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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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HANDICAP RESULTS

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2007/08 National titles at Black Rock Yacht Club in Melbourne, Victoria
2007/08 National titles at Black Rock Yacht Club in Melbourne, Victoria

Welcome to the Victoria 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.

Victorian News and Information


09/08/11 - Victorian State Report
The NS14 Fleet in Vic had a rather flat year with all owners pre-occupied or content to only sail in local club events. Chelsea and Black Rock still have a couple of 6's and 7's racing and with the in flux of water, Cairn Curran is full again allowing a couple of older boats to get wet. Download Full Report (PDF)

Top Ten Finish in NS14 National Championships
In one of the biggest celebrations of mediocrity seen in Melbourne, the crew of Verve (NS1511), Sugarloaf Sailing Club members Paul Dillon and Mick Skerry partied long into the night after achieving a 9th place (handicap) in the NS14 National Championships held at the Black Rock Sailing Club over the Christmas / New Year break.

Despite having never sailed in a race against another NS14 boat or on Port Philip Bay, Paul and Mick arrived full of enthusiasm and praying for a Steven Bradbury type scenario when they found they were not only the heaviest crew but also sailing the oldest boat in a development class.

“It is fair to say our learning curve was fairly steep over the course of the championships from not only being able to see first hand the set up of other boats as well as talk to the skippers and observe how to sail these boat fast” explained Paul. “The skippers tactic of sailing at the back of the fleet really helped in this respect”, added Mick.

“Being the oldest boat, meant that we were never going to do well on scratch but believed our fitness, skill, weight and the fleet attrition factor, especially on the stronger breeze days, would give us a chance on handicap” said Paul. “ I am extremely pleased especially with the results of Races 5 and 6 in that we were able to maintain contact with the fleet and finish within 10 minutes of the winner.

Mick agrees with Paul however thinks the handicap result was more related to the handicap padding provided by such a bad result in race 2.

The partners of Mick and Paul were ecstatic with the news that the National Championships were over and “No more bloody sailing” for the Xmas break. “Like really, this level of celebration for 7th place – give me a break” quoted Mick’s partner Gail while Paul’s wife Karen was more philosophical “ In a championship there can only be one winner and Paul seems to be so good at losing”.

Flushed with the recent success – plans are being made to compete at the 2008/9 National Championships in Adelaide.

Victorian NS14's are sailing at
Black Rock Yacht Club
Altona Yacht Club
Sugarloaf Sailing Club
Barwon Heads Sailing Association
Cairn Curran Sailing Club

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