If you haven’t already entered, please remember that entries close on Wednesday. We have also received a lot of incomplete entries – it is clearly listed on the entry form, what supporting documents need to be submitted, so please ensure entries are complete when submitted.
Item 4.7 on the Notice of Race should read:
heaving line (min 15m x 6mm dia, attached to life buoy)
heaving line (min 15m x 15mm dia, attached to life buoy)
Remember that annual memberships run from 1 October to 30 September so if you are planning on racing at the State Championships you will need to organize your membership, and this can be done anytime by sending in the form and payment:
or can be done at Regatta registration and weigh in:
- Friday 4 November 2016 1700 – 1900hrs
- Saturday 5 November 2016 0800 – 1000hrs
With just a month to go, entries have started flowing in for what just could be the largest gathering of J24s in Australia for some years – the Quantum Sails NSW J24 State Championships.
The first entry came from the ever keen Ron Thomson from Melbourne—that’s correct, the Victorians have drawn first blood. Simon Grain, another Sandringham Yacht Club stalwart, will also be making the journey to Cronulla with possible others (Mr. J24 himself Hugo Ottaway?). Defending the high ground of the Cronulla Sailing Club will be the forever young David Mckay (Yachtsman of the Year 1970-71, who continues to celebrate his Moth World Championship win 1969/70), Barry Ryan (a strong contender with his local crew) and Clinton Hood with his strong and loyal crew who have been sailing to success in many club races.
As always, more competition will be heading to Cronulla from the rest of NSW: Arthur Crothers, John Crawford, Terry Wise and also reports of Sean Kirkjian gathering teams and making the journey south, as well as the always-present Marc Van Dinther from Botany Bay Sailing Club, bringing his gun crew and practicing constantly.
This Championship will be a fantastic event, held within the forever friendly Cronulla Sailing Club that prides itself on being run by volunteers and not by employees. Those volunteers are led by Fiona Campbell and David Mclachlan, who can remember the last time a NSW State Championships was held in Cronulla.
If you own a J24 and are interested in dusting it off and getting involved, there’s still time. Contact the NSW J24 Committee to find out just what you need to do. The J24 Class has and is continuing to resurface not only in Cronulla but NSW and beyond. What other keelboat Class offers competitive racing at a bargain price? Enjoying the close one-design racing and also the after-race action of the BBQ, refreshments and hospitality the club is renowned for!