Monthly : August 2016

Cruising Participation Scheme

The Cruising Section encourages all members to take part in our activities and wishes to reward participation by awarding prizes based on points gained by participating in various events during the season. To enter this scheme, members must record their participation point on the attendance sheet and be noted by the events organiser at each event listed in the calendar of events. There may be other events added as the season progress and you will be advised in due course.

M32 Interclub Regatta Series #2

Last Friday 5 sailors from FSC competed in the second day of racing in the M32 Interclubs. In very light breezes with lots of gennaker work, the Fremantle team were very consistent with the score card of 2, 2, 1, 1, 2 which was good enough

Captains Report by Paul Hansford

There was a good number of boats on Saturday for our winter training session, great to see a healthy number of Optis out. These were boosted by a WAIS initiated training day for the 420s. These are open to all 420 sailors and will run up to Westsail. These training sessions are a great opportunity to get a head start on the season. For further details contact Travis in the Sailing Office.

SWORDFISH AT THE ROTTNEST TRENCH

From Albany in the south to the Geraldton in the north swordfish are being caught and to top that off experts say they are at our doorstep in the Rottnest Canyon.

Early Interest in the 2017 Bali Adventure

Interest in the 2017 Bali adventure, even at this early stage, is encouraging. At first, the 2017 race and rally retains its traditional route to Benoa but from there it offers greater attractions than ever wuth an organised “Spice Islands Rally”, a one-week circumnavigation of the island of Bali.

Rolly Tasker’s inaugural race record stood for around 30 years, but once Alan Brierty’s Limit eclipsed that mark, it suddenly appeared more achievable. The late Tony Mitchell’s chartered maxi Supersled lowered the mark to just under six days, but in fairly benign weather, so today’s top offshore racers are well aware that they have the boats to lower the record providing the weather plays its part.