Gosford Spring Regatta 3 & 4th October update

Hi Everyone,

We are still operating under the expectation that the current restrictions will not be extended beyond 30 Sep 2020.

The Notice of Race is available here  Please read.

Points of note:

    • Crew Limit on all Yachts shall be 4This includes the Skipper!
    • NSW J24 AGM will be held at 6pm on Fri 2nd Oct – Boat Shed Bar
    • Addendum 1   
    • Safety and COVID 19 Health Orders2020 Information for Competitors Recreational boating is now permitted under the NSW Government Public Health Orders; however these orders may be reversed if boaters are seen to be disregarding the requirements for social distancing or clubs become a source of transmission. Gosford Sailing Club is pleased to be able to re-commence sailing in June, but COVID-19 is still with us and therefore we need to adapt the way we sail. We are all obliged to work together to fight the transmission of the virus, so the club has introduced some new requirements for racing.At Home• Any tasks that can be done at home, should be done at home (e.g. debriefing etc). • It is strongly recommended that all sailors download the Australian Government COVID -19 contact tracing app (COVID Safe) and keep it active at all times. • It is also recommended that sailors be tested for COVID-19. • If you are a person with high risk of COVID-19,or have symptoms of the Virus (even if mild), stay at home.Before RacingTo provide for possible tracing, all competing boats are now required to register all their crew details (Crew Name and AS Number or SailPass Number) before each race. The penalty for not registering before the finish time of the last boat is disqualification from the race.

      To register: Sign ON All Skippers and crew shall fill out the online form from the QR link.

      While we are all missing the usual social atmosphere of our club, it will be open with limited capacity and there will be no prizegiving get-togethers after sailing. The “new normal” for sailing at GSC and other NSW clubs is GET IN, SAIL & GET OUT • Arrive dressed and ready to sail • No use of change rooms, bathrooms and communal areas at this stage • Shower at home instead of at the club • The 4m2 rule applies ashore and sailors should maintain at least 1.5m distance • Avoid congregating at the Marina, Boatshed and on the beach • Hand hygiene stations will be available at a number of locations

J24 membership for 2020 is $60

Look forward to seeing you all, even if from 1.5m 😇


J24 Class NSW Championship 2020

Lets keep the ball bouncing…..

The J24 Class NSW Championship 2020 is being planned for the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club on Pittwater, over the 31Oct-01Nov weekend. NOR released!!!

Please note, all organisation for this event is based on the expectation of a relaxation to the current COVID-19 rules, restricting competitors from different regions being together. Expected announcement date 07Oct.

We are asking entries to start rolling in for planning purposes. Entries are open through the RPAYC Regatta page. Payment option will commence 07Oct.


2020 (2021) World Champs

J24 World Championships 2020

At the recent J24 National Committee meeting it was decided the first six placegetters and the all-girl team from the 2020 Australian Championships held on Sydney Harbour, would be able to enter the 2021 J24 Worlds in Poole.  This is in accordance with the IJCA announcement.   Subject to International Travel restrictions being lifted, these qualifiers must advise the National Committee of their intention to participate in Poole by end of November 2020.  Should any of these qualifiers decide not to participate, then the  six qualifiers from the 2021 Australian Championships may enter instead.  Preference will be given in the order of the placegetters.  Any of the six 2021 qualifiers (plus an all-girl crew and Youth Boat) who do not wish to go to Poole may instead will be considered for the 2022 World Championships to be held in Argentina in March 2022.  This allows them 14 months to prepare for these Championships.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please refer these to your National Committee member.

Regards Ron Thomson

J24 Mast – $2,800 ONO

Completely refurbed Mast – all fixings/ blocks removed cleaned and/or replaced. (Tefgel barrier also applied)
Mast comes with All halyards and new Rigging ( will be made custom to your boat).
Pick up Taren Point NSW.

Contact Peter Edwards on 0404820873


2020 World Championships Update

Following a meeting of the International J24 World Council last night (20 April) the 2020 World Championships to be held in Poole, UK has been postponed to late Sept 2021. This will be dependent on the lifting of the current travel restrictions by that time.

In addition, the following World Championships have also been moved:

Argentina            March 2022
Texas, USA          2023
Greece                 2024

Further information will follow in due course.

J24SSF June Winter Regatta and beyond.

With the current health situation and the necessary restrictions on travel and gathering, we have obviously had to cancel the June Winter Regatta.

If everyone follows the advice on ‘social distancing’ and personal hygiene, we would hopefully see some progress in controlling the situation by then, but restrictions and a high level of caution will need to be in place for some months to come.

Let’s look forward to the NSW State Championships and hope we will all be able to get together again in November.

Take care,

Steve Wright

J24SSF President

Victorian State titles 2020

Always a tough competitive regatta, the Vic States also has a tradition of great hospitality and social get together.

The Vic States this year are to be held at Sandringham Yacht Club on March 28/29.

Starting with a welcome BBQ at the Ken King Centre on Friday evening, racing on Saturday followed by dinner in the Harbour View restaurant (Totally booked out for the J24 competitors), racing on Sunday followed by a presentation BBQ at the Ken King Centre.

ENTRY and NOR available on the SYC website here


  • J24 registration and crew weigh-in will take place in the SYC Auditorium on Friday 27 March between 1600 hrs and 1900 hrs and Saturday 28 March between 0700 hrs and 0830 hrs.

 Proposed Race Schedule

Race No. Date Warning Signal
1 Saturday 28 March No earlier than 0955 hrs
2 Saturday 28 March At the completion of race 1
3 Saturday 28 March At the completion of race 2
4 Saturday 28 March At the completion of race 3
5 Sunday 29 March No earlier than 0955 hrs
6 Sunday 29 March At the completion of race 5
7 Sunday 29 March At the completion of race 6
8 Sunday 29 March At the completion of race 7

No warning signal shall be made after 1430 hrs on Sunday 29 March 2020.

There will be no re-sails after Sunday 29 March 2020.


  • Road trailers used to transport interstate boats to and from the regatta may be stored at the Sandringham Yacht Club for the duration of the event.
  • Each interstate boat will be provided with parking for one vehicle in the SYC member’s car park during the event. An access “key” will be required, subject to the payment of a refundable bond.
  • Car parking for Victorian members (boat owners and crew) will be subject to the normal rule of access at SYC. Car parking is available in Council car parks in Jetty Road or in nearby streets for those without SYC car park access.

All welcome, call Vic President Warren Campbell for more information on 0418 530 670