Club News – August 16 2019

Winter Series 
This Sunday is the last day of winter series.  Podium positions are up for grabs in all fleets.  Don’t miss the last chance for low points.

All winter racing details are available on the Club website including Notice of race, Notice board, Sailing instructions and Results.

Moth sailors please see change to the Notice of race.

Holiday camps
The September/October school holiday are fast approaching.  Checkout the great coaching clinics, learn to sail, intermediate and other holiday offerings.

https://www.woollahrasailingclub.org.au/course-calendar/

Annual General Meeting
Please be advised the 61st Annual General meeting for Woollahra Sailing Club will be held at 7pm on Thursday August 29th 2019 at the Function Room at Woollahra Sailing Club, 2 Vickery Ave, Rose Bay

Details of the AGM and election of directors are available on the Club’s website at: https://www.woollahrasailingclub.org.au/the-club/reports/agm-2019/

To be entitled to vote at an election and attend the AGM a member must be:

  • Not in arrears by more than 90 days on membership subscription or renewal.
  • Must be an existing Ordinary Member. Please note: applications to become an Ordinary Member must be approved by the Board. The last Board meeting was 21 July 2019 applications for new or changed membership received after that date have not been approved by the Board and as such are applications only and the individuals identified on those applications are not yet Ordinary Members.
    Votes are to be cast at the Woollahra Sailing Club.

Safety first
We would like to remind all members to be aware of the risks involved when launching from Cranbrook ramp (sailors) or Rose Bay Beach (paddlers).

Weather forecast
Strong winds are forecast for part the weekend.  Please check conditions and exercise caution.

Paddling News
During the past week paddlers from WSC bolted their skis and outriggers to cars and braved the wild westerlies to compete in the Spit To Zoo race hosted by the Middle Harbour Yacht Club. The conditions were hectic with gusts up to 30 – 40 knots funnelling down Middle Harbour. The race was run entirely within Middle Harbour, and wisely so, due to the strong winds. There were plenty of safety boats strategically placed along the course with no rescues recorded. All in all, it was an exciting mornings paddle. Of the 14 women competitors in the race the vast majority derived from WSC. The WSC women performed well with placegetters Justine O’Connell only just edged out into 3rd place (40-49 yrs) in the long course and Julie Wilcsek 3rd (40-49yrs) in the short course. It is inspiring that so many women from WSC are competing and leading our community of paddlers. Of the WSC men Graham Dadd came 3rd in the 40-49yrs category.

During the same weekend, WSC members Jules Hall and David Jepson competed against some of the world’s best in the Gold Coast Classic ocean race. Both young lads will both be representing Australia during the World Ocean Ski Championships in France later this year.

This weekend sees our paddlers lining up for their usual Time Trial (TT) at 8am on Saturday. It is well expected this TT will be the best TT ever, with our strong women paddlers leading from the front, and predictions of cold cold 15 to 20 knot southerlies. There is already voluminous discussion about wash riding and who shall be right on top of who… All of this and more will be followed by hot showers and even hotter discussion to follow. Why not join in? You know you want to.

The Strong Women of WSC Brave Icy Conditions to Secure Wins in the Spit to Zoo Race

Term 3 Learn to Sail & Junior Sailing programs 
WSC new sailing programs will start this weekend for another term full of sailing and fun.
For more info, please contact Dan at sailing.school@woollahrasailingclub.org.au or call 9371 9805.
https://www.woollahrasailingclub.org.au/course-calendar/

Office opening hours
Monday 19 Aug to Friday 23 August – Open from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Monday 26 Aug to Friday 30 August – Open from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Cafe opening hours
Saturday 17 Aug: closed
Sunday 18 Aug: opened  

Saturday 24 Aug: closed
Sunday 25 Aug: closed

Safety
Please help us to keep the club safe by reporting any hazards and helping to keep walkways clear.

Yours in Sailing and Paddling,

The WSC Team

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