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					May 2010
Volume 5, Issue 6                   Australian Cherub News
                                          Rope City Tops the Class at CHS 2010




Right: Murray Jones and Ash-
ley Knighton who took out the
Cherub Division of the 2010
Australian Secondary Schools
Regatta get their boat Rope
City going during Race 2.
(Photo: Kingsley Forbes-
Smith)

                                Murray Jones and Ashley         conditions which did not        With one drop taken into
                                Knighton took the honours       suite the Cherubs at all.       account and only one race
                                in the Cherub class at the      Few crews managed to            remaining Everything Zen
                                2010 Australian Secon-          finish the course within the    led both the overall series
                                dary Schools Regatta held       time limit. One of those to     and the Cherub Division.
                                at Belmont in early April.      finish was Oliver Hartas        Rope City were only a
                                Sailing Ashley’s boat           and James Bloomfield in         couple of points behind
                                Rope City the pair nar-         Getcha Cans Out who slid        overall and locked to-
                                rowly edged out Sydney          home clear winners              gether on equal points
                                crew Jen Pagett and An-         among the Cherubs and at
 Cherubs on                     drew Stephenson in Eve-         the same time secured           To everyone’s disappoint-
 Facebook                       rything Zen in the final        third place on yardstick. In    ment the condition for the
                                race.                           Thursday’s Race Two the         final race were less than
 For all the day by day                                         breeze returned and Eve-        perfect for the Cherubs
 news on the Cherub             The regatta began in a          rything Zen again powered       with very light winds. The
 scene join up to the           promising way for the           to the front of the fleet not   light conditions put pay to
 Cherub National Coun-          Cherub fleet with Every-        only winning the Cherubs        any prospect of a Cherub
 cil of Australia page on       thing Zen taking out the        but also scoring an overall     winning the overall but
 Facebook and to stay           Invitation Race while also      win on yardstick. The           Rope City made the most
 in touch with your             scoring an overall win on       breeze held in again on         of the conditions to be the
 Cherub friends, post           yardstick in the fleet of 131   Friday with Rope City this      first Cherub home and
 photos and take part in        boats of all classes. By        time the top of the Cher-       take the Cherub Associa-
 discussions check out          contrast Race One of the        ubs. With three races           tion Trophy for the top
 the Australian Cherub          main series on Wednes-          completed the stage was         Cherub on scratch in the
 Sailors group.                 day was sailed in drift like    set for a dramatic finish.      series.
Australian Cherub News                                    Volume 5, Issue 6                                      Page 2


         NSW Winter Training                                     2010-11 Cherub Nationals
In a major turnaround of                                     The 48th Cherub National        Nationals Links
their previous policies        In developing the pro-        Championships will be
Yachting New South             grams YNSW has adopted        held at Largs Bay Sailing       LARGS BAY SAILING CLUB
Wales have not only in-        a successful model devel-     Club, Adelaide, South
vited the Cherub class to      oped by Avalon Sailing        Australia, from 28 Decem-
join their 2010 youth level    Club and by the Flying 11     ber 2010 to 4 January           CITY OF PORT ADELAIDE
                                                                                             ENFIELD
winter training programs       Association of NSW over       2011. The club is experi-
but they have taken on a       the past two years.           enced in running big regat-
group of top level Cherub                                    tas having hosted the Na-       TOURISM SOUTH AUSTRALIA
sailors as their principal     The cost to the training      tional Youth Champion-
coaches. YNSW 2010             programs is a modest          ships last year.
Winter Training Programs       $220 per boat and entry
will be held at Drum-          can be completed on line      The club has undergone a        The beach at Largs Bay is
moyne, Belmont, Wool-          from the Yachting NSW         $1.5 million redevelopment      broad and features shal-
lahra and Cronulla Sailing     web site.                     since the national Cherub       low waters in-shore which
Clubs. At each venue the                                     fleet last visited. The rede-   allows for easy rigging,
program will consist of five   The programs are an ex-       velopment has provided          launching and retrieving of
full days training spread      cellent opportunity for       the club with modern bar,       dinghies, sailboards and
over the winter.               crews who wish to improve     kitchen/canteen facilities      catamarans. While there is
                               their skills by spending      and updated shower/             negligible shore break,
The NSW Cherub Asso-           time with some top level      change rooms. In addition       fixed rudders are not rec-
ciation is encouraging                                       the ballroom and balcony        ommended. Boats may be
young Cherub sailor to                                       areas have been ex-             rigged on the beach or on
                                       DATES                                                 the lawn areas adjacent to
participate in the programs                                  tended, which now provide
at Belmont and at Drum-                                      a very pleasant environ-        the club house.
                                   Drummoyne SC
moyne.                                                       ment for viewing the rac-
                                       30 May                ing.
The YNSW Coaching                      27 June
Panel will include a num-              25 July                28 December 2010 to 4 January 2011
ber of coaches with exten-             8 August
sive Cherub sailing experi-           22 August
ence including current
Cherub National Cham-
pion Alison Chapman,           Belmont 16ft Sailing Club
former National Champion
Andrew Chapman, inter-                  16 May
national 49er crew Pete                  6 June
Kendal and former                       20 June                                                Largs Bay
Cherub National Junior                  18 July
Campion Will Chapman.                  15 August                                              Sailing Club

