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									                                                                       THE NEWSLETTER OF BALMAIN SAILING CLUB

  Water Street, Balmain. Ph (02) 9810 2086. Fax (02) 9818 8850. Email bsclub@tpg.com.au     December 2008-January 2009
IN THIS ISSUE
• Best of luck to the
  BSC Hobart crew!


• BSC Christmas Party,
  December 19


• Successful sailing
  school completion


•Heave-ho for those
 old delinquent
 dinghies


•Kid Kringles at the
  Xmas party


• Racing Rules:
  overtaking and
  starts




                                                          BSC’s Dave Stenhouse, Roger and Vicki Patterson and David Cutcliffe
                                                          will be heading for Hobart on December 26. See page 10.
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                       Commodore’s Report
BALMAIN SAILING CLUB
                       All the best for 2009 – and thanks for 2008
                       .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
                       Welcome to the December-January edition of UnderCurrent, our final issue for 2008 (and our first for 2009).
                       I would like to acknowledge the efforts of Mark Cherrington for bringing to life the new-look club newsletter.
                       Special thanks too to Dave Clark-Duff and Paul Battaglia for their efforts in creating the club’s fantastic new website.
                       Both the website and the newsletter are very important to the club and its membership and we will be working to
                       continue to make more improvements in 2009.
                       On December 4, Drummoyne Sailing Club hosted a Rules Night and extended an invitation to members of the
                       BSC. I believe there were approximately 30 BSC members in attendance and that the evening was interesting and
                       informative. Thanks to DSC for allowing our members to participate.
                       I would also like to extend an overdue thanks to Julie Ackland for donating a series of photographs of BSC boats that
                       have been added to the walls in the club bar.

                       Sailing
                       The Spring Series has one race remaining (on December 21) and in the Open Yachts division the competition is
                       fierce.
                       With just one point separating the top four boats, the series places will be decided on the final race this Sunday.
                       In the dinghy division, the clear front-runner is Brendan Stewart on his Tasar 1010, with Tom Yum and Cockatoo
                       battling each other to take out second and third places overall.
                       In the pre-Christmas Twilight Series, after eight races there is just one race remaining – this Friday, December 19 (just
                       before the Christmas Party).
                       In Division A, it looks like Kelly II has established a convincing lead; however, after each boat has her lowest score
                       deducted the battle is close indeed with just 3 points separating Tojo, Kelly II and Wainunu. And good to see these
                       three boats did their best to stay in the series by opting to participate in last Friday night’s pretty unpleasant sailing
                       conditions.
                       They are very closely followed by The Tavern and Balmain Tiger.
                       In Division B the light breezes during race 5 punished Apache who scored a DNF, missing an otherwise good result
                       by only a couple of minutes. Up until race 6 Apache was having a closely fought battle for first with Warp 9, which
                       managed a first place and an impressive point-score lead.
                       After one drop race and with one race remaining Apache is still holding onto second place, closely followed by
                       Umbakumba and Aquaholic.
                       However, it looks like Aquaholic will now be out of contention after damage sustained in a collision at the start of Race


