NSW 2022/23 Skiff Event Calendar

April 20, 2022Announcement, News, Skiff Notices

Dates for the 2022/23 Season have been confirmed for NSW. This will be updated in the event section shortly.

Start Date

End Date

Event

Venue

8/10/20229/10/2022Belmont Centenary RegattaBelmont 16ft Skiff Club
22/10/2022 Port Hunter ChampionshipPort Hunter 16ft Skiff Club
5/11/2022 Upper Harbour Championship and Dumaresq CupDrummoyne Sailing Club
19/11/2022 20/11/2022

R1 State Championship

St George Sailing Club
3/12/20224/12/2022

R2 State Championship

Gosford Sailing Club
6/01/202314/01/2023Australian 13ft & 16ft Skiff ChampionshipsManly 16' Skiff Sailing Club
4/02/2023 Australian 16ft Skiff Sprint SeriesBelmont 16ft Skiff Club
5/02/2023 Belmont Bay Championship Belmont 16ft Skiff Club
11/02/2023 Botany Bay Championship St George Sailing Club

ASSA Boat Production Update

March 30, 2022Announcement, News, Skiff Notices

Dear Members,

ASSA has been working hard over the past 12 months to secure the supply of additional 16ft skiffs to meet demand and bolster fleet sizes.

In mid/late 2019 and with significant financial support from Manly 16s and Belmont 16s, ASSA agreed to the build of 15 hulls with the first tranche boat 3 boats planned to be available for sale in February 2022.

The challenges with Covid 19, particularly in relation to procuring internationally, has significantly impacted the sourcing of raw material as well as the build and shipping timeframes for boats.

ASSA and it’s contracted boat builder are hopeful of delivering 3 new hulls for the start of the 2022-23 sailing season and an additional 12 hulls for the start of the 2023-24 sailing season. While we believe this outcome is achievable we are not yet in a position to provide an assurance in relation to exact delivery timeframes. We will provide a further update in this regard in mid/late April 2022.

On the basis that three boats will be available for the 2022-23 season, and having regarding for the need to allocate boats equitably, ASSA proposes to conduct an expression of interest period which will open for two weeks, hopefully in late April or early May 2022. During the expression of interest period potential purchasers can commit to having their name placed in a ballot and if drawn will be allocated a boat. Delivery will be based on draw priority and subject to payment of a deposit within 7 days of their name being drawn from the ballot.

ASSA appreciates there is significant interest in new boats and rest assured we as a volunteer committee have been doing our best to keep the project moving, notwithstanding a number of significant hurdles that have been beyond the control of ASSA and its boat builder during the past 6 months.

Belmont 16s and Manly 16s have reconfirmed their full support regarding the approach ASSA has adopted regarding the procurement of boats with a collective single aim of building 16ft skiffs fleets in a cost effective manner.

We will provide a further update in due course. In the meantime, if you are interested in being included in the proposed ballot for the first three boats or subsequently purchasing a boat in preparation for the 2023-24 season please indicate the same on an email to secretary@skiffs.org.au.

Regards,

ASSA Executive

Notice – Change of Time & Venue ASSA AGM

December 31, 20212022 Nationals Noticeboard, Announcement

Hi All,

This is to let you know that the ASSA AGM will now be held on January 2, 2022 at 0930hrs in the Quarterdeck Room at Belmont 16s.

Please see below a Teams link for those wishing to join online. We encourage anyone unable to attend the regatta to join remotely, as well as any sailors preferring to remain physically distanced.

https://skiffs.org.au/22agmteams

A text reminder will be sent out to competitors but please also pass this information on to your club members.

To ensure the discussion at this year’s AGM is as productive as possible, please use the link below to add any general business items to the agenda.

2022 ASSA AGM GB Item Request

In conjunction with the AGM, we will also hold the pre-regatta conference. Please see below a link to a short survey/series of questions for participants to fill in that will help drive some of the conversation on the agenda. The main points are survey results, 13ft skiffs and measurement. A copy of the pre-regatta conference agenda can be found on the event page

2022 Red Pumps Australian Skiff Championships

2022 Pre-Carnival Conference

Thanks!

Tilly Lang
Secretary | Australian Skiff Sailing Association

Australian 2022 and 2023 13ft and 16ft Skiff Australian Championships – Rotation of Venue

March 20, 2021Announcement

 

In conjunction with ASSA, Belmont 16ft Skiff Club and Manly 16ft Skiff Club have mutually agreed to change the rotation of the 2022 and 2023 13ft and 16ft Skiff Australian Championships.

The 2022 Australian Championships will now be hosted by Belmont 16s and the 2023 Australian Championships will be hosted by Manly 16s. It is expected that each regattas will run in January of its respective year with exact dates to be confirmed.

This change was agreed by the Clubs and ASSA due to the timing of redevelopment activities each Club is undergoing over the next 22 months. Manly 16s has commenced construction on a significant redevelopment of St George Sailing Club and Belmont 16s is planning to commence an extensive clubhouse refurbishment in mid-2022.  Given the timing of each Club’s building activities a change of rotation was considered appropriate to ensure the success of each regatta without over-burdening each clubs’ operations and resources.

ASSA acknowledges the collaborative and supportive relationship the two Clubs have demonstrated in agreeing this course of action as well as their ongoing broad assistance to ASSA and the 13ft and 16ft Skiff classes.

The exact dates for the 2022 and 2023 Australian Championships will be confirmed shortly.

