2019 J24 Winter Championships – Update 2

Currently, our entry list is standing at 3:

  1. Jargon              AUS1642    Jared & Alex
  2. Innamincka       AUS4793   John Crawford
  3. Tinto                 AUS5386    Steve Wright

Now is the time to join the crowd and get your team entered.

Entries will be accepted right up to the line however avoid late fees and get your entry in today.

Weathers still looking fantastic!!!

And also our sponsors, local business and international suppliers, thanks for your ongoing support.

2019 J24 Winter Championship – Update 1

So one entry in and its gonna be hard for Jared and Alex to take all the trophies home in the ute!

Now’s the time to enter your team.

Long range weather forecast is for brilliant sunshine!!!

Cheers again to Afloat Magazine, check out the past years for some great stories and great cover shots!!!

Stop Press……. Wet Tech Rigging is also on for our supporters. Supplier of fantastic running rigging with all the flash bits, supplier to J24 teams worldwide!!!!

  

Magoo for May

Here is a May 2019 background featuring another great Luis Ferreiro pic from the 2018 Nationals. Dave ‘Magoo’ McKay is of course a legend, buy him a beer and ask him.  Actually he is, he won the World Moth championship and the Australian Yachtsman of the Year back in 1969-70. He’s won lots over the years and still capable of giving you a run for your money in the Js. A fleet owner of course, therefore can be addressed as ‘Admiral’ or simply –  ‘Magoo’.

To set as your background, click on the pic above to make it larger and then right click and select ‘Set as your background’.

Cheers Simon

FOR SALE – AUS 4795 ‘By the Lee’

This boat is absolute race ready !
Current National and Victorian Championship Boat.  1991 Bashford with an excellent race record.  Completely refurbished in 2015.
– New Running Rigging including halyards in 2018
– New Harken Winches
– All new equipment fit out
– Painted to a mirror finish
– Painted deck (Kiwi Grip)
– New outboard motor
– Upgraded mast
– 2 sets of club sails which includes a very good regatta quality spinnaker used to win 2019 Victorian Championships.
Other notable results:
– 3rd 2014 Victorian Championships
– 3rd 2015 National Championships
– 1st 2017 Victorian Championships
– 3rd 2017 National Championships
– 3rd 2018 Victorian Championships
 $22,000
Also Doyle Regatta sails up for negotiation (Not included in list price)
Call Brendan Lee  0439 046 291

J24 April Computer Screen Background

Here is an April 2019 background featuring another great Luis Ferreiro pic from the 2018 Vic States. The Vic States this year didn’t co-operate with Louis as he was here on the Saturday which was blown out. Won by Brendan Lee but we can’t have him two months in a row !

To set as your background, click on the pic above to make it larger and then right click and select ‘Set as your background’.

 

Cheers Simon

2019 J24 Victorian States

Stephen Girdis and crew – 2018 Winners

NOTICE OF RACE IS NOW ONLINE

One of the best regattas on the Australian J24 circuit is the Vic States.  Thinking about coming from interstate, then come and enjoy two days of competitive racing with the Sandy fleet. Got no details yet but you know the drill. First race on Saturday probably at 10. Last start not after 14.30 on the Sunday. lots of racing and a party in the middle. Someone will win and the rest of us will start thinking about next year. Still, the weather will be great as always and the friendly Sandy mob will make you feel welcome.  Call John Neville if you have any questions (he’s the man)  0407 858 335.

Sandringham Yacht Club is the organising authority of the J24 Victorian State Titles to be held on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March 2019. The regatta will be conducted on Port Phillip off Sandringham Yacht Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the details :

NOR and Entry at :    SYC here

Race Documents and Online Entry:

  • Sailing Instructions (Coming Soon)
  • NOR J24 State Titles 2019
  • Online Entry

TRAILER AND CAR PARKING

  • 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.

 

J24 March Computer Screen Background

Here is a March 2019 background featuring another great Luis Ferreiro pic from the 2018 Nationals, but this time of our 2019 National Champ Brendan Lee – well the front of his boat anyway. To set as your background, click on the pic above to make it larger and then right click and select ‘Set as your background’.

Luis’ pics are the best I have seen of J’s anywhere so if you haven’t had a browse for a while, dig back into www.sportsnap.com.au and go check out your amazing boat pics.

If anyone has any very good pics from the 2019 Nationals you would be happy to have me use for backgrounds, please send them to me.

Cheers Simon

Festival of Sails – the Geelong Regatta

The longest continuous sporting event in Australia is the Australia Day Regatta in the harbour side city of Geelong Victoria. This year the 151st regatta boasted 300 entries from the Grand Prix TP52 Sydney to Hobart winners, to possibly the smallest boats, our J24’s.

Four Sandringham J’s sailed the 35 nautical mile distance race across Port Phillip Bay from Melbourne to Geelong, finishing approximately half way through the fleet despite their size. Two of our competitors represented Australia at the 2018 worlds in Italy, the other two were new comers to the class with an additional  two J’s from Geelong with a Malaysian charter crew, joining us when we arrived for the Sunday twilight race. Most of the crews slept on the boats over the three days, rafted up together and sharing stories and drinks.
Sailing a performance handicap in the ‘Passage and Twilight’ series, the new guys took it right up to the more experienced crews finishing 2nd and 4th. Once we arrived in Geelong the party began, with great music and a carnival atmosphere which lasted till Monday morning when we sleepily slipped anchor and cruised back home.
Top J was Jet, Scrumpy second and Bruschetta VI third and Sanguine fourth. Racing was intense as always, and everyone vowed to come back next year, hopefully with more J’s  joining us.
Story by Hugo Ottaway, edited by SG

J24 February Computer Screen Background

Here is a February 2019 background featuring another great Luis Ferreiro pic from the 2018 Nationals. To set as your background, click on the pic above and then right click to set it as your background.

If anyone has any very good pics from the 2019 Nationals you would be happy to have me use for backgrounds, please send them to me.

Cheers Simon