We are back!
We hope you had a great holiday season and Woollahra Sailing Club is looking forward to have an incredible 2020 with all of you.
The Summer Series will start again on Saturday, January 18th, for another season full of adrenaline and races.
Saturday January 18th
Moth/Waszp: 3pm start
Sunday January 19th General Fleet
General Fleet: 1.30pm start
We would like to remind everyone to register for club racing online, if you have not already registered for the Spring and Summer series it is 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.
Splash Sydney Harbour!
Celebrate Australia Day the right way with a splash in the world’s best harbour. Back for it’s 4th year on Sunday 26th January the iconic swim starts at Woollahra Sailing Club and follows the coastline giving participants stunning views to the Harbour Bridge as they go. Do not forget to register and be part of this amazing event! Register now
FINN Gold Cup
Royal Brighton Yacht Club held the 2019 Finn Gold Cup from December 13th to the 21st.
School Holiday Camp
Don’t miss another summer of fun at Woollahra Sailing Club, home of the best holiday camps in Sydney.
January 14th – 17th (teens)
January 20th – 23rd
Woollahra Sailing Club member, Tom Slingsby, finished his year in the best possible way, winning the 2019 World Moth Championships with a day to spare.
The event held at Mounts Bay Sailing Club in WA saw quite a few of our members competing.
After a total of 13 races, Slingsby won the last 12 with the only a second place in the opening qualifying race behind Queenslander, Matt Chew. Tom was very happy with his win saying:
“I just had good speed, I was starting well and I was just trying not to explode the boat, which I’ve done a lot in the past. It feels amazing, the Moth Class I love it. I’ve been doing it since 2010, I’ve got so many good friends in the fleet, I love the development and playing with the boat. I mean I’m a Laser sailor and I’ve come over to this and I find it really enjoyable”.
Find more details in Sail World and on the Mounts Bay Facebook Page.
420 National & Open Championships
The regatta held on the waters of Port Phillip Bay from January 1st to 8th, was a great event this year with more than 30 boats.
Congratulations to Jack Ferguson and Daniel Links for winning the 2020 National and Open Championships and all Woollahra Sailing Club members there.
for Ross: Currently waiting for 420 rep report
Opti National & Open Championships
The Musto Optimist Nationals were held at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, Melbourne, from 2-9 January 2020. WSC was well represented with 9 enthusiastic WSC travellers across the fleets.
The Teams Racing Event resulted in the WSC team (Cameron Scade, Roan Tucker, Austin Cross and Isaac Freeman + one more) placing second (behind the Victorian State team).
The regatta was won by 11-year-old Aussie Joel Beashel from SLAMASC NSW.
The regatta offered tricky weather conditions from intense wind, to light airs and big waves in Port Philip Bay.
The WSC was lucky to be joined by Samara Walsh and Owen Grainger from the USA for coaching by Alex Zimmerman. Samara Walsh took out the third overall position in the regatta.
The team showed great results and notable mention to Isaac Freeman who won the Peter Gilmore Trophy for the sailor with the largest improvement in their open fleet placing since last year and Elia Sellers who won the Intermediate 2nd place. From our team, in open: Austin Cross was 6th Australian (joint points with the 5th place, but placed 6th on a count back), Cameron Scade 13th, Roan Tucker 14th, Isaac Freeman 26th, Hanako Tomishima 39th. In intermediate Tika McMaster 15 th Australian and Isabella Lozevski 48th and in Green fleet Titouan a very proud 12th.
Thanks to those that attended, it was a great event supported by the WSC team and coaching by Alex Zimmerman. There was a great WSC collaboration with Josh and Jack from Cranbrook to cover all the fleets. Now we need to start preparing for the strong winds in Fremantle, Perth Jan 2021 (approximately 10-19th) and hope we can send a large team to the event.
Vale Lew Carter
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Woollahra Sailing Club life member, Lew Carter , on December 28th 2019. Please keep Lew’s family and friends in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time. Lew had been a valued member of our Club for several years. Some solace can be gained knowing that his final moments were spent doing what he loved, surrounded by people who loved and cared for him.
Dear paddlers and indeed all users of WSC,
A new year begins. And my message for the new year is – apart from of course, “Happy New Year” – ‘it’s time we all had a damn good hard look at ourselves’
My concern is prompted by the state of the yard of WSC. I am only at the club to exercise and use the related facilities and so I don’t get to see everything that goes on. And frankly I’m glad. The detritus of the yard lately has included computer hard drives, beer stubbies as well as bits of old cast off metal, and nuts and screws and general rubbish, old clothing and general bits of paper and so on.
If you use the yard, and you are adjusting something that leaves you with a spare screw or nut or bolt or washer – don’t throw it on the ground – that’s bloody careless and stupid. The same goes for leaving computer hard drives laying around… Who does that? And of course it’s a disgrace to leave empty beer stubbies or for that matter full cartons of beer laying around… (next time I see that its mine!)
So, do your club a favour – no matter who you are – you’re not so important – do your bit and clean up.
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.
WSC office opening days/times
Monday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 9am – 5pm