Manly Mini Festival of Sailing

Manly Mini Festival of Sailing

Join in the only regatta in the world in which the crew can win a car each!

The Manly Mini Festival of Sailing will be held over two days on January 21st and 22nd 2012 at Manly Yacht Club, Sydney and there are no less than six, yes six, mini […]

MOB retrieval

In view of Hugo’s MOB retrieval event last Saturday Peter Stevens has shown us what might be the perfect simple device which Doug McGain developed for Code Violation before Pete bought it. This device consists of a length of rope run though the middle of a pool ‘noodle’ with a clip on the end, […]

Lucky it was a J.

The 2011 Lipton Cup was sailed in true Port Philip conditions, from 10 knot North Easterly, through to 30 knot South Westerly on Saturday. Mix this with blinding rain that persisted all day, and you have conditions that test the best of us. Fortunately the weather improved on the Sunday however most of the fleet […]

2 Aussie teams in Argentina for the J24 World Championships

We have 2 teams representing Australia at the J24 World Championships this year. David West will be skippering Cinco Capitanes..yes, you guessed it…with 5 skippers on board…..Davids crew are Arthur Crothers, Scott Buckingham, Chris Lee and Greg Zyner.

Sean Kirkjian will also be racing with his Deathstar team of Tony Reynolds, Simon Cunningham, Tim Bilham […]

Outhaul cleats…

Has anyone had problerms with outhaul cleats slipping?.. I have sailed on a few Js lately and all seem to have the same problem or the outhaul slipping under load, when the cleat teeth don’t necessarily appear to be worn.

I would be grateful if anyone has any suggestions for an alternate system so I […]

Pacemaker ……..See you later !

Most of the time the fleet saw this view of Pacemaker

David Suda and his crew in Pacemaker did an awesome job winning the NSW States convincingly. For the rest of the story in pictures of the first day, go to the picture gallery page under the NSW tab above.