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National Council Meeting

held at Teralba SC on January 3rd 2015
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Teralba Amateur
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12/11/12 - ACT Dinghy Championships 2012
A weekend of close racing in the nation's capital for the 13 boats that contested the 45th Titles. Good breeze on Saturday for three races, but a bit harder today for the last 2 races. We very much appreciate the boats from Chipping Norton, Gosford and Cronulla coming down to race.

Following is a summary of the results. Full results in the next day or so when I recover.

Champions: Michael Hitchens and Mary Tulip in Peak 1912 (tequilla 99)
2nd: John and Teagan Hanrahan in Moondance 2000
3rd: Bryce Edwards and Amanda Stern in Tempest 2033 (tiger)

Handicap:Shannon Corbett and Annika Hansen in Nemesis 1985 (tiger)
Heavyweight: Geoff and Keegan Davis in Rush 2046 (moondance 2)
Veteran: Peter Spicer and Cathy Cox in No-Mad 1924 (tequilla 99)
Jack and Jill: Ross and Stephanie Hansen in Evolution 1852 (aero 9)
Classic NS: James and PAddy MAcken in Croisstown Traffic 1763 (aero 8)

09/08/11 - ACT Season Report 10/11
Regattas for the season included the ACT NS14 Titles, hosted by the CYC as part of the ACT Dinghy Championships. A good fleet of 14 NS’s turned up, with a number of interstate boats. The video above captures the start of Race 4 on the Sunday, a nice breeze and some great reaches with Craig starting to get the newly launched Rubber Chicken going like a rocket. Peter V took out the Title in His, with Hugh Tait in second and the Dark Horse coming in third. Mike brought Battlestar home as the first Canberra boat, and while James had Crosstown Traffic across the line in 2nd place in the first race, the winds picked too much on the second day for the super lightweight crew to take advantage of this early brilliance. Roma’s bowsprit didn’t measure in (planned alterations over the winter didn’t eventuate) so Mary and Roey took it in turns crewing on the Tigger and filming. Download Full Report (PDF)

25/07/10 - ACT Season Report 09/10
Overall a good season for sailing with just 2 weekends lost – one a gale; one no wind, being the last race of the season. January was particularly good
with the afternoon easterly regularly arriving. A total of 11 boats raced at some time over the season, with 7 regulars. We also had 2 boats join us at the end of the season and they are expected to be regulars next season.

The level of competition improved with most of the fleet upgrading to better boats this year. Leo and Justin in Rum Tum Tugger (Aero 10) were the big improvers and would have been club champions had they not missed several races attending weddings (friends and family, not their’s). Mike and Di (at least before she broke her leg) in Battlestar (Force 5) slowly came to grips with a boat and rig that behaved completely differently to the Aero 8.

Bill and Danni in Big Daddy Potato (Aero 10) really got going when they put a new set of sails on the boat. Perhaps though the weight of being National President slowed Bill toward the end of the season. James and Paddy in Crosstown Traffic (Aero 8) also showed what an upgrade in boat can do for performance, almost winning a heat of the ACT Titles after leading for most of the race.

Mary and Roe in Roma (Aero 8) were dangerous (literally and figuratively) all season, particularly with the MG rig on and that funny stick out the front. They may have done better if they sailed more races, but Year 12 exam and assignment preparations took priority – which paid off with Roe getting into the ANU. Read More (PDF)

14/02/10 - 42nd NS14 National Champonships
The ACT NS14 Association invite you to the 42nd NS14 Championships, to be held on Lake Burley Griffin and hosted by the Canberra Yacht Club. Dates for the regatta are from 27 December 2010 to 2nd January 2011. More details will be announced soon.

