Club News – January 31 2020

Cock of the Harbour

The traditional Harbour race will be hosted again at Woollahra Sailing Club on 9th February (time TBC).
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 States Championships

Woollahra Sailing Club is proud to host the 2020 Taser 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.
Times and race schedule will be available soon on our website.
Event info

NSW 420 States Championships

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

Summer Series – Club Championships this weekend

Saturday February 1st
Moth/Waszp/420: 3pm start

Sunday February 2nd
Opti 12.30pm briefing – 1pm start
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 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.
More details

Woollahra Council feedback – last day

Last day available to share your feedback with Woollahra Council to shape the future of Woollahra’s recreational spaces. Your feedback will provide the Council with a current understanding of the community’s recreational needs, opportunities and relevant trends impacting on recreation services or facility provision.
Your feedback

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.

Woollahra Sailing Club 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

Next weekend a contingent of 14 Shark Island Paddlers will visit the fire-ravaged South Coast to compete in the annual Makai Cup, a 22km downwind race tracking prevailing downwind swells to finish in Ulladulla Harbour. A perennial favourite both for its big ocean conditions and its status as the best-run event on the ocean-racing calendar, this year the Cup gains additional status as the sole qualifying event for the ICF Canoe Ocean World Championships being held in Portugal in September, and as such, has already attracted a record 170 entries.

Last year SIP had three paddlers in the Australian team contesting the Worlds across various age and gender categories, and is keen to maintain its national-level presence with a strong showing in this race. Paddlers have been exploiting the recent high winds and tides to train in the harbour and the open ocean, with remounting skills in particular showing dramatic improvement amidst close encounters with ever-present and occasionally excitable grey-suited aquatic friends. Over and above the outcomes of the race, though, SIP looks forward to supporting the Makai Paddlers Society and their communities, who have been through so much, and still have much ahead of them.

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 1st – 9am to 4pm
Sunday, February 2nd – 10am to 5pm
Saturday, February 8th – 9am to 4pm
Sunday, February 9th – 10am 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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