18ft Skiff Results 5 Feb 2011

1st Heat Club Championship Start: Scratch 1st – Red Claw (Adam Young) 0:44:28 2nd – Queensland (David Witt) 0:50:10 DNF – Bulimba Firetruck (Laurie Williamson); Queenslander (Chris Garrett) Corrected Time Results will be back-calculated following collection of more race times.

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Red Claw Bites the fleet

Saturday’s racing went to plan on board the Red Claw Brisbane 18, moderate NE winds gusting between 16-19 knots and a 4 boat fleet (Red Claw, Queensland, Bulimba Firetruck and Queenslander). New crew member Toby Poulsen did a fantastic job in the bow (1st Race), Nathan (Smitty) the work horse also did a brilliant job, […]

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18ft Skiffs – DPSS – Sat 5 Feb!

Sailing is confirmed at Darling Point this Saturday.  Our thanks to DPSS Committee for accommodating us at short notice! There is talk of trying to fit in three races, which might mean a 1pm start, so try to get down early.  Also there are others sailing from DPSS so we need to be mindful of this when […]

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Brisbane River sailing events postponed

Once again we’re unfortunately required under duty of care to postpone our intended racing on the Brisbane River this weekend.  Rear Commodore Christine has been in touch with Maritime Safety Queensland and their advice is that while the River is closed to commercial and passenger ferry traffic, recreational boating is “at your own risk” due […]

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Sailing is back!

We’ve got the all clear from MSQ to resume racing on Waterloo Bay this weekend. Despite the weekend being a “free” weekend in the calendar, it seems most have confirmed, and two races are likely to be schedule to bring us back on track.  Please contact Christine if there is any doubt!

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My Sailing: Fast ferry cuts Flying Dutchman in two

My Sailing: Fast ferry cuts Flying Dutchman in two. Some very scary news coming out of Sydney, thankfully the crew are largely uninjured but this could as easily been very tragic news.  The story also highlights why “quick-release” trapeze harness are a good idea.

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Website downtime and more racing postponed

UPDATE 20/01/11: Confirmed that racing is postponed this weekend.  Please refer to email from Christine, we may look to use the Free weekend and/or have two races in one day. It’s looking likely that the 1st Heat of the Queensland Championship (for the Eddie Smith Memorial) is going to be postponed due to the amount […]

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