2015 National Championships in Adelaide

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The 2015 J24 National Championships will be held on 8 – 11 January at the CYCSA in Adelaide.

There will be some hulls available for those wanting to fly in with sails, but get in early for those – now wouldn’t be too soon.

The format will be a 4 day regatta starting on the Thursday and running through to Sunday, this minimises the time off work for fly-in crew to 2 days.

Jim Townsend, the current SA President is planning a great regatta with an opening function, prize giving function on the Sunday night and informal evenings on the Friday and Saturday.

If you haven’t sailed there before, Adelaide is great sailing with seabreezes to around 20knots and warm sunny weather the norm.

To keep measurement time to a minimum, boats should have a current measurement cert, insurance cert and inventory cert organised prior and sent in with your entry. As usual check measurements may be made at any time during the regatta period. So prepare your boat before hand and make sure you have it all sorted.

NOR to follow, but any early enquiries, please contact Jim Townsend on 0149 814 464.

J24 Measuring Day at Cronulla

The J24 Association of NSW will be holding a “Measuring Day’ at Cronulla Sailing Club on Sunday 17 August.  Anyone wishing to obtain a  measuring certificate for their boat can come along that day.  Please register your interest with either myself, pauladock@hotmail.com, or your club rep, Mick Reynolds.

We hope you can all attend so that you can start joining the association regattas and look forward to seeing you at Gosford J24 Regatta and the NSW State Championships this year.

Code Violation AUS 4857 for Sale

j24 for Sale – Code Violation (AUS 4857)

Comes with an extensive array of good quality equipment and sails

Code is fast and competitive and has won 4 national Australian Championships

The boat has been well maintained and kept on hardstand facilities at all times
Just step on the boat and go racing –Nothing to be done!

Code Violation is the best J24 on the market at present.

Code has under gone a complete re-fair and was sanded out with 2000 wet and dry to a mirror finish

$17,000

Call Peter 0402 258910

NSW 24 State Championships – 1 & 2 November

The 2014 NSW J24 State Championships will be held on 1 & 2 November at Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club in Sydney Harbour.  NOR to follow, but any early enquiries, please contact Paula 0404 539176.

As the Balmain Regatta is the week prior, you may wish to use that as training ready for an anticipated hot fleet at the State Championships!

Balmain Regatta 26 October 2014 – J24 Division

The Balmain Regatta once again has a J24 Division and we encourage all J24′s to enter this great one day regatta.  It’s 3 months away so  get your teams organised now and lets support this event. Everyone wants one design racing so heres a great opportunity for you to race solely against other J24s.

Balmain Regatta is one of Sydney’s oldest sporting events, with a long history in our waterways. It was first held in 1849 and continued until 1934, when it was discontinued. It was revived in 1994 by the Wooden Boat Association, and Balmain Sailing Club. Today it is run by Balmain Sailing Club, with the support of other harbour sailing clubs and community organisations, and is a real celebration of Balmain and sailing on the Western Harbour. The Balmain Sailing Club invites sailors, boaties and the general community to join with us for the 2014 Balmain Regatta. It will include a full day of racing and water events, along with a non-stop stream of food, refreshments and activities for everyone. The racing area will generally be west of Sydney Harbour Bridge – although some of the faster classes will venture under the Bridge to Shark Island before returning to finish with all other classes in front of the Balmain Sailing Club.

 

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Ports North FNQ J24 Championships

Cairns Yacht Club is hosting the 2014 FNQ J24 Championship, to be held on 4-6 October this year. We don’t know alot about it yet and are waiting for more details but I guess you can imagine racing in the warn northern waters, fair winds, palm trees, bikinis and board shorts, pinacoladas etc.  Doesn’t sound all bad does it !

They have some boats available for charter (it’s a long way to take your own !)

Interested – then you need to get in contact with Brian Dowling the Cairns YC Commodore on 07 4031 2750 or email   dowling1952@gmail.com  by the 1st August.

Check out more information on the entry form here.  EOI FNQ J24 Champs 2014 – final approved 9th of June 2014

J24 trailer for Sale

J24 Trailer for Sale

J24-Trailer

LED lights – working

Current Rego

Good tyres and spare

Needs a cpl of new supporting struts at rear.