                       Your 2008-2009 BSC Committee and Crew
                       .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
                       Commodore                                  Dave Stenhouse                                                              Protest Committee Doug Clark
                       Vice Commodore Doug Clark                                                                                              Regatta Chair                              David Blackwell
                       Secretary                                  Arthur King                                                                 Social Captain                             Sue Merricks
                       Treasurer                                  Ron Flood                                                                   Bar Manager                                Tommy Richardson
                       Directors                                  Nick Evtouschenko                                                           House Captain                              Graham Hamilton
                                                                  Karen Hawkett                                                               Building Captain                           VACANT
                                                                  Graham Hamilton                                                             PR & Undercurrent Mark Cherrington
                       Crew positions                                                                                                         Hall Hire                                  Linda Bell
                       Race Director                              Steve Prince                                                                Trophy Captain                             Lauren Howard
                       Yacht Captain                              Chris Morris                                                                Webmasters                                 Dave Clark Duff, Paul Battaglia
                       Dinghy Captain                             Brendon Stewart                                                             We are still looking to fill a couple of positions – and
                       Boatyard Captain                           Dave Cutcliffe                                                              we are always looking for volunteers to help out
                                                                                                                                              on subcommittees. If you are available to assist in
                       Starters                                   Always need more!
                                                                                                                                              any capacity, please talk to any of the committee
                       Safety Officer                             Neil Hamilton                                                               members.
                       Cruising Captain                           Tony Partridge
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                                                                                                                                  Commodore’s Report/Racing News
           7 forcing it out of the series – keeping Lontano, Brakks and Asterix in contention for a series placing.
           In Division C, after one drop, Ambitious has established a 10-point lead ahead of second place runners Imagine which
           is just one point ahead of the multi-twilight series winners San Joja.
           However, no one can be comfortable with Eastern Star, Rogate, Sparkle and Southern Aura II all within a couple of
           points of a series placing.
           And congratulations to Linda Bell and crew on Destiny, which has come from nowhere to grab two first places
           (including a Daily Double in last Friday’s wet and windy race). However, missing a few early races has put them out
           of series contention.
           In the Dinghies, 1010 only needs only to turn up and complete the final race (there being no dinghies sailing last
           Friday) to take out the series. The battle for second and third placings is up for grabs with Stoertebeker, Thunderbird
           IV and Little Buddha all contenders.
           Finally, you may have noticed the sound of a new horn at the start of Race 7. Thanks once again to the Frans (I’m not
           the Building Captain!) Tkatchew.
           Wishing you all a safe and merry Christmas.
                                                                                                  Dave Stenhouse, BSC Commodore


           Close competition for race series
           .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
           As Commodore Dave Stenhouse has noted, we have only a couple of races left this year and the competition is as
           close as ever.
           In fact, most races these days have the entire fleet finishing within 10 minutes from the first boat to the last on
           corrected time, so a poor start or just one mistake during the race can push you from being a place getter to
           somewhere down the fleet, thus making the racing even more exciting.
           The pre-Christmas Twilight series has only one race left on December 19, as has the Spring Series has only one race
           to go on December 21.
           With about five boats on level points, it will be all up to the last race.
            Next year we start with a Picnic Sail (non-series event) on Sunday January 4, followed by January 9 for the start of the
           post-Christmas twilights and January 18 for the start of the Summer Series.
           And on January 23, we have a Spinnaker (non-series) race for the Friday twilights.
           I hope to see you all there.
            Goat Island marks
           You should have have noticed that Goat Island is being re-developed, with a crane and barge are out there pulling
           up the piers.
           Please note that they have set up an exclusion zone that we must observe; boats failing to observe these marks – a
           number of which are around the Port Channel Mark at the north western end of the island – will be disqualified.
                                                                                                        Steve Prince, Race Director




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                       Club News
BALMAIN SAILING CLUB
                       Member communications via BSC website
                       .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
                       While we are working on getting race results up on the website in a more timely fashion, members should be
                       aware that we are beginning to use the new-look BSC website to communicate last-minute announcements and
                       developments – and this is something that is likely to increase.
                       For example, some weeks ago, the Sunday Spring Series race was abandoned due to a gale warning, and this was
                       announced on the website at 9.30 that morning.
                       There is also a member forum section, including For Sale notices, which we’d like to encourage members to start
                       using more.
                       There’s a number of boats listed in the For Sale section (and this is a free service).
                       To participate in the forum, it’s a simple matter of registering your email address, and providing a login ID (either your
                       own name or a pseudonym) and a password. You’ll be sent a verification email to confirm your details, and then you
                       are in!
                       Members are welcome to use this to organise cruises, look for crew, discuss racing, etc. The success of the forums
                       really depends on member participation, so it’s up to you!


                       Reminder: Racing Rules of Sailing 2009-2012 now out
                       .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
                       BSC members who are participating in our racing program are reminded that your YA Cat 7 (or Cat 5 for some)
                       certificate requires you to have a copy of The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2009 – 2012 on your boat from January 1.
                       Copies are available from chandlers, specialist boating bookshops and Yachting NSW.


