From a wee Scotsman, our own Vic Pres – Doug MacGregor
J Folk! It’s time once again for the best regatta on the calendar. Often called the balmy regatta as more often than not the wind sits around 10kts and temperatures will have you sailing in T shirts and shorts. (by the afternoon!) Thanks once again to our incredible sponsor, John Moncrieff, owner of MONJON (Australia) Ltd (the very best security company in the land!!), we will be supplying brilliant racing, excellent race management, free welcome BBQ, free presentation BBQ and free snazzy J24 T shirts. Entry fees are being kept to a minimum and we estimate that 20+ boats will be on the start line at the best yacht club in the southern hemisphere. There’s no charge to berth your boat, no charge to use the crane, no charge for leaving your trailer in the yard and towing vehicles will be able to use the club car park and all of that means there’s no excuse for you not to enter.
Kirby is at it again !!! Is your boat not going as fast as it should? Are you tired of seeing the inside of everyone else’s spinnakers as you follow them down the course? Do you need more time between races to eat and drink while everyone else is still finishing?
Then you should consider a new mast!!! A new mast from the Victorian J Association is guaranteed to generate an extra 3 knots of boat speed and offer an expert opinion on when best to tack for maximum advantage*. We have two for sale, at the bargain price of $4,200 each, and they will be available the week before the Monjon Victorian State Titles^!
It’s a limited edition anodized Sparloft – last of its kind? Comes with an SS mast gooseneck bracket and 5/16 vertical pin, 2 pole Dee’s, a stainless steel Vang fitting and a high load exit box, otherwise known as a topping lift entry box. Wow, if that doesn’t just sell itself!!
If you are interested then please talk to one of the Victorian association committee.
* Outright lie
^ This bit is actually true 🙂
From SG. Now for the really useful extra bit of info. Getting a new mast is a go fast, just ask the Black Prince about the worlds in Sardinia, new sails and masts were the rule.
So getting a new mast is great but here’s the big plus – you’re looking at the cost and thinking, can you afford it? I can’t guarantee a sale of your old one immediately, but it will sell to someone who has a really old mast and wants to upgrade half way – that will get you around $2k – 2.5k (depending on condition) back in your pocket. So think outside the box.