Happy new year to everyone.
Next event of the Nacra super series is being held at Lake Samsonvale this coming weekend.
On the 18th ,19th January.
Please see link for further details.
Prizes will awarded from the Nacra association you just need to be a financial member and have a class legal Nacra.
Membership forms can be found at
Well done to all the sailors from Queensland that competed in the recent 41st Nacra nationals in South Australia.
Queenslanders managed to win all the classes(Infusion as a crew only)
1st Adam Beattie ,Jason Bennett
2nd- Michael Guinea, Brendan Torplund
4th Brad Knoning and Josh
1st place-Jamie Torplund as crew
1st James Oakden, Lachie Lys
1st Trent Potter
4th –Ollie daveys
1st Craig Fraser, Chris Davies (N17C)
2nd James Fraser, Mark Oakden (N17C)
Also a big thanks to everyone that took down a Nacra 350 for the children to sail, it certainly was a great site seeing 9 children sail on these boats through the week,
A total of 41 boats competed at the titles which is a fantastic fleet for that part of the world. The series and social events went very well and all that attended had a great time.
Big thanks especially to all the North Queensland crew that drove to the event. I think Adam would of done well over 7000kms with two young kids in the car as well.
A big thanks to Jeff and Liz Southall who did a great job of hosting the event a lot goes on behind the scene to run a regatta.
Hope to see you at the next events.
From the team at Queensland Nacra association.
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The Australian Youth Championships will be held at Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club 10-14 January 2020.
The Official Notice Board will be set up here https://www.sailingyouth.org.au/competitor-information/
Below is some general information about Sorrento and logistics for attending the regatta at our club. We hope you can make it down here.
For SSCBC volunteer information, please click here.
Information about Sorrento and the Mornington Peninsula
- Wooden Boat Shop Chandlery, Boat Repairs, Sailmaker (Geoff – 0477 833 272)
- South Channel live weather (usually over reads by 5 kts compared to our racing area in a southerly)
- High or Low tide at Williamstown corresponds with the tide turning off the club jetty
- SSCBC runs a Courtesy Bus for members and honorary regatta members after racing.
- Beach House Rentals
- Peninsula Holiday Rentals
- Coast and Country Getaways
- Airbnb Sorrento
- Stayz Sorrento
What’s around Sorrento
- Sorrento Township is well serviced by supermarkets, a hardware store and an extensive range of dining, food and shopping
- Closest Petrol Station is in Blairgowrie
- Closest refuelling marina is Queenscliff
- Support Ribs can be launched here and moored on our Med Moorings
Please forward any queries to the Royal Geelong Yacht Club on: email@example.com
Registration is a two-step process, please follow the below steps:
Use the Manage2Sail Registration System to Register and enter your Racing Information.
Proceed to the Payment Portal to pay your entry fee.
Please refer to the NOR for entry fees and dates they may increase.
The Geelong City area and surrounding suburbs have a huge choice of places to stay, from the luxury of our magnificent waterfront, the indulgences of some of our heritage bed and breakfasts, right down to simple and cheap camping grounds. There is something to suit everyone’s taste and budget and many are conveniently located close to our best attractions and events and are still only minutes from our region’s best beaches. See below link for local accommodation options close to the Royal Geelong Yacht Club.
Geelong Accommodation Details
More information can be found at www.visitgeelongbellarine.com.au
Shipping & Logistics
The Royal Geelong Yacht Club is situated in the heart of Geelong and central along the waterfront. The Club will temporarily extend its footprint to create a boat park for the 49er/FX/Nacra 17 World Championships. We will therefore not be able to accommodate Trailers or Containers on site. A separate Trailer/Container compound will be setup at Limeburners Point Boat Ramp on the waterfront approx. 2km from the Yacht Club which will also be the main RIB launching area. Those wishing to store containers at Limeburners Point will need to contact Cargo Live to book and arrange details (there is only space available for approximately 25 containers on site). Cargo Live is the Official Event Logistics partner and will be managing container storage bookings for the event.
CargoLive Global Events are the logistics experts when it comes to major sporting events. Having been in business for more than 40 years, they have helped hundreds of competitors with all the logistics that goes with competing around the world.
From the 2016 Rio Olympic Games to the 2019 Miami World Championships, CargoLive have taken care of shipping for both competitors and regatta organisers. They are the main sponsors of the Australian Olympic Team and also a supporter of Sailing Australia and other sporting events.
CargoLive will have a dedicated team to assist sailors competing in this year’s World Championships in Geelong and can assist with international shipping, customs clearance, border security and trucking. CargoLive will have staff on the ground at the event to supervise unpacking and packing and will also handle general queries about shipping to make life easy for visiting sailors and teams. If you wish to ship your boats for the next regatta or return home, they can help with it all.
Their dedicated Team can be contacted below,
CargoLive Projects Team
firstname.lastname@example.org | +612 9099 0810 (office )
We have a limited number of Charter Boats available which can be delivered to the Regatta Venue for the event (and any lead up training at the venue). Please contact the Event Chairperson and Australian 49er Association President Chris Manton via email: email@example.com
Frequently Asked Questions
Host Club Information
When Can we Access the Host Club?
Amenity/Food and Drink Access
Getting Equipment to Australia
Services and Parts
Getting Around Geelong
What is There to Do in Geelong?
2019 Oceania Championship
November 25th – November 27th
2019 World Championship
November 29th – December 8th
The Nacra 15 Open World Championships 2019 will be organized in Marseille from 19 – 25 October 2019. This event is open to all sailors of all ages and has no gender restrictions on crew configurations .
Registration and measurement will be at 19 & 20 October. Racing starts at Monday 21 October. Final races and prizegiving at Friday 25 October.
The Nacra 15-17 Branch are in final stages of organising coach at the event. If you are thinking of going and would be interested in some coaching and haven’t received an email from Anna Payne can you please send her an email for more details ASAP!! firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on the event can be found here http://www.nacra15class.com/worlds-2019/
A big congratulations to Georgia Payne and Nathan from WA who just won the Dutch youth regatta.
A total of 43 Nacra 15s from 15 countries competed at the event.
With 4 days of racing and 17 races held in a variety of conditions.
A very great result for this team who have been putting in the long hours training over the past few months.
Below is a post from Peter Dawson Event Director for the NACRA 17 Worlds at Auckland.
” Hi sailors and coaches. I just wanted to introduce myself – Peter Dawson, Event Director for the Auckland World Championships in December 2019.
On the Nacra 17 website is important information regarding shipping to New Zealand and on to Australia. There is also an attractive accommodation offer for your regatta time in New Zealand.
For any enquiries please contact Jude Eades – Regatta Secretary Auck49erNacraWorlds@gmail.com “