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It is without doubt, that the Sandringham Yacht Club Thursday twilight stern chaser series is the hardest regatta to win of the year. With a variable PHS in play and conditions that often favour the larger boats with soldier’s courses, the strength of the J24 fleet is regularly demonstrated in winning performances.
This year’s twilight series attracted 77 entries over two divisions including with up to 13 J24’s, it runs every week for 24 weeks, although there are a number of drops in the series, miss one important week and you’re dead! The fleet ranges from 50 footers in division one to the smallest J24 in Div 2.
This is a great series as the J’s start anywhere from 10 to 16 minutes after the first boat crosses the start line. Chasing the fleet down has become an intense competition made even harder by a shifting performance handicap that penalises any boat who finishes in the top 3 in any race.
This year was a bonanza with J24’s filling the top 3 positions. The 2017/2018 winner was Jack Fullerton in his beautifully prepared “Two Dogs”. Jack won by a huge margin often proving impossible to catch with good boat speed and tactics. He is a shining example of our younger breed in the J24 class at Sandy. Second (and current runner up in the 2018 National Championship) Simon Grain in Jet and third (current National Champion) Bruschetta VI skippered by Hugo Ottaway.
J’s feature strongly in this multi design race often getting line honours and filling the top places over recent years.
One of the last ‘Bashford Specials’, ‘Nelson J’ has been completely renovated by me this summer. Previously kept in Port Stephens, it is now in Melbourne (not at Sandy) and available for inspection by appointment.
The hull has been extensively refurbished inside and out. I had The Boat Clinic professionally go over the hull, keel and rudder and re-spray in 2 pot Colourthane and it is now an immaculate high gloss mirror finish. The internals have been cleaned up and put back to as new condition, finished in cream and varnished boards and cupboards.
It comes with a current anodised Sparloft mast in excellent condition and dyform rigging, quick adjusters on caps, new condition halyards set up in current racing style with all cleats on the mast, new genoa sheets with soft shackles from Wet Tech Rigging, tapered kite sheets and excellent condition control lines. Largely Harken fitout with ratchet kite blocks, current style Ronstan Genoa cars, self tacking traveller and alloy kite pole.
Tiller is laminated and varnished with tiller cover, UV protected halyard bag, Tohatsu 3.5 outboard and fuel container. Also including full Cat 6 safety gear, anchor and warp, extinguishers, V sheet, horseshoe life buoy and medical kit. Includes one set of club sails, main, genoa, jib and kite. Regatta sails as optional purchase. Bunk cushions included.
‘Nelson J’ is minimum weight including correctors and will have a current measurement certificate. You’ll find this is the cleanest J on the market today with the best racing finish and current rig. I have spent plenty of time and money upgrading this boat to immaculate condition and it deserves a keen new racing owner. There are cheaper boats out there but if you want the best and immaculate is important to you this is your new boat.
Price is mid 20’s depending on options taken. Call Simon on 0413 870 046
Engine is tohatsu 3.5 serviced about 18 months ago bought 3 years ago
Jarkan built hull
1290 kgs dry weight
Rigging was changed about 4 years ago
Mast about 10 years old
Ropes and fittings are all new
To be repaired – small damage to port side gunnel and gelcoat damage on bow
Price $13000 is negotiable especially if you want to fix repairs yourself. Please note the regatta sails are not included.
Excellent racing record with top 10 finishers in the Australian, and top five in the Victorian and NSW Championships.
Picture attached is from recent Nationals.
The boat is currently sitting on the hard stand at Sandringham Yacht club.
