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16 foot Skiffs - Botany Bay Championship

Saturday 28 October saw the Drummoyne Sailing Club 16-foot Skiffies compete in the 108th running of the Botany Bay Championship sponsored by Wild Oats. It was great to see our entire fleet take the road trip to St George 16-foot Skiff Club for the around the Bay course – in all – 34 starters.

The wind direction was nor ’east predicted to get to 17-18 knots with a predominately run-in tide. This would mean relatively flat conditions at the mouth of the river for our rookies and have the elder sailors trying to remember the best way to navigate the chop & sand bars.

The forecast resulted in many crews opting for the second mast, including; Ron Garner, Dave and Peter on Compo, Waterways with Kirk Mitchell (and roping in James Glassock and Brendan Jenkins) and the regular Edenda crew of Tilly Lang, Jess and Andrew Stephenson. Deloitte (Greta Quealy, Tim Valtwies and Andrew Sheldrick), concerned about the cloud build up and the old Skiffies tale of; “big sails win big races”, chose their number 1 mast.

The smaller rig seemed a wise choice as the first work suited the smaller sails in the bumpy conditions – this saw many in the fleet swim before the rounding mark at Ramsgate. The windward work to Brighton with flatter water saw the big rigs of the fleet pull away with the usual suspects from Fluid, Sutech, Brydens and Southern Beaches putting a gap on the fleet. Brydens was a little too keen at the start, however and a course infringement on Fluid saw them outed.

Meanwhile, on the reach to the tank terminal, the Drummoyne fleet was having a tussle – Jess making the call to hoist the ‘shute in the flat water and handing it to Andrew as they exited stage right to Ramsgate – posssibly following an old Drummoyne pirate, Ross Bell, who once made a similar choice. The conservative sailors two-sailed, with a brief spinnaker set in a large hole under the airport runway, where Greta took the Drummoyne lead from Waterways.

The run to Kurnell was fast with ‘shutes – Waterways’ smaller rig allowed them to regather the lead at the turn while the Deloitte crew made a slow turn for the two-sail reach back into the river and the commons. On this run the breeze started to fade giving the big rigs a significant advantage. The final work back to Towra Point suited the big rigs as did the run to the finish.

Drummoyne results were:

Deloittes 16th and 6th on H’cap,
Waterways, 19th & 18th,
Edenda 27th & 24th,
Compo getting “the double” bringing the fleet home in 32nd.

Thanks to St George & Wild Oats for putting on the regatta. We will encourage all the 16-foot Skiffs to come to the Upper Harbour Championship on December 9th at Drummoyne.

Oysters & Prosecco

 

Available everyday from the Sailor's Grill for only $20

Trivia & Pizza Night

 

 

Every Thursday night at the Sailor's Grill.

Why not get a team together for trivia and share a few pizzas! 

 

Members Cash Draw

 

CASH is up for grabs every Wednesday!

Members Cash Draw starts at $2,000 on Wednesday 5th July and jackpots by $250 every week

10 draws between 6.30pm and 8pm  every Wednesday - every 10 minutes or until won

When the draw reaches $5,000 it MUST BE WON on that night!

We will keep drawing until it is won!

  • 10 draws between 6.30pm and 8pm  - every 10 minutes or until won
  • 10 bonus draws between 8pm and 9pm or until won
  • Barrel draw from 9pm until the prize is won

 

Make sure you're at the Club for your chance win up to $5,000.

Click here for terms and conditions

Saturday Live Entertainment

 

Free entertainment in Sailor's Grill Bistro every Saturday Night.

This month's artists include:

  • 4th November - Mitch Gardner 
  • 11th November Clayton Lambert
  • 18th November Peta Mai
  • 25th November - Tash Lockhart

Sunday Live Entertainment

Free entertainment in Sailor's Grill Bistro every Sunday Afternoon in October from 3pm - 6pm

This month's artists include:

  • November 5th - Stephanie Lea
  • November 12th - Nick Norton
  • November 19th - Tori Darke
  • November 26th - David Agius

Harbour Cruise - Boxing Day - Sydney to Hobart

Boxing Day Cruise

  • See the spectacular start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and follow the fleet as it leaves the harbour
  • Cruise aboard the MV Bennelong
  • $75 includes canapes 
  • Licensed Bar available onboard
  • 10.30am departure
  • Return approximately 2.30pm

To book tickets click this link

 

 

 

Harbour Cruise - SOLAS Big Boat Challenge

Harbour Cruise - SOLAS Big Boat Challenge Spectator Cruise

  • See the biggest racing yachts in Australia up close in this warm-up event for the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
  • $75 includes canapes 
  • Licensed Bar available onboard
  • 10am for departure
  • Return approximately 3pm

To book tickets click this link

 

 

 

Kids Eat Free

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