|We now have the NOR published for the 2016 S38 OD NSW Championships and the On Line entry up running Click the NOR/Entry link below. Note Entry Fee to be paid direct to the S38 OD Class Association. See NOR 6.1.
Support for the event continues to be looking good so its now time to take the plunge and lodge your entry. We are trialing a new incentive for this regatta for Early Bird entries – a $50 stored value drinks card that can be used at the bar any time throughout the regatta. Early Bird Entries close 30 September 2016 so please lodge your entry and payment early as it will help us with the event management!
The regatta will be conducted as a Grade 1 event and in strict compliance with the Sydney 38 One Design Class Rules. So now is the time to get any sails you might want to use that haven’t been measured or registered with a “class button” sorted. See link below to contact Jo Beashel, our Class Administrator. Remember that our rules now allow most head spinnakers.
As the regatta will be held within Pittwater (Saturday) and Broken Bay (Sunday) we are able to have the event run as a Category 7 under Australian Sailing Special Regulations Equipment Compliance plus a few extra things – see NOR 4.3 and the last page of the NOR. Please also be aware of the documentation that will be required as outlined in NOR 5.2.
Friday 30th of September ’16 – Close for Early Bird Entry & Payment ($500 incl of $50 Drinks Card)
Friday 28th of October ’16 – Entries Close and Crew and Sail Declaration Close Off
Tuesday 1st of November ’16 – Close off date for Late Entries ($500 + Late Entry Charge of $50)
Friday 4th of November (15:00 to 19:30) – compliance checks, registrations weigh in and welcome drinks (18:30)
Saturday 5th of November ’16 – compliance checks & crew weigh in completion (08:00 to 09:00) and day one of racing within Pittwater (12:00 start) followed by the drinks on the dock and a crew BBQ at RPAYC.
Sunday 6th of November – day two of racing, in Broken Bay (11:00 start), weather permitting, followed by drinks and prize giving
We are hopeful of getting into double digit numbers and this will not only provide great racing but a great opportunity for crews to get their boats into OD trim in preparation for the 2017 S38 OD Internationals. The S38 OD Internationals, will be held from 3 to 5 March 2017 as part of the Sydney Harbour Regatta out of Middle Harbour Yacht Club.
Sponsors & Donations
We are several sponsors interested – so watch this space!. In addition G Brothers(Authorised Mercedes-Benz Sales at Mona Vale) have made a generous donation and are providing a Weekend Experience Mercedes-Benz Drive Prize).
Regards and looking forward to seeing you in Pittwater
Richard Williams and Peter Byford (NSW Reps on the Sydney 38 OD Exec)