-Sat 3 and Sun 4 Dec – ICR Regatta at RFBYC and Open Skiff State 2022 Championships. The RFYBYC premier dinghy regatta of the year, combined Open Skiff State Championships and always a fantastic regatta and will be the for this year. ICR Regatta – RFBYC
-Sun 8 Jan to Fri 13 Jan 2023 – AUSTRALIAN OPEN SKIFF CHAMPIONSHIPS. We are extremely fortunate to hold the Australian Championships here in Perth……..don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this event!! Open to all sailors with three categories U12, U15 and U17 with all having open and intermediate fleet. We are even running a green fleet on a separate course so make sure you enter along with new sailors or opti sailors wanting to experience a nationals.
We have just received yesterday 40 brand new boats into the state and theses have all be chartered so if you need a boat reach out to your clubs or other sailors to see if there is a boat available or contact me and I’ll see if I can arrange a charter (these new boats are available for sale at only $3,710 after the nationals – normally price at close to 6k this is great value). 2023 Australian O’pen Skiff Championships – Register Now
Our club archivist Greg Jennings has forwarded this image of one of our Centenary banners.
Sail Freo 29-30th Oct – MBSC represented by Lucas & Finley in the 29erXS. They were only allowed to race the Saturday because of high winds and unstable sea-state Sunday had the OA cancel majority of junior fleets. Officially the results are a 1st from only 1 race sailed but it was the experience of being out there in the trying conditions that was the real benefit. As they were cancelled from racing on Sunday, instead of crying about not being allowed to sail, the boys decided to come up to MBSC and join the afternoon club race in an o’pen skiff each and race each other just for fun.
This coming weekend PDSC is holding a 2 day Training Camp and regatta. The boys will participate to get some training in on the o’pen skiff before the Nationals which will be held at SoPYC in early Jan 23. The boys have only sailed the o’pen skiff a handful of times so they are looking forward to the challenge in a National fleet and hope to encourage some of the other MBSC members to also compete.
Link for PDSC Training Regatta: https://www.perthsailing.org.au/events/160261/
(Photos taken by Finley’s grandpa, Graham.)
In S97 News:
Skallagrigg competed in the S97 Association 5th Metro Race from 6 races scheduled. Racing is tight with Skallagrigg now sitting in 2nd after a not so glamourous day out. Let’s just say that they needed that drink when coming in!! No photo evidence on this one! 6th and final race for the series is scheduled for this Saturday.