                       Cruising report for December-January
                       .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
                       There is relatively little to report for December-January. For various reasons, we have been unable to arrange cruises
                       for the first part of the summer (the weather has NOT helped!), but we hope to organise some events for next year.
                       Obviously many members will be planning to spend at least some time on their boats during the Christmas break,
                       and no doubt some of you will make arrangements to meet up with other BSC members.
                       Please feel free to use the Members’ Forum section of the BSC website (which includes an as-yet unused Cruising
                       section) if you feel inclined to advise other members of your plans.
                       I also believe a number of BSC boats are again planning to welcome in the New Year from our traditional Snails Bay
                       anchorage next to Long Nose Point.
                       Again, this is best left to members to make their individual arrangements, particularly in view of the large numbers
                       of boats that like to anchor here for NYE.
                       I look forward to seeing many of you at the BSC Christmas Party this coming Friday, and getting an opportunity to
                       discuss cruising plans for 2009.
                                                                                                                                Happy Cruising,
                                                                                                  Tony Partridge, BSC Cruising Division Captain.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Club News
Delinquent dinghies and tatterdemalion tenders to be removed
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The owners of a number of tenders and dinghies currently stored at the club have not paid their annual storage fees.
In some cases, the fees have not been paid for several years.
In most instances, the owners cannot be identified as the tenders either don’t have any identification or the name
does not match any yacht on the club’s current register.
As we have a waiting list of people wanting storage spaces, we will be removing the delinquent tenders and dinghies
to make spaces available for those on the waiting list.
Dinghies and tenders not claimed within a month or two, will be auctioned off, with BSC members being given first
opportunities to bid.
Please direct any queries to the deck captain David Cutcliffe on 0418 234284.


