Diary updates

Some dates for the diary.  2018 State Championships will be hosted by SoPYC over the Easter Weeked – March 30 to April 1.

Dates for the Walkabout Series are as follows:

Sunday 24/9 SoPYC Pre-season regatta

Saturday 4/11 RFBYC Melville Water West races

Sunday 26/11 SoPYC  Tally Hobbs regatta

Saturday 3/2 RFBYC Melville Water West races

Saturday 17/2 RFBYC Short races club line

Easter 30/3- 1/4 SoPYC – State Championships

The NOR of Race for the 2018 National Championship to be hosted by Mornington Yacht Club in Victoria has been posted here.

Jerwoods’ are presented with the ‘Coweslip Trophy’

The Coweslip Trophy was presented to the Association by HRH Prince Philip in 1962 named after the Flying Fifteen Uffa Fox presented to HM Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip as a wedding present. Prince Philip often sailed with Uffa Fox at Cowes in Coweslip.

The Trophy is a little unusual as it comprises 2 parts firstly there is a silver trophy and rather than have the trophy engraved there is a book in which all of the winners are registered.  A second leather bound book has been produced to continue on the winning scripts words of wisdom. View all the winners at FFIA.

Nick and Janet Jerwood won the Coweslip Trophy back in 2003 when they sailed their boat ‘Spot the Difference’.  Janet and Nick had a short break from sailing the Flying Fifteen and returned a few years later with their new boat ‘Ineffable’.

Is this the year of the trifecta…National Championship in Esperance, World Championship in February/March Napier, New Zealand and FFIWA State Championships at Easter in Geraldton.