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Montalto Womens on Water Coaching Regatta, Westernport YC 10th 11th November 2018

Cairn Curran Regatta 17th 18th November 2018

Go for Gold 24th 25th November 2018 Black Rock YC

Sabre Nationals 2019 5th to 11th Jan 2019 Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron

Sabre Victorian State Championships 9th 10th Feb, 2019 Elwood Sailing Club

 Teams Racing at Mordialloc SC 23rd Feb 2019

Sorrento Mid Winter Regatta. Sorrento Couta Boat Club. June long weekend 2019

Albert SC regatta 15,16 June 2019

Please note, coaching this year will be held at individual yacht clubs rather than a central location.

Join us for a fun morning of learning skills related to simple boat repairs. Jim Scott, long time boat builder and repairs expert will be taking us through some common repair processes which will help us take more control of our own boat maintenance!

WHEN: 22nd July 10am-1pm

WHERE: Black Rock Yacht Club

COST: $15 includes a light lunch

RSVP: jarkakluth@gmail.com or susannahgillam@yahoo.com

QUESTIONS?: email Jarka or Susannah!

Numbers are capped to ensure each participant gets hands on training, so RSVP promptly!

The John Seeber Memorial Sabre Teams Race was successfully conducted at Mordialloc on Saturday 7th April with 16 boats divided into 4 mixed teams of (hopefully) equal skills. The weather was light with a 3-5 knot southerly veering to a south easterly that eventually faded to near nothing by the end of the race.

Number 1 and 2 members of each team sailed a slightly longer course on the first lap. This gave the number 3 and 4 team members the experience of being at the sharp end of the fleet whilst giving the more experienced sailors the taste of being in the latter half of the fleet for at least some part of the race.

The fleet was  well bunched up at the end of the first race providing a good result for this type of format.It's a format that would work at club races as it encourages Sabre members in the second half of the fleet to gain experience and continue to turn up each week.

There was only 4 points between 1st and 3rd teams that showed that the team selection process does work.

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The 2018 Sabre Teams Race Winners from the left are:

Harold Medd (BRYC), Rod Dingfelder (MSC), Chris Thorpe (MSC) and Bruce Abbott (BRYC – absent)

The Teams trophy was presented along with the Photo album displaying previous race winners going back to 2014. 

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Name Sail No. Race 1 Race 2 Drop one
First
Harold 2003 13 13 0
Chris 1558 4 5 9
Bruce A. 2065 5 10 15
Rod 1157 7 4 11
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Second
Peter 2103 6 11 17
Wynson 2100 2 2 4
Bill 2046 10 15 10
Greg 1457 17 6 6
37
Third
Colin 1903 9 7 16
Susannah 2039 1 1 2
John 1120 15 16 0
Tony 142 12 9 21
39
Fourth
Geoff D. 2054 3 14 3
Bruce D. 1750 8 3 11
Simon 1312 11 8 19
Geoff Saliba 1333 14 12 12
45

 

The top 3 boats from each team of 4 scores points.

Peter White
Mordialloc 

The weekend of March 3rd-4th saw a great turn out of 11 female Sabre sailors at the Women On Water event hosted by Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club (SSCBC). In their typical committed fashion the ‘Sabrettes’ keenly attended the training event focused on delivering quality coaching, skills and confidence building, and guaranteed fun for all levels of femal sailors!

SSCBC secured a top line up of experienced and encouraging female coaches and race management, ensuring the event ran smoothly and participants were able to take home some great key learnings.

The weekend proved to be a mix of conditions with some excitement, two up boat sailing and wayward boat retrieving on the Saturday afternoon after a high wind front passed through. One ‘Sabrette’ positively posting her weekend learning on Facebook as,“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship”(Louise Alcott).

Competition was not amiss amongst the friendly natured Sabrettes with the race series top positions going to:

1st Lisa Barrand

2nd Fiona McCulloch

3rd Wendy Wilson

Thanks to SSCBC for a great weekend and all the coaches for sharing their valuable insight and endless encouragement! We look forward to next year.

To learn more about women participation in sailing check out: www.womenandgirlsinsailing.com.au

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The Vic State Championships have been and gone and congratulations to all participants in a big regatta of 74 entries with tricky, often light winds. It again illustrated that for success we should be able to sail in all conditions, not just those we look for each Saturday or Sunday afternoon and against competitors in big fleets. All the best to the overall winner, Gary McLennan, BRYC, second Murray O'Brien from McCYC, third placed the ever youthful Wayne Bates, BSC and Megan Delange, MMYC taking out the strongly contested ladies trophy.

With the build-up regattas to Nationals and States over it's now time to concentrate on one of the many events that makes Sabres 'The Fun Single Handed Dinghy'.

Mordialloc Sailing Club will hold the annual Sabre Teams Race over two or three races on Saturday 7 April, with the information session at 1pm. This year will be somewhat different. The innovative plan is to have the leading two boats in each team sail a longer course in the first lap so that they will have to catch up both to their team mates and other competitors over the remainder of the race. The third and fourth boats in each team will have the experience of being at the front, trying to stay ahead as well as duelling with similar boats in other teams. This format should make for close finishes. Be there and find out.

Come along, join a team and get involved in what will be an engaging and fun day. Entry will be made on the day.

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