Tingira Challenge 2020
Paddlers from far and wide are invited to participate in our annual race, the Tingira Challenge for 2020.
The 2020 Tingira Challenge will be on Saturday, 14 November 2020, with an 8.00 am race start at Tingira Beach, Rose Bay. There is plenty of parking at neighbouring Lyne Park.
Surf ski, sea kayak and outrigger competitors have the choice of competing in the short course (eight kilometres) or long course (15 kms).
Paddlers vie for our magnificent trophies:
· The Tingira Challenge Trophy for First Male Surf Ski Long Course competitor
· The Helen Jacobsohn Cup for First Female Surf Ski Long Course competitor
· The Howard Geoffrey Bersten Memorial Trophy for First Surf Ski Short Course competitor.
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Alexander Phillips of multi-award winning Sydney eastern suburbs real estate agency, Phillips Pantzer Donnelley, the 2020 Tingira Challenge will award the following cash prizes:
· Male long course winner: $500; second place getter: $300; third place: $200
· Female long course winner: $500; second place getter: $300; third place: $200
Various non-cash prizes will be awarded to winners of other race categories such as First Double (Male, Female and Mixed), First OC1 (Male and Female), First Sea Kayak (Male and Female), First Stand-Up Board paddler (Male and Female) and so on.
Prizes for all
And every participant has the chance of winning a top notch door-prize, including a Go Pro
(three on offer!) and the latest paddle apparel from much-loved brand, Vaikobi.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, 14 November 2020!
WSC Volunteer training day
We are hosting another volunteer training day this year for those wanting to upskill and improve. It is scheduled for the 5th of December from 12-4pm.
Click here to book in for this.
We will run through the following.
- Facilities – Safety Responsibilities; Winch Operation – launching On Ramp; Crane Operation – launching from Jetty; Petrol handling; Rescue Boat Prep.
- Rescue boat operation – Safety Responsibilities; Start of Day – gear check; Radio Operation; Retrieving Sailors; Towing Boats; Race Buoys
– Anchors, Anchor Lines, Buoys; End of Day – returning gear & reporting incidents/gear repairs.
- Start boat & race management– Safety Responsibilities; Principles of race course setting; On-board roles and responsibilities; Laying marks for the Presiding Race Officer (PRO) by Rescue Boat (note, this is not a learn-to-run-a-race course – simply what you’ll be asked to do to support the race management)
- Basic First aid – Safety Procedures & Communications- on-water, club, ambulance, police; defibrillator locations at WSC and next nearest; resuscitation, CPR, using a defibrillator.
We intend this to be a fun and informative intro to each key role. You will get hands-on, on-shore experience, receive takeaway materials to refer to when it’s your turn to volunteer, so you feel comfortable volunteering with the more experienced volunteers at the club. Make sure to save the date!
For further details please view NOR and other documents here: https://www.woollahrasailingclub.org.au/summer-series-2020-2021/
OPTIMIST – Tackers, Open, Intermediate, Green fleet
The future of sailing is bright with Woollahra Sailing Clubs junior Optimist programme. Junior programme manager & Coach Alex Zimmerman with his team of instructors have been busy planning the year ahead and will bring all the fun and skills the kids need to develop and perform.
Further detailed information & bookings can be made here: https://www.revolutionise.com.au/woollahrasailing/events/list/&cat=1940-1941-2648-2649
420 – Development and Performance Programmes
Looking to try a new class or time to transition from the Optimist? The WSC 420 development programme is well recommended. This dynamic class is the world leader in creating an optimal foundation of techniques, tactics and tuning. 420 Performance sessions are back and the WSC Team look forward to supporting your goals.
Further detailed information & bookings will be available next week at: https://www.revolutionise.com.au/woollahrasailing/events/list/&cat=2648
We are looking forward to hosting many events over the next four months. These include:
- Club racing – Most weekends
- Tingira Challenge – November 14
- The Bonid Outriggers regatta – November 22
- The Waszp Class NSW Championship – November 28 and 29
- Sail Sydney – December 10 to 13
- Finn Australian Championship 2021 – January 10 to 15.
For more information on these and other events please consult the Club’s event calendar: https://www.woollahrasailingclub.org.au/wsc-events/list/
Share your photo and videos
You are a sailing/paddling legend!! We would love to share your photos and videos on the Club website, Instagram and Facebook accounts. There is a lot happening at the Club, let’s show the world that Woollahra Sailing Club is a great place to Sail and Paddle.
Please send you photos and videos to [email protected] By doing so you will be giving the Club the right to use this content for promotional purposes. We will not pass on that right to any other organisation.
Australian Sailing Courses
Australian Sailing have launched a variety courses to gain further knowledge, experience and qualifications from Club Race Officer to Dinghy Instructor qualifications.
The Club is always looking for volunteers to support regattas, club racing and programmes. Book in to secure your spot!
Private lessons available for members
A great form of exercise while fast tracking your performance.
Complying with the current Covid 19 government policies & restrictions all sessions will be completed in single handed dinghies. Woollahra Sailing Club coaches Alex Zimmermann & Dan Smith. For more details regarding sessions email [email protected] or [email protected]
Booking can be also made here Book now
Dinghies, SUPs and kayaks
Members can hire dinghies, SUPs and kayaks at discounted prices. Please book and pay online.
While staying at home is most recommended during the Coronavirus outbreak, exercise and staying healthy is still possible.
So…take advantage of your member discount for kayak/sup or hire a Pacer or Laser dinghy.
Booking and payment made under ‘member hire’ at the following link or for further details please contact [email protected]
Do not attend the Club if you have visited Victoria in the last 14 days.
Please check the Latest NSW Health COVID-19 news and updates.
The Club is principally operating as a storage facility with Club racing and some limited training courses. The Club toilets and change rooms are open. The Club cafe and all other internal facilities are closed. This is in accordance with NSW Public Health Orders and cannot be avoided. The situation is constantly changing. Please read the COVID-19 Policy in full before each visit to the Club.
The Club is principally operating as a storage facility with Club racing and some limited training courses. The following restrictions are in accordance with NSW Public Health Orders:
• Do not attend the Club if you have visited Victoria in the last 14 days.
• Please check the Latest NSW Health COVID-19 news and updates.
• Only members and Sailing School customers may visit the Club. No public or guest access allowed.
• We have provided contact tracing forms in the foyer. Please record your name for each and every visit to the Club.
• Members may remove and return craft to storage.
• Comply with government regulations regarding social distancing. Keep 1.5 metres apart and allow 4 square metres per person.
• Maximum group size of 10 people.
• Please rig outside the yard if possible. You may rig in the yard but if you do so please move out of the yard asap.
• Move in and out of the yard rapidly.
• The Club toilets and change rooms are open. Keep 1.5 metres apart and allow 4 square metres per person.
• The Club cafe and all other internal facilities are closed. This is in accordance with NSW Public Health Orders and cannot be avoided.
• The yard is open during the day but requires security access card/fob after hours.
• There is limited access to the ramp or yard for road trailers.
• Outside of Club organised activities (racing and training) no assistance can be provided by staff in the yard or on the water.
• Outside of Club organised activities (racing and training) no rescue resources are available. Use of the facilities and the harbour is conducted at your own risk!
• Failure to comply with this policy may result in temporary suspension of membership!
• Failure to comply with this policy may result in very significant penalties for individuals and the Club!
• Failure to comply with this policy may result in complete closure of the Club! Nobody wants to be responsible for that.