Princess Royal Sailing Club Newsletter
Issue 12, 5 December 2019
Issue 12, 5 December 2019
Exceptionally low tides over the last week prevented the larger Div 1 yachts from leaving their pens as keels were trapped in mud.
Even a Div 2 yacht had to be dragged out of its pen by the club rescue boat prior to starting to join five others for a harbour handicap start competition. The Flying Fifteens had no trouble as they were launched from the slipway.
Following his win in the Flying Fifteens last weekend, Simon Lucas skippering FForever Young couldn't repeat that performance. Aileen Lucas was given a two-minute handicap with Crazy and, naturally, skipped away to a handy lead. FForever Young gave chase and was looking like causing an upset as it got to within fourteen seconds in the latter stages. It was cat-and-mouse stuff but Crazy was able to fend off the challenge to win narrowly by twelve seconds in a fine display from both skippers and crews. The lighter conditions normally favour Crazy but FForever Young proved that it can also do well in the calmer weather.
Stephen Brown was first away with Mary Maitland in Div 2 and managed to stay in the lead throughout the journey although challenged by Stephen Lee who had Flasheart moving sweetly once he got into stride. Bob Giles had Footloose doing well and had a good spinnaker duel with Karen Timmins in Grey Moose in the middle stages. Timmins used a spinnaker for the first time in her short career with the Moose and knocked minutes off her previous times in a fine performance. Rob Cridge, skippering Noel Robbins, also did well considering that no spinnaker was used.
Brown was proving unstoppable with Mary Maitland and, try as he might, Stephen Lee couldn't catch him. Brown was victorious, with Lee in Flasheart second, and Giles battled on to take third place.
Saturday's racing marked the end of the Spring Series and the Summer Series begins this Saturday with King George Sound events for Div 1 and 2.
Picture: Aileen Lucas in Crazy way ahead of Simon Lucas in FForever Young in Saturday's handicap race.
To see more of Des' race day photos, including contributions by others, please visit this edited link.
Club member Richard Hodgson writes to PRSC from the World Cruising Club's ARC+ rally, which is preparing to take sailors across the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to the Caribbean via the Cape Verde archipelago.
It's not all serious sailing business, as the latest instalment shows.
"So we have two vac lavs (vacuum lavatories)on board. The main one is also has a vanity and shower. The other day one crew member entered said heads to do his ablutions. Using vac lav requires the lid to be shut and a manual pump used to clear the waste. Ok you know where this is going, but keep with it. Like most men if it gets tough to pump, pump harder! Not a good idea with this system..."
To read more, request membership of Richard's closed Facebook group where he blogs about the rally, here.
Bookings are picking up for the New Year's Eve Party at Princess Royal Sailing Club.
Doors open 6.00pm and guests are invited to bring their own picnic or platter to enjoy as they listen to the band. Tickets are limited so book online now to secure your place at the best venue in town!
Albany outfit Bounty Hunters, who play a mix of classic rock, will provide the tunes. Strictly no BYO and no door sales.
Join us for the launch of the Twilight Cruising season on Friday 13 December.
PRSC skippers will sail from the jetty at 5.30pm before enjoying dinner at the club.
Club members are encouraged to invite guests to join them for a casual, relaxing cruise around the bay. All Twilight Cruising fixtures are subject to weather conditions and spaces are allocated on a first in, best dressed basis.
To book for the 13 December Twilight cruise, subscribe here for updates as they are arranged, or message Clive on 0428 735 343. RSVPs are essential for this club activity to maximise opportunity. Dinner bookings are essential via email@example.com.
Skippers who are keen to join in the regular cruising schedule are invited to list their details here for more information as it becomes available.
Princess Royal Sailing Club is pleased to announce the launch of midweek sailing at 9.30am on Wednesday 11 December.
If you'd like to skipper a boat for the Wednesday morning sail, please register here.
If you'd like to attend as a guest, please subscribe here for updates.
Thanks to the work of our wonderful volunteers, PRSC now offers a Saturday night meal option!
This week we're sure you will enjoy pork or beef rolls with gravy, or a freshly prepared hamburger. $8/serve, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL via this link.
Payment is made in cash on the night. And don't forget to buy a ticket in the meat raffle - $3 for one or $5 for two!
Pictured right is winner of last week's meat raffle, Wayne North, with the meat tray offered with the generous support of Reeves on Campbell. The winning ticket was drawn by our enthusiastic assistants, Jarrah and Pearl.
Our regular Runes restaurant Friday night meal with Sally is available! Join us for a delectable a la carte meal with stellar views over the Princess Royal Harbour towards the lights of Albany.
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We have two weekends left before our Christmas/New Year break!
Lisa O'Farrell and the Juniors Committee
Princess Royal Sailing Club, in conjunction with Australian Sailing, offers children aged 7-12 a
Start Sailing Tackers Course this January.
Cost is $325, including PRSC Junior Dinghy membership, and lunch is included for the daily sessions which run from 9am to 2pm.