Sailing School 2008 courses completed
.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
The BSC Sailing School has now completed all courses
for 2008, with 12 people having four lessons each in
Intrepid, becoming club members and having a
bloody great time doing it.
Now they are looking forward to sailing on a club
boat.
The Sailing School is not like other schools in that
there is no curriculum as such, but we do cover as
much as possible in the short time.
Having a good experience and safety are our main
concerns; we simply head out after a short briefing
and select a mission for the lesson.
Some students turn up a little dusty – especially
Sunday mornings – so coffee and donuts at
Birkenhead Point or at Greenwich Baths are popular.
We also often check out the Aborigional rock carvings
at Berry Island and have a bit of a walk around, visit the Rodd Point mausoleum or do endless up-and-down sausages
in Mort Bay, Snails Bay, Berrys Bay , the Humbug or circumnavigate the three islands.
I particularly want to go to Lavender Bay, pull up on the beach and have a shot on the Big Dipper – stuff you just
cannot do on many other boats.
Everyone has a go at steering or trimming and we simply chat about all sorts of stuff, while getting used to bobbing
around and dodging all the traffic.
I find people feel much more comfortable in a slow old stable wooden boat such as Intrepid and simply begin to ask
their own sailing-related questions – allowing me to do short demonstrations, or we deliberately get ourselves into
all sorts of difficult situations (safely) and get out of them !
Ever sailed a yacht backwards, removed the rudder and steered only with the sails, or pulled up the keel – and what
happens?
Star pupil Michael Sy had a run with Brendon in Taser 1010 and got a bullet in the Sunday race with second on
handicap. He is 15 years old and a real keen sailor and will be club champ one day (and needs a ride on a dinghy!).
The school has been donated a Laser, which I will get going so we can train and loan to sailors who want to have a
go with the dinghy fleet.
And if anyone has got a Laser they want to pass on to a great cause, just have a talk to Nick Evtoushenko or me.
Bookings are now being taken for 2009, with the Sailing School to start again on January 17, 2009. Booking forms
and contact details are on the website, or call 0488 959 659. Kids’ classes and free instructors courses will also be held
over the Christmas Holidays.
Gift vouchers are also available and would make an ideal Christmas gift.
                                                                                    Gary Ferres, Sailing School instructor.
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                       Dinghy News/Sailing News
BALMAIN SAILING CLUB
                       Dinghy report: Fear not the Fakawi
                       .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
                       We left last UnderCurrent with Fakawi’s Fulminations cautioning all and sundry to be careful with the dinghy challenge.
                       Heed him not, the challenge still floats! Any yacht skippers (or crew) out there who’d like to have a go in a dinghy,
                       please don’t hesitate to give me a call or have a chat after any Friday twilight or Sunday afternoon race day.
                       Again on matters Fakawi, I have to say the upside down start of the dinghy race during the Balmain Regatta reflects
                       most likely the skipper of 1010’s many experiences of being upside down and under his boat during those windy
                       Sunday afternoons!
                       The dinghy fleet looked (momentarily) more glamorous a week or so back when Lulu wanted to take on the dinghy
                       challenge, but she somehow got a Sparkle under her bonnet and took the easy option. That Laser is still waiting for
                       a Lulu moment.
                       The challenge went further a few Fridays back when revellers on a quickly passing floating Tavern called advice to
                       the poorly sailing Dinghy Captain about slackening off the stays in light winds; dutifully done and the sailing thing
                       picked up. Thank you Tavern crew!
                       While the fleet has been small, the racing has been close and on a number of occasions three or four boats have been
                       crossing the finish line within seconds of each other. Well done to Shane on Koi, Rod on Tom Yum, Nick on Manly Ferry
                       and Allan with Stordebeker.
                       Welcome to Roxanne who is visiting us from France; she and Allan are sailing Stordebeker quite beautifully. It is also
                       great to have Bruce Coppa (Rhubarb) back after some eye surgery – he is as clear-sighted as ever and last Sunday just
                       pipped Nick over the line.
                       We have a rather interesting boat in the fleet at the moment: Cockatoo built (from published plans) and sailed by
                       Brian Rodwell. Now this is a Goat Island skiff (and so named for our very own Goat Island). I don’t think there are many
                       others floating about the place, so next regatta I think Brian should enter her in the historic boat division.
                       Storage of dinghies at the club is a privilege and costs an annual fee.
                       Unfortunately, a number of boats which have been there a while haven’t been paid for for some years. As outlined
                       elsewhere in this edition of UnderCurrent, we intend to remove these soon, together with quite an array of other
                       paraphernalia that’s been accumulating over years; old masts, old sails and assorted junk.
                       Sail well,
                                                                                                              Brendon Stewart, Dinghy Captain

