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A NEW series of NS14 Training Videos featuring Peter V sharing some racing tips and practical "how-to" demonstrations to help the average NS14 sailor improve on the race track. Filmed just after the Nationals in Teralba, January 2015.

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National Council Meeting

held at Teralba SC on January 3rd 2015
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46th NS14 NATIONAL
CHAMPIONSHIPS
Teralba Amateur
Sailing Club
28 Dec - 4 Jan 2015

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Welcome to the South Australian NS14 Association. The NS14 is an Australian designed sailing dinghy, intended for competitive family sailing. It has a simple rig, is light enough to be lifted from a trailer (fully rigged) into the water by 3 persons of average strength, requires only reasonable fitness to sail, and is affordable by the private sailor. Contact us for more information.

South Australian News 2015 - 2016

After a long winter, season finally started – or did it ?– with the very light wind you would have to wonder.

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NS14 SA State Championships 2014 - 2015

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Final Results (Scratch)

1. 1927 Modest Mouse - Alex Poole and Natalia Jastrzebsk (9 points)
2. 1936 Powderburn - Deb Colebatch and Ashley Barclay (11 points)
3. 2035 Red Joker - Adrian Adams and Chris Rivett (13 points)
4. 2045 The Dart - John Jenkins and Lesley Jenkins (16 points)
5. 1982 Without a Trace - Dave Gordon and Lisa Brock / T Forbes (23 points)
6. 1919 Sweet Little Rock'n'Roller - Bob Couch and Chris Grigg (26 points)
7. 1997 Don't Panic - Chris Hart and Tom Vercoe (28 points)
8. 1952 Enter the Dragon - Christain Knott and Amelia Knott (36 points)
9. 1900 Blue Moon - Jem Woodroffe and Libby Sue/ Sue Lee (48 points)
10. 2037 Hammertime - Tony Clark and Lisa Brock (54 points)
11. 1949 Smoke and Mirrors - John Haines (59 points)
12. 1994 Seabreeze - Emma Barnes (62 points)

Final Results (Handicap)

1. 2045 The Dart - John Jenkins and Lesley Jenkins (13 points)
2. 2035 Red Joker - Adrian Adams and Chris Rivett (15 points)
3. 1936 Powderburn - Deb Colebatch and Ashley Barclay (18 points)
3. 1927 Modest Mouse - Alex Poole and Natalia Jastrzebsk (18 points)
5. 1919 Sweet Little Rock'n'Roller - Bob Couch and Chris Grigg (24 points)
6. 1997 Don't Panic - Chris Hart and Tom Vercoe (29 points)
7. 1982 Without a Trace - Dave Gordon and Lisa Brock / T Forbes (34 points)
7. 1900 Blue Moon - Jem Woodroffe and Libby Sue/ Sue Lee (34 points)
9. 1952 Enter the Dragon - Christain Knott and Amelia Knott (35 points)
10. 2037 Hammertime - Tony Clark and Lisa Brock (44 points)
11. 1994 Seabreeze - Emma Barnes (48 points)
12. 1949 Smoke and Mirrors - John Haines (56 points)

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South Australian State Championships 13/14

PORT VINCENT

The bay at Port Vincent during the final heat of the SA State Championships.

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NS14 Training Session

with Dave Colebatch - 30th November 2013

A great sea breeze for a sail and good to see the fleet sailing closer together. You will learn more being close to other boats and in my opinion have more fun! Also great to see Alex and Nat on Rum Tum Tugger. They showed some bursts of speed, and sailed very well; especially given they broke their vang before the start!

A big thank you to Pip Pearson for the coach boat, fuel and afternoon driving. It only cost us 2 light beers; thanks Deb and Ashley.  Also thanks to Adrian for the Gopro, though I was more focused on the boats so I’m not sure what I was pointing the camera at?! Hopefully we’ll have some useful footage for you to look at.

It was very busy on the water, particularly with the addition of the Fireballs and 505’s making it difficult for us to coach without interfering with other boats. We managed to have a look at 4 boats before the start and then about 3 boats per leg, and only 2 on the faster first reach.

Here are some observations:

Starting
All boats (except Jumbo) waited too far back from the line and therefore started late. This can often be the case with an incoming tide. The pin end looked favored but some boats chose to start at the boat end. Try to start near the favored (most upwind) end of the line.

First beat
The fleet looked like it overlaid the first mark. Try to find where all the marks are before the start.

Upwind
“Sail flatter” – This will probably feel like 5 degrees  to windward on top of you until you break the habit of sailing healed over 10 -30 degrees.

“Pull on harder” – the jib sheet and the main sheet in the breeze we had before the start and first beat. Look at your top leech ribbons, they shouldn’t be flying all the time.

“Shift Gears” as the wind strength increases. Lift the centerboard 50-100mm once you start getting overpowered and bring in the rotator a little, also increase the vang and Cunningham tension. You may also need to increase the rig tension and jib luff and out haul. As the breeze continues to build, keep raising the centerboard, bring in the rotator etc.

Reaching
“Power up” – As a minimum, ease the rotator, vang, leeward sidestay and raise the centerboard above the vang. Ideally also ease the outhaul, Cunningham and jib luff.

“Catch waves” Point up to catch the wave and bear away as you accelerate on a wave, move aft, hike hard and sheet on in planning conditions.  As you come off the wave the crew moves in and forward, ease the main and jib, and point up to catch the next wave. It’s really important to keep the boat flat at all times but particularly if you want to plane as you start to catch the wave. With enough wind and on shyer reaches like the sail in after the finish, you should be able to keep the boat on a full plane by steering up and down to catch waves, working the sheets and keeping the apparent wind forward. Try to hike as far aft as possible, with the skipper sitting on top of or behind the bridle.

Running
“Stabilize the boat”- the crew and skipper sit hiking out opposite each other.  A light crew will need to hike hard to leeward to allow the skipper to sit up on the side tanks. Both lean in and out to keep the mast as still as possible. Centerboard up to the boom, leeward sidestay off.

I hope you got something out of the day; I’d be interested in your feedback.

Happy Sailing
Dave Colebatch

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