Please see info from RQYS Sailing Office...
Notice of Race and the Online Entry is now available for the 2018 Formula and Raceboard Oceanic and Australian Championships, being held at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, 17 - 20 January 2018.
As a part of the RQYS Manly Summer of Sailing 2017/18, the Championships will utilise our new sailboarding facility - the RQYS Windsurfing Centre of Excellence, located on the Squadron's Eastern Beach. The Manly Summer of Sailing 2017/18 consists of 6 back-to-back National Championships run by RQYS this December/January. We look forward to having you all here, for a great week on the water.
The standard entry fee is $260.00 is payable upon entry up until 2359 Wednesday 20 December, after which the late fee of an additional $60.00 will come into effect (as of Thursday 21 December 2017), as per NOR 4 and 5. If you will have any non-competitors attending the regatta with you, please ensure their tickets to the Welcome BBQ ($40.00) or Closing Presentation Function ($20.00) have been purchased prior to Wednesday 17 January 2018. Just a reminder that we have the 2018 Ronstan Australian Finn Championships running at RQYS (from the Main Rigging Lawn and Southern Course) at the same time from 15 - 20 January 2018, so we recommend that anyone requiring accommodation books as early as possible to get your preference. The Notice of Race includes details on nearby accommodation in section 18.
ENTER NOW - www.rqys.com.au/off-beach-sailing/#boards
See Notice of Race - www.rqys.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/18-RQYS-Formula-Raceboard-Oceanic-Australian-Windsurfer-Championships-NOR-1.pdf
Book function tickets for non-competitors - tickets.myguestlist.com.au/v25a03e1c4e13eb/2018-formula-and-raceboard-oceanic-australian-windsurfer-championships-non-competitor-tickets/evs5a03e1c4e6e49/
Please don't hesitate to get in contact with us at the RQYS Sailing Office if you have any queries.
Very kind regards,
RQYS Sailing Office
07 3396 8666
Raceboard Nationals and Oceania Championship 2018
Raceboards from Downunder will return to the scene of the spectacular 2016 Raceboard Worlds for their Nationals in January 2018.The Australian Titles, which will be held in conjunction with the 2018 Oceanics, will be held at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron at Manly, Brisbane from Wednesday 17th to Saturday 20th January. John O'Brien, who headed up the Race Committee for the Worlds, and the 2017 Nationals, will be leading the team again.
But the reigning Australian Raceboard Champion, Lea Sitja, won't be back in the country for the event, setting the scene for some close battles. Polish powerhouse Max Wojcik won an astonishing 10 out of 10 races at the last Nationals/Oceanics at Hawkes Nest, NSW in 2017. But proving it's not just Australian politicians affected by citizenship issues, Wojcik could not claim the crown by dent of his citizenship. Dual Spanish/Australian citizen Lea Sitja lifted the trophy, with an extremely consistent 9 seconds and 1 fourth. Third was NSW sailor Richie Reynolds, who at the very light end of Medium Weight, managed to edge out Heavyweight James Grunfelder in the predominantly light-wind regatta. Queensland's Mark Ward was fourth.
The 2018 event promises to be the closest fought in years. Raceboarding in Australia has experienced a surge in popularity after the Brisbane Worlds, particularly in NSW, with sailors pushing each other to better performances. Apart from Reynolds, Grunfelder and Ward, Cam Harrison, Rhys Herbert, Cameron Whitford, Brendan Moore, Justin Lord and John Doolan are all capable of leading the fleet around the course. Adam Hampton has also picked up pace this season and could threaten the pointy end.
For more information, visit www.rqys.com.au/msos/#boards
Quick reminder to enter the events asap as penalties will apply from tomorrow...Link attached...tks
Sorry, you have until 21Dec17...
Great forecast for tomorrow's kick off!!
First day results are up. Great conditions today.
And some great pics by David Bell. And thanks RQYS for a great days racing.