                       Nearly $13,000 handed over to charities following 2008 HCW race
                       .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
                       Cheques totalling $12,650 have been handed over to Hunter region charities by the Heaven Can Wait Yacht Club,
                       following the very successful 2008 Heaven Can Wait 24 hour yacht race, held on the October long weekend.
                       The NSW Cancer Council’s Hunter Division received a cheque for $6615, while the Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol Lake
                       Macquarie Division was given a cheque for $2835, at a presentation ceremony at the Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto
                       on Monday December 15. A raffle by web-based Trailer Sailer Place raised $1200, while Lake Macquarie Mayor and
                       MP Greg Piper whipped out his cheque book and made out cheques for $1000 each to the Cancer Council and RVCP
                       at the presentation ceremony.
                       All race fees paid by entrants to the Heaven Can Wait (HCW) races – the 24 hour race held on October 4-5, and the
                       shorter “One Lap Dash” run over the same course on October 4 – were earmarked to be distributed to the Cancer
                       Council and Coastal Patrol.
                       Nearly 50 boats participated in this year’s third annual HCW race, which was conceived and inaugurated by HCW YC
                       Commodore Shaun Lewicki while he was recovering from severe cancer.
                       “I’m delighted to be able to hand over these substantial funds to the Cancer Council, which plays a vital role in
                       researching cancer, advising individuals and the community on cancer prevention and awareness, and in supporting
                       cancer sufferers and survivors, and their families,” said Shaun.
                       Planning is already well under way for the fourth annual HCW race, to be held again on Lake Macquarie over the
                       October 2009 long weekend, from October 3-4.
                       “Next year’s race will again be co-hosted by RMYC Toronto, which came on board this year as co-host of the HCW race,
                       and played a crucial part in its success, and raising its profile,” he said. “We are working closely with RMYC Toronto to
                       develop awareness and support for next year’s event among all clubs and sailors on Lake Macquarie, as well as those
                       in Sydney and further afield.”
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                                                                                                                                                                    BSC Christmast Party
Be part of our “Kid Kringle” at the BSC Party this Friday
.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
In addition to our Hawaiian-themed Christmas party, drinks and
food, we’ll also be running a raffle for a great Christmas hamper
this Friday.
Funds raised from the raffle will go towards our unique “Kid
Kringle”, with BSC purchasing goats and/or other much needed
animals, utensils and tools for communities in developing
countries, through Oxfam.
The amount we raise will determine the sorts of programs we can
support; for more details on these, go to www.oxfamunwrapped.
com.au, and click on the “All Gifts” link.
Some of the funds will also go to BSC to support much-needed
building and other works around the club.
The BSC Social Committee would like to think the generous
support of local Balmain businesses in providing goodies for
the hamper.
They include:
•    $50 worth of condiments & goodies from The Gourmet
     Grocer - Balmain
•    Paper Christmas and damask napkins from Damask Linen,
     Balmain
•    A $50 hair voucher from The Balmain Crop Shop
•    Xmas Pudding from Adriano Zumbo Patisserie, Balmain
•    Xmas Ham from TJ’s Quality Meats, Balmain
•    Red and White Wine from The Riverview Hotel, Balmain
There are also two $50 gift vouchers from Sturrocks, which will be given as consolation prizes.
Thanks to our Sponsorship Captain Lulu Roseman for organising these, and for our Social Committee of Sue Merricks
(who has done the bulk of the organisational and detail work), Janene Porter and Pip Navaisha for planning and
arranging the party.
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                       Club News
BALMAIN SAILING CLUB
                       The Social Committee of the Balmain Sailing Club invites you to




                             A Hawaiian-themed Christmas Party on December 19,
                                following the final pre-Christmas Twilight Race

                       Where:     On the deck
                       Time:      From 7pm for non-racers and whenever-you-get-there for competitive types.
                       Featuring: Loudest shirt competition
                                  Tropical cocktails at the bar
                                  Best Hawaiian-dressed vessel competition
                                  Christmas menu, including dessert: $25.00 per head
                                  BSC Christmas Party Hamper Raffle (proceeds will be shared between funds
                                  for the club and the purchase of ‘Kid Kringle’ gift packages through Oxfam,
                                  which will go to needy communities in developing countries).

                                              Bring your family and friends
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                                                                                                                                                                             Race Rules Corner
The Racing Rules of Sailing explained: Rule 12 (same tack, not overlapped)
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BSC member Erica Kirby, a qualified NSW state umpire, this month looks at what happens when two boats are on the same
tack, but not overlapped. The aim of this column is to ensure that members are fully conversant with the rules while they
are racing. Erica’s first few columns will concentrate on some of the basics, before moving onto how the rules apply in some
of the specific conditions around Balmain and surrounding waterways where we all race regularly.
Right-of-way rules apply when you are waiting to start the race, or on your way to the racing area. If boats are on
opposite tacks (that is, port and starboard), then rule 10 (October UnderCurrent) comes into play. If boats are on the
same tack, then rules 11 (November UnderCurrent) or 12 are important.
 “When boats are on the same tack and not overlapped, a boat clear astern shall keep clear of a boat clear ahead.”
This rule is very simple: basically it is not permitted to drive your boat up the back of another boat. The boat in front
has right of way and the boat behind must keep clear.
In the first example to the left, blue must keep clear. Once an overlap occurs, you revert to rule 11 (windward/
leeward) – and still blue must keep clear (example to the right).




