Club News – February 7 2020

Rainy Weekend ahead

As happy as we are to see some real rain at last, the weatherfront is bringing some forecasted high winds with it. Despite the forecast all weekend activities are currently going ahead as planned. Please keep checking our website, facebook, and instagram pages for real time updates.

Cock of the Harbour – Feb 9

The traditional Harbour race will be hosted this Sunday at Woollahra Sailing Club.
Briefing 11.30am Time: 12.30pm
Duration: Approximately 3 hours. Course may be shortened if not complete within the time limit.
Course may vary on the day due to conditions.
Event info

NSW Tasar State Championships

Woollahra Sailing Club is proud to host the 2020 Tasar State Championships on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of February.
We are delighted to prepare the delivery of another great event, welcoming sailors and families from every corner of NSW.
Event info

NSW 420 States Championships – March 28-29

On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of March, WSC will be the home of the NSW 420 State Championships.
More info will be available soon on our website, stay tuned!
Event info

Summer Series 

Saturday February 8th
Moth/Waszp/420: 3pm start (please check WSC weather updates)

Sunday February 9th
COCK OF THE HARBOUR

We would like to remind everyone to register for club racing online,  if you have not already registered for the Spring and Summer series just click on the following link: Online entry If you don’t enter we may not be able to record your details in the results.

For youth programmes and adult fleets see full details on the Club website.

For information about the Volunteer roster see Summer Series on the Club website.

For Optimist fleets see the Optimist Summer Series page.

Fast track your skills with a private lesson at Woollahra Sailing Club, send an email to: sailing.school@woollahrasailingclub.org.au

Youth Performance Pathways

Course Overview: Having enjoyed your introduction to racing, it is now time to improve your performance and compete at a higher level. This course will provide you with a greater understanding of tactics, wind patterns and boat tuning techniques.

Who should do this course? This course is designed for participants who wish to continue developing their racing skills in dinghies and want to learn more about tuning their boat and racing strategy and tactics.
When: Sundays, Feb 9th – April 5th 12:30-15:30
Book now

Position Vacant

Woollahra Sailing Club is looking for a motivated sailing school admin and senior instructor to provide support for the Sailing School and assist Club Management in delivering on water instruction.  To support and administer the sailing and training activities of the Club.  On-water work will be required, with the main focus on the administration across all aspects of the club’s programmes including Internal and External training programmes. Closing Feb 22.
More details

Sail GP

Sydney Harbour will be the iconic backdrop to the start of the second season.
SailGP is sailing redefined, combining awe-inspiring athleticism with top-flight tech. The event will showcase the best the Harbour has to offer, with a great range of free and ticketed spectator experiences both on and off water. WSC is proud to be the home of their broadcasting team and will provide support for all their needs.
The only way to get yourself inside the event exclusion zone is with SailGP ticketed experiences. Boat owners are welcome to bring their own boat to watch from the edge of the exclusion zone. More details
Redeem a 15% ticket discount for Race Day experiences here by using the unlock code ASSYSGP15

Paddling news

The Makai race in Ulladulla this weekend (as previewed last week) shall be an epic encounter.  There is a record size field and fierce conditions await them.  The forecast is currently looking tough with 20 knot East to south-easterly winds, and seas of 2 – 3 metres to greet the paddlers as they leave the harbour.  A cloudy course will be no doubt peppered with rain and there is the cheery chance of a thunderstorm.  What could possibly go wrong?  J  To add some gravitas to the weather predictions ‘Julie’ has informed the paddling community of a treachery of blue bottles lying in wait just outside the gates of Ulladulla Harbour, along with all the other aforesaid conditions.  Julie’s advice was wear long sleeves, long legged pants and strongly consider gloves!!

The course will be a selection race for this year’s World Cup in Portugal.  And the tough conditions are no doubt going to favour our own Tommy WOODRIFF who loves a big swell and lots of wind.  The paddlers of WSC should have a very good showing with approximately 13 or 14 paddlers ready to take on the weather.

For those whose cars are broken, or who just don’t fancy a brush with bluebottles, the Time Trial albeit with a depleted field will still be on at 8pm on Saturday morning – and as you know – it shall be the best Time Trial ever.

Photos from the race shall be up next week, and it is time for us all to start considering that the annual ‘Tingira’ race – run out of our very own Rose Bay – is just around the corner

Ramp etiquette tips:

Be safety conscious. Booms can swing with wind change.  Pedestrians and young children are unaware of the dangers, be very careful when crossing the footpath.
Please do not queue across the pedestrian footpath outside the Club. Move boats forward when washing.
Use the ramp for launch and retrieval only.  Not for parking.  Not for rigging.
Please DO NOT LEAVE DOLLIES ON THE RAMP.  One person leaves a dolly on the ramp then next person follows that example and the next and pretty quickly the ramp is unusable.  Store dollies on the grass or on the brick pavers behind the winch.  Stack the dollies to minimise the space they consume.  Place them out of the way.

Club Cafe

Please pay by card if possible, not cash.
Saturday, February 8 – Closed due to bad weather.
Sunday, February 9 – 9am to 5pm
Saturday, February 15 – 9am to 4pm
Sunday, February 16 – 9am to 5pm

WSC office opening days/times

Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 9am – 5pm

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