Vincentia Sailing Club

Jervis Bay - Australia

What a day!

Families and friends on their chosen craft racing around the awesome Jervis Bay, with a moderate South to south east breeze that sometimes tricked even he most experienced local sailors. The fleet of 13 cats carved up the bay in 3 early races with frenzied activity at each of the starts. A compressed line made all competitors think about were best to position there attacks on each race. With some interesting
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Blown Away

Well, what a beautiful day Sunday 13th October. The best part was to welcome back James R. It was great to catch up with his life experiences of New Caledonia. Or just chat.Three 16's got on the water about mid day, Mick and an unknown crew, Graham and Paul, and Scott and Simone. Graham & Paul made a spectacular return to the beach when the NorWester hit. The other two boats, returned with
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Navy Day

Fun day was had on Jervis Bay. The club shared it with the 8-10 Navy ships from a variety of visiting Countries. We all looked up into the Sky to watch the Navy Helicopter perform off the Point. During the races two Water Police went through on their Seadoo  ski-doo ,what ever they are called? The club also had a guest visit from the Tri Owned plastic boat oh its called a Getaway, however
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Who is "Lady Hobie"???

What a great day, 12 boats on the water at some time during the day.Welcome Uncle Mick & Karen Kenny, who are made a spectacular entry to their warm up for the World’s Grand Masters. However it’s not good to have two blind people on one boat. It was noticed they headed off to the hazard marker off Plantation Point. Mick did say that the reach back was the best sail of the day!
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New sailing season kick off

What was already shaping up to be a pretty, scenic day on Jervis Bay with light E/ENE winds was further enhanced by the presence of 10 very colourful Hobie 16's (well except for 'upyazall' maybe, who's younger years could well be some time ago) and 2 Hobie 18's. Nice to see Tait and Donna on their crisp and bright looking 16, and welcome to Darryl and Sue as new members to VSC . Good to see them and
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The Season Wraps Up

The footy season has dinted the numbers but those that sailed enjoyed a delightful day and a gentle nor-easter. Dianne continues to improve as she comes to terms with the speed of her new boat. The Doopers shone in the light conditions taking all three line honours. The fortiers were again showing signs of 16 envy, rumour is, something they will soon cure themselves.What a great season it has been
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New Boats on the Beach

Racing began a little later than usual due to Dianne surprising us with her new arrival – Hobie Girl, a very nice looking Hobie16.Then there was the late arrival of Mick Williams, the come back king with his new $200, 70’s model Hobie 16 – UPYAZOL.  Some members wouldn’t have even met this Hobie 18 legend from the past.  After some blood, sweat and almost tears, she was ready to race
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5 Knots for a Fleet of 5

A small fleet of 5 hobie 16’s took to the water on Sunday in a slight sou-easter. In race 1, Scott gave the fleet a 1 minute head start but sliced through the fleet to take out the win. In race 2 James made a good start and led from start to finish with Scott and John hot on his tail. During lunch, the breeze swung nor-east and strengthened slightly much to the delight of the everyone. With some
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Quinny Wins National Crown

Over the new years holiday, several Vincentia Sailing Club members traveled to Melbourne to compete in the Hobie Cat National Championships. Racing was held over 5 days with the race committee hosting over 60 races across 9 divisions. Crews from Vincentia competed in 3 divisions bringing home national titles in 2 of those.Father and daughter team of Richard and Rachael Quinn won the Hobie
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Season Fleet Record

On the final weekend of racing for 2012, a season record fleet of 17 boats hit the water. With an 18, Taipan, Hobie Waves, Getaway and 12 Hobie 16's, the fleet gave good practice for those heading off to the Hobie Nationals after Christmas. Conditions were light with a nor-easter during the day but by race 4, the southerly tempted some of the fleet on a new course.Excitement one the water began
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