INSHORE WEEKLY REPORT

SATURDAY 16 JUNE INSHORE WINTER SERIES RACE 2
SATURDAY 23 JUNE VALMADRE ARLENE RACE
SATURDAY 30 JUNE INSHORE WINTER SERIES RACE 3

 INSHORE WINTER SERIES ENTRIES OPEN – RACING KICKS OFF 16 JUNE

Unfortunately the weather forecast for last Saturday’s Race 1 of the winter series was dire and the decision was made to cancel the race (not the only outdoor event cancelled that weekend).  However, we look forward to kicking off the series next Saturday with Race 2.  BOM are predicting easterly 10-15 knots turning north-easterly during the morning at time of writing.

If you haven’t done so already, you can still enter the Inshore Winter Series – Seven great races, now with the option to sail double handed with spinnakers as well as the traditional Divisions 1, 2, and Jib and Main.

If you would like any further information on any of the Sailing at FSC please contact either Travis or Scott on 9435 8800.

Full details and link to Inshore Series registration form are on the club website.

 PHOTOS FROM THE SUMMER SERIES 

Relive all the thrills and spills of the summer series with the Summer Series presentation photo slideshow.  You can check out the slideshow on Onedrive.

You may have noticed that Chris Bender has been taking photos from the start boat (at some, not all of our races) and that many of these photos have been incorporated into the Race Reports.  Thanks to Chris for this – you can peruse all of Chris’s photos so far on OneDrive.

REMINDER TO KEEP CLEAR OF STARTING AREA DURING THE START SEQUENCE FOR OTHER FLEETS

All competitors are reminded of the following section of the Inshore 2017-18 Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions (available in the Red Book):

SI 16.4 Boats whose warning signal has not been made shall keep clear of the starting area during the start sequence for other fleets.

RED BOOK AND CALENDAR AVAILABLE – COURSES ARE RENUMBERED

The 2017-18  Red Book is available from reception and is also available for download (along with the season calendar) from the club website.  Please take time to review the inshore section, in particular the courses as they have been renumbered!

RADIO LOG-ON PROCEDURE – CALL “INSHORE RACE CONTROL” NOT “SUCCESS

FSC 2017-18 Sailing Handbook SI 3.1.1 requires all yachts competing to “Log on by radio to Fremantle Inshore Race Control on VHF 72” and not Success.

This is so that our Start Team may utilise an alternative start boat should the need arise, or respond from shore should that be required.  Please ensure this procedure is followed and if you’re reading this, ensure your skipper is reminded.  Thanks to all competitors who have been following this requirement.

RACE DAY CREW LIST/ CREWING EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Q&A

Two initiatives for skippers and sailors have been implemented with the assistance of the Sailing Office; the Crew Board near the ramp on Sunset Deck and the Crewing Expression of Interest on the FSC website.

Q. How can you benefit from the Crew Board?

A. If looking for last minute crew on race-day, write your details on the top section.  Walk-ins or enquiries will be directed to the board to look you up. If there are crewing names written up, please ensure you contact them.

The sailing office will clear this board weekly and interested crew will be contacted to see if they have sailed, or wish to transfer to the website crewing list.

Q.How do I access the Crewing Expression of Interest?

A. Here https://www.fsc.com.au/onwater/crew-eoi/download the PDF report of sign ups.

If you are successful in recruiting a crew member, please advise the Sailing Officesailingmanager@fsc.com.au or have the crew member email-in successful placement.  The list will be checked 3-monthly.

Q. What are FSC doing for new-sign ups?

A. New sign-ups will be contacted by indicated sailing sections and the Sailing Office for an invite to Wednesday Twilight to introduce them to the club.

RULES RESOURCES – AUSTRALIAN SAILING 2017-2020 BLUE BOOK ONLINE ONLY

The release of the 2017 Racing Rules of Sailing will usher in the biggest change to the Blue Book since its first issue in 1969.  The rules are available online free of charge and will not be produced in a hard copy format.  Racing Rules of Sailing with Australian Sailing Prescriptions applicable from 1 Jan 2017 was published on the Australian Sailing website in November 2016.

Want to test your knowledge?  You may wish to check out the Play the Rules website which has plenty of examples, quizzes and other guidance on racing rules (thanks to Brian Cooper for this suggestion).

RACE PHOTOS WANTED / AVAILABLE

If you take photos in the upcoming races that you’d like to share with other club members please send them to frances1@iinet.net.au.

START BOAT VOLUNTEERS WELCOME

FSC Inshore is always looking for volunteers to join the crew for your start boat Success.

If you can spare an afternoon when not sailing or know someone that would like to learn ISAF race management procedures, then make yourself known to the start crew in the Galley from 11:30am to 12noon before the race.  Full training, afternoon tea and good company will be provided.

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