2018 J24 Nationals

Sandringham Yacht Club and the Victorian J24 Association invites entries for 2018 J24 National Championships, to be sailed on Port Phillip off Sandringham, from 4 January to 7 January 2018.

We are expecting a large entry this summer as the Nationals are the selection trials for the Lake Garda Worlds next year and there is plenty of interest being shown for the available Australian places. So get cracking on organising your crew, boat, accommodation and entry.

Entry fee is a low $380 this year.

STOP PRESS Regatta crew shirts will be available this year and for skippers who enter and pay before Friday 17 November, you will be able to nominate your crew shirt sizes.

Race Program
Day 1 Thursday 4 January No earlier than 1030
Day 2 Friday 5 January No earlier than 1030
Day 3 Saturday 6 January No earlier than 1130
Day 4 Sunday 7 January No earlier than 1030
There will be no resails after Sunday 7 January 2018

Race Documents and online entry

Notice of Race

Online Entry

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Organized social events will include:

Date Event Location and time
3 January Welcome BBQ Ken King Centre at SYC, following registration
4 January SYC Twilight Race
5 January BBQ To be confirmed
6 January No scheduled event
7 January Presentation dinner Harbour View Restaurant at SYC.  7pm

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.
  • 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.
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  • For more information please contact
    Graeme Mills
    Mobile: 0438100797
    Email:     getmills@bigpond.com

Doyle MacDiarmid Sails NSW State Championships 2017

A huge thank you goes to Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club for hosting this weekends Doyle MacDiarmid Sails NSW State Championships, and thanks to Shane for the sponsorship prizes.

Thanks go to Terry Matthews and Adrian Broadbent and the race committee team for their efforts both on and off the water and we hope those of you that joined us at the Crew Dinner on Saturday night agree that Tracy and her team did a great job.

Two cold, wet days and tricky conditions with shifty breeze was not the easiest of racing but we appreciate the efforts of the 13 crews that participated.

Scratch Results

1 Kaotic Sean Kirkjian / Arthur Crothers
2 Ace David West
3 Convicts Revenge Stephen Girdis

Handicap Results

1 Wildfire Janette Syme
2 Waterborne Again Brendan Lee / M & O Tromp
3 Vertigo Clinton Hood

This year, the Women on Water trophy was awarded to Amanda Williams for her efforts skippering Jagged Edge in club races, twilights and regattas, showing determination and relentless enthusiasm during her learning curve.

Photos to follow, which I will also send to skippers in the next day or two.

J24 Site update

To all administrators, editors and authors of j24.com.au

We (website administration – mainly Simon Grain and Lisa Simonov) have updated the j24 website last week.  May be you have noticed, if not – please refresh your pages and clear your browser history ?

The main things about the new site:

Logins

All your logins should have remained the same, just make sure that your are logging in to the new site, the address is j24.com.au/wp-admin, or follow the link in the footer of the j24 site page, on the right.

Main Menu

The main menu does not update itself any more, please add your links to it manually. That allows you to use menu labels different from the page title, for example the page may be titled “J24 Victoria – World Class racing at Sandy” and the menu label is simply “VIC”.

You should be able to view and edit main menu and Links menus. The instruction page is here:
https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Menu_User_Guide

Green lock

The site is now SSL protected, you will see that green lock in the browser url window next to the site address.

!!! Important !!!!
When you add pictures to your articles please make sure they have a https:// address. If they don’t or you are not sure, please upload them to the site library first. When an image from an insecure source is embedded into the page the pretty green lock disappears ?

I will keep an eye on that too.

Future updates

The Boat Register and Skipper ranking are being updated, we are working on them. Luke – on the boat register and Lisa on the ranking. Should see some progress in a couple of weeks.

Please let us know if you have questions and suggestions, call Simon Grain or email admin@j24.com.au

Doyle MacDiarmid Sails NSW J24 State Championships 2017

The J24 Association of NSW welcomes Shane Guanaria bringing Doyle MacDiarmid Sails on board as the sponsor for the 2017 NSW J24 State Championships, hosted by Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club on 4 & 5 November 2017

Doyle Macdiarmid Sails NSW J24 State Championship 2017 Sailing Instructions

Doyle MacDiarmid Sails NSW J24 State Championships 2017 Notice of Race 

Doyle MacDiarmid Sails NSW J24 State Championship 2017 Entry Form

In order to assist Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club to process your entry, please remember to only send your entry form in once you have the mandatory attachments to send with it:

