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  • 21/05/2018 6:20 PM | BBSC (Administrator)
    Race 2 of the Sailing the Bay winter series conducted by the Batemans Bay Sailing Club was sailed last Saturday 19th. As expected for May was the forecast of light winds and the Bay delivered accordingly, a day of two moods – one , a frustrating start and then an exhilarating  sail to the finish.


    A good roll up of 7 of the 9 registered yachts gathered at Casey’s Beach with the horn blast at noon signalling the official start time from which all the boats would take their different handicap start times. However , the nightmare for skippers struck – no breeze which left the first four boats severely handicapped , drifting. In fact all four boats were still below the starting line when “North Star “ crossed at 1220 in a zephyr.

    The light breeze began to build 6-13 knots from a NW-NE direction enabling all yachts to finally be under sail in improving conditions . The smooth waters changed later in the race to a covering of white caps with the wind strengthening.

    In the second leg of the course, Square Head to Wimbie Beach , “Outwide” ( a Thompson 650 Sports with a sailing weight of about a tonne) sailed into the lead under a gennaker , followed by “Xanthia” ( trialling her new carbon genoa) then “North Star”. The rest of the fleet were now challenging the Bay course in the appealing autumn weather.

    Maiden race entrant “ Charlie Barr III” sailed by Mel and Colin Stone were impressive and will be a threat when her new large blue and white gennaker is unfurled ! She kept in touch with the proven performer “Ghoster”  . Meanwhile “Horizon” ( skipper Michelle Grybaitis , crew John Clement and Jane Elek) were duelling with “Eirene” (the Greek Goddess of Peace) and the positions changed a number of times ( that’s enjoyable sailing!).

    “Outwide” skippered by Peter Schwarz and Pip Smith with crew Neil Starmer and Rob Way were first to finish in an elapsed time of just under 2 hours. “Xanthia” crossed 12 minutes later and “North Star” another 4 minutes back ( with the starting offsets).

    The final placings : “1 Outwide; 2 Xanthia; 3 North Star; 4 Ghoster; 5 Charlie Barr III; 6 Horizon; 7 Eirene.

    Next race is on 2nd June with a pre-race briefing at the Batemans Bay Marina at 9am.  Race 4 is on 9th June .

    Crew availability. People wanting to crew are to attend the briefing when a position will be allocated on a boat if available.

    Boat entry for a single race is available and visiting skippers are most welcome.

    Further details on www.bbsc.org.au - Winter series.

     

  • 17/05/2018 10:36 AM | BBSC (Administrator)

    TopYacht Software: Batemans Bay Sailing Club - 15/05/2018 11:38:43 AM

    RACE 2 Winter Series 2018

    Race 2

    Printed on : 15/05/2018 11:38:43 AM

    Start Offset Times for Race 2 on 19/05/2018
    BOAT SAIL NO CLASS Bt Strt SKIPPER
    Horizon 10 D2 0:00 Michelle Grybaitis
    Lollipop 1582 D2 0:00 Deb Keely
    True North 92 D1 0:01 Steve Lake
    Benny 6672 D1 0:06 Jason Yip
    Hobo 63 D2 0:14 Peter Withington
    Vital Spark 1475 D2 0:14 Richard Dunne
    Ghoster 3693 D1 0:16 Diion Perrins
    Charlie Barr 3 200 D1 0:17 Colin Stone
    The Shed 3279 D1 0:18 Ron Spelman
    Tradewind 608 D1 0:19 Allan Rees
    Eirene NONE D2 0:20 John McCloskey
    North Star 6803 D1 0:20 John Drummond
    Sandia 4179 D1 0:20 Tish Ennis
    Avior 2970 D1 0:23 Tony Sutton
    Out Wide 4114 D1 0:32 Peter Schwarz
    Xanthia 4536 D1 0:34 James Gardiner
    Wishful Thinking 6189 D1 0:36 Andrew Bain
    Accolade M201 D1 0:37 Lachlan Brown
    Shaken not Stirred 007 D1 0:37 Sonja Gasser
    Houdini 073 D1 0:40 Trevor Golding
    Attitude 8150 D1 0:42 Simon/John Byrne/Reed


  • 07/05/2018 6:04 PM | BBSC (Administrator)


    The Bay was at its brilliant best last Saturday for the start of the Sailing the Bay winter series. The fleet had a perfect 22 degrees day with a light but increasing N/E breeze that settled to a constant wind range 6-13 knots for the 7 yachts , including “Simi” which shadowed the fleet.

    The course for the first race of the 8 race series started and finished at Casey’s Beach with rounding marks at Chain Bay, Whimbie Beach and Square Head.
    Skippers and crew enjoyed the sailing conditions which also attracted a spectator pod of dolphins. Could it get better ?

