West Aussies set to make up the majority of the fleet in Adelaide

At time of writing, 27 boats have entered for the 2019 National Championships in Adelaide.  15 of the entries are from WA:

  • One entry from Princess Royal Sailing Club in Albany
  • Two from Geraldton Yacht Club
  • Four from Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
  • Eight from South of Perth Yacht Club

The full list of entries can be viewed from the event website at https://www.rsays.com.au/racing/2019-flying-fifteen-regatta/

Late entries may be accepted up to the 21st December, 2018 at the discretion of the Organising Authority – so it’s not too late to enter if you are still contemplating going.

2019 FFIA Annual General Meeting

The 2019 AGM for FFIA will be held on Wednesday 2nd January at 10am at Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron, Adelaide – in conjunction with the National Titles. The Agenda and other relevant documents have been emailed to all Financial FFIA members. If you have not yet received them, then please contact the FFIA secretary, Michael Clark at wow3931@gmail.com.

Please note that you will need to be a financial member of the association to be eligible to vote at the AGM.  And both skipper and crew will also need to be a financial member of the association to be eligible to sail in the National Titles.

Event Report – 2018/19 Tally Hobbs Regatta

The Flying Fifteen fleet from Royal Freshwater Bay YC and South of Perth YC joined forces for the Tally Hobbs Regatta held on Swan River over the weekend of 17 – 18 November. The regatta attracted 16 boats racing a 6 race series in ideal light to moderate winds.

Racing kicked off on Saturday afternoon with 3 races held using windward/leeward courses on quite a tight race course in Freshwater Bay in front of the Royal Freshwater Bay YC clubhouse in a cool S/SW breeze.

Two former world champions racing in different boats got caught out in race one by being called OCS. They were Dean McAullay crewing for Philippa Packer and Grant Alderson with Evan Moore as crew. This allowed Hamish Carnachan and Peter Mudford (RFBYC) to chalk up their first win from Emily and Kristine Pettersson (SoPYC) a well sailed 2nd.

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