Teralba Regatta and Nationals Update
Just a friendly reminder that the first VS association regatta is this coming weekend. I've just checked the weather forecast & the gale force winds will have moved on and the days should be nice and warm. And with the chance to have a closer look and swap tacks with the renovated SFC and Wobbygong (you won't recognise her) what other reasons do you need? Register for Teralba here TASC 76th Annual Regatta & Sabre NSW State Titles - Teralba Amateur Sailing Club Inc (teralbasailingclub.com.au)
The regatta races are also the first in the State & Travellers series. There is no entry fee for these series but you do need to have your boat registered & sailing memberships paid. We have a good number of boats that have already signed up so why not join in and support your association. It also makes scoring the races easier if everyone who is on the water is in the race!!!
It may also seem early days but entries for the nationals are open and those that enter before the end of the Teralba regatta will also receive free T-shirts for the three crew members at the nationals. The deadline is tight. Onya requires the orders by the start of December. We can't alter that but I've seen the design and it is good. So much so that I've already entered. A couple of others have also made the effort but I'd like to be ordering 50 shirts, not 12. Wendy will be taking sizes on the weekend.
If you cannot make it to teralba but want in for the Nationals T shirts promotion please send through your paperwork and payments. Cheque, cash or EFT is fine.
Of course entries for the nationals will be open until 27 January so if your circumstances prevent you from entering now don't stress. The F15's are talking up a big nationals series but I hope we can outdo them both on and off the water. A good turnout of VS's will be a great start.
Hopefully see you all on the weekend. FYI I haven't seen the starting times but I'd imagine we would be no earlier than 1400. I'll contact you in a mad panic if it is much earlier.
VS Nationals NOR - 27-29/1/23
Good news. Teralba sailing club has reviewed our NOR for the upcoming nationals and it is ready here http://www.vs.asn.au/documents.html Note that entries received before the end of the Teralba regatta will also be eligible for Nats regatta T shirts. Michael N is working on another classic that you won't want to miss out on. I've already signed up. Why don't you?
Also a friendly reminder that the annual membership and rego for some boats and crews are still outstanding. If you are going to sail in any of the regattas and want to be included in the VS results you need to be a member of the class. Membership gives you free entry into both the State & Travellers Trophy series, which are run in conjunction with the regattas we attend. Imagine winning both races at Teralba but not appearing in the results. Membership and rego forms are on the website or contact me and I'll help you out.
There has been some good racing already at Teralba, featuring the rejuvenated SFC & Quay Accounting. Both look better than new. Come along to the Teralba regatta & see what I'm writing about. See you there. Cheers John
Meanwhile at Hornsby we have 3 x regular boats, Black Diamond (with Chook selling out after 47? years in VS's) is the new boat for Team White Line Fever (look for their old boat at Pickles auctions if you want it - cheap one to fix up). Jock and team Measurement Solutions have young sheethand Emma on board. Brian Gleeson is lurking round and may assemble a life experienced crew for a few key races and regattas provided we can get Brian into gear and keen. Alex.