                                            New Cherubs
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Australian Cherub News                           Volume 5, Issue 6                                                        Page 3


                                               CHS 2010 Round-up




Action from the Cherub Division of CHS 2010 held at Belmont 16ft Skiff Club. Top left: Stuart Kirkby and Jimmy Read get ready for
the kits drop. Top right: Oliver Hartas showing pride in his school uniform while sailing with James Bloomfield. Bottom left Chloe
Jenson and Grace Armstrong get Can’t Rush going in Race Two. Bottom right: Dylan Passmore does a high wire act while crewing
for Kirk Mitchell on Trill...Me...Tiger.


                Australian Secondary Schools Regatta 2010 Cherub Division Final Scratch Placings
    Sail
                   Boat               Skipper               Crew             Points        R4          R3        R2         R1
    No
1   3155 Rope City             Murray Jones         Ashley Knighton           5.0          2.0        1.0        2.0       DNF

2   3100 Everything Zen        Jen Pagett           Andrew Stevenson          7.0          4.0        2.0        1.0       DNF


3   3111 Dr Shackle Mr Gybe    Lawrence Wakefield   Tom Sheridan              10.0         3.0        3.0        4.0       DNF


4   3093 Thrill...Me...Tiger   Kirk Mitchell        Dylan Passmore            11.0         1.0         4.0       6.0       DNF


5   3160 Getcha Cans Out       Oliver Hartas        James Bloomfield          12.0        DNF          6.0       5.0       1.0


6   3095 Fast Forward          Stuart Kirkby        James Read                20.0        DNC          5.0       3.0       DNF


7   3131 Can’t Rush            Chloe Jensen         Grace Armstrong           20.0         5.0        7.0        8.0       DNF


8   3096 Perpetual Motion      Ryan Fokes           Chris Bradford            28.0        DNC         9.0        7.0       DNF


9   2980 Pink Bits             Toma McQuillan       Edward Whitelock          30.0        DNF         8.0       10.0       DNF


10 3090 South Park             Alex Sanderson       James Ellis               33.0        DNC         DNC        9.0       DNF


11 3062 Lairy Canary           Arron Moretti        Demi Butler               36.0        DNC         DNC       DNC        DNC
Australian Cherub News                                               Volume 5, Issue 6                                       Page 4