Leave the children in secure and safe care while you shop or work.
For further information please call Chris on 0427 089 382 Lisa on 0429 452 048, or email email@example.com.
There are only 16 places available so don't delay. See the booking link here for more information.
Our Sailability season is quickly drawing to a close with just two Thursdays (12 and 19 December) and one Saturday (14 December) remaining. Unfortunately, our hoist is likely to be out of operation for at least another week so we are not able to provide a sailing opportunity for participants who require this assistance to sail. I apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience that this causes participants.
I hope everyone will be able to join in our end of season barbecues on Saturday 14 December and Thursday 19 December. Each barbecue will commence about 11.30am on the PRSC Sailors’ Deck. Even if you are not able to sail, we look forward to you joining us for the end of season celebration lunch.
The BIG news for Sailability Albany is that we are co-hosting with PRSC the Hansa WA Championships on 15 -16 Feb at PRSC. You are invited to support the event by attending and/or volunteering during the weekend. We will have a number of our Sailability Albany sailors competing with sailors from Perth, Mandurah and Bunbury. See our Facebook page for more information. If you would like to volunteer please email me via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next year, we will continue to offer sailing - with your ongoing support. We are applying to become a registered provider under the NDIS so we can maintain our sailing program sustainably into the future. Please contact me about how best to include sailing into an individual NDIS plan. For example, NDIS has approved for one of our participants/sailors sail-training fees up to $55 per hour, per week over the sailing year. We are keen to provide a flexible sailing program for participants which can improve health and wellbeing, develop physical and communication skills as well as support opportunities for community participation.
Our annual fundraiser for Sailability Albany - a White Picnic or Dejeuner en Blanc - is on Sun 23 Feb at 12.00pm to 4.00pm under the shade of the trees next to PRSC. Please consider supporting this great fundraiser by organising a table of friends. Clive and Georgie Walker are again hosting the event, which has to over the last two years raised almost $7000 to support boat maintenance and equipment for Sailability Albany. More information can be found on our Facebook event or call/email me for more information.
Our Sailing season next year will commence after the Hansa Championship (mid Feb) on Thursday 20 February and Saturday 22 February and will continue through to mid-June. We are hopeful on your ongoing support during 2020.
Mark Paynter, Sailability Coordinator
You are invited to help Sailability by supporting our major fundraising event of the year.
Clive and Georgie Walker are generously hosting a white-themed picnic in the beautifully treed parkland next to PRSC once again this year.
You can help make 2020 Le Dejeuner en Blanc a great success by forming a table of up to ten friends and purchasing a table ticket. All funds raised are donated directly to Sailability to maintain boats and purchase essential sailing equipment such as life jackets.
When: Sunday 23 February from midday to 4pm.
Where: PRSC on the grassed area to the south of the club.
Theme: White, with a prize for the best presented table once again.
What: BYO everything including tables, chairs, food, drinks.
Cost: $100 per table, up to 10 people which makes it $10 head. A table of 1-9 people is still $100.
Tickets: Contact Clive and Georgie on 0428 425 293 or Mark on 0429 216 453 to purchase.
Just a reminder that at PRSC, every sailor shall register their crew and meet the Eligibility to Race criteria.
Potential crew can register and race at no cost the first three times. Thereafter, they choose:
Please fill in the membership form below.
Nominating a yacht to race at Princess Royal Sailing Club:
To stay informed of racing requirements, special events, set courses and much more:
To subscribe to Australian Sailing operational updates, visit here.
Shagabull is currently looking to fill three positions in her crew.
Experience is not a requirement, however, commitment to weekly Saturday racing is.
Positions available include:
If you would like to take up the challenge, call Harold on 0428 413 122.
If you are interested in exploring crewing opportunities, PRSC can assist in matching you to appropriate opportunities.
Please visit this link to register your interest in crewing. She Sails graduates welcome!
Doc Watson’s much loved MB24 Ailsa is for sale.
This boat is:
• Ideal for racing or cruising
• Equipped with an inboard diesel
• Has four jibs and four spinnakers
Most recent survey is available.
Ailsa is for sale for $6000 ono. Phone 9842 2604 for more information.
Quiver is one of the best examples of John Swarbrick’s fast and stylish Alien 21ft trailer-sailer. A unique little yacht that is both a competitive racer and a fun day sailer. Easy to rig and it sails extremely well with its cat-rig mainsail alone. A small jib or spinnaker are options for light breezes.
Quiver has been well cared for over the years and comes with:
If you are looking for a very attractive, fun, easy to sail, light trailer-sailer then Quiver is for you!
$6,500 Contact: Jenni on 0488 956 184
Mark Paynter continues as Sailability Coordinator and Rod Hedderwick as Club Manager.
Please offer your support to the new committee! We welcome the skill and experience of many volunteers at PRSC and look forward to growing our membership base.If you have any questions, please get in touch via the methods found here
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