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Club Moorings in Pittwater
Avalon Sailing Club hold a quantity of club moorings in Pittwater, located near to our home at Avalon.
Mooring availability is currently: AVAILABLE
Quartet Bowl Race #2 Results
Last Sunday it was Race #2 of the Quartet Bowl. On the way up the Hawkesbury to Juno Point, some yachts kept a tight line around West Head but risked lulls in the breeze, while others went wider in search of a more steady breeze. It was debateable which tactic worked best, but it was undeniable that Under Pressure, helmed by Toni Fox did the best job. She turned around Juno ahead of most of the fleet and stormed home to win by more than 6 minutes. Great sailing. That said, it was not plain sailing. After sailing most of the day in a NW/N shifting breeze, on the way back down Pittwater a strong nor’easter hit. Those with spinnakers up, suddenly got spun 90 degrees off course, with some gusts coming through at close to 30 knots! Spinnakers were quickly dropped, some braces offered to the ocean floor, and some people just hanging on tight! In second place, was Panchax, helmed by Steve Parker; and in third place was Just Magic II, helmed by Chad Leggett.
Avalon Series Race #2 Results
On Sunday it was Race #2 of the Avalon Series. A total of fourteen yachts participated. It was good to finally see a steady breeze. The race was handicapped for ‘slowboat’ of 185 minutes [the median time of the past nine races], which gave an estimated finish time of 4:35pm. The mid-fleet yacht finished before 4:10pm, so it was a fast race. Talking about fast, Laura, helmed by David Boyd, sped around the course to win the race with ease. Very well done. Second place went to Goldfinger, helmed by Jan Evans; and third place went to Iluka, helmed by Neil Mattes.
Updated Spring Roster is now posted - please review
The updated Spring Roster has now been published. Please review and see where you have been allocated a duty. Please note the instructions with regards to swaps, updates etc.
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Spring BBQ - 22nd Oct
Koolong and Blue Water Shield Race #1 Results
On Sunday we experienced a wide range of conditions – sun, cloud, rain, a rainbow, thunder, no wind, a (mild) southerly front and then not much wind. A total of fourteen yachts participated, with 6 in the Koolong and 8 in the Blue Water Shield. Quite a few yachts got caught in a hole on the right side on the way up Pittwater. It paid to be more on the middle/left. After that, the shifting wind conditions meant opportunity for some and headaches for others.
Financial Report 2015-2016
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The approach taken to handicapping at Avalon Sailing Club is to handicap yachts based on personal performance (using elapsed times), rather than class based boat handicaps (using rig based measurements). Personal performance based handicaps have the benefit of encouraging participation, as race results are based on how well you sailed in a race compared to your ‘normal’ performance. This seems to fit in well with ASC’s motto of “Fostering, encouragement, promotion, teaching, and above all, enjoyment of sailing on the waters of Pittwater”.