Rule 13 (While Tacking) is the last Right of Way rule, and we’ll deal with that in the next edition of UnderCurrent.
BSC Rule: Late Starters
However, with a bit of space remaining after this very simple rule and its explanation, I’d like to take the opportunity
to remind members of Rule 9 of the BSC Sailing Instructions for keelboats and dinghies in our twilights and Sunday
races, which relates to Late Starters.
 “If a boat is towed or under motor to make the start line after the preparatory signal, it can exonerate itself by completing a
360° turn before crossing the start line, but must keep clear behind boats already in the starting area that are manoeuvring
for the start. This same rule applies to boats sailing into the start area close to the start line from the moorings after their
preparatory signal.
“Boats on the course side of the line after the one-minute signal shall cross the line, pass to the rear of the fleet and complete
a 360° turn while keeping clear of other starters before starting to race.”
The preparatory signal is the four-minute signal. If any of the points below apply to you after the four-minute signal
for your race, you must complete a 360° turn before starting:
•         Being under motor
•         Being towed
•         Still on your mooring
•         Being inside the moorings
You have no rights while doing the turn – you must keep clear of all other boats.
The second paragraph of this rule says that if you are over the line at the one-minute signal, you must not only return
to the prestart side of the line before starting, but you must also complete a 360° turn.
Again, while returning to the line and doing the turn, you must keep clear of all other boats.
Related to this club rule is RRS Rule 21.1 “A boat sailing towards the pre-start side of the starting line … after her starting
signal … shall keep clear of a boat not doing so until she is completely on the pre-start side.”
If you are over the start line at the start – you have no rights until you are back on the pre-start side. You must keep
clear of all other boats.
If you have any questions about rules in this article, or want to discuss any other situations you’ve had on the water,
please email me, or just discuss after a race.
                                                                       Erica (erica.kirby@fastmail.com.au), NSW State Umpire
All quotes are taking from “The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2005 – 2008” by the International Sailing Federation. Note
that “The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2009 – 2012” is now available for download on the ISAF website and from local boat
bookshops and comes into force on 1 January 2009.
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                       Club News
BALMAIN SAILING CLUB
                       Welcome to new members
                       .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
                       Balmain Sailing Club extends a very warm welcome to the following new members, a number of whom have joined
                       as a result of their participation in our Sailing School.
                       Gavin Clarke                     Caroline McIvor          Nathan Sheehan           Rose Braithwaite-Young
                       Mathew Davies                    Kate Nixon               Denise Sinclair          Murray Jewell
                       Belinda Ferris                   Shanae Phan              Carly Skye Davies        Robert McGrath
                       Lynda Keene                      Pete Ratcliffe           Michael Sy               Andy Simpson




                       Our Cover: Best wishes to BSC’s Hobart crew!
                       .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
                       Fair winds and best of luck to Balmain Sailing Club’s Dave Stenhouse, Roger and Vicki Patterson, and David Cutcliffe,
                       who’ll be crewing on Queensland boat Too Impetuous, a Holland 43. Dave S and Vicki are Sydney-Hobart Race virgins;
                       Roger and David C have done the race a number of times before – including on the BSC boat Zephyr last year.




