Pittwater – an Amazing place to sail Couta Boats. Sylvia, Cariad, Southerly and Emily

Cariad, Southerly and Emily showing off in these amazing waters.DSCF2446 DSCF2447 DSCF2454 DSCF2451 DSCF2444 DSCF2443 DSCF2440 DSCF2448 DSCF2445 DSCF2453

Close Shave





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.



C2013 The Sisters launches.

WBS team at work rigging the brand spanking new C2013.


Wooden Boat Shop Series 2013

WBS Series concludes and summer begins. Andrew Skinner, Tim Phillips and  SSCBC Club Captian Trevor Martyn congratulate the winners.

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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Sorrento Opening Day 2013

2013 – 14. It has begun.

CoutaOening2013Opening day at Sorrento saw a reduced number of starters for the first aggregate race of the season. Wild weather hampered re launching boats in the weeks leading up the the big day. However, typical of Sorrento, the skies cleared for opening day and it turned out to be a great sailing day.

Great to see the boats at this end of the season looking magnificent.