    First away in this Handicap start race was the Magnum 28 “True North” crewed by Steve, Donna and Dave. Unfortunately they started in the lightest breeze of the day which enable the the later starts in an increasing breeze to haul them in before the Whimbie Beach mark.

    The leg from Chain Bay to Whimbie Beach saw the yachts hoist an array of colourful spinnakers and genakers. The ‘swoosh’ of the enormous genaker on the 45 foot “Xanthia “ was its way of laying down the gauntlet to the others in challenging for first place. “Xanthia” skippered by James Gardiner plus 4 crew took the lead from “North Star” a Northshore 310 ( with John, Steve and Sara aboard) and the positions were held to the finish.
    The black spinnaker of “Ghoster” – a Farr9.2  ( crewed by Dion, Kathie and Steve) was holding on to 3rd position after overtaking “True North”” which was looking for a stronger breeze towards Toll Gates. John McCloskey’s “Eirene “ a 37 foot Hanse with new crew Phil was at the end of the fleet  enjoying the race without the use of a spinnaker.

    A close tussel was unfolding between a faster Adams 10.5 “Attitude” ( crewed by Patrice, Damian, John P and Simon) and “Ghoster”. Racing at close quarters over the last 2 legs of the course  near the rocks of Snapper Island to Square Head where “Attidude” gave “Ghoster “a reprieve.  It had to recover from going around the port mark the wrong way. However they hauled in “Ghoster “ just before the finish.

    The final placings were : “1 Xanthia;  2 North Star ; 3 Attitude ; 4 Ghoster; 5 True North; 6 Eirene”.

    Next race is on 19 May with 2 additional entrants – Horizon (a Cavalier 26) and Charlie Barr 3 ( a Bavaria 33).  A pre-race briefing will be held at JJs – The Shack at the Batemans Bay Marina at 10am.
    People who would like to crew are to attend this briefing when a position will be allocated on a boat if available.

    Boat entry for a single race is available and visiting skippers and crew are most welcome .


  • 04/05/2018 11:58 AM | BBSC (Administrator)

    TopYacht Software: Batemans Bay Sailing Club - 3/05/2018 6:28:41 PM

    RACE 1 Winter Series 2018

    Winter Series Race 1 for Offsets

    Printed on : 3/05/2018 6:28:41 PM

    Start Offset Times for Race 1 on 5/05/2018
    BOAT SAIL NO CLASS Bt Strt SKIPPER
    Horizon 10 D2 0:00 Michelle Grybaitis
    Lollipop 1582 D2 0:00 Deb Keely
    True North 92 D1 0:01 Steve Lake
    Benny 6672 D1 0:06 Jason Yip
    North Star 6803 D1 0:11 John Drummond
    Hobo 63 D2 0:14 Peter Withington
    Vital Spark 1475 D2 0:14 Richard Dunne
    Ghoster 3693 D1 0:16 Diion Perrins
    Charlie Barr 3 200 D1 0:17 Colin Stone
    The Shed 3279 D1 0:18 Ron Spelman
    Tradewind 608 D1 0:19 Allan Rees
    Sandia 4179 D1 0:20 Tish Ennis
    Xanthia 4536 D1 0:22 James Gardiner
    Avior 2970 D1 0:23 Tony Sutton
    Out Wide 4114 D1 0:32 Peter Schwarz
    Attitude 8150 D1 0:36 Simon/John Byrne/Reed
    Wishful Thinking 6189 D1 0:36 Andrew Bain
    Accolade M201 D1 0:37 Lachlan Brown
    Shaken not Stirred 007 D1 0:37 Sonja Gasser
    Houdini 073 D1 0:40 Trevor Golding


  • 23/04/2018 7:44 AM | BBSC (Administrator)

    Last Saturday was a great day for sailing, especially as Batemans Bay Sailing Club was holding the McAsh Oysters Race, which was the final keelboat race of the sailing season. A total of eight yachts headed out. There was a light sea breeze blowing which averaged around 5 knots. Race officer Dave Magill and his trusty crew of Terry Paton and Roger Rowe set a pin end favoured start line. It was a handicap start race where the faster boats gave the slower boats a headstart based on past performances. The course consisted of a one tack work to the Toll Gates mark, a square run to the Wimbie Beach Mark then a fetch to a laid mark in the middle of the Bay. The Division 1 boats then did a windward and return leg to the Toll Gates and back.

    “North Star” (John Drummond) in Division 1 and “Lollipop” (Deb Keeley) in Division 2 were away first and never relinquished their leads. Drummond and his crew deployed their new gennaker to perfection on the downwind legs. The all female crew on “Lollipop” deployed skill and tenacity in the tricky conditions, even as Deb took a bucket load of photos during the race. 

