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Congratulations to Black Rock’s Tim Van der Veen on winning the Victorian Sabre Championship at Somers Yacht Club on Westernport in a 60 boat fleet. Tim dropped a second placing to finish with an unbeatable four firsts. BRYC’s Gary McLennan was second on countback from Murray O'Brien of McCrae Yacht Club who was third overall.

It was a windy weekend of sailing with all five heats held in the 15 to 22 knot range. Taking after her father, Kiera Bates performed well in the heavy conditions to win the Ladies division. Ethan O’Brien won the well contested youth division.

Thank you to all the officials and crew at Somers Yacht Club for putting on a fantastic regatta!

Click here for full results

 

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Susannah Gillam gets wise counsel from Steve Douglas

2013 Sabre State Titles will be held at Black Rock Yacht Club from the 9th to 11th of March 2013.

Vic Sabre 2013 - Notice of Race

Vic Sabre 2013 - Competitor Declaration

Vic Sabre 2013 - Sailing Instructions

Vic Sabre 2013 - Regatta Poster


Our preference is for Entries to be made using the TryBooking online facility

Vic Sabre 2013 - Entry Form

Vic Sabre 2013 - Entries to Date

Vic Sabre 2013 - Results

VISITOR INFORMATION

PARKING

Cars – Please observe parking signs.  You will be booked if you park illegally or do not have a valid parking ticket in designated areas including the lower and upper car parks.  Coins required for ticket vending machines - $12 per day.
Free Parking – Is available on Beach Road or in the side streets off Beach Road. Beach Road is a no parking zone from 6am to 10am Saturday and Sunday.
Cars with Trailers – Can only be parked in the upper or lower car parks within the designated areas and with a valid parking ticket. 
Trailers - Unattached trailers must not be left in car spaces.

BOAT STORAGE

Boats on beach trolleys only are permitted in the BRYC yard area.  Road Trailers are not permitted due to space limitations. Overnight on Saturday and Sunday nights, boats may be left either inside the yard or in the spaces directly outside the club yard will not be locked, however we have not had problems with security of boats in the past.

BOAT RIGGING AREA

The area in front of the Club may be used for boat rigging, however it is important to maintain the “keep clear” area free for emergency vehicles and access to other businesses and the lifesaving club.
KEEP THE CENTRE STRIP CLEAR – No boats or trailers to be left unattended at any time.

CATERING

The canteen will be open each day before and during racing.
The Club Bar will be open after racing each day.

 

 

Photos by Chris Furey

The Victorian Championships were held at Sandringham YC for the first time and this gave plenty of opportunities for sailors to explore the facilities of Victoria’s largest club, its near new clubhouse and its spacious grounds and boat park.

64 sailors entered the series – not a bad result after having had almost 100 Victorians take part in a week of nationals just 6 weeks earlier. Entrants were treated with steady 20knot breezes right through the weekend, with the Saturday adding quite sizable wave conditions as well. With a bit more east in the wind on the Sunday, the waves became better formed and provided delightful reaching conditions. Sabre sailing at its glorious best !

The organisers retained the recent formula of conducting the series over a single weekend which saw 3 races on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. Doubtless this saw many a tired sailor by Sunday night.

The top end of the fleet saw competition at a virtual ‘nationals’ level with participation by top Adelaide sailors Mark Soulsby and Craig McPhee together with last year’s winner Gary McLennan, (who missed the nationals) and highly competitive Tim Van der Veen and boat builder Jim Scott. Current national champion Chris Dance and Jim Scott were both sailing new boats from the new Formula Sailcraft mould and we suddenly had a ‘boat-builders derby’ on our hand. For good measure, Brett Young of YMS was around over the weekend so this added further flavour to the contest; reminiscent of the ‘Holden vs Ford' battles at Bathurst, Brett Young had flyers out after the final race congratulating the winners and noting that YMS boats finished in the top 6 places, Jim had promptly responded on his website noting the impressive debut of his boats !

Read more: Victorian States 2012 - Sabre Sailing at its Glorious Best!

The 130 boat National Titles are over but the 37th Victorian State Championships is at hand...can we get more than 80 entries? 

Sandringham Yacht Club is hosting the titles over the weekend of 11-12 February 2012. 

Vic Sabre 2012 Notice of Race

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS - Vic States

Our preference is for Entries to be made using the TryBooking online facility

Vic Sabre 2012 Entry Form 

Vic Sabre 2012 Entries to Date

Vic Sabre 2012 Results

Vic Sabre 2012 TackTracker Replay

Special parking arrangements have been made to allow for all day parking on Trey Bit Reserve for both Saturday and Sunday.  Please note there will be no requirement to purchase a parking ticket, should you choose to park on Trey Bit Reserve. Trey Bit reserve is halfway down jetty road on the right towards the yacht club. 

Boat drop-off will be available from this Friday. If you wish to take up this option please go to the clubs main reception and advice them that you are dropping off you boat, someone will arrange for the  gate near the off the beach rigging  area to be opened, allowing for boat only drop-off in the off the beach rigging area. Please ensure that you remove your boat trailer after drop-off.

If you choose to drop off your boat this Saturday, please proceed to the off the beach rigging area and drop off your boat only, then proceed to Trey Bit Reserve you may park all day on the Reserve.

For a detailed layout of the club facilities please download Sandringham Yacht Club Facilities Map

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