  • 1. Inventory of Required and Optional Equipment.
  • 2. Copy of a Current Audited Category 7 Equipment Compliance Certificate.
  • 3. Certificate of currency for yacht insurance including a third party cover of $10 million

The J24 Association of NSW are subsidising a Crew Dinner for association members at RPEYC on Saturday 4 November and bookings are essential – call Tracy on 9327 3149
For moorings call or SMS Adrian on 0419 831 781
Call Amanda for crane use on 0421 442119

membership application 2017

Doyle MacDiarmid Sails

Shane started his sail making career under the guidance of Ian MacDiarmid, working at MacDiarmid Sails for seventeen years before eventually purchasing the company in 2013 prior to merging with Doyle Sydney in 2015. From skiffs to maxi yachts, Shane has the expertise for building all types of sails and brings invaluable experience to the Doyle team. Both Shane and Ian have a successful history racing J24s and Shane is currently on the J24 Kaotic program bringing a host of success to the team and is a former national champion in the class crewing for Sean Kirkjian.

A hugely experienced sailor, Shane’s impressive resume covers offshore racing, including ten Sydney-Hobart races, and several classes. Recent racing success includes 1st Overall (IRC) as helmsman on Victoire in the 2014 Gosford to Lord Howe Island race, 1st Overall as trimmer on Zen in the 2014 Lincoln Race Week, and helmsman for Victoire’s 1st Overall IRC/ORCi in the Sydney-Hobart.

Shane will be happy to discuss you sail requirements for your J24 anytime – shane@doyleaustralia.com or call on 02 9817 4155

www.doyleaustralia.com.au

Gosford J24 Regatta 2017

The J24 Association of NSW wishes to thank Underground CoffeeRoasters for sponsoring the Gosford J24 Regatta 2017 and for the great prizes of Underground coffee beans and some very nice bottles of The Artisan Shiraz from the Barossa Valley, specially labelled for the regatta.

Gosford J24 Regatta 2017 prizes - Underground coffee beans Gosford J24 Regatta 2017 prizes - The Artisan Shiraz from the Barossa Valley, specially labelled for the regatta

 

Thanks also go to Gosford Sailing Club for hosting a great regatta as they always do and a windy Saturday saw 4 races completed followed by two races in light conditions on Sunday.

Thanks go to the 9 entrants that made the effort to come to Gosford for the weekend, and congratulations to Kaotic for the magnificent consistency of 1,2,1,1,2,1 to win the regatta with crew of Shane (helm), Arthur (owner), Brett, Harry and Matt.

Scratch Results

Place Boat Skipper Points
1 Kaotic Shane Guanaria 8
2 Sailpac Sean Kirkjian 18
3 Innaminka John Crawford 19
4 Waterborne Again Tony Reynolds 23
5 Wild Card Brett Lewis 29
6 Starpac David McLean 39
7 Pacatack John Gardiner 40
8 Jagged Edge Julian Bowker / Amanda Williams 47
9 Black Jack Ian Mason 49

Handicap prizes were also awarded to:

Place Boat Skipper
1 Pacatack John Gardiner
2 Waterborne Again Tony Reynolds
3 Black Jack Ian Mason

We hope to see everyone at the Doyle MacDiarmid Sails NSW J24 State Championships at RPEYC in Sydney Harbour on 4 & 5 November!

Gosford J24 Regatta – 30 September & 1 October 2017, sponsored by Underground Coffee Roasters.

With just two weeks to go, get your entries in for the Gosford J24 Regatta and come and join us for a weekend of fun racing on Brisbane Waters, Happy hours Saturday night and hopefully take a trophy home!

The J24 Association of NSW welcome our new sponsor, Underground Coffee Roasters, as sponsors of the Gosford J24 Regatta 2017.   For queries on any aspect of the regatta or if you are short of crew, call Paula on 0404 539176

Gosford J24 Regatta 2017  Sailing Instructions

Gosford J24 Regatta 2017 Notice of Race

Gosford J24 Regatta 2017 Entry Form

In order to assist Gosford Sailing Club to process your entry, please remember to only send your entry form in once you have the mandatory attachments to send with it:

  • 1. Inventory of Required and Optional Equipment.
  • 2. Copy of a Current Audited Category 7 Equipment Compliance Certificate.
  • 3. Certificate of currency for yacht insurance including a third party cover of $10 million

Underground Coffee Roasters

Tim Briggs recently bought a micro roasting business, complete with and all the software-based roasting profiles that had been developed over many years.

Tim thought the product was fantastic, but knew the blend could be improved with a little tweaking.