Call or email Ron Thomson – 0415 792 071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bashford Built 1991
– Completely refurbished 2013
– Measurement Certificate 24/8/2017
– Out of Water Survey Report 6/2014
– Mast Boom & Rigging Maintenance Check List Report 5/5/2017
– Cat 7 plus ( Safety Audit dated Aug 2017)
– Stored on Hardstand (No Antifoul)
– Sails : Club Set Full set Main, Genoa, Jib and Kite in excellent condition with very little use ( approx. 10-15 Races old)
Regatta Set very very minimal use, almost brand new : Main, Genoa, Jib and 2 x Kites
– Tohatsu 3.5hp outboard in excellent condition
– Extras include Boom Sail Cover, Cockpit Carpet
– Unencumbered Vessel
– New Kite Halyard (2018)
– New Kite and Headsail Sheets (2018) with Wichart Snap shackles and soft shackles
– All running rigging in excellent condition
– Ready to Race – last time raced it won the 2017 Mid Winter Regatta
– Located at Cronulla
Asking $17000 – Contact Peter Edwards
Who says it’s always raining in Sydney over the Easter Long Weekend???
This Easter, the sun shone and the kites flew at the 2018 Botany Bay Easter Regatta, held on the waters of Botany Bay under the flight path of Sydney International Airport.
Five teams raced over the two day regatta, 3 from Cronulla Sailing Club lead by TINTO and Steven Wright, 3rd at the Nationals at Sandringham in January, FUN with Jared Macquart current Cronulla J24 rep and Mick Reynolds with SLIPPERY. From Botany Bay came Marc Van Dinter on PINOT with his AUSSEA Sailing Sea Crew and Terry Wakefield on Hop Step the local contender.
Racing got underway in shifty light conditions at 1200 Saturday, TINTO broke away and established them as the boat to beat, PINOT in second and FUN in third, too keep this short, this order was solid throughout the regatta, with FUN and PINOT alternating results.
Day two saw the teams arrive on course with little to no wind however that soon changed when at 1200 the wind came from the NE and we got underway for the final day. TINTO again assumed the lead position all credit going to Steve and his steady crew proving team work and commitment to the cause will always see you through (Best of luck at the Worlds in Italy later this year). PINOT and FUN continued the battle however in the stronger conditions the hardened strong wind and big swell sailors from Cronulla came to the fore with FUN scoring three seconds and even a first in the final race (Look out TINTO, FUN’s coming!!)
Over all, TINTO first with 7 points, followed by FUN on 14, and PINOT on 19. On performance, FUN in first followed by SLIPPERY and PINOT in third.
The J24 Southern Sydney Fleet wish to thank the Botany Bay Yacht Club for conducting the event with special mention to all the volunteer members on start boats, buoy boats, cooking BBQ’s and organising the Bar. Put simply, at this grass root level without volunteers our sailing just would not be happening.
A big thank you also to the supporters of the regatta, Herrick Sailmakers, WetTech Rigging, Infinity Rigging and AusSea Sailing School.
Near new Quantum Main purchased for the NSW Championships in 2016. hoisted once and since that event in storage. Current new retail price $2015.00 USD ($2565 AUD). Cash price $1700
Near new Quantum Jib purchased for the NSW Championships in 2016. hoisted once and since that event in storage. Current new retail price $1555.00 USD ($1980 AUD). Cash price $1300
Both these sails are available now, nothing wrong with them, nothing to do, all measured and regatta ready. Free delivery included in the Sydney metropolitan area, they’re in near new condition, and constitute a real value purchase. These prices are fixed.
Photos to come however they look just like a new J24 Jib and Main.
Previous National Champion Steve Girdis and his mixed crew of Victorians and New South Welshmen (notionaly a Victorian crew then) sailing ‘Convicts Revenge’ are the new 2018 Monjon J24 Victorian State Champions, from Dave West sailing ‘Kaotic’ (NSW) and Brendan Lee in ‘By the Lee’ (Vic).
Current National Champion Hugo Ottaway is the winner of the PHS competition from Kaotic and Convicts Revenge.
With hot sunny and light conditions on Saturday and heavier southerlies on Sunday, the regatta had a bit of everything, many old faces moved back in the fleet with new blood coming to the fore. The NSW entries did well in a very competitive fleet of 19 boats. Racing was very close with many races having the bulk of the fleet finishing with a few minutes of each other