 

In conjunction with ASSA, Belmont 16ft Skiff Club and Manly 16ft Skiff Club have mutually agreed to change the rotation of the 2022 and 2023 13ft and 16ft Skiff Australian Championships.

The 2022 Australian Championships will now be hosted by Belmont 16s and the 2023 Australian Championships will be hosted by Manly 16s. It is expected that each regattas will run in January of its respective year with exact dates to be confirmed.

This change was agreed by the Clubs and ASSA due to the timing of redevelopment activities each Club is undergoing over the next 22 months. Manly 16s has commenced construction on a significant redevelopment of St George Sailing Club and Belmont 16s is planning to commence an extensive clubhouse refurbishment in mid-2022.  Given the timing of each Club’s building activities a change of rotation was considered appropriate to ensure the success of each regatta without over-burdening each clubs’ operations and resources.

ASSA acknowledges the collaborative and supportive relationship the two Clubs have demonstrated in agreeing this course of action as well as their ongoing broad assistance to ASSA and the 13ft and 16ft Skiff classes.

The exact dates for the 2022 and 2023 Australian Championships will be confirmed shortly.

2021 Australian Championships – Easter Update

March 8, 2021Announcement, News, Skiff Notices

The Red Pumps 2021 Australian Skiff Championships are fast approaching, so it’s time to get into gear and register. The regattas are being held as a condensed event from April 2nd-5th at Gosford Sailing Club. Boats who have already entered will have their entry carry over to Easter. If you are now unable to participate in the event, please contact the association to make the changes to your registration. 

We have published a new version of the Notice of Race which has the updated schedule and changes to series scoring. The sailing instructions for the event will be available at least a day prior to the start of the regatta. 

ASSA and GSC would like to thank our sponsors for supporting the changes to the event and hope that our sailors will show the same gratitude through-out the event in Easter. 

If anyone has any questions about the event, please get in contact with us through our email info@skiffs.org.au and we will reply as soon as we can. 

Regards, 

Nathan Edwards 

Commodore | Australian Skiff Sailing Association 

NSW States – Port Hunter Update

November 19, 2020Announcement, Skiff Notices

Hi All,

Note that the Club will be using round pink buoys with “PHSSC” in black for rounding marks, and the start/finish pin has a red and white quartered flag with black “16” (the old class flag).

Please bear in mind that the earliest warning signal may be as early as 1:25pm on both days.  The likely warning signal for each of the days will depend on predicted shipping movements and also wind conditions.  Where possible, text messaging will be used to keep sailors informed of arrangements for each day.

There will be a limitation on the number of people allowed in the Clubhouse at the one time.  There will be a requirement to sign in and out of the building.  The Club will be providing the usual lunch and bar arrangements.  Seating will also be provided outside the Club building.

Please ensure that you maintain appropriate COVID social distancing while you are at and around the Clubhouse over the weekend.

A reminder that one of our regular monthly NSW 16ft Skiff Association General Meetings will be held on Sunday morning at 11:00am.  Sailors, as well as club delegates, are always welcome to attend, however, at the present time, the number of people able to attend will have some limitations due to the space available in the Club.  The minutes from the last meeting are also attached for your information.

Regards,

Michael McMahon

 

Secretary  | NSW 16ft Skiff Association

Update – 2020 Australian 13ft & 16ft Skiff Championships

September 15, 2020Announcement, News, Skiff Notices

Dear Sailors,

Whilst we are still aiming to conduct the National Championships from the 3rd to the 9th of January 2021 at Gosford Sailing Club, there are factors beyond our control that will impact the likelihood of this occurring. Sailors will be informed by the 1st of November 2020 whether the Nationals Championships will proceed as planned, be cancelled or postponed to the secondary date. If between the 1st of November and the regatta there is a change of regulations that prevent us from holding the regatta, we will have no option but to postpone to the secondary date or cancel the regatta.

If the regatta is postponed to the secondary date:

  1. that date is likely to fall in mid-February (subject to final agreement by GSC and the other skiff clubs, noting this may impact their calendars, as well as potentially the Australian 16ft Skiff Sprint Championships at Belmont); and
  2. the regatta will have a shortened schedule of racing over most likely 4 days.

We understand that COVID restrictions may prevent skiff sailors from states other than NSW from participating in the regatta on either date. If this occurs, the regatta may still proceed, but will not be considered an Australian Championships. Due to the commitments in place our priority is to run the regatta as planned whether deemed an Australian Championship or otherwise, before considering cancelling or postponing the regatta.

We sincerely hope that we can run the National Championships as planned and will continue to communicate with our sailing community around this issue.

 We would like to thank Gosford Sailing Club for working with us and remaining flexible during these times, as well as all of our skiff sailors and club for their flexibility and understanding.

Cheers,

Nathan Edwards
Commodore | Australian Skiff Sailing Association

13′ Skiff Pre-Season Training & Development EOI

June 2, 2020Announcement, Skiff Notices
13 Pre-Season Training EOI

13 Pre-Season Training EOI

We are looking at doing a weekly Sat/Sun intensive 13 training program prior to the start of this season. The plan is for 4 days worth of training with an experienced coach to get you in good shape for the season. This will be carried out at either a single central location, or multiple locations (as determined by preference on this form.
If you are interested, can you please fill out the details below so we can keep you updated on its progress. We will send out an official invite once details have been set.

Day Preference *
Can select one or both.

2020 Aussie Skiff Survey

March 17, 2020Announcement, Skiff Notices

Please provide feedback

We have recieved feedback through our yearly carnival conference, and devised a survey designed to provide us with information regarding any changes that have been requested by sailors.

Click the link below.