J24SSF Backyard Cricket Bonanza

Big shout out to Mick Hughes and all of the supporters at the inaugural J24SSF Backyard Cricket Bonanza.

Appreciate the generosity.

We have raised heaps for Team Tinto’s campaign to Lake Garda.

Thanks to everyone who came and supported. Special mention to Magoo (That’s Mr McKay to you) for hosting all of us at his home.

For further pictures and video action check out the J24SSF Facebook Page

2018 Cronulla J24 Winter Championships

Results

Final entry list below:

  1. Slippery AUS1646 – Mick Reynolds
  2. Jargon   AUS1642 – John Zagame
  3. Vertigo   AUS4436 – Clinton Hood
  4. Fun.       AUS2634 – Jared Macquart
  5. Tinto.    AUS5386 – Steve Wright
  6. Stamped Urgent   AUS4433 – David Mckay
  7. Ace   AUS4801 – David West
  8. Wildfire   AUS5058 – Janette Syme
  9. Pinot   AUS4430 – Marc Van Dinther
  10. WoodDuck   AUS4791 – Bryce Edwards
  11. Kaotic/Hyperactive   AUS5246 – Kirsty Harris
  12. Innamincka   AUS4793 – John Crawford
  13. Jagged Edge AUS4439 – Greg Paterson
  14. Sailmates AUS095 – Steve Arnold

Follow all the action via the J24SSF Facebook page and the Event Website here

Get your J to Cronulla

2019 J24 National Championships

The 2019 Nationals are now confirmed at the CYCSA in Adelaide with racing from 3 – 6 January. More info to come but, I suggest you will need to arrive by the 1st or 2nd for a relaxed registration and a pre race sail.

Adelaide is a great place to sail with open water and very little traffic around. The CYC there has a safe marina with plenty of mooring area and the updated club bar and eating facilities, not to mention plenty of hard stand space for settinig up.

Check out the changes to the club here – www.cycsa.com.au

For information about the regatta  call Jim Townsend directly on 0419 814 464 or call the club on 08 8248 4222

Keep an eye on the ‘Regatta link’ above for more detail as it comes to hand.

Sandy Twilight winners

Jack Fullerton & Two Dogs

It is without doubt, that the Sandringham Yacht Club Thursday twilight stern chaser series is the hardest regatta to win of the year. With a variable PHS in play and conditions that often favour the larger boats with soldier’s courses, the strength of the J24 fleet is regularly demonstrated in winning performances.

This year’s twilight series attracted 77 entries over two divisions including with up to 13 J24’s, it runs every week for 24 weeks, although there are a number of drops in the series, miss one important week and you’re dead! The fleet ranges from 50 footers in division one to the smallest J24 in Div 2.

This is a great series as the J’s start anywhere from 10 to 16 minutes after the first boat crosses the start line. Chasing the fleet down has become an intense competition made even harder by a shifting performance handicap that penalises any boat who finishes in the top 3 in any race.

This year was a bonanza with J24’s filling the top 3 positions. The 2017/2018 winner was Jack Fullerton in his beautifully prepared “Two Dogs”. Jack won by a huge margin often proving impossible to catch with good boat speed and tactics. He is a shining example of our younger breed in the J24 class at Sandy. Second (and current runner up in the 2018 National Championship) Simon Grain in Jet and third (current National Champion) Bruschetta VI skippered by Hugo Ottaway.

J’s feature strongly in this multi design race often getting line honours and filling the top places over recent years.

Written by Hugo Ottaway

J24 AUS 4791 FOR SALE

Bashford Built 1991
– Completely refurbished 2013
– Measurement Certificate 24/8/2017
– Out of Water Survey Report 6/2014
– Mast Boom & Rigging Maintenance Check List Report 5/5/2017
– Cat 7 plus ( Safety Audit dated Aug 2017)
– Stored on Hardstand (No Antifoul)
– Sails : Club Set Full set Main, Genoa, Jib and Kite in excellent condition with very little use ( approx. 10-15 Races old)
Regatta Set very very minimal use, almost brand new : Main, Genoa, Jib and 2 x Kites
– Tohatsu 3.5hp outboard in excellent condition
– Extras include Boom Sail Cover, Cockpit Carpet
– Unencumbered Vessel
– New Kite Halyard (2018)
– New Kite and Headsail Sheets (2018) with Wichart Snap shackles and soft shackles
– All running rigging in excellent condition
– Ready to Race – last time raced it won the 2017 Mid Winter Regatta
– Located at Cronulla

Asking $17000 – Contact Peter Edwards
Mob: 0403820873

2018 Botany Bay Easter Regatta – Race Report

Who says it’s always raining in Sydney over the Easter Long Weekend???

This Easter, the sun shone and the kites flew at the 2018 Botany Bay Easter Regatta, held on the waters of Botany Bay under the flight path of Sydney International Airport.

Five teams raced over the two day regatta, 3 from Cronulla Sailing Club lead by TINTO and Steven Wright, 3rd at the Nationals at Sandringham in January, FUN with Jared Macquart current Cronulla J24 rep and Mick Reynolds with SLIPPERY. From Botany Bay came Marc Van Dinter on PINOT with his AUSSEA Sailing Sea Crew and Terry Wakefield on Hop Step the local contender.

Racing got underway in shifty light conditions at 1200 Saturday, TINTO broke away and established them as the boat to beat, PINOT in second and FUN in third, too keep this short, this order was solid throughout the regatta, with FUN and PINOT alternating results.

Day two saw the teams arrive on course with little to no wind however that soon changed when at 1200 the wind came from the NE and we got underway for the final day. TINTO again assumed the lead position all credit going to Steve and his steady crew proving team work and commitment to the cause will always see you through (Best of luck at the Worlds in Italy later this year). PINOT and FUN continued the battle however in the stronger conditions the hardened strong wind and big swell sailors from Cronulla came to the fore with FUN scoring three seconds and even a first in the final race (Look out TINTO, FUN’s coming!!)

Over all, TINTO first with 7 points, followed by FUN on 14, and PINOT on 19. On performance, FUN in first followed by SLIPPERY and PINOT in third.

The J24 Southern Sydney Fleet wish to thank the Botany Bay Yacht Club for conducting the event with special mention to all the volunteer members on start boats, buoy boats, cooking BBQ’s and organising the Bar. Put simply, at this grass root level without volunteers our sailing just would not be happening.

A big thank you also to the supporters of the regatta, Herrick Sailmakers, WetTech Rigging, Infinity Rigging and AusSea Sailing School.

The next J24 Regatta on the calendar is the 2018 Cronulla J24 Winter Championships. NOR is now available on the J24 Australia website and entries will be taken shortly by the Cronulla Sailing Club.

2018 J24 Victorian State Championships

Steve Girdis and his winning crew happily lifting the trophies

Previous National Champion Steve Girdis and his mixed crew of Victorians and New South Welshmen (notionaly a Victorian crew then) sailing ‘Convicts Revenge’ are the new 2018 Monjon J24 Victorian State Champions, from Dave West sailing ‘Kaotic’ (NSW) and Brendan Lee in ‘By the Lee’ (Vic).

Current National Champion Hugo Ottaway is the winner of the PHS competition from Kaotic and Convicts Revenge.

With hot sunny and light conditions on Saturday and heavier southerlies on Sunday, the regatta had a bit of everything, many old faces moved back in the fleet with new blood coming to the fore. The NSW entries did well in a very competitive fleet of 19 boats. Racing was very close with many races having the bulk of the fleet finishing with a few minutes of each other

A full report in the next few days, stay tuned.

Full results are here