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

Site Administration news

Welcome Shelley Montague, the NSW secretary and welcome John Fraser, the new AUS-4763 owner!

John renamed the boat and sails it from NSW now. If you want to see the details, go to the Boat Registry .

The Boat Registry has a new face now, if you are a J24 owner or skipper or PR you can update your boat details and add a photo of your boat. You need to be logged into the site. Email us if you need access or have any suggestions.



This is a great article from North Sails

North Sails Expert Mike Ingham spoke with the 2019 J/24 World Champion skipper about what it took to win. Team Furio had an impressive win at the J/24 Worlds. The class is going strong, and with 79 boats from 20 countries, they averaged 5.5 points!

I trained with Keith’s team leading up to the Worlds, and we were both pretty quick, so a few days after his win I called to ask him how they posted such a consistently impressive scoreline over conditions that ranged from go-below light air to sailing with the small jib. He called out three key factors: team (the right balance of skill and attitude); preparation (a well prepared boat, and a solid training plan); and speed (he is a fanatic about sails, rig tune, and trim).

Continue reading …

AUS4470 Sanguine For Sale

Bashford Built 1991 (AUS4470)
– Currently being completely refurbished – October 2019 (By Martyn Sly)
– Measurement Certificate 2017
– Out of Water Survey Report available if required
– Cat 7 plus
– Stored on Hardstand (No Antifoul)
– Sails : 1 x Club Set – Main, Genoa, Jib and Kite in good condition
      1 x Club set – Main, Genoa, Jib
– Tohatsu 3.5hp outboard in excellent condition
– All running rigging in very good condition
– Ready to Race
– Located at Sandringham Yacht Club (with hardstand rights)
Buy it now and we will have your name added while the boat is being refurbished
POA – Peter Moulang 0419 318 377 or Simon Grain 0413 870 046

Three crews are at the 2019 Worlds in Miami

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Megan Aulich with the Aussie flag at the opening ceremony. Three crews from Sandringham YC are at the worlds.

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The first day of on water activity included a practice race and a few much needed practice starts. Pretty punishing weather saw a fleet of 50 odd boats out for the invitational race, which started on a black flag after nearly half the fleet jumped all three practice starts.

The opening ceremony was held at Shake-a-Leg Miami with live music and the procession of flag bearers, the Australian flag being borne by current 2019 Sandringham Yacht Club, Club person of the year Megan Aulich.

Megan is sailing with Jack Fullerton on Two Dogs competing with the other 81 J24s on beautiful Biscay Bay. There are two other Australian teams from Sandringham competing, being crews lead by Warren Campbell (J Force) and Ron Thomson ( Wildfire). Racing is expected to be very intense with 10 races over 5 days in one of the most competitive fleets seen in recent J24 world championships. 20 different nations have entered, 5 former world champions, and a number of professional teams showing the great depth the class worldwide.

Current results can be found here

What makes sailing (J24s) so special

Published in Scuttlebutt on September 11th, 2019
by Josh Toso

This is a really great article on the special bond that sailing and J24 sailing in particular brings to our lives and I recommend you have an enjoyable read, maybe even pat yourself on the back to be part of this community.

A week before the start of 2019 J/24 US National Championship, I was presented with the opportunity to hop on a crew for the regatta. A buddy of mine, whom I have sailed against for many years and a couple times on his J/24, was in dire need of crew as his had bailed and he was contemplating just bagging the event altogether.

Having not raced in a major regatta in over 3 years, although I grew up racing and campaigning J/24s through high school, college and into my late 20s and early 30s, I jumped at this chance to get back in the saddle again.

Our final result was not exactly what we had hoped for, finishing around mid-fleet, but being at the event I was reminded how absolutely amazing the sport of sailing truly is and how special the J/24 class is, which was on full display this late August weekend in Rochester, NY.

New Friends become Old Friends
Because my driver’s entire crew had bailed, we ended up scrambling to fill out our crew. I was slated to trim the genoa upwind and the spinnaker downwind, but we still needed to find a bow, mast and middle/tactician. As we turned our sights to the crew-boards we were able to secure three women to complete our crew.

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New Genoa for sale

The Genoa is of tri-radial construction, made from Dimension Polyant PX 15/10 fabric so is considered a good Heavy/Medium sail. There are spreader patches, leech line and brass hanks.

Sail has never been used and still is at Sydney Sailmakers loft.

Price is $1,350.

Please call Max Gundy on 0481 828 531.