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Victorian Sabre Winter Series 2013



Please refer to the attached calendar showing the dates for all races in our annual Sabre winter series.

The winter series rambles it’s way through 15 races over 5 months, and involves both bay sailing at Black Rock and Mordialloc at the start and finish, and lake sailing at Albert Park Lake and Sugarloaf in the middle. Almost no-one sails all of the races, but that didn’t stop a whopping 50 boats from entering at least one of the races last season (that’s more than we get in the state championships !) The winter series is a great opportunity to race against boats that you’re not used to, to keep your skills and fitness up during the winter, and to engage in some good tactical racing so typical of lake sailing.

There is no entry fee to enter the series, although individual clubs do charge race entry fees for visitors.

Winter Series Poster 2013

Winter Series Calendar 2013

Winter Series Results 2013



If any Sabres would like to race over Easter at a competitive but friendly club they need to travel no further than Somers Yacht Club.

Thanks to Peninsulalink Somers is now only a 60 min drive from Melbourne CBD or Black Rock Yacht Club.

There are now 15 Sabres at Somers and 10 sail in almost every race. Somers has a fantastic clubhouse, great race management and a large yard with easy access and secure overnight storage. Lunches are available before racing and the bar is open afterwards.

The Easter regatta consists of
SATURDAY 30 MARCH 2.30pm – Race 1
SUNDAY 31 MARCH 2.30pm Race 2 & 3
MONDAY 1 APRIL 11am Race 4
Visitors are most welcome for any number of races
Contact Wendy Wilson 0407876950 wilsonmw@bigpond.com



The Victorian Sabre Association will be conducting a Sabre
training and boat handling session for female Sabre sailors at Chelsea Yacht club on Saturday 6 April 2013.

The aim of the session is to build confidence and sailing skills, as well as to meet other female sailors in the class. All levels are welcome.

The format will be on the water training in the morning from 9.00 am to 11.45 with the option to join in with club racing in the afternoon 2.00pm. To make the most of the session be rigged and ready to sail by 9.00.

Queries and registration can be directed to Pam Webster pcwebster@bigpond.com or Susannah Gillam  susannahgillam@yahoo.com.

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



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.


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.


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.


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

GO FOR GOLD Regatta - Black Rock YC 24/25 Nov 2012

Go for Gold Regatta remains Australia’s only true ‘coaching’ regatta where recognised coaches can be in the race area during the entire event. This gives sailors and coaches the unique opp

ortunity of immediate feedback and improvement from their coaches in a real race environment.
This year, the Sabre class have arranged on-water coaching with Brett Young and video in the form of both in-boat (GoPro cameras onboard) and rescue boat footage during racing. Brett Young and Gary McLennan will be collecting the video footage and conducting a debrief after racing each day. A good Sabre fleet is expected and sailors are encouraged to enter the regatta this week.
Notice of Race and Online Registration Form on Regatta Website www.goforgoldregatta.com.au

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