With the easing of COVID related restrictions, the NSC winter sailing series will start on 14 June 2020, with a number of additional rules and guidelines to comply with Government regulations.
A series of five friendly handicap races is to be held open to yachts and potentially dinghies. There will be supplementary rules to comply with COVID protocols
The spirit of the races is to be an opportunity to make further use of the Club and waterway year-round. A BYOE BBQ may be held, weather and government regulations permitting, at the Club after each race.
Yachts compete for the Marine Watch Middle Harbour Trophy.
Dinghies will be accommodated, and a series prize awarded if there are sufficient regular starters. COVID protocols must be satisfied. As in previous years the club will not be supplying any manned rescue craft.
The proposed dates for 2020 are:
Dates for 2020 are: Sunday 14th June, 5th and 19th July, 9th and 23rd August.
Handicap start commencing from 11:40am.
Racing Results and Handicaps:
Eligibility to race:
(a) All boats registered with NSC for the preceding summer season are eligible to compete with no further fees payable.
(b) Any NSC registered member is entitled to enter an “Eligible Yacht’ with payment of $15.00 per race or $55.00 for all races.
(c) Non NSC members are invited (acceptance at the discretion of NSC) to enter an “Eligible Yacht” with payment of $20.00 per race or $70.00 for all races, subject to the skipper and crew (see below) being members of another Australian Sailing club and/or current individual members of Australian Sailing.
“Eligible Yacht” means a boat covered by a current insurance policy with at least Third Party Property & Personal Injury Liability cover. It will be considered a Category 7 Event for yachts.
Skippers/owners who are not members of another Yachting NSW sailing club can apply to become “Winter Members” of Northbridge Sailing Club. Winter Members will have an entitlement to sail in the Winter Series and limited club membership rights. This is because NSC is sanctioned only to host races for members of Australian Sailing.
Winter Membership is available at $100 that includes the fee that NSC must remit to AS for membership. Adding $55 to that makes total $155.
Entry is via entry form on NSC website – see below.
Sailing instructions and entry form are on the NSC website below, or
0417 325 072.