Round 1 MJ NSW States Championships
Port Kembla Sailing Club yet again produced an awesome regatta for Round 1 of the MJ States. Thanks to the volunteer army for providing that signature hospitality!!
High winds on Day 1 produced a shortened course for race 1 and the abandonment of Race 2 for the Novices due to fresh SE winds approaching 20 knots. Lots of choc-tops and retirements. The Open fleet powered on and put in 2 exhilarating high-octane races – some fast shy-reaching on the triangles. Day 2 was lighter and allowed the Novice to complete 2 clean races with massive improvements in skills all round.
At the top of the open fleet the competition was very close between the top 2 boats – Wicked (Jesse Dransfield) winning 2 and Firefly (Hugo Taranto) taking his first win in State Champs races. For further results have a look at the results page.
Regatta and racing execution was fantastically smooth thanks to all volunteers. All agreed that it was yet another extraordinarily successful MJ Regatta. See you all at Avalon.
For the complete report please look on the event home page
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ACT Dinghy Titles
15 - 16 November 2014
If you fancy a weekend away in our nation's capital combined with some racing, this is for you. There is a group of MJ's going from Port Kembla SC, so why not go and add to the numbers and show what a great boat the MJ's are!
The event will be based at the Canberra Yacht Club.
The Notice of Race will be available here
The Winter Training was hosted by the Manly 16' skiff Club and Manly Yacht Club. These took place on the 27/7/14 and 10/8/14
We had 2 great days of training up to 33 boats on the water from many different clubs. The skill level ranged from Rookie through to the front of the fleet. We saw some great improvements over the 2 days.
Dates for this Season
Round 1. Port Kembla Sailing Club – 25th & 26th October, 2014
Round 2. Avalon Sailing Club - 22nd & 23rd November, 2014
Round 3. Pt. Wolstoncroft – 14th – 15th February, 2015
Middle Harbour – 27th – 30th December, 2014
MJ Nationals Video
Click here to watch a great video of the Nationals created by Niall Powers. If you would like a DVD copy of it please contact Niall on firstname.lastname@example.org. He will charge a nominal cost of $4 to cover his costs. Thanks Niall
October 2013 Newsletter (update)
Congratulations to 12 year old Jacina Oliveri and her brother Jante from Port Kembla who won the MG State Titles on handicap on the weekend. What a big step from skippering an MJ in the Novice Fleet to skippering an MG – well done Jacina.
Zac Barnabas and Oscar Triglone
for winning the 2013 MJ National Championships and the 2013/14 NSW State Championships
Lots of Photos on the pictures page
Some Great Sailing at this weekend Round of the States in Manly Cove. Thank you to all the Volunteers that worked so hard to make a great weekend. Lots of Pictures can be found here
More pictures from the 2nd round of the States at Manly from Genelle Aldred - Thanks Genelle