04/06/09 - YMCA Sailing Club ACT NS14 Results

1. Mike Hitchens, Di Lane -Crosstown Traffic 1763
2. Bill Kerrigan, Danni Cribb -CatnMouse 1691
3. James Macken, Paddy Macken- Paddywagen- 1547

1. Bill Kerrigan, Danni Cribb -CatnMouse 1691
2. Mike Hitchens, Di Lane -Crosstown Traffic 1763
3. Leo O’Keeffe, Justin O’Keeffe - Rum Tum Tugger 1927

LBG Handicap Trophy
Chris Eddes Bruce Eddes -Shiraz 1907

Bill Kerrigan and Danni Cribb on CatnMouse taking out Most improved NS14
Danni Cribb – YMCA Club Most Improved Junior Crew
Mary Tulip – Clubman award for her work on Publicity and Mains’l
Ron Thompson – appointed Acting Commodore

23/11/08 - 41st ACT NS14 Championships

The 41st ACT NS14 Championships were held on the weekend of 22-23 November 2008 on Lake Burley Griffin in windy, cold conditions. Read more>>

41st ACT NS14 Championships

The 41st ACT NS14 Championships were held on the weekend of 22-23 November 2008 on Lake Burley Griffin in windy, cold conditions. Squalls were coming across the water at up to 34 knots, snow was falling on the ranges and the wind chill factor had the evening news reporting the Saturday temperature at just 2 degrees. I was sure I heard Alex Chittenden of Beach Twenty Five being given some sage advice along the lines of ‘be careful of the bullets on this Lake – they’re evil’…..

Of the six NS’s brave enough to head out, not a single one finished the first race. I admit to looking at what was coming in across the Brindabellas and taking to a rescue boat. Perhaps it was the wind, maybe it was the cold but according to the skippers Roey and I pulled out that day it was warmer in the water! Indeed, of a fleet of 51 competing in the ACT Dinghy Championships, only 5 completed the course and further racing on Saturday was postponed.

Sunday’s forecast was for more damaging winds and rain. Undeterred Race Officer Paul Fitzwarryne pushed on (and I figured it was time to try out the new camera). The wind had swung to the south requiring an awkward course with a start deep into Sullivan’s Creek, the first work up to Yarralumla Bay, a reach across Spinnaker Island and a slight reprieve from the southerly as the boats headed to the wing mark just under the lee of Expert’s Point. A broad reach back to the bottom mark completed the triangle, with the windward return up near Yarralumla Bay and back to the finish.

Five boats started Race 2 with Hugh Tait and Tom Potter (Tigger Too) out in front while Graham and Harry Lee (Fire‘n’Ice) and Mike Hitchens and Di Lane (Crosstown Traffic) tussled for second and third. Five boats started Race 3, Hugh again took to the lead, Mike lost his mast overboard downwind and Micheal Tait and Rosie Lee (Tigger) and Graham fought it out to the end with just 3 seconds separating them over the line. Down to four boats for Race 4, Hugh starting to show the benefits of youth kept his Dad at bay, Graham came in third and Alex Chittenden and Jack McNally (Beach Twenty Five) continued to put in solid performances. Race 5 saw four boats start but only the Taits finish as Graham and Alex headed for the shore. A cold series was completed, it was well and truly time to de-rig and prepare for the long drive home.

Congratulations to Hugh Tait and Tom Potter in Tigger Too, 1st, ACT NS14 Championships for 2008, and Alex Chittenden and Jack McNalley in Beach Twenty Five, 1st Handicap, ACT NS14 Championships.

The ACT NS14 Association would like to sincerely thank all the sailors who made the trip to Canberra. Thanks also to Championship sponsor Barracouta Sails for their generous support, and the YMCA Sailing Club of Canberra for hosting the event.

Mary Tulip
ACT NS14 Publicity
NS1740 / MG370 - Roma

27/10/12 - ACT Dinghy Championships 2012

Open to all Off-The-Beach Dinghies and Keelboats with YV Yardstick, 2.4mR & Flying Fifteen Yachts.
- Up to 8 Races over two days
- Newly refurbished Club House
- Canteen Facilities •
- Sailors’ Barbeque - Saturday Evening

For more Information contact:
Alan Perry (02) 6253 9721 pages/regattasandevents.aspx

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