16-22 October Couta Week, Sydney

Couta Week

The Coutaboat Assn NSW would like to formally invite all Coutaboat Assn members to participate in ‘October Couta Week ‘ which includes 3 Special Sailing events on…

Sydney Harbour and on Pittwater on consecutive weekends in October 2015.

HARBOUR COUTA REGATTA hosted by RPEYC – 2 races on Friday 16th October

GAFFERS DAY – hosted by the SASC on Sydney Harbour on Sunday 18th October

WATTLE CUP – hosted by the RPAYC on Pittwater on the 24th and 25th October.

 

NORs and SIs will be sent to the Coutaboat Assn for distribution as soon as available

Facilities will be arranged for visiting Coutas to launch and rig on Sydney Harbour.

Arrangements can be made through the Coutaboat Assn NSW for moorings or berths

on the Harbour and Pittwater.

 

OCEAN FEEDER RACE/CRUISE

A Feeder ‘Race’ will arranged for either Monday 19 or Tuesday 20 for the returning Pittwater fleet and the visiting Sorrento and Harbour fleets to sail from Sydney to Pittwater

 

INVITATION RACES

There will be an opportunity to join the regular Wednesday afternoon and Thursday

Twlight races conducted by the RPAYC on the 21st / 22nd October.

The Wattle Cup will consist of 3 races windward / leeward on the Saturday and a Passage race on the

Sunday. Prizes will be awarded for both winners and place-getters on handicap and on scratch.

 

SOCIAL EVENTS.

There will be a dinner at the RPEYC on Friday 17th following the Harbour Regatta . There are

drinks / BBQ at the SASC following Gaffers Day and there will be a welcome drinks on Friday

23rd at the RPAYC, a party / dinner on the Saturday and a prize giving BBQ on the Sunday.

The Couta Assn NSW will arrange and coordinate the lifting of the boats and derigging.Some

accommodation may be available on request for visitors to Pittwater

The Coutaboat Assn NSW are expecting a local fleet of 12 Coutas and would welcome

as many Coutas as possible to make the journey from Sorrento

http://www.afloat.com.au/press-releases/gaffer-s-day-aims-for-100-strong-fleet

Larry Eastwood – President Coutaboat Assn NSW . Media Bob Fowler.

PO Box 118. Church Point. NSW. 2105

T. 02 9979 5026. M. 0417 244406

larry@pittwaterwoodenboats.com.au

 

Entry forms on downloads pages

Close Shave

 

 

 

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Truth is the close shave ended with a busted Jib Boom for Salacia. Here we see the new one being skilfully fitted at dock side by Mark Abbott from Corsair Boats.

Those carbon fibre boats don’t know what they’re missing! Timber is so awesome.

 

 

Gaffer’s Regatta 2013 – an amazing opportunity

This classic event limited to boats that “Hoist a spar” is held by the Sydney Amateur’s Sailing Club. The SASC was founded in 1872 and is one of the oldest yacht clubs in Australia. Located on the shores of Mosman Bay sailors enjoy unique access to racing on Sydney Harbour. The classic yachts and Couta Boats are an impressive site among the busy traffic enjoying the harbour a the weekend. Congratulations to Colin Mitchell for his Line Honours win in the Gaffer’s – well deserved after trailering Matilda from Melbourne for the Gaffer’s Regatta and The Wattle Cup Couta Boat Regatta held a week later on the 19-20 October, 2013.

 

Bring your Couta Boat to Sandy for ISAF World Cup

Skippers

Join Lincoln Rose, Phoenix, Zephyr, Lisa, Fiona, Morning Star, Marlena, Romy and others and enjoy the excitement of the ISAF sailing Word Cup at Sandringham

Nov 30 – Dec 7
It includes twilight racing on Thursday 5th, Corporate Sailing on Friday 6th (LUNCHTIME including provided hospitality and merchandise)
And some short course racing on Saturday Dec 7th
Your boat will be berthed at SYC, and you will be rubbing shoulders with the word’s elite sailors
Please email manager@sscbc.com.au your expression of interest now so we can book your berth

Regards
Wayne Parr CBA

Letter to Couta boats from Mark Turnbull and Bruce Griffiths

ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne Couta Boat Challenge and Luncheon – Friday 6 December 2013

ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne Couta Boat Challenge and Luncheon

Jump in to the on-water action at the ISAF Sailing World Cup and be part of the first ever Couta Boat Challenge! There are very limited tickets available for this exclusive event, so book your tickets now to ensure you don’t miss this amazing opportunity.

The ISAF Sailing World Cup Couta Boat Corporate Cup and Luncheon will give you and your guestsa truly unique chance to get your feet wet at the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne and be truly immersed in the on-water action.

The morning will see you compete on board the iconic Couta boats for a race on Port Phillip, followed by a delicious lunch at the Sandringham Yacht Club Harbour View Restaurant as an exhilarating end to the working week.

Those not taking part in the on-water action, can watch their peers and join them for lunch as they return from the water.

Date: Friday 6 December 2013
Time: 10.30am until approximately 14.30 (sailing & lunch) or 12.00 until approximately 14.30 (lunch only)
Venue: Sandringham Yacht Club
Address: Jetty Road, Sandringham 3191
Dress Code: Casual Sailing Attire (non-slip shoes) for sail experience or Yacht Club Smart Casual for luncheon

Tickets are available for purchase now;
Individual Tickets (including sailing & lunch) – $150
Individual Tickets (lunch only) – $90

 

Guineas Cup – A highly varnished grudge match

 

Mercedes III and Pastime II will take on Couta Boats C97 and Gemfish with the winning Association determined by the best team results.

The Guineas Cup is held the evening prior to The Cup regatta run by RYCV. The format is based on 2 Classics racing 2 Coutas over 3 windward leeward races.

The Couta boats tend to do well in open water conditions when at times the Couta boats have amazed the classics by  achieving a lower elapsed time around the course than the larger classics. Hence the Guineas Cup challenge.

 

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