Club News – September 13 2019

Ramp Stage One Open

This afternoon at 15.00 sharp, Woollahra Sailing Club new ramp was launched by our Commodore, General Manager, builders and WSC Staff.
It is an great achievement for our community and a it was encouraging to see the amount of boats, kayaks and windsurfs that were immediately pressed into action.

The official opening ceremony and party is schedule for mid November.  Stay tuned for details.


Summer Series

The 2019 summer series will start this weekend and we are looking forward to seeing you on the water.
We would like to remind everyone to register 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.
Saturday: Moth, 420, Waszp
Sunday: All other classes.
For youth and adult fleets see full details see summer series on the Club website.
For Optimist fleets see the Optimist summer series page.

Bart’s Bash

Bart’s Bash is a global sailing race taking place at 100’s of venues, with 1000’s of sailors in 100’s of different classes of boats around the world.
This year Bart’s Bash takes place on 14th-15th September 2019 and Woollahra Sailing Club will be obviously part of it.
It would be great to see you on the water and sign up to receive the latest Bart’s Bash event updates, guide and resources and connect with your wider sailing community!
Sign up and donate through the following link.   Remember to set Woollahra Sailing Club as your Sailing Venue.

Sail Sydney – December 12-15

WSC is proud to be the official host Club of Sail Sydney. With a history said to date back to 1953, WSC is one of the proudest Sailing Clubs on the Sydney Harbour. WSC is honoured and excited to welcome you to Sail Sydney 2019.
Nowhere is Woollahra Sailing Club’s event hosting capabilities more in evidence than the Annual Sail Sydney Regatta.
Sail Sydney began as a test event for the 2000 Olympics and has grown in recent years to become the dinghy event with the largest number of participants in the Southern hemisphere.
On line registration

Sailing programs

The September/October school holidays are fast approaching.  Checkout the great coaching clinics, learn to sail, intermediate and other holiday offerings.
Don’t forget to book next holiday camp. Book online now or contact the Club [email protected]  / (02) 9371 9805

School holiday camps – September and October 2019 from 9AM to 3PM
Monday 23/9 – Friday 27/9
Monday 30/9 – Thursday 3/10
Tuesday 8/10 – Friday 11/10

NSW Performance Youth Clinic
Join Dan Smith and Alex Zimmermann for our school holiday performance programs.
Dan is a five times Olympic 470 Coach, and World Youth Championship Coach.
Alex is a three times Sailing World Champion and has coached the Australian Optimist Sailing Team.
The ultimate preparation for the NSW Youth Championships 2019

Optimist and 420 performance camps from 9AM to 4PM
Monday 30/9 – Wednesday 2/10
Optimist Performance Coaching – Alex Zimmerman – $250 (3 days)
420 Performance Coaching – Daniel Smith – $350 (3days)

Optimist Summer Series
The 2019 summer series will be commencing on September, 15th and you can find all details on the following link.

2019 Finn Masters Championships

Woollahra Sailing Club is proud to host the 2019 Finn Masters Championship from the 5th to the 7th of October.
Masters info.

Paddling News

Well done to all paddling members of WSC sailing club who travelled to France to represent Australia at the ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships held in Saint-Pierre de Quiberon.  The race was held our time early on Friday the 13th under grey overcast European skies and in fairly flat conditions.  The Masters division in which our fellows raced was won by Pablo DIAZ VARA of Spain, and the nearest Aussie was Bill or William LEE at 1 minute and 41 seconds behind the pace. A tremendous effort. Stew O’REAGAN raced strongly for Ireland, continuing the long tradition of Irish expats harking back to the old country, coming in 14th, Julian HALL came in 81st and David JEPSON came in at 87th.  This is an incredible effort given the fleet of 341 skis in the field, and the overall calibre of the paddlers on hand.  Both Julian and David are now in recovery mode, and concentrating on returning to Sydney for all important Time Trials.  Both lads, in line with their loyalty to the WIM HOFF method are, as we type, naked and deeply encased in a bathtub full of ice whilst using mindfulness to put aside mere considerations of pain. Well done to all of them: Stew, Julian and David, they’ve done what we all want to be able to do. It’s also time to recognise all those paddlers at WSC who don’t regularly attend the Saturday morning time trials generously put on by the Shark Island Paddlers.  Heaps of paddlers just get out there and have a bit of a paddle or paddle to work and some regularly brave the high seas miles out in their un-redoubtable seas kayaks.  Well done to you all.  If you need something fixed up at the club or just want to have a chat to your paddling rep – get in touch through the club.  We are here to help. Also we must recognise the efforts of Mal, Jeremy and Graham who have begun the process of the qualifying as Club volunteers, and will be able to give assistance to paddlers, and sailors in spots of bother and mild distress.  Please note however when in trouble nothing is as good as a call for emergency assistance on 000 and the volunteer Coast Guard.  And its not a bad idea to carry a radio and learn to use it 🙂
NOW… Saturday’s forecasted wind strength on the harbour is 10 to 15 knots southerly.  This means it will be perfect weather for the Time Trial, and the Time Trial will be the greatest Time Trial ever.  Please come along – all are warmly welcomed by the Shark Island Paddlers and personally id like to see a few outriggers join us and even a dragon boat. As usual Hot showers will follow, and HOT gossip.

Club Cafe

Woollahra Sailing Club Cafe will open to members and public this weekend, we are all looking forward to taste the new menu.
Sept 14: 10am – 6pm
Sept 15: 10am – 6pm









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