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SPASC hosts the Hartley National Championships and Weta-Class NSW State Titles

SPASC proudly hosted the Tasar Association of NSW Travellers’ Trophy No. 3 on 7 Dec 19 with 4 visiting crews competing with 5 locals for the prize. James and Tara Burman (Little Miss Magic) just pipped Hugh and Emma Tait (Seredipity) at the post, taking line-honours in challenging conditions.

SPASC will next host the 2019 Hartley TS16 National Championships and the Weta-Class NSW State Titles between 28 Dec 19 and 3 Jan 20. To view the Notices of Race (NORs) and register for these events, please visit Australian Sailing’s revolutioniseSPORT.

A printable version of the Weta-Class NOR is also available here.

May you all enjoy a relaxing and safe Christmas.

Authorised by J. Hackett, SPASC Publicity Officer

December 10th, 2019

TANSW TT3 and 2019 Weta-Class NSW State Titles to be hosted by SPASC

The 2019/20 season is off to a flying (and floating..) start!

The annual SPASC Monohull and 14′ Catamaran Regatta, and the Catagatta for the big cats saw some fierce competition in challenging conditions.

Coming up, SPASC will proudly host the Tasar Association of NSW Travellers’ Trophy No. 3 on 7 Dec 19.

SPASC will also host the 2019 Weta-Class NSW State Titles between 28 and 31 Dec 19. To view the Notice of Race (NOR) and register for this event, please visit Australian Sailing’s revolutioniseSPORT.

A printable version of the NOR is also available here.

May you all experience fair winds and following seas.

Authorised by J. Hackett, SPASC Publicity Officer

November 6th, 2019

Season’s start and regatta NORs

The 2019/20 season is off to a flying (and floating..) start!

The annual SPASC Monohull and 14′ Catamaran Regatta is scheduled for Saturday, 28 September 19.

To view the Notice of Race (NOR) and register for this event, please visit Australian Sailing’s revolutioniseSPORT.

A printable version of the NOR is also available here.

The big cats will be contesting their Catagatta over the weekend of 26-27 October.

May you all experience fair winds and following seas.

Authorised by J. Hackett, SPASC Publicity Officer

September 22nd, 2019

2019-20 Sailing Season Commences

Calling all sailors,

The 2019 / 2020 sailing season begins Saturday 31st August 2019 with a Sweepstakes Race.

The first Point Score race will be held on Saturday 7th September.

Time to polish up those boats in preparation for another awesome SPASC season.

See you all out on the water very soon!

Authorised by B. Sharland, SPASC Public Officer

August 15th, 2019

Season’s close; thank you all.

The 2018/19 season closed yesterday with our ever-popular presentation day. Thanks to all in attendance, to those who prepared the spread and to our special guests: Greg Piper MP, State Member for Lake Macquarie, Mayor Kay Fraser, Lake Macquarie City Council, Lyle Dalton, Boolaroo/Speers Point RSL Sub-Branch and Peter Watson of Teralba Amateur Sailing Club.

Congratulations to our class champions and to all competitors for a wonderful season. We’ll see you again very soon.

June 2nd, 2019

Anzac Day Regatta, the Worrell 1000 and Presentation Day, 1 Jun 19

SPASC’s ever-popular, season-closing ANZAC Day Regatta is scheduled for Thursday, 25 April, sponsored by Ronstan – ClearStart Watches & Timers – “the official timekeeper of the 2019 ANZAC Day Regatta” (NOR available here).

In breaking news, Rod Waterhouse and SPASC’s own Brett White will be sailing the Worrell 1000 mile race, from 6 to 18 May 2019. Brett will represent SPASC in this massive and extreme event, sailing a NACRA Carbon 20 over 13 days from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Virginia Beach, Virginia in the US. Our thoughts are with Brett and his team, with best wishes for a safe and successful race.

And finally, this season’s Presentation Day has been rescheduled for 1 June, starting at 2:30 pm at the clubhouse. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Authorised by B. Sharland, SPASC Public Officer

March 28th, 2019

Pulbah Marathon success, upcoming Hartley Lake Macquarie Challenge and other future events

Thanks to all those sailors who participated in our Annual Marathon race last weekend and congratulations to our intrepid Tasar sailors who were the only boats able to round Pulbah Island due to the light breeze.

Future SPASC events in addition to Club Championship & Pointscore races include:
• 9 February – Tasar TANSW Traveller’s Trophy (TT4)
• 2 March – President’s Cup
• 3 March – Hartley TS16 Lake Macquarie Challenge (NOR available here. Register here.)
• 25 April – Annual ANZAC Day Regatta (NOR available here).

Authorised by B. Sharland, SPASC Public Officer

February 6th, 2019

Annual Marathon / Pulbah Island Race on 2 February 2019 and the SPASC ANZAC Day Regatta, 25 April 2019

SPASC will again be holding our popular Annual Marathon/Pulbah Island Race on 2 February 2019 for all ‘off the beach’ monohull & catamaran classes, with 3 Groups starting from 11.00am to 1.00pm, using ‘Le Mans’ starts. This event is made possible by the generous support of Zhik, Ronstan, Bob Fussell Marine and Sail Centre and the Lake Macquarie City Council.

To view the Notice of Race (NOR) and register for this event, please visit Australian Sailing’s revolutioniseSPORT.

Also, our ANZAC Day Regatta is scheduled for 25 April 2019. Registration links will be provided shortly. SPASC thanks Ronstan and the Boolaroo/Speeers Point RSL Sub-Branch for their kind support of this event.

To view printable versions of the NORs for these events, please click here.

Authorised by B. Sharland, SPASC Public Officer

December 9th, 2018

Hartley State Titles Success

Our club hosted the Hartley TS16 NSW/ACT State Titles, 28 Sep – 1 Oct 18. NSW Hartley Association President, Alan Scott commented as follows:

The Speers Point [Amateur Sailing] Club and its members put on an excellent State Titles and are to be commended for a very successful series where all competitors safely enjoyed themselves on the picturesque waters of North Lake Macquarie. Special mention goes to [SPASC Senior Vice President], Glenn Nolan of Freudian Slip who worked so hard to arrange all the details […]

SPASC also extends its appreciation to photographer and member, Paul Bellamy for capturing a gallery of high quality images taken at critical stages during the races. He does a wonderful job for SPASC and the sailors whom he captures on film.

Authorised by B. Sharland, SPASC Public Officer

October 4th, 2018

The 2018 – 2019 Sailing Season Begins Saturday 1st September

Calling all Sailors

The 2018 / 2019 Sailing Season begins Saturday 1st September 2018 with a Sweep Stake Race.

The 1st Point Score Race will be held on Saturday 8th September

Time to dust down your boat ready for another awesome season ahead

See you all out on the water

August 26th, 2018

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