Get ready for this years Winter Sprint Series hosted by Middle Harbour 16ft Skiff Club. To enter, go to the event page – https://skiffs.org.au/n6yc
Dates for the 2022/23 Season have been confirmed for NSW. This will be updated in the event section shortly.
|8/10/2022||9/10/2022||Belmont Centenary Regatta||Belmont 16ft Skiff Club|
|22/10/2022||Port Hunter Championship||Port Hunter 16ft Skiff Club|
|5/11/2022||Upper Harbour Championship and Dumaresq Cup||Drummoyne Sailing Club|
R1 State Championship
|St George Sailing Club|
R2 State Championship
|Gosford Sailing Club|
|6/01/2023||14/01/2023||Australian 13ft & 16ft Skiff Championships||Manly 16' Skiff Sailing Club|
|4/02/2023||Australian 16ft Skiff Sprint Series||Belmont 16ft Skiff Club|
|5/02/2023||Belmont Bay Championship||Belmont 16ft Skiff Club|
|11/02/2023||Botany Bay Championship||St George Sailing Club|
2022 Nationals Survey
ASSA are seeking feedback from sailors who attended the 2021/22 Australian Championships at Belmont 16s. The survey helps us ensure that the Australian Championships are being conducted in a way that provides fair and enjoyable racing for all skiff sailors.13's Survey16's Survey
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Correspondence (via email) dated 10th October 2021 was forwarded to all clubs regarding the proposed notice of motion to change rules 12.2, 12.3 and 12.4 of the 13ft Skiff Class Rules.
The voting period on the altered amendment closed on November 7, 2021. It is now deemed under rule 12.23 of the Rules of the ASSA,that two –thirds of the clubs that
returned their votes have voted in favour of the motion. Therefore, the proposed change to class rules 12.2, 12.3 and 12.4and is CARRIED.
A copy of the amended class rules has been included. Any further clarification regarding this shall be directed to the Australian 16ft Skiff Association Secretary via return email to email@example.com.
ASSA has announced a development grant initiative has been created to provide financial support to clubs or associations that undertake development initiatives for 13ft & 16ft skiffs sailors.
For full information, see the document below which outlines the purpose and requirements for the grant.
Photographer: Michael Chittenden
The 2021 ASSA Sailors Survey results are now available for viewing below. ASSA send out a survey each year to help the association to gather feedback about the national championships and general association operations. This is an invaluable tool and certainly assists the association in making the right decisions for future regattas.
Congratulations to Michael Childs (Vaikobi 16ft Skiff) for winning the $300 team kit reimbursement prize.
As always, if any skiff sailor has any feedback for the association, please get in contact with our secretary or any other ASSA representative.
We have attached the 2020 Survey results (as many of the questions remain the same each year) for reference.