Underground Coffee Roasters (UCR) has been sourcing their beans through suppliers who have a direct relationship with growers (Direct Trade). It’s a system that provides farmers with the best outcome and UCR with the best possible product.

Each varietal of bean is roasted to its full potential as UCR applies individual profiles depending on size, density, moisture content and weight. These individual beans are painstakingly blended to create beautiful and complex roasts. Each roast style whether for espresso of filter coffee must fall into our strict parameters of moisture loss , roast development percentages, temperature and colour both external and internal.

Of course, freshness is the key to great flavour. Coffee beans will often only have a ‘best before date’; UCR roasts to order to ensure ultimate freshness and stamps a ‘roast date’ instead.

Specialty beans bring the blends to life and you won’t find UCR doing the old industry trick of substituting cheap beans into a blend. No chance.

“The coffee industry is very exciting, as it hasn’t been completely taken over by multinationals and consumers have such an emotional connection with their drink. In Australia the competition is extreme and it’s led to our nation having arguably the best final product in the world.”

To find out more, or order coffee, visit www.undergroundcoffee.com.au

Underground Coffee Roasters also have a fantastic Mobile coffee truck for hire:

Hire ‘Henri’, our fully restored Citroen H Van to bring an Underground vibe to your next Sydney or Blue Mountains event.

Henri is not your average mobile coffee van. Equipped with a customised La Marzocco Linear coffee machine, he not only looks the business, he makes an espresso worth fighting for.

https://undergroundcoffee.com.au/skin/frontend/onewest/default/images/about-us-banner.jpg

  tim@undergroundcoffee.com.au or 0410 586 724

 

Doyle MacDiarmid Sails NSW J24 State Championships 2017 – 4 & 5 November 2017

The J24 Association of NSW welcomes Shane Guanaria bringing Doyle MacDiarmid Sails on board as the sponsor for the 2017 NSW J24 State Championships, hosted by Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club on

Doyle MacDiarmid Sails NSW J24 State Championships 2017 Notice of Race 

Doyle MacDiarmid Sails NSW J24 State Championship 2017 Entry Form

In order to assist Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club to process your entry, please remember to only send your entry form in once you have the mandatory attachments to send with it:

  • 1. Inventory of Required and Optional Equipment.
  • 2. Copy of a Current Audited Category 7 Equipment Compliance Certificate.
  • 3. Certificate of currency for yacht insurance including a third party cover of $10 million

Crane use and moorings at RPEYC must be booked in advance, and details are in the Notice of Race.

The J24 Association of NSW are subsidising a Crew Dinner for association members at RPEYC on Saturday 4 November, bookings through Tracy on 9327 3149 are essential.

membership application 2017

Doyle MacDiarmid Sails

Shane started his sail making career under the guidance of Ian MacDiarmid, working at MacDiarmid Sails for seventeen years before eventually purchasing the company in 2013 prior to merging with Doyle Sydney in 2015. From skiffs to maxi yachts, Shane has the expertise for building all types of sails and brings invaluable experience to the Doyle team. Both Shane and Ian have a successful history racing J24s and Shane is currently on the J24 Kaotic program bringing a host of success to the team and is a former national champion in the class crewing for Sean Kirkjian.

A hugely experienced sailor, Shane’s impressive resume covers offshore racing, including ten Sydney-Hobart races, and several classes. Recent racing success includes 1st Overall (IRC) as helmsman on Victoire in the 2014 Gosford to Lord Howe Island race, 1st Overall as trimmer on Zen in the 2014 Lincoln Race Week, and helmsman for Victoire’s 1st Overall IRC/ORCi in the Sydney-Hobart.

Shane will be happy to discuss you sail requirements for your J24 anytime – shane@doyleaustralia.com or call on 02 9817 4155

www.doyleaustralia.com.au

Gosford J24 Regatta 30 September & 1 October 2017 – sponsored by Underground Coffee Roasters

The J24 Association of NSW welcome our new sponsor, Underground Coffee Roasters, as sponsors of the Gosford J24 Regatta 2017.  We hope you can make it to Gosford on the long weekend to join us for a fun weekend of racing on the beautiful Brisbane Waters.  For queries on any aspect of the regatta or if you are short of crew, call Paula on 0404 539176

Gosford J24 Regatta 2017 Notice of Race

Gosford J24 Regatta 2017 Entry Form

In order to assist Gosford Sailing Club to process your entry, please remember to only send your entry form in once you have the mandatory attachments to send with it:

  • 1. Inventory of Required and Optional Equipment.
  • 2. Copy of a Current Audited Category 7 Equipment Compliance Certificate.
  • 3. Certificate of currency for yacht insurance including a third party cover of $10 million

Underground Coffee Roasters

Tim Briggs recently bought a micro roasting business, complete with and all the software-based roasting profiles that had been developed over many years.