For a small amount of work will have an excellent trailer at low cost

$1000

Contact Tim Briggs

0410586724

For Sale: SDM AUS-4790

For Sale - SDM – AUS 4790

$19500

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This is an opportunity to buy a turnkey, race ready Bashford J24 with a proven
race record. Under the current ownership the boat has always featured at the top
end of the fleet with results including:

  • 1st 2011 SYC One Design Centenary Regatta
  • 3rd 2011 Victorian Championship
  • 4th 2012 Victorian Championship
  • 4th 2012 Australian Championship
  • 3rd 2013 Victorian Championship
  • 4th 2013 Australian Championship

Inventory includes:

  • Regatta set of UK sails ready to win the nationals
  • Multiple sets of training & twilight sails
  • Tohatsu outboard
  • Excellent condition running rigging & deck hardware (incl. Lopez blocks)
  • Safety gear, measurement certificate & tools
  • Bunk cushions
  • Tacktick race computer
  • Road trailer

For more information contact Adam Evans
0423 257 339
adamevans88@hotmail.com

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Cronulla Sailing Club J24 Short Course Regatta

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The Short and the short and the short of it

Mat Short, the rising star in the fast growing fleet of J24s at Cronulla, proved the old maxim – if you want to finish first, first you have to finish – and although he blitzed the racing on Saturday, not sailing on Sunday put an end to his (deserved) potential championship winning result. Instead a short and happy Dave McKay with a huge reputation for success and giving back to the sport, took the honours in a switch around (after a error in the race points was realised) from the prizegiving honours where one of our newest female  skippers, Lia Darby was deservedly awarded first place (for a short time). Lia now scores an equally well deserved second place after a huge effort in delivering, preparing and racing hard in the demanding conditions (and then sailing it back to Sydney). Well done Lia !

Held over the weekend of the 6-9 June, the Cronulla Sailing Club in Sydney, ran a very successful J24 short course regatta. Racing was focused on a windward leeward style event with legs at no more than 750 meters to ensure close racing between all. Mick Reynolds, the J24 captain at Cronulla with the great help of Fiona Campbell off COOEE TOO, led a keen group of volunteers in bringing this regatta to a successful conclusion. (Much of this story is also written by Mick and edited by Simon). This event is planned as an annual event and planning is already underway for next year over the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend 2015.

The Friday saw horizontal rain and weather that we all love in Sydney for this time of year. Boats had already began to gather with STARPAC being delivered the Sunday prior and RIFF RAFF being sailed from AUSSEA Sailing School on Botany Bay on the Thursday. SAILPAC arrived by trailer.

The most spectacular arrival would have to have been Steve O’Rouke who towed his J24, ENDLESS SUMMER from Botany Bay on the Saturday morning in 2 to 3metre Seas ! I didn’t know a J could to 15kts, but anything’s possible behind a super powered twin engine rib!!!

It was interesting to see amongst the crews that when it comes to class racing how many past and present sailing identities, seem to be drawn to an event such as this. The racing therefore was first class!

Racing commenced at 1200 on the Saturday with a planned 4 races. Race starter Dave McLachlan along with Dennis McClaren, started the fleet of 14 boats in a good solid 15 to 20knt SSW Breeze and a nice sunny day. Racing in the Port Hacking Estuary to a windward mark set off the beautiful shores of the Royal National Park.

Great sailing by young skipper Mat Short and the crew on SHORT FACED, including Mat’s mum, saw them take 4 of the five races conducted to see SHORT FACED in the lead on completion of day one.

Unfortunately due to prior sailing commitments with his sail maker father Ian, Mathew Short was unable to race on the second day.

On Sunday the 3 scheduled races got underway in a solid 20 to 25 knt SSW gusting to 30knt. STARPAC won the first race of the second day in strengthening conditions that with the short 500m leg meant a number of boats elected to run without kites to avoid wipeouts as performed by numerous others. The tough starting conditions also saw local boats, MCKAY MARINE, PINOT, SLIPPERY FISH and CJ CONSTRUCTIONS score OCS, leaving the gate open for The Girls on COOEE TOO to come storming through in 4th – their best race finish – go girls !

