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

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.

 

Pittwater fleet growing

Hi all, here are some photos of the Couta race yesterday… there were 6 boats racing which was great (and more breeze would have been even better!). Tenacity had the pleasure of Phil Thompson helming (first time on a Couta) who grew up sailing in Pittwater and now resides in Newport Rhode Island. Phil has helmed America’s Cup yachts and is visiting with his son – also a keen yachtie – who is participating in the Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship event hosted by the RPA this week.