    Further back there was a race within a race as the three Adams 10.6 yachts “Accolade” (Lachlan Brown), “Attitude” (Simon Byrne) and “Wishful Thinking” (Andrew Bain) had the club championship on the line. “Accolade” and “Attitude” were able to get port tack starts ahead of “Wishful Thinking”. “Accolade” got away on the run down to Wimbie when “Attitude” and “Wishful” sailed out of breeze on either side of the course. Later “Attitude” and “Wishful” both retired as they were well behind and in danger of being unable to get back in over the bar on a falling tide. “Ghoster” (Dion Perrins) ghosted to third place on PHS in Division 1 behind “North Star” and “Accolade”. In Division 2 “Vital Spark” (Richard Dunne) was second on PHS to “Lollipop”. Div 2 yacht “Horizon” (Michelle Grybaitis) couldn’t get going in the light stuff and eventually retired as well. 

    Next weekend it will be all hands on deck for the Beyond Bank Regatta, the largest annual sailing regatta on the South Coast, which Batemans Bay Sailing Club has been running for over 40 years.

  • 26/03/2018 7:40 AM | BBSC (Administrator)

    7 yachts headed for the Batemans Bay Sailing Club Bay Cup Race on Saturday. It was a great day for sailing. The committee boat crew of Dave Magill, Terry Paton and Roger Rowe set a very appropriate course for the NNE breeze. This consisted of two laps around a triangular course between the Wimbie Beach mark, the Marine Park Middle mark and a laid mark near Square Head. “Accolade” (Lachlan Brown) led most of the way around but had to retire after misreading the course and heading off in the wrong direction. “Attitude” (Simon Byrne) inherited the lead and went onto win the race on AMS from “Wishful Thinking” (Andrew Bain) and “North Star” (John Drummond). On PHS “Xanthia” (James Gardiner) stayed close enough to the race leaders to score a clear victory from “Attitude” and “Avior” (Tony Sutton and Celia Davey). 

    Sadly the day was marred by the tragic drowning of a 13 year old girl when a power boat capsized at the Moruya River entrance earlier in the morning. The subsequent news that this occurred on a strong run out tide serves as a reminder of Alan Lucas’ aphorism “when in doubt about conditions on the bar, wait until the fourth hour of a rising tide.” Please stay safe on the water everyone.


  • 16/03/2018 6:30 PM | BBSC (Administrator)

    5 MAY – 4 AUGUST

    Proudly supported by:

    Batemans Bay Marina – JJs at the Marina
    King Bros Marine – Power & Sail – Revolution Sails


    This Series of 8 races over 4 courses to all points of the Bay will appeal to all yachties, both cruising and racing. It is a Handicap Start for all races with the handicap for each boat determined after registration and adjusted by final placings of each race. Skippers may elect to use, or not to use, a spinnaker and this decision carries through the Series.
    The races are sailed in a friendly competitive spirit with a social gathering after each race.

    Race Entry:   Online Entry is HERE

    Programme:  Programme can be downloaded HERE

    Sailing Instructions:    Sailing Instructions are HERE

    Crew :      Looking for crew? Take advantage of our Crew Available/Wanted page HERE


    Boat Storage:  Boat storage for the series at Clubhouse facility at Hanging Rock. A special fee of $300 for the series race fee and storage for the 3 months period. Simply select this option when ENTERING

    Race Day :    Pre-race briefing held 2 hours before race start time at JJs at the Marina. All boats to be represented and anyone looking for crew is to attend for boat  allocation where possible.

    Post-race gathering is at JJs where the winner of the race receives an award.

    Presentation:  Sponsors’ awards for the series placings will be presented at the Skippers’ Invitation function after the final race on 4 August.
     
    The current 2017 Winter Series champion is Shaken not Stirred with the perpetual trophy displayed in the common room of the Marina Office.

    We welcome you in joining us on the beautiful Batemans Bay.

  • 16/03/2018 6:01 PM | BBSC (Administrator)

    It was a great day for sailing last Saturday when Batemans Bay conducted the final coastal race of the season. A fine day with a moderate sea breeze greeted the fleet of 7 yachts as they headed out. The course consisted of a work to the waverider mark 3 nautical miles off Yellow Rock via the Marine Park middle mark, a run down to the Marine Park mark off Black Rock, an upwind leg around the outside of the Tollgates, then a reach to the finish line at Caseys Beach again via the Marine Park middle mark.
     
    Race officer Dave Magill and his trusty crew of Terry Paton and Roger Rowe set an excellent start line allowing the fleet to get away to an even start. The fleet headed left over towards Acheron Ledge before going offshore. There “Wishful Thinking” (Andrew Bain)  gained a lot of ground by tacking over to Yellow Rock while the other boats went straight out to sea. It turned out that there was a strong southerly set offshore which “Wishful” was able to stay out of for longer. She led around the top mark from “Attitude” (Simon Byrne) and “Accolade” (Lachlan Brown).
     