                              Batemans Bay Anzac Weekend Regatta
Once again, Batemans                  Race Two was started in a         southerly whipping up a 3ft     but still holding onto sec-
Bay put on a fine chal-               2 knot Westerly, which led        swell around the point in       ond position. The lead
lenge for it annual ANZAC             to multiple collisions on the     our sailing area. Regard-       chopped and changed
Day Regatta, with winds               start line due to lack of         less of the postponement        between Rope City and
varying anywhere between              steering. As we made our          flag, the cherubs all hit the   Getcha Cans Out several
2 to 30 knots, glass to a             way up the work, the wind         water for some fun, taking      times, and Causing Haavik
three foot swell, all in just         slowly built to about 5           absolutely no time to hit       even made a comeback
two days. It was the first            knots, gusting occasionally       the starting area, and tak-     toward the end of the race,
time for several of the               to 8. Rope City, White            ing full advantage of large     but fell back on the last run
eight cherubs to attend an            Noise Getcha Cans Out             waves, and heavy winds.         to leave the finishing order
away from home event,                 and Everything Zen took           The race started in bout 15     at Rope City, Getcha Cans
and proved to be a definite           full advantage of the light       knots from the South, and       Out and Causing Haavik.
eye opener to them all,               fluky conditions, getting off     saw very close competition
both sailing wise and so-             to an early lead down the         up front between Rope             Race Five saw most of
cially.                               first kite run. With the light    City, Getcha Cans Out and       the Cherub sailors take on
                                      breeze, the Division one          Causing Haavik, which           the worst weather imagin-
Race One saw every                    and Division two boats all        was narrowed down to            able, bright sunny skies
cherub miss the start by              converged on the wing             two, being Rope City and        and no wind at all, on what
up to five minutes, after a           mark at once, causing a           Getcha Cans Out after an        was to be
combination of car prob-              massive pile-up, disadvan-        excessively tight, heavy        most challenging course of
lems and sandbars threw               taging all involved. Getcha       run to the wing mark. They      all... 18 holes of Bate-
their plans into disarray. A          Cans Out seized this op-          battled it out, with Rope       man's Bay's finest Mini
5-10 knot shifty Westerly             portunity by staying 50m          City eventually taking full     Golf Course. All competi-
met us on the course, with            clear of the mark, rounding       advantage of the heavy          tors took to the course with
Rope City getting away to             in fresh air, and opening a       weather, and opening up a       the dreams and aspira-
a good lead, followed by              clear half a leg gap on the       small lead on Getcha            tions of being the cherub
Everything Zen, Causing               rest of the fleet, which they     Cans Out and a bit further      fleets number one golfer.
Haavik and White Noise.               maintained comfortably for        back, Causing Haavik.           Simon got off to a bit of a
Rope City and Everything              the remainder of the race,                                        rusty start, with a ten on
Zen took off, overtaking              followed by Rope City then        Race Four was similar           the first hole, but soon had
most boats of the other               Everything Zen.                   conditions to race three,       the rust marks polished
classes, and beating the                                                and saw a very similar          off, proving he was just
next boat Getcha Cans                 Race Three showed a bit           start to the race, with         playing fair by getting a
Out (a notably late entrant)          more promise. Despite a           Getcha Cans Out seeming         hole in one on the follow-
across the line by a full             big night of typical cherub       confident enough to leave       ing hole. Kris Fay had far
leg.                                  socialising, we were all          their skipper behind on the     too much power behind his
                                      excited to see a 20 knot          wing mark on the first lap,     stroke, with the little fella
                                                                                                        driving his ball across the
                                                                                                        course and hitting an inno-
                                                                                                        cent bystander in the leg,
                                                                                                        and later driving one
    Batemans Bay Sailing Club - 2010 Anzac Weekend Regatta - Cherub Division                            through the fence and out
                                                                                                        onto the road, so the sail-
      Sail No               Boat                           Skipper                      Crew
                                                                                                        ors took the law into their
1    3155       Rope City                     Ashley Knighton              Nigel Blatchford             own hands, stuffing him
                                                                                                        inside the skull and pro-
2    3160       Getcha Cans Out               Simon Blatchford             Liam Doyle                   ceeding to take their shots
                                                                                                        at it. Liam Doyle emerged
                                                                                                        as the winner of Race
3    3158       Causing Haavik                Brett Lancaster              Ryan Lancaster
                                                                                                        Five, with an honourable
                                                                                                        mention on the daily re-
4    3110       Everything Zen                Jen Pagett                   Andrew Stevenson             cords board.

5    3110       White Noise                   Alex Sanderson               John Sanderson                      - Simon Blatchford

6    2945       Smashing Pumpkins             Bryce Tamsett                Alex Moorecroft

7    3147       Camel Toe                     Natalia Jastrzab             Ewan Duckworth

8    3119       Built for Thrashing           Alyson Schutz                Jimmy Read
Australian Cherub News   Volume 5, Issue 6                         Page 5




                                             Scenes from Batemans Bay:
                                             Clockwise   from   top   left:
                                             Simon Blatchford and Liam
                                             Doyle show the mixed fleet
                                             what Cherubs can do in a bit
                                             of breeze. Natalia Jastrzab
                                             and Ewan Duckworth have on
                                             of those moments on Camel
                                             Toe.   Transport   problems?
                                             See Simon who is now travel-
                                             ling three up on the beast.
                                             Most of the Cherub tribe on
                                             the way to the Batemans Bay
                                             Open at the mini-golf course.
                                             Brett and Ryan Lancaster
                                             showing form on Causing
                                             Haavik. Alex and John San-
                                             derson had a great first re-
                                             gatta on White Noise.
Australian Cherub News                                    Volume 5, Issue 6                                   Page 6


             Life after Cherubs                                   Nationals Photos and DVD
Eleven years after they        hulls that have dominated      Download the order form for the nationals Photo CD
won the 1998/99 Cherub         top end racing over the
National Championships         past ten years and             Download the order form for the Nationals DVD. The
Joel McDonald and Bren-        McDonald has had a sig-        DVD is brilliant. Academy Award material.
dan Matthews are still sail-   nificant influence on sail
ing together as a success-     design, initially as a sail-
ful team. The pair recently    maker and now as the pro-
finished in a close fourth     prietor of Allwood Sails.
place in the 12ft Skiff Na-
tionals sailed on their        At this years 12ft Skiff Na-   If you have seen the DVD and you now want your own
home waters of Waterloo        tionals the pair were sail-    Cherub click HERE.
Bay, Brisbane over Easter.     ing Allwood Sails, one of
                               Brendan’s new Mk2 12ft
Both Matthews and              Skiff hulls. The series was
McDonald have been influ-      won by another pair of
ential in the development      former Cherub sailors,
of the Cherub class in the     Sydney crew of Brett
decade since they won          Hobson and Alex Johnson,
their Cherub title at the      who were one of the crews
same venue sailing Back        beaten by Matthews and
in Black. Brendan is the       McDonald back in
designer of the Matthews       1998/99.




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