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UPCOMING EVENTS

Revised February 2022

Enter Vic Sabre regattas for fun and competition against boats from other clubs

19,20 February – Sabre State Championships at Blairgowrie YS. Entries closing 18 February.

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26 March – Sabre teams race at Mordialloc SC. Interclub competition. Innovative and lots of fun. 2pm start with two races.

 * Aiming for ‘club teams’ of 4 sailors each to boost the friendly rivalry between clubs 

 * More than one team per club is encouraged

 * Composite teams can be made up from remaining multiples of 4.

* Looking at 8+ teams to attend.

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30 April/1 May – Sail Bellarine at Indented head YC on the Bellarine Peninsula. Come over to the other side of the bay for a fun filled weekend. Entries now open.

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Club racing is the backbone of our season and for this reason we endeavour to restrict the Sabre regatta schedule. However regatta racing is our opportunity to learn, often with coaching, and string together a series. We recommend that you support regattas at other clubs – and they will support yours.

Coaching days 

Sabre fleets in Vic clubs hold individual coaching days. Dates to be advised.

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Sail Bellarine – 2022 regatta weekend.A strong fleet of 16 Sabres from eight clubs competed on the end of season regatta at Indented Head Yacht Club on the weekend 30 April/ 1 May 2022. It was certainly a significant event, with a limit of 130 boats over 10 classes participating on two courses. Entries closed early when the limit had been reached. As a major variation to the balmy conditions last year, Friday night greeted competitors with heavy rain. Fortunately, Saturday delivered fine weather for three races in 20kt offshore westerly winds with calm seas and Sunday lighter, variable conditions with an uneven chop for the concluding two races. There were conditions to suit all comers. The regatta was ably run by Peter Ellenby and his large team of volunteers and Principal Race Officer, Col Dodds and his team. It ran very smoothly and was a most enjoyable weekend. On the water, the U flag was used for all five races which certainly reduced the number of general recalls but caught some early starters in several races. In line with the friendly culture of this regatta, there were no protests, with any issues sorted out on the water with boats taking penalty turns. David Arnold of Altona YC showed consistent performance in first place on 6 points including three firsts with Black Rock’s Gary McLennan as runner up on 8 points. Then came David’s brother Michael on 13 points with Michelle de Blaquiere of Mount Martha on 16 beating on countback Bruce Abbott of Black Rock, also on 16 points. It was certainly a regatta to relish; well organised and supported, most enjoyable with excellent, friendly competition. Our thanks to the organisers, officials and volunteers and sponsors. It’s intended that the regatta will be run again at a similar time next year so to ensure entry and avoid disappointment it will be important to enter early. Results are here: www.clubops.com.au/DisplayResults/DisplayPublicSeriesResults?Id=1231&Id2=Sail%20Bellarine%202022 ... See MoreSee Less
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The 2023 National Sabre Championships will be held at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania from 11 – 14 January 2023.There will be an invitation race on 10 January. More details to come. ... See MoreSee Less
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Teams Racing at Mordialloc Sailing Club – 26 March 2022.Sunny weather and 8kt southerly wind provided a great setting for the annual Sabre teams race at MSC on Saturday. Five teams of four Sabres over two races competed over a course which encouraged innovative competition. With the fastest two boats in each team having a longer upwind leg on the first triangle, this handicaped them back into the fleet. Some boats also established additional handicaps by being over the line before the start!Team 1 from Mordi took first prize with 25 points led by Colin White who showed the way with two firsts, ably supported by his teammates. In second place was Safety Beach with 50 points followed by Blairgowrie with 61, Elwood 65 and team 2 from Mordi with 66.The day commenced with a talk on sailing rules and finished with presentation, sausages and drinks. It was most enjoyable and considerable thanks to Peter White and the Mordi SC team for their efforts in making it so successful.The last opportunity for the season for an interclub regatta is Sail Bellarine at end April. ... See MoreSee Less
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This is a great interview with Adrian Finglas focussing on observation. Please take the time to listen carefully! www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnOlNmAQZJg ... See MoreSee Less
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VICTORIAN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

69 Sabres lined up for the weekends racing with competitors coming from many of the clubs that sail Sabres in Victoria.  The series was won convincingly by Alan Riley of McCrae following up his success in the Nationals held in January 2020 at Wallaroo, SA.