Dates for your diary
2016/17 States and Nationals Regatta schedule - venue information here.
States 1: Hornsby - 22-23 October 2016
States 2: Middle Harbour 16' Skiffs - 19-20 November 2016
States 3: Port Kembla SC - 11-12 February 2017
Nationals: St George SC - 27-30 December 2016
Now is a great time to buy a boat for the new season - check out the great options here.
Check out the tips and tricks videos from round 3 of the 2015-16 MJ States at Point Wolstoncroft on our video page.
Congratulations to Peggy and Avril from MH16SSC who won the mixed class Junior Division of the MYC Helly Hanson Womens Challenge sailing 2757 Twiggy.
Manly Yacht Club - Helly Hanson Womens Challenge
The MYC Women’s Challenge is celebrating its 21th year. We have a commitment to encourage, excite and support Women in sailing at every level of experience.
MYC invites female sailors around Australia to participate in the Manly Yacht Club Helly Hansen Women’s Challenge 2016.
The event is being conducted over two days, the Saturday being the day for Juniors.
SATURDAY, 19th March 2016
Lasers, Op’n Bics, Optis, PJs, MJs, Flying 11s and Access dinghies
This is an open invitation and entry for Juniors is FREE!!! And being the Helly Hansen Challenge there are great prizes. SI will be issued shortly but expected to be briefing at 12:10 for 12:55 earliest warning. 3 boats in a class required to make a division.
2016 Video competition
Our video competition is back in 2016 after a successful launch in 2015. Check out the prior year entries here.
The competition this year is kindly sponsored by
Professional Advantage - ERP, workflow, business intelligence and corporate performance management software and solutions for high performing companies.
- Create good quality instructional videos by junior sailors for junior sailors.
- Knowledge transfer between junior sailors
- General promotion of the Manly Junior class online
- Video length should be approximately 1 min, maximum length 90 seconds
- Entries should focus on one aspect of rigging, sailing or racing techniques.
- Submission prior to race briefing on Day 1, Round 3 of 2015/2016 State Titles
3 Prizes awarded for:
1. Best instructional video
2. Runner up
3. Best submission by a Novice Fleet sailor
Competition entrants should be current MJ sailors. Recent MJ sailors interested in participating should apply in advance to the competition committee.
Video content must be presented by junior sailors in keeping with the competition objectives
Content may be on land or on water
Parents may assist with video filming and editing or similar tasks to ensure entries are of appropriate quality
Preferred submission by USB or similar electronic storage format at Round 3 registration readable by a laptop.
Acceptance of entries that (i) can not be viewed by committee at Round 3 (e.g. due to no internet access) or (ii) do not comply with the above guidelines, at the sole discretion of Competition committee.
Suggested ‘How to’ Topics
Roll tacks; Gybing; Where to sit and when; Planing on reach, Setting or dropping spinnakers, Sail settings/shape, Rig tension, Rigging 101 for new parents, Fast starts, Knots, Race Tactics, Launching; Rules
Videos will be placed on the YouTube Manly Junior channel and titled Manly Junior Sailing – How to ….
The Rookie Notice of Race for round 3 of the 2015-16 States Championships at Point Wolstoncroft is now available on the States Race Documents page.
The MYC Teams Challenge is back. Middle Harbour 16' Skiff Club is hosting the teams race event on March 20th. It's a huge statement trophy last won by Royal Motor Yacht Club in 2005. Which club will take the honour this year? NOR coming soon.
Thank you Manly 16 Foot Skiff Sailing Club for a fantastic regatta with great organisation and hospitality.
Accommodation booking for Round 3 of the 2015-2016 MJ State Championships at Point Wolstoncroft Centre is open here - please complete your booking by 01 Feb 2016 at the latest.
Everyone attending must also register their medical and dietary requirements for the venue online here (our booking number is 470142, the event start date is 12/02/2016 and the event location is Point Wolstoncroft Sport and Recreation Centre). This form MUST be completed by 01/02/2016 for everyone who will be staying overnight (camping or bunk house) or eating any of the provided meals.
Casual Open, Novice and Rookie fleet entrants must register their boat and crew here.
Read the December 2015 MJ Association newsletter here.
Get ahead of the crowd for the last round of the States at Point Wolstoncroft - register your medical and dietary requirements for the venue online here (our booking number is 1470142, the event start date is 12/02/2016 and the event location is Point Wolstoncroft Sport and Recreation Centre). This form MUST be completed by 01/02/2016 for everyone who will be staying overnight (camping or bunk house) or eating any of the provided meals.
Venue information for the 47th National Championships regatta now available on the race event page.
And don't forget to register your boat to compete here.
Full race results from Round 2 (Avalon) of States Championships now available on the event page.
The 47th National Championships are being held on 27th to 30th December. The NOR and courses are now available on the event home page under race documents
Sailing Instructions for round 1 of the States Championship have been released on the event web page.
PLEASE NOTE: As per the Notice of Race - a $30 late fee for states registration applies from Sunday evening 18 October. Please register asap (including boat registration fee if not paid by your club).
Notice of Race extract
4.8 Entry Documents Entry Form shall be lodged online with the Manly Junior Sailing Association of NSW http://www.mj.yachting.org.au/ and shall be accompanied by the documents as detailed on the Entry Form. Entries close on 18th October 2015 at 1800hrs. For entries received after this date, the entry fee for the three Regattas shall be $170.00.
2015/16 States Championships is open for registration here. You can register for just the first round at Port Kembla or all three rounds including Avalon and Point Wolly.
Past members (and families and friends) of Balmoral Sailing Club are invited to be a part of the Club's 70th Celebrations to be held on Sunday 18th October 2015 at Balmoral Sailing Club, The Esplanade, Mosman, commencing at 12:00 noon. More here.
We hope your preparation for the 2015-16 season is progressing and look forward to seeing you at Round 1 of the State Championships at Port Kembla.
The H2O Sports Academy Australia opened within the Point Wolstoncroft Sport and Recreation Centre this year. They would like to offer programs to MJ sailors when the class sees appropriate time slots in our calendar to compliment the class program.
They have a fantastic team of coaches at H2O, which now includes Haylee Outteridge, a current member of the Australian Sailing Team helming a 49erFX. In the short term, they are offering up to six MJ teams the opportunity to attend the H2O Kids Race Training residential camp on 28-30 September with Haylee Outteridge as their coach. Details of the camp can be found on this webpage.
2015-2016 Regatta dates for your diary
24 - 25 Oct 15 States R1 Port Kembla
21 - 22 Nov 15 States R2 Avalon
27 - 30 Dec 15 Nationals Manly 16 Ft Skiff Club
12 - 14 Feb 16 States R3 Point Wolstoncroft
Need a boat? Check out the MJs for sale
Check out the tips and tricks video competition from 2014-2015
Leading up to the 2014 National Championships at Middle Harbour 16' Skiff Club in December 2014 we announced a video competition to find the best tips and tricks from this year's MJ sailors that could help the sailors of future years. At the final round of the 2014-2015 States Championship at Point Wolstonecroft we all got to see the videos and the judges awards were made.