Club News – November 15 2019

Sail Sydney – December 12-15

Sail Sydney is the premier Dinghy sailing event in Australia this year.

The Notice of Race for Sail Sydney 2019 has been released, with Woollahra Sailing Club set once again to be a hive of activity from December 12th – 15th where scores of competitors will battle it out on the waters of Sydney Harbour.
Last year’s event saw more than 300 competitors take part, with both Junior and Olympic Class fleets featuring competitors from New Zealand, Malaysia, Macedonia, Hong Kong and Holland, as well as Australia.
We are expecting another large fleet of local, national and international sailors to take part in 2019.
The Notice of Race is available now.   Online registration for competitors, support boats and volunteers is open.
Classes: Laer Std, Laser Radial, 470, 420, 29er, 49er Nacra15, Laser 4.7, Techno 293, Techno Plus, Sabot 1, Sabot 2, Opti Intermediate, Opti Open, Opti Green, Mirror, Finn, Flying 11,Tasar, RS Aero, RSX, 49er,Heron

School Holiday Camps – Dec/Jan

Don’t miss another summer of fun at Woollahra Sailing Club, home of the best holiday camps in Sydney.
Book now 

Rosé Bay 2019 – December 7

The Rosé Bay event will be staged again this year at Woollahra Sailing Club. The date is 7th of December and the organisers are keen to welcome members to experience the club in a new way. Members will be able to visit the Eventbrite site for Tasting Pack/Ticket sales and receive a 10% discount. Use the promo code RB10 to enable tasting dozens of rosé, red, white and sparkling wines for drinking on the day or for your summer cellar needs. Of course members are welcome in our club on the day to have a look and grab some lunch but wine must only be consumed by those who have tickets. This promotional code will expire on Nov 23rd. Book now 
Moths/Waszp/420 racing will go ahead as usual.

Club Race Officer Seminar – November 26

The Australian Sailing Club Race Officer Seminar is a half-day seminar aimed at educating people who wish to become further involved with the officiating aspect within the sport of Sailing. Race officers play an important role within sailing as the on-water arbiters of the sport and ensuring adherence to the rules. Registrations to close by Wednesday Nov 20th.
Time: 17:30-21:00 for more info click here

Call for volunteers – WSC Racing & Cafe

Sail Sydney requires your support! Register on line and make this event unforgettable, click here.
After a successful volunteer competence training day, share the love with your good vibes, smiles and energies.
We cannot wait to see you at Woollahra Sailing Club this weekend, supporting us with racing on and off the water and cafe.
Happy to be flexible according to your availability and skills. If you would like to assist with Club racing or the cafe please send an email to [email protected]

WSC Racing – Spring Series

Saturday Club Championships
420: 2pm start
Moth/Waszp: 3pm start

Sunday Spring Series Pointscore
General Fleet: 1.30pm start

We would like to remind everyone to register for club racing on line, just click on the following link: On line 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 see summer series 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.

NSW & ACT State Championships at Georges River Sailing Club, Nov 9-10

Congratulations to WSC members who competed and brought home incredible results. Story

Ethan Lozevski 1st Laser 4.7
Otto Henry 4th Laser Radial

OptiNSW Teams Racing Championship

The 2019 OptiNSW Team Racing Regatta will be held at Cranbrook Sailing Club on Sunday 17th November.
Register now

SUP & Kayak hire

Hiring times: 9.00am – 4.00pm – We are open for walk ups on the weekends and by reservation during the week.
WSC SUP & Kayak rentals provides Rose Bay with a first class on the water experience. Special discounts apply to WSC members.

Paddling news

This weekend heralds both the Greatest Time Trial Ever and the Lion Island Challenge respectively on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November 2019.  There is a strong contingent of men and women who paddle from WSC entering in both events.  We expect all paddlers to do their utmost.  And if participation counts WSC and Shark Island Paddlers should occupy each category at the awards ceremony – this past week’s Tuesday and Thursday morning training paddles have seen between 40 – 50 paddlers train each morning.  And despite the growing number of paddlers joining us from outside WSC, that’s a lot of competition for the showers after…let’s hope this weekend’s racing is just as fierce.

Best wishes are also sent to those who in the coming week will be leaving sunny Rose Bay for the series of races in Western Australia culminating in The Doctor on 23 November 2019.  The Doctor starts at Rottnest Island and finishes at Sorrento Beach, near Perth and is 27km of top notch, dead set, A-Grade racing.  We wish our paddlers – forging by the sweat of their own brow – every success in The Doctor and in the four other lead-up races that occur in Western Australia between the 16 November and concluding with The Doctor.  There is a prize pool of $100.000 for all 5 races … not to be sneezed at.  Perhaps next year we should all tour to the West to take part.  But then again – who would miss the Greatest Time Trial Ever – held every Saturday morning from our own, most beautiful Rose Bay Beach.  Why not come and join us – you know you want to.

Ramp etiquette tips:

We know it’s a difficult time during ramp construction, however let’s all …

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

Woollahra Sailing Club Cafe will open to members and public as follows.
Saturday 16 November:  Open from 09:00 to 18:00.
Sunday 17 November:  Open from 10:00 to 17:00.
Saturday 23 November:  Open from 09:00 to 18:00.
Sunday 24 November:  Open from 10:00 to 17:00.

WSC office opening days/times

We are all ready for a shining summer together, our goal is to optimise the quality time with members during weekends. Please see below our opening days and times:
Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 9am – 5pm


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