as none of the kids who go swimming at the club have gone missing I assume they are in the river for other reasons. Not something to worry about if you stay upright Looks like we could have seven so far if Stumpy commits, Colins coming as well as Glenn Yates so we have the beginning of a nice fleet and will get our own start line. Looking forward to it.
Post by Glenn AUS 719 on Sept 30, 2010 18:43:30 GMT 10
The grounds are extensive so no problem with camping space, power for a campervan could be an issue but with a bit of ingenuity I am sure we could manage something, then again you might not need it. Toilets are of the same style as SLMSC with a seperate enterances to the club and to the outside. Meals are catered at the club for a very moderate price and believe me you will not go hungry. Will be great if Gareth comes up as well.