The 12ft Skiff Association has announced that a prize of a new jib from Chapman High Performance Sailing as the prize for the first Cherub in the Handicap pointscore at the upcoming 12ft Skiff Nationals.
The series which will be sailed at Lane Cove over the Easter period will also feature a packed social program.
The Notice of Race is available on the 12ft Skiff website here: http://skiff.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/2017-Australians-NOR.pdf. If you are thinking of entering please do so now as they are trying to finalise the program which will be at the printer in less than two weeks - they are aiming to have a list of competitors in the program, but will only put your name down if you have registered.
The racing format is scheduled as follows: One race Friday, two Saturday, two Sunday and one Monday. This of course is subject to the PRO’s discretion and breeze conditions.
Thursday Night: Welcome drinks and BBQ on the deck.
Friday: ‘Supporters Day’. Following on from last year’s successful event, this will be an event for all those whom you are fortunate enough to call partners, parents, girlfriends/boyfriends, wives/husbands, daughters/sons and everything in between. The day will start with some fine Back Vintage Wines on the deck at Lane Cove followed by a trip over to Clarkes Point (Woolwich) to finish off the champagne and dabble in some fine cheeses while watching us battle it out on the course. All are welcome and more information on this event will come out shortly, once we have a few more RSVP’s we will be able to finalise the event.
Friday Night: Mexican Night
Saturday Night: Rum party & burgers.
Sunday Night: Beers, Wine, Cider & Kebabs. A relaxed night to get ready for the final day of racing.
Monday: Supporters Ferry Day. Thanks to generosity of another one out our fine sponsors, Your Move Conveyancing, this is a day for all the family, friends and those partially interested in what we do. It is a FREE event which will start at the club with getting to know the crews and boats then hopping on a ferry for a cruise around the harbour to watch the final race of the series (here’s hoping for a nail biter). Supporters of the class and those on the ferry will also be invited to join us for the presentation night dinner (again which will be free).
Monday Night: Presentation. Tickets will be included in the entry fee and as noted above, it is an open event which will be free to family and supporters as well.
As Nick Press from the 12ft Skiff Association says, "As you can see the event is shaping up to be one which you’ll want to be a part of, and simply won’t want to miss! Many thanks go to all those who are making it happen! These events are only possible with volunteers, and there has been overwhelming support from Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Skiff Club. There are countless volunteer hours that are involved in helping run the regatta; from the PRO through to the canteen staff and everyone in between. We are also fortunate enough to have some financial and prize sponsors involved in the regatta to help us put on some of the awesome off water activities lined up.