    Down the run positions were unchanged although “Accolade” was held up when the spinnaker fell into the water on the drop. Some unscheduled trawling ensued. “Wishful” stayed away for the win on line honours and AMS. “Attitude” was able to hold off “Accolade” by 1 second on the run in to the finish. This was a much improved performance by the “Attitude” crew giving them the win on PHS. Further back in the fleet James Gardiner and his crew had a comfortable voyage aboard “Xanthia”. “Ghoster” (Dion Perrins) had a close battle with “North Star” (John Drummond) all the way around the course to finish less than a minute ahead. In Division 2 Deb Keeley steered “Lollipop” to a convincing win. Full results are up on the BBSC website www.bbsc.org.au .


  • 23/02/2018 7:42 AM | BBSC (Administrator)

    TopYacht Software: Batemans Bay Sailing Club - 2/21/2018 9:36:12 PM

    RACE 6 2017-18 Bay Cup Div 1

    bbsc bay cup 7 race 6 div 1

    Printed on : 2/21/2018 9:36:12 PM

    Division 1 Start Offset Times for Race 6 on 2/24/2018 Start : 14:00
    BOAT SAIL NO CLASS AHC Bt Strt SKIPPER Note Note1
    North Star 6803 D1 0.680 14:00 John Drummond    
    Ghoster 3693 D1 0.697 14:04 Diion Perrins    
    Xanthia 4536 D1 0.700 14:04 James Gardiner    
    The Shed 3279 D1 0.711 14:07 Ron Spelman    
    Avior 2970 D1 0.751 14:14 Tony Sutton    
    Jembe 4151 D1 0.827 14:27 Chris Thompson    
    Attitude 8150 D1 0.856 14:31 Simon/John Byrne/Reed    
    Wishful Thinking 6189 D1 0.873 14:33 Andrew Bain    
    Accolade M201 D1 0.880 14:34 Lachlan Brown    

    TopYacht Software: Batemans Bay Sailing Club - 2/21/2018 9:34:05 PM

    RACE 6 2017-18 Bay Cup Div 2

    bbsc bay cup 7 race 6 div 2

    Printed on : 2/21/2018 9:34:05 PM

    Division 2 Start Offset Times for Race 6 on 2/24/2018 Start : 14:00
    BOAT SAIL NO CLASS AHC Bt Strt SKIPPER
    Lollipop 1582 D2 0.629 14:00 Deb Keely
    Horizon 10 D2 0.675 14:08 Michelle Grybaitis
    Hobo 63 D2 0.712 14:14 Peter Withington
    Vital Spark 1475 D2 0.784 14:24 Richard Dunne


  • 13/02/2018 12:05 PM | BBSC (Administrator)

    It was a great day for sailing on Saturday when Batemans Bay Sailing Club held the 5th race of this season’s Bay Cup series. This was a handicap start race where the quicker boats gave the slower boats a headstart based on past performances. Race Officer Dave Magill and his trusty sidekicks Terry Paton and Roger Rowe aboard the committee vessel “Clarence the Clocker” set a boat end favoured start line. The course consisted of a work from the start to Chain Bay, a shy reach to the marine park middle mark followed by a broad reach to the leeward mark at Caseys Beach then windward and return legs to Chain Bay and back. 

    Dion Perrins’ lovely cruiser racer “Ghoster” was first off, continuing her short handed run with three on board so there would be no spinnakers today. She was followed by John Drummond’s North Shore 310 “True North” then the mighty X45 “Xanthia” skippered by James Gardiner. The smallest boat in the fleet, the well sailed S80 “Avior”, skippered by Tony Sutton actually started after the biggest boat “Xanthia”. The final three boats were the Adams 10.6 sister ships “Attitude” (Simon Byrne), “Accolade” (Lachlan Brown) and “Wishful Thinking” (Andrew Bain). The last two boats were off at the same time, although Bain was in a generous mood and started 30 seconds later than necessary. By this stage the lead boats were already around the top mark.

    The bigger boats made gains on the spinnaker reach down to Caseys. On the next work the breeze dropped from 15 knots to below 5 knots at times, favouring the boats which were in front. “Ghoster” maintained her lead to the finish to win from “Avior” and “Attitude”.  “Wishful” and “Accolade” had a great duel around the course. “Accolade” finished two seconds ahead, but rates slightly higher on AMS so “Wishful” claimed the AMS victory by four seconds from “Accolade” and “Attitude”. Full results are up on the BBSC website www.bbsc.org.au .

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