SAILPAC won the final two races of the regatta and a very well deserved 3rd place overall for Tim Briggs, the current NSW treasurer and all-round nice guy. Says Tim, “it’s the first time I have helmed the J in a major regatta and I was scared as hell on the Saturday and even more on the Sunday.” Well done Tim. Racing over for the day and the real race, back to the clubhouse and bar began. The Cronulla clubhouse is a great venue, situated right on the water, (with watering deck) and a crane and a small amount of hard stand. Right at the top of Gunnamatta Bay, the view and atmosphere is superb.

Dave McKay, once again proved he’s not just a short man with a pretty face (Dave got hit by the boom and although covered with blood, with his broad grin, quipped that he had ‘finally got into the girls loo’ as Lia and Michelle off STARPAC did the nurse thing for him) and after sailing a very good regatta took out the championship once the drop was finally enacted.

The final result is amended and is as follows:

Place Hull Number Boat Helm Score
1 AUS-1317 McKay Marine D McKay 16
2 AUS-5247 Starpac L Darby 21
3 AUS-5085 Sailpac T Briggs 22
4 AUS-1309 Only A Journey M Sellers 34
5 AUS-1645 Short Faced M Short 41
6 AUS-4439 Wave Cutter II G Thorburn 44
7 AUS-1646 Slippery Fish B Edwards 48.5
8 AUS-1635 CJ Constructions C Hood 52
9 AUS-4791 Endless Summer S O’rouke 56
10 AUS-4430 Pinot B Ryan 60
11 AUS-2633 Cooee Too C Brighton 61
12 AUS-930 Riff Raff M Van Dinther 75
13 AUS-1643 Flick Pass M Kirby 84
14 AUS-1113 Onyx II A Ulanov 105

Mat Short, who I think needs to be encouraged to compete on the National circuit is excited about the prospects of the class and his own boat at Cronulla, “It was really good to see so many boats get out there and such close racing out on the water. Credit should go to Dave McLachlan and his team on the start boat setting a good course conducive to competitive racing in the conditions and for their hard work (as always). I would also like to thank the sponsors for getting onboard with the regatta and hopefully it will continue to grow over the coming years.”  (Sail with us Mat – Dave S needs a push along !)

From Mick, “The Race Committee would like to thank all competitors for making the weekend such a success, supporting an event based on participation and racing J24s. Also the sportsmanship shown when penalties and boats may have touched, with penalty turns enacted as to  no protests being lodged. The Cronulla Sailing Club is committed to relighting the passion in the owners and crews, to engage and support the upcoming J24 NSW Association Racing Program.”

From Simon.”To those that didn’t know about it – look at the website more often. To those who didn’t come – that’s one you don’t want to miss next year. To Hugo, planned and prepared and ready to come, but took a fall off a ladder at work the week before and is still in hospital. From the fleet at Cronulla and at large, Get well soon Hugo, we missed you.

Thanks also to Phil Rogers for his great photography – you can see a heap of photos here – pics

Did you do the regatta and want to add a story – email it to Mick and we’ll put it online.

Well run Cronulla, let’s do it again next year !

Cronulla Sailing Club Short Course Regatta – Queens Birthday Weekend

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Mick Reynolds from Slippery Fish has been doing a great job driving the organisation for a unique Queens Birthday Weekend Regatta at Cronulla. Designed to be a short course regatta, it will feature up to 8 races over the long weekend, in either the wide blue ocean in Bate Bay, or perhaps in more sheltered Bundeena Bay if the weather is inclement.

Entry is just 80 bucks so there is no excuse for not getting your boat to Cronulla for this great regatta. Sail your boat down from Sydney, trail from anywhere, there is a crane to put you in and there is a full social program to keep the conversation going. Mick and the Cronulla YC have done a great job organising this so come along, support the regatta and have a great time.

Here’s the great thing about this weekend – its a J regatta, but there will be no measuring or weighing, in fact if you have a read of the NOR and you will see that this is all deliberately waived – you have to be a J24 but no one is going to check the details – this is a regatta with the emphasis on FUN RACING and FUN ASHORE

We are promoting sailing at the Cronulla and promoting sailing J24s.

Here’s the J24 Short Course Regatta NOR2014 Final

Here’s the Cat 7 Plus