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                                                                                                                                                           Coming Events/For Sale
Balmain Sailing Club Calendar of events 2008-09
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This calendar outlines all BSC events – racing, cruising and social – for the 2008-09 season, listed in chronological order.
A copy of the racing calendar is available on the website. Additional events will be added as they are planned.
December 2008                                                                                                          March 2009 (continued)
19 (Friday)   Pre-Christmas Twilight Series Race 9 – 1800                                                              15 (Sunday)   Summer Series Race 5 – 1400 start
             start + Christmas Twilight Party                                                                          20 (Friday)   Post-Christmas Twilight Series Race 8 – 1800
21 (Sunday)   Spring Series Race 7 –1400 start                                                                                      start
Christmas/New Year Break                                                                                               27 (Friday)   Post-Christmas Twilight Series Race 9 – 1800
January 2009                                                                                                                        start
4 (Sunday)    Picnic Sail (non series) –1400 start                                                                     29 (Sunday)   Summer Series Race 6 Nick Masterman Trophy
9 (Friday)    Post-Christmas Twilight Series Race 1 – 1800                                                                          – 1400 start
             start                                                                                                     April 2009
16 (Friday)   Post-Christmas Twilight Series Race 2 – 1800                                                             3 (Friday)    Post-Christmas Twilight Series Race 10 – 1800
             start                                                                                                                  start + End of season Twilight Party
18 (Sunday)   Summer Series Race 1 (Commodore’s Cup &                                                                  5            Daylight saving ends
             President’s Trophy) – 1400 start                                                                          10-13        Easter break and cruise (details TBA)
23 (Friday)   Spinnaker Twilight Race No 2 (non series) –                                                              26 (Sunday)   Sprint Championships (non series) – approx
             1800 start                                                                                                             1300 start
30 (Friday)   Post-Christmas Twilight Series Race 3 – 1800                                                             May 2009
             start                                                                                                     2 (Saturday)  Annual presentation night
February 2009                                                                                                          10 (Sunday)   Three Islands Race (non series) – approx 1300
1 (Sunday)    Summer Series Race 2 – 1400 start                                                                                     start
6 (Friday)    Post-Christmas Twilight Series Race 4 – 1800                                                             24 (Sunday)   Three Bridges Race (non series) – approx 1300
             start                                                                                                                  start
13 (Friday)   Post-Christmas Twilight Series Race 5 – 1800                                                             June 2009
             start                                                                                                     7 (Sunday)    Winter Series Race 1 (Birthday Plate) – 1300
15 (Sunday)   Summer Series Race 3 – 1400 start                                                                                     start
20 (Friday)   Post-Christmas Twilight Series Race 6 – 1800                                                             21 (Sunday)   Winter Series Race 2 – 1300 start
             start                                                                                                     July 2009
27 (Friday)   Post-Christmas Twilight Ladies Race No 2 (non                                                            5 (Sunday)    Winter Series Race 3 – 1300 start
             series) – 1800 start                                                                                      19 (Sunday)   Annual General Meeting – 0930 breakfast
March 2009                                                                                                             (Sunday)     Winter Series Race 4 (Doug Radford Trophy –
1 (Sunday)    Summer Series Race 4 + Four Island Dinghy                                                                             following AGM) – 1300 start
             race – 1400 start                                                                                         August 2009
6 (Friday)    Post-Christmas Twilight Series Race 7 – 1800                                                             2 (Sunday)    Winter Series Race 5 – 1300 start
             start                                                                                                     16 (Sunday)   Winter Series Race 6 – 1300 start

                                                                      Committee meetings (NOTE NEW DAY!)
                      Third Wednesday of the month, 6.30 pm, BSC Hall (BUT DOUBLE CHECK BEFORE TURNING UP!)
                                                       FOR SALE
Classic yacht Sparkle: Winner Kelly Cup 1967 and Winner of the SASC Winter Series 2007 (one of the few boats to
be able to win a series 40 years apart!). Launched 1956, 90% restored, new sails, cover, all timber work stripped and
re-varnished with eight coats – ready to sail. Price $22,000 ONO. Please contact Steve Prince, ph 02 9818 1581, mob
0411 597 692, Stevep@redbackmanagement.com.au. More details, plus photos in “For Sale” section of new BSC website.
Super 30 footer Summersalt: A fast 31 footer designed by Lowe/Hardcastle for Super 30 category. Well balanced
boat easily sailed and no overlapping headsails. Huge cockpit providing comfortable space for those extra people on
twilights or cruising. Diesel, Head. Inspect on mooring at Woolwich Marina. Price $69,000. Call Doug (02) 9879 7877
mobile 0406 427 710. More details, plus photos in “For Sale” section of new BSC website


                                                                           Gordan Nicholas Contracting Pty Ltd
                                                                           Trading as GNC Quality
                                                                           Building Contrators
                                                                           ABN 65 103 722 523 Licence No. 147077C
                                                                           Telephone: 02 9555 8886
                                                                           Fax: 02 9555 9915
                                                                           5 River Street Birchgrove NSW 2041
                                                                           Email: gordon_nicholas@bigpond.com

								
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