Tim thought the product was fantastic, but knew the blend could be improved with a little tweaking.

Underground Coffee Roasters (UCR) has been sourcing their beans through suppliers who have a direct relationship with growers (Direct Trade). It’s a system that provides farmers with the best outcome and UCR with the best possible product.

Each varietal of bean is roasted to its full potential as UCR applies individual profiles depending on size, density, moisture content and weight. These individual beans are painstakingly blended to create beautiful and complex roasts. Each roast style whether for espresso of filter coffee must fall into our strict parameters of moisture loss , roast development percentages, temperature and colour both external and internal.

Of course, freshness is the key to great flavour. Coffee beans will often only have a ‘best before date’; UCR roasts to order to ensure ultimate freshness and stamps a ‘roast date’ instead.

Specialty beans bring the blends to life and you won’t find UCR doing the old industry trick of substituting cheap beans into a blend. No chance.

“The coffee industry is very exciting, as it hasn’t been completely taken over by multinationals and consumers have such an emotional connection with their drink. In Australia the competition is extreme and it’s led to our nation having arguably the best final product in the world.”

To find out more, or order coffee, visit www.undergroundcoffee.com.au

Underground Coffee Roasters also have a fantastic Mobile coffee truck for hire:

Hire ‘Henri’, our fully restored Citroen H Van to bring an Underground vibe to your next Sydney or Blue Mountains event.

Henri is not your average mobile coffee van. Equipped with a customised La Marzocco Linear coffee machine, he not only looks the business, he makes an espresso worth fighting for.

https://undergroundcoffee.com.au/skin/frontend/onewest/default/images/about-us-banner.jpg

  tim@undergroundcoffee.com.au or 0410 586 724

 

Gosford J24 Regatta & NSW State Championships 2017

Gosford J24 Regatta – 30 September and 1 October 2017

Ran by Gosford Sailing Club with racing on Brisbane Waters, this is always a fun weekend.  Book early and stay with your crew in Gosford or Terrigal and make a weekend of it, with Monday 2 October being a public holiday, and perfect for you to take your boat home without having to rush off after prize giving on the sunday!

The 2017 NSW J24 Association AGM will be held in the Boat Shed Bar at Gosford Sailing Club on Friday 29 September at 2000hrs.

NSW State Championships – 4 & 5 November 2017

2 days of racing on Sydney Harbour, ran by Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club in Point Piper to determine this years State Champion.  In 2016 9 boats from Sydney and 2 from Melbourne made the trip to Cronulla, so hopefully this year we will get 9 from Cronulla making the trip to Sydney, and hopefully more from interstate for good competitive racing.

NORs will be issued in the next week or two but for any early inquiries regarding any aspect of racing in J24 regattas please call Paula on 0404 539176.

Vale Kirby O’Brien

The J24 Class in Australia and Melbourne in particular have lost one of our dearest members.

Kirby came to us around 2008 and quickly realised a love of sailing, crewing with Mike Lewenhagen and then chartering his boat when he went overseas, a gutsy move as she was still very new to sailing. But that was typical of Kirby’s attitude to life –travelling, sailing, cycling, bush walking, running, swimming, kayaking, in fact almost anything outdoors and fitness oriented. She was cool in her Mini Cooper, gorgeous in her race going finery and our happy Kirb at the club.

She sailed with many of us at Sandy predominantly with Simon Grain, Ron Thomson and Hugo Ottaway in recent years.

Kirby also enjoyed a road trip and made many new friends at regattas interstate.  Just in the past year she sailed with Shane Guanaria and Arthur Crothers to a second place finish in the Nationals, travelled with Hugo to win the Cronulla Short Course Regatta, again with Hugo and the all-conquering team on Bruschetta VI to win the Women In Sailing (WISC) regatta. Her smile, quick wit and dry sense of humour made every boat she was on a brighter, happier place to be.

Kirby was about fun in her busy life as we all know, but she was also a tireless worker on the Vic Committee for years and earlier on the National Committee, both as treasurer – always volunteering first for work to be done, she gave so much to the class and all of us. She had a strong moral code and stood up for what was right, she spent time as a volunteer in Africa and travelled extensively to many parts of the world including many off the beaten track.

Kirb has left us far too soon and her energy and smile will be greatly and sadly missed.

You will sail on with us in our hearts Kirb.  Rest In Peace.